THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW
What do we cover during a consultation?
You deserve to feel informed and confident going into your shoot, so your free consultation is for me to assist you in getting exactly what you're looking for. We'll go over your plans for the big day to make sure everything goes smoothly and so I get a feel for how large the wedding is, the length of the wedding, etc. so I can be properly prepared to cover everything.
I also want you to have a concrete idea of what you're getting. Want to see how prints come out? What do the albums look like when they're actually in hand? I've got samples for you to actually get a feel for the quality. We will also go over your budget to see which collection suits your needs, and customize as you see fit.
How many photos will I receive?
I typically deliver approximately 50 - 100 images for engagement sessions, and around 750 - 1,200 images for weddings.
While I often shoot more photos than this, my goal is to give you many beautiful options to choose from when telling the story of your wedding day, not overwhelm you with sub-optimal images, or multiple frames of the same shot for the sake of quantity.
When will my photos become available?
I want to make sure sure all your photos will look great for years to come, which is why completion takes an average of 8 - 12 weeks.
During that time, you'll receive access to a private online gallery for you to view and select which images you wish to receive. You can also share access to your gallery with all your friends and family to see.
Do you provide digital files?
I most certainly do! All of my photography packages include a print release with all your high-res images.
Will you travel to cover my wedding?
Love doesn't have a geographic limit, and neither do I. I will travel to anywhere in the world to document your big day. Travel and accommodation expenses beyond the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area can be either billed as a reimbursable expense, or, if you prefer, the expenses can be paid by you directly.
I have traveled extensively for clients, including Thailand, South America, Jamaica, The Caribbean and more.
Do you have any limits on coverage time?
My wedding collection coverage starts at 8 hours of coverage, but I also offer many packages that include unlimited coverage. I'm there for you as long as you need me.
What are your rates for wedding photography?
Every wedding is unique, and I would love to consult with you to create a package that fits your individual ideas and budget. My most popular collections come to around $5,500.00.
How do we book you for our big day?
A signed contract along with a retainer is required to officially hold your date , and the final payment is due 7 days before your wedding date. We understand that planning a wedding can be overwhelming so we can arrange a payment plan that best suit your needs.
Can you provide references?
I would happily provide references. Please feel free to contact me so that I may connect you with clients who received the type of photography and experience that you're looking for.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. You should be excited and joyous on your wedding day, not worrying about what-ifs. I can provide your venue with my insurance information upon request.
Do you offer albums and guestbooks?
While it's a great idea to have a digital backup, an album is a beautiful way to reminisce about your wedding day. Making photographic prints is, at it's core, a delicately balanced chemical process. Selecting the right way to protect and display your photographs helps keep them as beautiful as ever as you pull them out and look at them with your family, friends, children, and even your children's children.