How many images do we get?
The amount of images depends on how long I will be there, and how much content will occur. Couples typically get around 75-100 images per hour, and of course, I aim to provide you with as many great images as possible. I will always be looking for moments and details to shoot, but things like first look, father/bride look, multiple ceremony
features, an epic party, etc, will give you more moments and more photos.
Do you have a second shooter?
I sure do! They are professionals that love weddings as much as I do. Occasionally, they may assist me with lighting (especially in low-lit reception situations, like cake cutting and toasts). Other than that, they will be snapping away. Be sure to check if they are included in your package. If they are not included but you want a second shooter, let me know and we can add one.
Do you retouch photos?
I do a little smoothing and evening while I edit, but I keep it minimal. I’m a firm believer in allowing you to look like your true self, not a plastic, commercialized model. I will happily remove any big pimples or blemishes on your face since they are not a permanent part of you.
When should we schedule our engagement session?
Depending on if you're using them for Save The Dates, you can schedule it from 2 months-9 months from your wedding! I recommend getting on the calendar at least 2 months ahead of time, and highly recommend 3 months if it's during the fall season. Keep in mind that I do not shoot engagement sessions, or any sessions outside of weddings, on weekends. These sessions must take place on weekdays because my Saturdays are focused on traveling to and from and photographing weddings.
It's rainy! Will you photoshop us into a sunny setting for a couple of shots?
Absolutely not. As a lifestyle photographer, I like to stay true to the moment and what is going on. These are not images you would end up valuing, because you know it would be fake. I will do my best to make sure the images of your rainy day will be valued, in fact, I love the look of rainy days, as long as you don't let it keep you from having a good time!
Will you travel for my wedding?
Of course!! I love traveling and will happily do it for you. I ask for you to cover my gas (for 60 miles out of Charlotte, NC roundtrip) or airfare, a hotel room, and a rental car, if applicable. I do not require a place to stay for the night if it is within 90 miles of Charlotte, NC.
What gear do you use?
I use Canon professional gear. I have a 2 5D Mark iii's, L series lenses, and top of the line flashes and lights. I also have backup gear for the wedding day to make sure I don’t miss anything due to malfunctions.
Is the deposit refundable?
The deposit is not refundable, because it acts a placeholder for the wedding date. This means I have reserved that day just for your wedding, and turn down other wedding inquiries for that day.
How can we help you take the prettiest photos possible?
I'm so glad you asked! The biggest factor is light. While I cannot control the setting of the venue you’ve chosen, having good light can make any place look beautiful. Once you book me, you'll get a helpful wedding guide that covers this and much more. In the meantime, here is a blogpost you can visit for pointers.
I am like, hella awkward in front of a camera. Is that going to be a problem?
Dude, same. I hate having my photo taken, which is why I prefer being behind the camera. This is not a problem at all. While I take mostly candids, I have to give direction in situations like portraits. This direction is loose and focused on you two interacting, not paying attention to me. I promise I will make it an enjoyable experience. Having an engagement session before the wedding also helps us get comfortable with each other and you can be a pro by the big day!