What types of services do you offer?
I offer wedding and portrait photography services. Portrait photography services include families, high school seniors, and bridal boudoir.
What is your style?
Natural light inspires me and has shaped the style of photos you see on my blog and in my portfolio. I tend to gravitate towards fun, romantic and natural moments for couples, families and even individuals. I think the little moments of life are form of beauty of their own and they are what I aspire to capture.
Can I give you a shot list/send you a Pinterest board for my wedding?
Yes and no. Elements that are typical of a wedding day (the bouquet, the rings, the exchanging of vows, etc) will naturally be captured without the prompting of a checklist. A list for family groupings and any special events that are atypical is definitely encouraged. Pinterest boards are so helpful for collecting your favorite ideas(coming from a Pinterestaholic). I would love to see what inspires you, but replicating other people’s work for that “must have photo” is not my style. I’d rather focus on you and the genuine organic moments you will no doubt be creating in front of my eyes.
When can I expect to receive my images?
Expect 4-6 weeks for engagement and portrait sessions and 6-8 weeks for weddings.
Do you work with a second shooter?
I typically work alone on wedding days and always at portrait sessions. If you are interested in having an additional shooter to cover your day, that can happen. I have a solid list of photography professionals who I know and trust and who are always willing to offer assistance.
Where are you located? Are you willing to travel?
I’m located in the sunny(and rainy) South Florida(aka the SoFlo), but I am passport ready to go anywhere my feet(or car or plane or boat) will take me.
Do you edit ALL of the images we receive?
Yes. All of the images you receive will have my “special sauce” added to them.
How many images will we receive?
This really varies from wedding to wedding and session to session, but you receive at LEAST 50-100 images per hour of photography coverage.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yep. Check and check-check. If your venue requires proof of insurance, just let me know.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I’m a Canon girl. I use professional grade digital slr camera bodies as well as an assortment of lenses and speedlights. I love natural light first and foremost, but I have the equipment to handle low-light situations.
Where do you typically take portraits?
I don’t work in studio, because I love the sun too much to leave it out of the party. I prefer to shoot on-location anywhere and everywhere. I encourage you to choose a location type that is typical of your interests and hobbies. Do you spend your time downtown or in the city? Great! Let’s go there. Do you spend your weekends hanging out at the beach or kayaking down a river? Perfect! We can go there too!
What does the timeline of the wedding look like?
I usually arrive a few hours before the ceremony to capture “getting ready photos” and all of your special details. If you choose do a first look, all the “formal” bride and groom and bridal party portraits will take place before the ceremony as well. Family portraits usually take place immediately following the ceremony. Apart from formal portrait time, I prefer to let the events of your day to happen organically and capture them from a photojournalistic standpoint. Feel free to contact me to see a sample photography timeline.
What is a "first look"?
A first look is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. It's an intimate time away from guests, bridal party, and other onlookers with just the bride and groom and whomever is documenting your day. The groom is positioned in a special secluded spot for his bride to walk towards him and he can truly enjoy and drink in the moment of seeing her for the first time on the wedding day. The bride and groom can take time to embrace, talk, laugh, cry, pray and just enjoy a few private moments before they officially become husband and wife. The first look usually slides right into formal portrait time, so that these images can be captured while the pressure is still off and the makeup is still fresh. Getting portraits taken care of before the ceremony also means more time to mingle with your guests, to party and to enjoy the celebration you worked so hard to plan. =)
How do I book you?
A wedding date is officially booked when I receive a signed contract and a 30% retainer. Contact me for more details.
Have more questions? I would love to chat with you! Feel free to send me an e-mail via my contact form here.