Frequently Asked Questions

my favorite photo i took of my parents is one from '77 where they are laughing together. the image is a little blurry, but the memory of the moment is the best.

my approach is open, light and rarely posed resulting in images that feel real.  my biggest emphasis is on capturing the fun and the emotions – it’s the feelings that people most remember and i love when i know i’ve frozen those moments for them.

i like creating close, intimate portraits and to get creative with angles, using the environment around us for framing. i want you to laugh loudly and love on each other freely.  ultimately, i really enjoy listening to what people want to see in their images and then working towards blowing their mind with what we create.

here's that favorite photo btw...

2020 will be my 13th season of photographing weddings. i was always the chick with the camera, but since i started my business, i have shot almost 600 weddings and stoked for every new couple i meet. portraits, engagement sessions and boudoir sessions are also a wonderful component to my work.  i super dig my job.

You bet!  every wedding package includes the set of images from your wedding day (and engagement session) in high resolution, jpeg format.  most weddings result in about 100 images per hour (and frequently more) of wedding day coverage.  a print release document is also included within the set.  digital downloads of portrait sessions can also be purchased a la carte..

i ask for 35% of your wedding package as a booking fee to hold your wedding date.  the remainder of your balance is due ten days prior to your wedding date (typically at our last meeting to discuss itinerary and details).  wedding dates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis with receipt of the agreement and retainer.  retainers are not required for portrait sessions.

at the peak of wedding season, photos can be expected to be up in your online gallery between 5-7 weeks from your event, frequently in less time during the rest of the year.

The most important thing about what you wear to your e-session is to be comfortable and to feel good in your clothes. If you’re tugging and pulling at your waistband or sleeves, your expressions will show that you’re not focused on your partner and stressed out about your clothes.  most couples bring a change of clothing so that they can have one look that is more dressy/classic & another that is more jeans/casual.

Click here to see examples of previous engagement sessions.

I am a Canon girl – I use their high-end cameras and their L series of lenses.  I can’t resist the newest gear so every year brings new & exciting things. if you are a gear head like me… here’s a list of what i currently have:

  • Canon R6 & 5D MkIV
  • 35mm 1.4 L
  • 50mm 1.2 L
  • 24-70mm II 2.8 L
  • 100mm 2.8 macro
  • 70-200mm 2.8 IS II
  • Canon 600 speedlights with remote use
  • Think Tank bag