Here are questions and concerns I've received from past clients written out and answered just. for. you.
You've got questions, I've got answers.
- Do you offer a contract?
Absolutely! I don’t work without one because it protects me, and you, under several circumstance *that may or may not happen* (none of the bad stuff have happened yet, knock on wood). The contract biz is necessary to keep us both “liable” and to have our agreement all written down before we get to the fun!
- Do you travel, and do you charge travel fees?
Heck yes I travel! I will include all travel fees in your total payment so you don’t have to worry about it!
Long answer is that: after 100 miles for weddings, I charge $1 per mile, both ways! Air travel fees include roundtrip airfare and transportation. Land after 100 miles and air also include a 2 night accommodation.
- What should we wear to our engagement session?
We will talk about this before your shoot, so do not worry. If you want some inspiration, check out my Pinterest board of Photo-Session Outfit Inspiration that I created just for you here!
- Do you back-up our photos and your equipment?
After our session, the first thing I’ll do is back-up your photos onto an external hard-drive to ensure their safety. During wedding days, I also bring a back-up camera body to try to prevent any problems that may occur while working with only one. Unforeseeable accidents and/or malfunctions may still occur, though I take necessary measurements to decrease the chances!
- Do we get all the photos you take?
I average about 75-150 images for engagement and couple sessions and around 40-50 per hour for a wedding day. These numbers aren’t set in stone but in general, you will get the photos that I deem appropriate to send (no blinking eyes, out of focus, over-exposed etc.)! If I love the photo, you’ll get it, I don’t like to cut it off at a number just for the sake of doing so!
- Can we have the RAW files or unedited images?
Due to copyright concerns, I do not offer RAW files. It is a $4,000 fee to buy out the copyright.
We want you real badly but money is tight.
Let’s be honest, budgets are real. I understand, so let’s have a conversation. Tell me what your budget is and I’ll create a custom package that’ll fit. Fill out the form here to get started!!
- Can we meet?
I do Zoom consultations because I’d love to get to know you, show you how I can best serve you, and answer any and all questions you may have! Click here to book your complimentary consultation!
- Can you reserve our date before we book?
I get booked in advance so your date is only officially reserved after your contract is digitally signed and your nonrefundable retainer is paid. The retainer for weddings is $1000, for other sessions it is 50% of the total.
- When do we get our photos?
My average delivery time for couples and families is 1 week! For weddings, it’s 4-6 weeks!
- Can we post our photos on our social media accounts? Can our families do so too?
Of course you (and they) can! Though you (and family/friends) should credit and tag me when posting. And, please note that when sharing, you should never alter my images (filters, cropping, etc.).
- How do we get our photos?
You’ll receive your images in hi-resolution form via an online private gallery through email. There you can download them all at once via a desktop/laptop.
- Can we buy prints or canvas from you?
Heck freaking yes you can! To make it easier for the both of us, the online gallery I send you not only has your photos, it also has an online store where you can pick from a variety of options to print your photos! There are albums, prints, canvas, etc! The best part is that your images will be printed in professional and high-quality. Ask me to show you the physical options (I have examples of every product in my store!!)
- How do we book you?
Fill out the form in my Contact tab! I will reply to you in less than 24 hours. We’ll get started on the booking process from there! *insert dancing Carlton gif*
- Are the prices on your Investment page the only ones you have?
Nope!! These are just my starting prices and they don’t include individualized packages! If you want a customized package, let’s talk. If you want to see my full pricing guide, please ask!
- Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! The nonrefundable retainer ($1000 for weddings, and 50% for other sessions of full payment) is to be paid at time of booking. The rest is due a month in advance of weddings, and a week in advance of other sessions. If you need more breakdowns and payment dates let me know what works best for you and we can totally do it!
- Have you shot at our venue?
Yes or No. But either answer makes me qualified to photograph your venue. If I have before, I’ll challenge myself to find new ways to photograph in it. If I have not, it becomes a new space that has so much opportunity for me to be creative.
Thank You for Stopping By!
I am a professional wedding photographer based in Southern California. And I’ll go everywhere your love story takes you, whether your wedding is in Scotland, your backyard, or a venue down the street, it’s all worthwhile to me. I am your storyteller.
I place value on knowing who you are, and truly whole-heartedly liking YOU! I love all my couples and can’t imagine approaching photography in any other way. I want there to be a real and true connection between us. This not only makes things go smoothly, it tremendously helps me photograph your love and personality more honestly.
I will provide you with an unforgettable experience and top notch quality images that will last a life time, long after every moment has passed. My intention is to take you back to this place, to the feelings, in your images even years after you’ve forgotten the details. Trust me to photograph the moments you’re going to tell for generations to come.
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