Wedding FAQ

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Where are you based? Do you travel?

I’m based in Dallas, Texas. I do love to travel and often roam outside of the DFW area. Please get in touch with me about your plans. I just need my flights, accommodations and transportation taken care of and I’ll be there!

How would you describe your style?

I’d say my style is personal, raw, and light-hearted with a focus on story-telling.

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.

What are your rates?

Please get in touch for a full price list!

What do your packages include?

All my packages start at 8 hours. I want to be there with you all day to tell your full wedding day story, in my years of shooting this has been a perfect amount, but additional hours are available if you need them. Also, if you need something with less coverage I can give you a personalized quote, just get in touch.

I have packages with just day of coverage, to engagements and bridal session packages, to portrait and album packages.

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?

I am a fan of first looks for a few reasons.

First looks are done before any guests arrive and they do help with your timeline, quite a bit actually. They allow you to do your portraits at the beginning of the day, so you can have more time to enjoy with your guests during your reception (you can also make your own cocktail hour). They also allow you time for a rare quiet moment with each other, and can overall make you feel more relaxed after seeing each other.

They can become just another check list off of your timeline. I prefer to not make it a big 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 and there are definitely benefits to them, but this is your wedding day, so do things your way.

What’s your process like?

I have a very natural approach and like to capture everything that makes your wedding uniquely yours. I don’t ask for a “shot list”, but I will send you a list of questions before your wedding to learn more about your day where you can tell me anything special you are planning. When I come into a wedding day I like to let the day unfold around me. A lot of funny things happen at weddings, a lot of unplanned and “oops” moments can happen, it’s my goal to capture all of those and the sweet moments along the way. It’s basically your unique day and I am there along for the ride! Lighting is my main concern since I am a natural light photographer, so I will give you some tips and timeline tips too for how long I need with portraits to help.

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. I have a firm belief that more isn’t always better, 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.

Second shooters are definitely not a “must-have” but can be a fun and sometimes convenient addition. I am pretty uncompromising about my work and 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 timeline 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! My albums are my pride and joy…honestly. 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.

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!

How do we pay?

The easiest way to pay is to use your credit card or debit. After signing the contract my online booking system will take you to your payment page, from there you can pay with your card and my system will remind you when the next payment is due. It’s easy and simple…just how I like it!

The final payment can be made anytime up to 30 days prior to your wedding day. I can also accept cash, check, Paypal or Venmo payments.

Will we we stay in touch after booking?
Most definitely! It’s important for me to stay connected with you guys. A lot of times I am chatting with my brides on and off leading up to their wedding, even just to say ‘hello’.