+ HOW FAR OUT DO YOU BOOK?
On average, I book 9-12+ months out. That said, I encourage you to still contact me if you're outside of that range, I usually save a few dates per year for people on shorter timeframes.
+ WE DON'T LIVE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. HOW DO WE GET YOU TO BE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER?
By planes, trains and automobiles ... or I'm pretty handy on a bicycle (except for that one time ... don't Snapchat and bike, bad idea). I travel for quite a few of my weddings each year and love getting to photograph in new locations.
+ HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU DELIVER?
Rather than aiming for a certain number, I focus on creating quality images that thoroughly tell the story in front of me on your wedding day. That said, I generally deliver around 600+ polished images.
+ HOW DO WE MAKE THE BEST IMAGES POSSIBLE?
I'm so happy you asked... I feel strongly that your investment in me is a sign that you want, and expect, something unique, meaningful, and yes, cool. You should know that creating something outstanding is super (super) important to me. Making that happen requires both of us to put in effort and personal investment. The best images are a result of a good collaboration. It really is a team effort. You bring the love and emotion and style and happiness, and yourselves; and I'll bring the cameras and the vision. It'll be good.
+ DO YOU NEED A SHOT LIST?
I do ask for a shot list for your family photos at the wedding, so we make sure no one is forgotten, and we get them done efficiently. My recommendation is to keep the list relatively brief. Beyond that, though, I prefer not to work off a list. Your wedding is a series of dynamic moments, not a static checklist. Unless there's something that I wouldn't be expecting to happen at all, don't worry about a checklist ... I've got it covered!
+ WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR PORTRAITS / ENGAGEMENTS?
Anything but matching white shirts and blue jeans. Seriously though, wear what you feel good in, and what you feel you look good in. If you need further help, let's talk, I'm happy to share inspiration.
+ WHERE SHOULD WE SHOOT?
What sort of feel do you want for your shoot? Naturey (not a word, I know) or more urban? It really depends what feels most like "you" ... a walk around your neighborhood, a few moments in your house, a beach bonfire ... the options are pretty much endless.
+ WHAT TIME DO YOU ARRIVE?
Always before I need to. Ideally I like to be there for the getting ready moments, on through to the dancing and shenanigans.
+ WHAT ABOUT BACKUP?
My backups have backups. Literally. The safety and preservation of your photographs is critical. From capture to delivery to archiving, your photographs are always protected. Backup cameras, lenses, flashes, hard drives, computers. Everything. I am also fully insured.
+ CAN OTHER PEOPLE TAKE PICTURES WHILE YOU DO?
Yes. I just ask that they be respectful and don't interfere with me doing the absolute best work I can for you. Basically, don't stand in the aisle with an iPad while the couple is walking down it. Things like that. I also ask that while we're photographing the two of you, it's just me shooting. Otherwise it's distracting and you get that awkward paparazzi vibe going, which is really never fun for anyone, unless we make it on TMZ or something.