Frequently Asked Questions
I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do I hire you?
Reach out to me via my contact form along with your wedding date and venue, if secured, and I'll respond to you ASAP with information about my availability and packages. Once you’ve decided to choose me as your photographer, I will send a contract for you to sign electronically. Once the contract is signed, a 50% deposit is due right away (payable by credit card via PayPal or by check). After that, you can check “find a photographer” off your wedding to-do list!
How long have you been shooting weddings professionally?
I’ve been shooting weddings for three years now! I studied photography in college as part of the curriculum for my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and I fell in love with it (that was back in the "old school" darkroom days!). I continued learning and practicing photography after college, and turned "pro" after my own wedding in 2014.
How many weddings have you shot?
Over 75 weddings and counting!
Where are you based?
I am based in Atlanta, Georgia, but I travel to areas outside of the metro area such as Athens, Dahlonega and Savannah at no extra cost.
How would you describe your photographic style?
I would describe my style as dreamy, natural and romantic. I shoot a mixture of photojournalistically and traditionally. The photojournalist in me love to step back and capture the candid moments, telling the entire story of the wedding day from beginning to end. Candids are my favorite type of pictures but I also mix in natural posing with easy direction. I love to capture how a couple interacts with each other, so my direction is usually to have the couple talking, laughing and looking at each other with some moments of looking at the camera.
What does a wedding session cost?
My packages start at $1,500 and the cost depends on the amount of coverage time. Complete my contact form to receive a customized quote!
How much do I need to deposit?
I require a 50% initial deposit (payable by credit card via PayPal or by check) and the remaining 50% is due 30 days before your wedding.
If I hire you, will you personally be shooting my wedding?
Yes. You are hiring me to shoot the wedding, not another photographer working under my name.
Do you shoot with an assistant?
I always shoot with a second shooter - in fact, a second shooter is included in every one of my packages! This frees me up to focus on shooting and looking for special moments while ensuring that between the two of us, we don’t miss the important ones. The second shooter offers a different but complementary perspective and allows us to work efficiently throughout the entire day.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have all the required insurance! Some venues require that I show proof of insurance and I'm happy to do so!
How far in advance should we book you for our wedding?
Typically 6-12 months in advance as soon as you have a date and venue. But if your wedding is sooner than 6 months out, don't fret, just check with me for availability :)
Do you take getting-ready shots?
These are some of my favorite photographs to capture. The energy and excitement of everyone moving about is there, but I can also capture the calm and solemn moments when the bride and groom think about their wedding vows, the friends and family around them, and everything leading up to and away from this moment.
Do you take dance shots?
That’s where the fun is. I am right there with everyone on the dance floor like a ninja with camera!
Do you shoot in RAW?
Yes! RAW allows me to get the best quality and image detail when I am processing the photos.
Do I get all of the high-resolution edited photos?
Yes! My wedding packages includes an online gallery with all your high-resolution, edited images. I do not provide the RAW unedited files...every picture you see will be beautifully and carefully hand-edited by yours truly!
Do shoot in B&W?
I love B&W photographs. There is something so timeless about them. Since I shoot digital, this allows me to decide after the fact whether I want to process the image in B&W or Color. However, I generally shoot the image with a color preference in mind based on what I am seeing.
What equipment do you use?
I shoot with two Canon 5D Mark IIIs and a variety of L-series Canon lenses, including Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 100mm f/2.8, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Canon 16-35mm f/2.8. I also shoot with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 that I'll break out in extremely dark lighting conditions. For off-camera lighting, I use several Canon 600EX RT flashes.
When will I see my wedding photos?
Your photos will generally be ready within 6 weeks following the wedding. I do provide a "sneak peek" around 2 days after the wedding. I go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day and processing each of them with individual attention.
Will you post our photos online?
Yes! I generally will post about every shoot on my social media pages, blog and my portfolio. But of course, I will respect the privacy of anyone who doesn't want their pictures posted in a public forum.