Where are you based?
I’m based in Dallas, Texas. But I do love to travel and often roam outside of the DFW area. Please get in touch with me about your plans.
Can we meet you?
Absolutely. It’s just as important to me that you make the best choice for your wedding. I want to make sure we’d be a great fit. We can meet over coffee, or a drink and discuss all your wedding details. I want to get to know you both more, where you met, what you do for a living, hear about any fur children you have (and show you photos of mine), and get all the details.
If you are out of the Dallas area, or just busy, having a google chat/skype or a phone call will be just fine too.
Do you photograph elopements?
I do, I love elopements! There is something so special about having a very small, intimate and intentional ceremony. Please chat with me more about yours.
We’re nervous about having our photo taken!
Totally normal, but really there is nothing to be nervous about. After the first 10 minutes or so you’ll be comfortable. It’s my goal to blend in with your day and let things unfold around me. You don’t have to think of poses, I’ll give you some direction so you’ll never feel stuck and then get you moving during our portrait time. Your main goal will be to focus on each other. I am after all the in-between, natural movement stuff.
Why is everyone so pumped about first looks?
Two things about first looks. Well, first off… I am generally a fan of them, but I am not a fan if they turn into big productions.
1- They do help with your timeline. Quite a bit actually. They allow you to do all your portraits at the beginning of the day (IT IS SOOO NICE to get your portrait sessions over with. I promise!), give you time to see each other privately (probably the only quiet moment of the day you will have together) and can overall make you feel more relaxed after seeing each other. First looks are done before any guests arrive, so post-ceremony, depending when portraits are taken you can also enjoy your cocktail hour with your guests.
2- They can become just another check list off of your timeline. I prefer to not make it a bit production, it’s meant to be a quiet “omg…look how amazing you look. I am so excited to marry you. I can’t believe it’s our wedding day” time.
Overall, I do think they are awesome. I think the times of the aisle being the first time you see each other are over- quiet, intimate moments all about you two are in. BUT if you have always dreamt the aisle being the first time you see each other, then we will do it your way. This is your wedding.
Is it possible to have a second photographer?
I mostly shoot solo these days. I’m quiet and stealth-like and as unobtrusive as possible.
Second shooters are definitely not a “must-have” but can be a fun and sometimes convenient addition.
For me though, it’s quality over quantity. Some photographers try to sell one to you like it’s an add on bonus, but for me a second shooter honestly adds more unnecessary bodies around and creates more of a distraction.
I think second shooters can be great though. I tend to go with second shooters I feel would match my work well and are solid shooters (no inexperienced, cheap photographers), so it will add more to your package price.
If you are getting ready in two different locations, or your timelines is making it difficult for me to be in multiple places at once I do recommend adding one. We can talk about this more too.
Do you offer albums and prints?
Yes, I offer beautiful, heirloom quality fine art albums. View some information about them here. I also offer a range of fine art prints that can be ordered from your online gallery once you have received your images. All my 2018 Wedding Collections include some fine art prints as well.
How long does it take for our photos to arrive?
It can depend on the time of year you book me. Engagements are about 2-3 weeks. Weddings should be no later than 8 weeks.
How do we book?
After we’ve connected and agreed we are a good fit I will need a signed contract and a non-refundable, non-negotiable 50% retainer paid. After I have both you are all booked!
Will we we stay in touch after booking?
Oh yes. It is important to me to stay in touch. If you need vendor referrals or anything I am here to help.