Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are you based? Will you travel for my wedding?

A: I'm based in sunny Los Angeles & Malibu, California! I travel all around California for weddings. One of my favorite wedding destinations is Palm Springs, with San Francisco coming in as a close second! I take on weddings outside of California if my schedule will allow it. To see if I'm available for your destination wedding, please contact me.

 

Q: How do you describe your photography style?

A: I’m an editorial photographer. Which means I work in a very documentary style, but I’m also super conscious to preserve your details and memories in a beautiful way. I will pick up clutter in your bridal suite, and I will guide you towards beautiful light all day long. But I absolutely will not make you repeat key moments of your day or step in on moments that should just be documented. My editing style is clean and timeless. I want you to look back on these images 50 years from now and see yourselves as you were, so trendy editing is just not my thing.

 

Q: We are so awkward! How do you deal with this?

A: I’VE GOT YOU. Don’t worry, seriously. Nerves are totally normal, and I know you’re not getting professional photos done together all the time! I know all the right things to say to put you at ease, and I have lots of ideas for flattering poses. My clients always tell me how natural I make them feel, and I promise you’ll feel the same way too!

 

Q: How many photos do we get?

A: For an 8 hour day, you can expect at least 500 photos.

 

Q: Will there be a second photographer on our wedding day?

A: ALWAYS. I firmly believe that this is not a one person job! I like to make sure everything is covered, and in order to do my job to the fullest, I need some help! (Exceptions are made for elopements or intimate celebrations of 50 guests or less).

 

Q: When will we get our images back?

A: I will send you sneak peek images within a day. I know you’re excited, and honestly I am just as excited to edit your photographs! Your full gallery will be ready in about 4-6 weeks.

 

Q: Do we have the rights to the photographs?

A: You will receive the rights to print and blast your photographs all over social media. Share away! You just can’t edit the photographs or re-sell them for commercial use.

 

Q: How do we receive the photos?

A: You will receive a password protected gallery where you can download all the goodness!

 

Q: We are paranoid that our photos will be lost or damaged. How do you prevent this from happening?

A: I photograph with 2 cameras, each of which have two memory slots. This means if one card was to fail or corrupt, it's automatically backed up onto another card. When I get home at the end of your wedding, I upload everything to two separate hard drives AND a cloud. I am so serious about preserving your memories!

 

Q: Are you insured?

A: Oh yes. If your venue requires proof, let me know. I will send it over directly to them.

 

Q: Can we have all the photos..even the RAW ones?

A: Nope! I love you though, so trust me when I say I am definitely not keeping anything good from you. Duplicates, unflattering angles, and out of focus images are deleted.

 

Q: Do you work off a shot list?

A: Nah. I’ve photographed over 100 weddings, and I know what to get! About a month before your wedding, I will send you a questionnaire that covers your family photos and special requests. This is the only list I need! When I'm not focused on getting images from some random blog’s “Must Have” list, I can focus on capturing your day in an authentic and natural way… and THAT is the real magic.

 

Q: How much do you cost?

A: Wedding collections begin at $4000 and include 8 hours of coverage with 2 photographers. Please contact me for a detailed pricing guide.

 

Q: We’ve decided we love you, and we would love to book you. What do we do next?

A: Contact me! I will send you a link to a contract and payment information. Once you sign and pay the retainer, I’m all yours!

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