1. I want to book, but we don't have enough money in the budget. What should we do?
I totally get it, everyone has a budget for their wedding and it's hard to stick to it! But when it comes to wedding photography, it truly is an INVESTMENT. I'm not just going to be one of the many vendors involved in your wedding day. I'm going to be with you from when you start getting ready until the end of the night, when you're exhausted from dancing too much. I'm going to be with you during every moment, capturing every laugh, every tear, and every kiss. After your wedding day is over, the cake will be gone and the dress will be hung, but the photos will last forever, so why not INVEST in it?
Also, by investing in a photographer such as myself, you're not only investing in quality images. You're investing in someone who is licensed, insured, has contracts in place, and a safe and secure method of payment. Not every photographer you meet will have these safeguards in place, and they're important!
2. We only want the ceremony covered, do you have a smaller package?
Currently, I do not offer any smaller packages than seven hours, besides my elopement package. I do this because my mission is to tell the story of your wedding day, the complete story. I want to capture the final touches of you getting ready, the first look, the ceremony, and all of the crazy candids that are bound to happen during the reception. With less than seven hours, there is no way we would be able to fit all of this in!
3. My fiance and I are awkward when getting our photo taken. Will you be able to help us pose or act natural?
The answer is 100% yes! I have so many poses up my sleeve, you'll be surprised how easy it is to be in front of the camera. Having a background in senior photography as well, I have a lot of experience posing people and knowing what angles look the best. That being said, I love giving my couples prompts to inspire genuine and joyful photographs, so be prepared to get a little silly!
4. We already have engagement photos, do we need to get engagement photos taken by you as well?
While it is not necessary to use the complimentary session included in the packages, I always recommend it! It's free, so why not use it? Engagement sessions give us a chance to get to know each other before I follow you around with a camera all day during your wedding. They also give you an opportunity to get to know me as a photographer specifically, and how I work. It'll give you a chance to try the poses that I might give you on your wedding day, so by the time your bride and groom portraits roll around, you'll be old pros!
5. Will you bring along a second photographer on our wedding day?
If that would make you more comfortable, absolutely! Second shooters are included in the cost of each package, so there is no additional fee if you request that I bring one along. Typically, I'll examine a wedding day timeline myself and take a peek at the venues before I decide whether or not I feel the need for a second shooter, but I will always bring one of my couple requests it specifically! At the beginning of the day, I will give my second shooter memory cards to shoot on, and she will give them back at the end of the day. This way, I will still be the one culling, editing, and delivering your photos in a consistent looking gallery!
6. How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I limit myself to shoot no more than four weddings per month, and here's why. Some photographers will book double, or even triple header wedding weekends, meaning that they shoot non-stop Friday-Sunday. To ensure that each one of my weddings gets my full attention, enthusiasm, and care, I do not book more than four weddings in a month or, in other words, only one per weekend. This way, each couple receives the full and true experience that they invested in.
7. Will we receive any black and white images in our gallery?
Although I am mainly a color photographer, some images simply belong in black and white! Approximately 10% of your gallery will be delivered in black and white, and I will use my artist's eye to determine which ones will look best. If I deliver an image in black and white and you want a color copy, accomodations can be made!