What's included in a wedding package?
Every wedding package includes:
- One Photographer
- On-Site Location Shooting
- Online Downloadable Proof Gallery
- Ownership of High-Resolution Images and Printing Rights
I also sit down with you for a coffee date (in person or over FaceTime) before the wedding day to plan your day-of timeline. This is one of my favorite parts of the job! Over the years, I have learned what is best when making a wedding timeline. I'll make a screensaver of your wedding timeline, so it's easy for you (and your wedding party, mom, or whoever) to see where you need to be throughout the day.
How do you require payment?
I know every couple is different, so every payment schedule will look different. I'm super flexible with payment plans, as long as it's all paid a week before your wedding day.
Your retainer will be 25% of your total cost, due one week after I send your proposal. The rest is due one month before your shoot or wedding date. The platform I use, Maroo, allows you to pay online through a credit/debit card or bank transfer.
Do you travel?
I do! I have travel costs that vary depending on where we're headed. If you're traveling, contact me and I can send you my add-on costs.
What if I'm camera shy?
Your session is all about showing the world the most authentic you. It's my goal to make you feel as comfortable as possible, so my prompts will get you to open up on your own terms. Just enough to capture all the realness of you.
I also have some jams playing during the whole session to calm your nerves because I believe music gives us a sense of home wherever we are.
Sidenote: Because my favorite part of my job is getting to show people your authentic self through portraits, your photos are not retouched in photoshop. There's no part of you that needs to be changed. You are beautiful, my friend!
Will there be a second shooter?
For an extra charge, yes! I have preferred to shoot by myself over the years. I have perfected the double-camera look. However, some couples prefer to have two photographers present. If this is something you're interested in, fill out my contact form and I'll send you all the info.
When will we see our full gallery?
For weddings, I'll give you a few of my favorites 24-48hrs after your wedding day to post and gush about the best day of your life with your honey!
Your full gallery will be available 6-8 weeks after your wedding day.
For lifestyle sessions, I typically say about 2-6 weeks for your full gallery to be in your hands.
Different seasons may give you an advantage and your photos may get to you quicker! These estimates are just how long I typically take during the busy season.
Do I have to order prints through you?
You do not! When you pay for a session, you're paying for ALL the photos in your gallery. I have a print shop in your gallery conveniently ready for you to order whatever you're looking for.
I also recommend mpix.com to my clients. Their shop is located out of Lawrence, KS and they get your prints to you within 1-3 days.
Can I extend the session on the day of?
(This applies to couples and lifestyle sessions)
Unfortunately, no. I'll have you decide on the length of your choice at least 2 weeks in advance of your session date.
I shoot exclusively at golden hour (1 hour before sunset or sunrise) to give you the best photos, which means we're on the sun's time. Sometimes if a couple is wanting to go for the extra *moody* vibe we'll shoot into twilight for an additional cost of $150 for the extra thirty.