Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am based out of South Austin, Texas but travel all over Texas to photograph wedding days!
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Travel for the wedding day is included within 100 miles of South Austin and the Detroit-metro area. Additional travel fees may be added for engagement, bridals, and boudoir sessions at a rate of .58/mile outside of 50 miles.
I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU! HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?
Yay! The booking process is completely online. To book your wedding I require a 50% retainer to hold your date as well as a signed contract. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the wedding.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My shooting style is joyful, romantic and timeless-- with an emphasis on JOY! This is a result of who I am as a person and my constant smile and distinctive laugh.
My editing style is meant to be timeless. I love bright images that preserve the true to life coloring of the day and natural skin tones.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET OUR IMAGES BACK?
For regular portrait sessions (engagements, bridals, boudoir) it typically takes 2-3 weeks to edit and deliver images. Wedding galleries typically take between 4-6 weeks, but may take longer depending on the season. Fall may take up to 8 weeks.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?
I guarantee a minimum of 50 images per hour. On average I deliver approximately 75+ images per hour depending on the wedding day and number of photographers.
DO YOU DELIVER RAW, UNEDITED IMAGES?
NO. These files are not available for viewing or purchase. The images selected for editing and final delivery reflect my high standard. Any image that is not delivered is an outtake.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
All images are uploaded to my password protected online gallery for your to easily share, print and download from. I do offer custom designed heirloom albums that are guaranteed to last a lifetime for an additional fee.
WHEN SHOULD WE PLAN TO HAVE OUR ENGAGEMENT AND/OR BRIDAL SESSION DONE?
Engagement portraits are typically done within 1-2 months of your engagement and before you get busy with your wedding planning. Often time these images are used for save the dates, so that is something to consider when planning them. These sessions are typically scheduled during the weekday because many of my weekends are spent photographing weddings.
Bridal sessions are typically done 1-3 months prior to the wedding date. This leaves enough time for shopping to the portrait session to get your dress in and altered. This is a great opportunity to see how your wedding day will photographer before the big day and if you want to make any changes to hair and makeup. HERE you can read more about if a bridal portrait is right for you!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
I want my images to be timeless, so I edit in a true to life style. I like my images to be bright, clean and colorful. During the wedding day, I am going to capture all the little details that you spent so much time deciding on, as well as capturing interactions between you, your family and guests.
HOW DO WE KNOW HOW MANY HOURS OF COVERAGE WE NEED?
I provide several sample wedding day timelines on my blog HERE. I require a minimum of 3 hours prior to the ceremony to have enough time to capture the getting ready and details of the day. I recommend starting the ceremony at least 2 hour prior to the sunset to allow enough time for family, wedding and bride and groom portraits.
WILL YOU HELP ME CREATE A TIMELINE?
ABSOLUTELY! A properly planned timeline will help make the entire day feel less stressed and ensure I am able to capture the moments important to you.
WANT TO TAKE PICTURES IN A SUPER COOL LOCATION ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, BUT NOT SURE IF YOU NEED A PERMIT?
If you are wanting to leave your venue a permit might be required. It is the responsibility of the client to obtain any permits.
DO YOU WORK OFF A SHOT LIST?
I do prep for my weddings by working with the bride to create the most ideal timeline to keep the day running smoothly. This helps ensure I know where to be and when. I keep a mental list of moments I always try to capture, but can never guarantee with the fast pace of a wedding day. Not working off of a shot list helps me be more present in the moment rather than my head buried in a list. I do encourage brides to create a family formals list that include immediate family member only to capture following the ceremony. This is the only list I will pull out and ensure we get the correct combinations.