Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Absolutely! Traveling is one of my favorite things in this world. I currently operate out of the greater Seattle area. I have been fortunate enough to travel to Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Orlando, Reno, & Las Vegas for wedding assignments. I do however require airfare, lodging and usually a rental car. My package rates are the same for destination weddings.
Your wedding date will be secure when you pay the retainer, as we work on a first come first serve basis. Sadly, we cannot hold dates for you without the booking retainer and signatures on the contract.
HOW DOES THE PAYMENT PROCESS WORK?
When you book us, upon signing the contract, you are required to pay the booking retainer. The rest of the payment has to be done at any time before the wedding, as you see ﬁt or on the day of the wedding. Accepted are credit cards and Paypal. The tax is charged upon booking.
WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK?
I highly recommend a first look! It’s a quiet, private moment where the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony.
With our special, light, photo shoot for just the two of you, it’ll just be us hanging out and snapping some pictures. Then, after we get to relax and sip some champagne, we’ll turn you loose on your epic day, with the love of your life.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
Enough to make your eyes bleed! Kidding, but on average I deliver 400-700 images. All images will be High-Resolution and printable, plus a folder specially sized for upload to social media.
WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ALBUMS?
I’m a huge advocate for printing your images, not just in albums but in the traditional sense as well. I love thinking back to my childhood and flipping through all the photo albums of my parents and grandparents. Even the piles of old 4×6 prints tossed in a box. In today’s digital file age of Facebook and Instagram, the appreciation of prints has been lost.
I traveled to the WPPI photography trade show in Las Vegas with one purpose: to find the best wedding albums possible. They are hand picked Italian grade leathers with lay-flat binding, Fuji crystal archive paper, micro-fold page crease for super tiny creases. You have to see one in person to fully appreciate it. You can view what the albums will look like over on the albums gallery page.
WHAT IS THE FINAL DELIVERY?
After about 4-6 weeks, you’ll receive all of your images via online proofing gallery. After about 6-8 weeks, you’ll receive the final package delivered on a custom antler or wood thumb drive in a walnut proof box. You can read more about my wedding packing over on my blog. I’ll do my best to get them to you sooner, but I give myself 6-8 weeks to ensure that I process them wonderfully. I’ll try to post the blog for a sneak peeks as well.
DO YOU HAVE BACKUPS?
Yes. I always have multiple camera bodies, many lenses, and more memory cards than we need at all weddings. I shoot on Canon 5D Mk4, 5D Mk2, & 35MM film as an extra.
I’ve always said, “if your data doesn’t exist in 3 places it doesn’t exist at all!” I use RAID 5 to prevent data loss on my primary working drive as well as an offsite AND cloud backup in case of an emergency. After three years, I archive my client work on drives in two separate locations. Although, I suggest you backup your images upon delivery to prevent loss.