Frequency asked questions:
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO INVEST FOR YOUR SERVICES?
Being a wedding photographer there are so much more than arriving, taking photos, and leaving. There's planning, communication, editing, styling, and a tons of other details behind the scenes. I only accept a certain number of weddings each year - to ensure my clients receive the best service possible with my full attention.
Wedding packages begin at $1400, but majority of my wedding clients spend between $2500-4000 on average.
Family, lifestyle and couples sessions range anywhere from $350-450 depending on the services provided.
Ask for a custom quote for your needs.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH YOU?
Super fun times. Lots of laughter and dad jokes. Most times, during our session, it won't even feel like a photo shoot - more like hanging out with a friend. We can jam out to some of your favorite songs to ease the nerves , and we'll just have fun with it. You can tell me about your life story and I can tell you all about my pug. I will direct you, but not "pose" you. By directing you, you focus on the task at hand - rather than over posing yourself for the shots. That's how I grab natural candid moments. Most photographers strive for the perfect pose - I strive to get the millisecond in-between.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF? WILL YOU TRAVEL?
Born and raised, and currently in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is such a beautiful place to be in because of the mountain scenery, our salt flats and wander discoveries here. I can give some great suggestions on some cool spots in the area.
Also, if you’re not in Utah I absolutely down and willing to travel - all types of inquiries welcome!
WHAT'S THE BOOKING PROCESS?
For non-wedding sessions, I ask for a non- refundable 50% deposit to book & secure our time together. The remaining balance of the shoot will be due before the day our of session. A client agreement is signed at the time of booking as well.
For weddings, We'll go over all the important details of your day. If you feel we're a perfect fit - I'll get you to sign a wedding contract and pay a retainer to book & secure your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding.
*Payment plans are available. Just contact me for more info
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
For all sessions, you'll receive your final images delivered in an online gallery. An email will be sent with a link to the gallery and how to download. The gallery is only available for 6 months, so I encourage that you back up your images to preserve them.
Lifestyle/Family/Engagement sessions can expect to receive their gallery anywhere from 2-4 weeks
Weddings can expect to receive final galleries within 8-10 weeks. But, don't worry. I send will send a TON of sneak peeks within 48 hours, so you'll have a bunch right away.
WHY ARE TURNAROUND TIMES LONGER?
Simply - I hand edit every single image delivered. If you receive 600+ images in your wedding gallery, I edited every single one of those images individually. Every...single...one! I take extreme pride in my editing process and have trained my eye to get my images to look a certain way. By keeping on track with delivering consistent aesthetics as shown in my portfolio - I give my full attention to detail to every single one of my sessions. With this approach, I trust in my process enough that every image delivered to you has been hand crafted with love, and represents as a brand. Quality AND quantity - always.
WILL YOU PERSONALLY BE EDITING THE IMAGES?
Yes, yes and yes! Always. I personally edit every single photograph that is sent to you and do not outsource editing to third-party vendors. - I keep my bookings capped at a certain number per year, so I'm able to edit each wedding myself. If your package includes a second shooter - they are simply another set of hands for me on the day-of. They hand over their memory cards at the end of the day, and I will edit all of their photos too. Which means, your gallery will be consistent in editing - as they are all edited by myself.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE RESERVE OUR WEDDING DATE?
As SOON as booking opens for your year. I can't stress this enough! I book on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meaning, I could get 10 inquiries for the same date, but the first client that's able to sign + send the deposit gets the date. I absolutely hate turning away clients, especially when I'm already booked for their date. By getting in touch super early, you can ensure you get the date you want. I do not hold dates without a retainer.
Pro Tip: Touch base with your preferred vendors BEFORE you book your venue! Imagine having your heart set on a specific makeup artist, hair stylist, cake company, catering company and photographer - only to find out none of us are available on your wedding date. At this point, you've probably already booked your venue and signed a contract to lock in that date. By touching base with me first, I'd be MORE than happy to list off a few weekends/dates that I'm available - before you head off to the venue booking appointment. Then, you can see when they are free, and line it up to some dates I'm free - and BAM! No disappointed brides, and you've secured the vendors you always wanted.
DO YOU DELIVER RAW IMAGES?
No. I do not give out RAW/original/unedited files. All images are post-processed and delivered in high resolution JPEG.
DO YOU WORK WITH PREFERRED VENDORS?
Absolutely! I love connecting and meeting other vendors in the area. I have a list of companies I've worked with in the past, and would love to work with again in the future. I'd be more than happy to send you some recommendations.
DO YOU OFFER WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY?
At this current time, no. But I do have a few teams I work with frequently and would recommend 100%. I can send you over some info!
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS + PRINT PRODUCTS?
Yes! I just started offering albums and prints that can be purchased in addition to any regular sessions, or wedding package. They are available a-la-carte style and you can customize to suit your needs. Ask for more information.
CAN WE EXPECT TO BE FRIENDS AFTER?
100% YESSSS! without question.