How would you describe your style?
In a few words: modern, bold, and sophisticated portraiture with a focus on photojournalistic storytelling. Whole bunch of photography buzzwords, I know. More simply: I want to capture the day authentically as it unfolds, with all the craziness that weddings entail, and I want to do it in a unique and visually striking way. I try to stay as unobtrusive as possible, but I'm all for popping in close if the moment calls for it. At the end of the day, I want my clients to thoroughly enjoy the process of being photographed and have amazing pictures to show for it.
What type of weddings are you perfect for/do you prefer shooting?
Oh this is such a good question. I write about this on my Weddings Gallery page in a little more depth, but here's a good overview: My perfect couples have a deep connection and want to soak in every sweet, wild moment of their wedding day. They want to remember each little interaction and mini-story that makes their day uniquely theirs, and they want amazing images to remember it by.
What do you do to grow as a photographer?
I've taken in-person workshops with some of the world's top photographers, and I spend a set amount each year to continue taking workshops and learning and growing. My goal is never to rest on my photographic laurels, as I know from experience that this is the fastest path (at least for me) to burn out. The way I stay passionate about photography is to always be learning a new technique and stretching beyond my comfort zone. I think it's no secret that that is where the magic is.
Do you work with a second photographer?
While I can shoot any wedding, big or small, by myself, some weddings are better suited to having multiple photographers along for the day. There are several factors to consider when trying to decide whether or not to spend the money on a second photographer, and this is such a common question that I wrote a whole blog post about it! Read it here.
Do you offer digital files of my wedding pictures?
Yep. My pricing for all sessions and weddings includes the digital files. But because it's so easy to just let your images hang around in picture-limbo (i.e. on your hard drive) for months or even years, I really encourage my clients to get an album, make the effort to print them, and work to display and experience them in physical form. Having your images to experience in person is so worth the investment! [*steps off soapbox*]
How far/where will you travel?
Anywhere. Whether for a destination wedding or special session, I'd love to come to your neck of the woods! Just email me and let me know where you'll be, and I'll put together a custom quote for you.
Speaking of pricing, how much do you cost?
My clients spend between $3000 and $7000 to have me shoot their wedding (and engagement session). Customizations include albums, additional photographers, additional shooting hours, travel, bridal/boudoir sessions, and more. Contact me for more information:
Do you ever book multiple events on one day?
Noooooo absolutely not. First of all, I am not a masochist. Second of all, the average time that I am booked for a wedding day is 9 hours.
I rarely even book two weddings in one weekend (known in the photography world as a "double-header"). This allows me to give my best to all of my clients and preserve my creativity and artistic momentum (said in a thick British accent) and sanity.