Here’s a few common FAQ that might help you answer any questions/concerns you might have. I try to be open and honest about my process so if you don’t see a question you have below please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Will you be the only one shooting my wedding?
I like to have a second photographer on bigger weddings. It allows me to capture more moments and be more focused. On smaller events like elopements or engagement sessions, it’ll just be me and my gear.
How long have you been shooting?
I’ve been full time 3 years strong now. I ran a full time business in North Carolina until transplanting to Oregon in 2016. So you’ll probably see weddings from a bit of everywhere(which is just what I like!) .
What’s your favorite type of wedding to photograph?
Outdoors and intimate. I love when a couple isn’t afraid to be bold and different. But my favorite weddings tend to be fun and adventurous. Emphasis on fun.
How much do you charge?
Rates depend on availablity and location. Each wedding is unique in needs and desires. Send me a message and I can walk you through my investment guide.
Are you flexible with your pricing?
I do offer discounts for a few different situations. Off peak season weddings(November-March), non-Saturday weddings and weddings in less than 3 months.
Do you shoot only weddings?
I also photograph senior portraits and family sessions. If you’re interested in my commercial/corporate work I’ll be happy to provide a link to that site.
What’s the deal with engagement sessions?
Engagement sessions are the first time we get to work together as a team. It let’s me know what you’re comfortable with as a couple and you get a feel of how I will work on the day of your wedding. I personally am a HUGE fan of doing engagement sessions.
What should we wear?
While there is no one thing you should wear, there are certain things that work better than others. Bright bold colors and patterns I usually warn against. They can be distracting. I always tell my couple to wear something comfortable but more earth toned and muted. Again though, this is all personal choice so if you want to rock a green shirt I won’t stop you!
Can you do my Pinterest shot list?
While I may oblige one or two Pinterest shots I typically ask my brides not to provide them for a few reasons. Firstly, it distracts from my own creative flow when you’ve hired me for my vision and creativity. Secondly and most important, often times those photos you see on pinterest are in complete fantasty. They’re photographed for style blogs and editorial shoots which doesn’t translate perfectly on a real wedding day. So I’m not saying i won’t, but I’m not saying I will. Just ask nice and I’ll be honest with you about how realistic it is
When will my images be ready?
I pride myself on a quick turn around time. The industry norm is 4-8 weeks, but I try to have them done before 3
I like what I see. How can I book you for my wedding?
Email me to see if your date is available. Get to know us by checking out the website, and if you’re in town let’s grab
a coffee or beer and chat about your big day. Then, when you’re ready to move forward, a 50% deposit will reserve your date. All forms of payment are accepted.
Do you travel?
Yes. Alot. I’ve photographed weddings all over the country and in many other parts of the world. If you’re planning an international wedding/elopement I can fill you in about my travel requirements. I keep it really simple.
Do you honestly believe that flannel is always appropriate attire?
Do you have backup equipment if something fails?
Yes, I always have backup equipment as any good professional should.
My venue needs proof of insurance, can you provide that?
Just as my answer to flannel, ABSOLUTELY!
Will you come have a beer with the bridal party after the wedding?
It is my sincerest hope we can all enjoy a cold drink and have a blast together after the wedding. Or you can send me packing.
What’s the deal with the bigfoot logo?
Bigfoot and all things related are my guilty pleasure. Plus it makes for a great conversation starter! If you book me, I’ll make sure you get one of my bigfoot tshirts!.