frequently asked questions
What services do you offer?
Mostly wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photography for seriously amazing couples. Oh, and I make wedding films every now and then as well! ;-)
Hoooowever..... I'm not just a wedding photographer. I am a memory capturer, a love celebrator, and moment preserver. Once you book me, my entire goal is to get to know the two of you not just as my clients, but also as friends. I want to be JUST as excited about your wedding as your mom and I want to cheer you on and capture all the amazing, raw, beautiful, big, and small memories that make up your special day so you can remember them for life. Celebrating love is my JAM.
When should I book you?
RIGHT NOW! Juuuuust kidding... In all seriousness, it depends on your wedding date. Some time frames are super popular (May, June, and October) and book up way in advance (like a year or more out!) and others (the winter, lolz) are a bit more chill. The best rule of thumb is to book at least 6-8 months in advance to secure your date and not have to worry.
Do we get an engagement session?
YEPPP! Engagement sessions are complimentary and included in all of my collections. I highly encourage that you take advantage of that since they are an absolutely amazing opportunity for us to get to know each other and get comfortable with each other before the wedding day. You get to see how I work with you and get comfy in front of the camera before your big day AND you end up with incredible images to include on save the dates or wedding invites. Yaaaaasssss!
When will I receive my images?
Engagement photos are always delivered to you within 2 weeks of your shoot. For weddings, your full gallery will be ready for viewing and download within 6-8 weeks of wedding date. However, I always post small preview (between 10-15 images) on my facebook and instagram within a few days of your wedding to hold you over. Trust me, I know the struggle to wait can be REAL. :)
Do I get all of the photos you take?
Short answer: nope.
Better answer: You will receive all final images that meet my quality standards. Trust me on this. Any photos are blurry or test shots, includes blinking peeps, or straight up duplicate shots are obviously not delivered because that would just be cray, and you do not have time for that. Rest assured, all images that tell the absolute best story of your day will be included in your gallery.
What type of equipment do you use?
I'm a Canon enthusiast! I use top of the line professional-grade camera bodies and lenses, and I aaaaaalways bring backup gear.
What if my wedding is outside the Northern Virginia, Washington DC or Maryland?
Woo-hoo!! I absolutely love traveling and seeing the world, and especially for weddings! I am absolutely available to photograph weddings all around the world and add a standard travel fee which includes standard accommodations and average airfare onto any of my collections when it is required. Just get in touch and I can customize my quote wherever you need me!
Are you insured?
How many weddings do you shoot a year?
My goal is to shoot between 15-20 weddings per year. I find that this is the sweet spot for me to be able to deliver my absolutely best to each of my clients. My couples deserve my utmost attention and service so I keep that number to a minimum, while still being able to earn a living. That's important too!
Will you be the primary shooter/is there a second shooter?
I will be the primary shooter for any wedding booked with me. Second shooters can be added onto any collection, no problem. If you’d like a second shooter, I would simple hire a qualified photographer with a similar personality, aesthetic, and style as me!
What's your style of photography?
Discreet, candid, and authentic! I specialize in making people feel comfortable and natural in front of my camera, even if they tell me it's impossible! I'm short, fully of energy, low-maintenance to have around, and really genuinely LOVE what I do. Regarding aesthetic, I'm all about modern, editorial, and striking photography. I'm not light and airy, but you already know that if you've seen my portfolio and are interested in my photography!
Do you edit all of the photos yourself?
100%, yes! Editing is the reason I got into this business. Of course I absolutely love working with clients and capturing beautiful images too. BUT, there is just something about taking an image from the camera and transforming it into a professional and high-quality work of ART that makes my heart sing. Editing is where each unique photographer gets to show off their distinct and unique artistic point of view and that’s isn’t something I could ever compromise by outsourcing to another editor! I edit every single image myself, and one at a time to make sure every single one is up to my standards and tells it’s own unique story. No exceptions and no outsourcing. :)
Are you fun to be around?
Lolz. I'll let you be the judge of that. Let's meet! Coffee on me so I can hear all about your wedding ideas!! Contact meeeee!