I use a site called Pixieset to create an online gallery where you can select your favorite photos, download your images, and order prints, albums, and wall art. Digital photos are delivered in about 10-12 business weeks. Once delivered, your photos will be available online for 1-2 months. Prints and albums will be designed and put in production after digital photos are delivered and you choose your favorites.
Yes! I'm based in Orange County, CA, but I love to explore new places. I'd love for you to reach out no matter where you live! To make it as easy as possible for you, I book my own travel and accommodations, and all you’re responsible for is the total rate. For specific details on travel pricing, please contact me as costs can vary based on time of year, the destination, and if there are any additional events to be covered. Typical base rates can be found on my travel page.
A contract and retainer fee is required for all sessions and events and is due at the time of booking. The contract can be viewed and signed online, and confirms that I am officially reserving your date and we can start taking the next steps together. For wedding collections, 25% of the total package rate is required at signing, and then the remaining balance can be split into a payment plan or paid in a single payment. For elopement collections and other a la carte sessions, 50% of the total session fee is required at the time of signature to hold the date, and the remainder is due 1-4 weeks prior to your session depending on the session type.
Of course! I've worked with many amazing videographers over the years that I would be happy to recommend. I can also help you find DJs, makeup artists, florists, bakers, dress boutiques, and any other vendor you may still be looking for!
My favorite time to shoot is right before and after sunset (what we photographers like to call "golden hour" and "blue hour"). This time of day is perfect for soft lighting that flatters everyone's features. It's great for couples' sessions, weddings, and portraits. For some stylized sessions, I also like to shoot earlier in the day with harsher lighting for a bolder effect.
Absolutely! I love shooting at new locations as it's always an exciting experience and keeps my creativity fresh. I make sure to scout locations at least the morning of to come up with the best plan of action and find great spots that will help make your photos amazing!
I deliver every suitable image to you, so typically about 50 photos per hour. Generally speaking, I leave out any images that are either not flattering, duplicate shots, out of focus, etc. Additionally, every wedding is different and some provide more photo opportunities than others. Some factors that can effect the amount of images you end up with include whether or not you hire a great planner, flow of the day, getting ready spaces, details and decor, first look, amount of time for bride/groom portraits, guest count, time spent eating (I don’t take photos of everyone munching 😉), lighting, reception/cultural events, dancing, and more.
It depends on the location of your wedding and the availability of the photographers I typically work with, but I always make sure to choose someone experienced who shares a similar eye and shooting style as I do.