While most of the work I share is related to weddings, elopements, and couples I do take on lots of other sessions. I’m currently booking families (of any size), seniors, boudoir, branding, maternity/newborn, or really any other creative thing you might want photographed. If you have an idea and aren’t sure if I would be game– inquire anyway because I probably am.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR?
The booking process is pretty easy over here. I’ll have you start by filling out the contact form and then I will get back to you with more detailed information on my overall approach + my packages. From there you pick a package, we coordinate a date, and then I send over a contract + deposit details. A non refundable retainer is required for both weddings or regular sessions. The final payment will be due the day of, but can be paid according to a custom payment plan. Once the contract is signed and payment has been made– everything is officially booked and we will move onto the planning phase.
For weddings, I am currently taking bookings for 2022 + 2023. It’s a good idea to inquire as soon as you have your date or if you have a flexible date and are ready to start planning. If you have a 2024 wedding date you can inquire now to be put on a wait list, but I wont be taking bookings until Jan 1, 2023.
For all other sessions, I recommend booking anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks in advance. But, I’ll be honest, my schedule books up kind of randomly so it doesn’t hurt to reach out ASAP once you know you want photos. i typically only book sessions on monday - thursday, but do take on a limited amount of sessions on weekends.
WHAT IS THE BOOKING + PAYMENT PROCESS LIKE? HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I INQUIRE?
When it comes to actually capturing you my approach is ALLL about the candids. Most of my prompts + poses are all designed to get you moving around and having fun and interacting in a way that feels natural and authentic. While you’re moving around, I’ll take about a million photos (not really but kinda). This helps ensure that I never miss a moment and get lots of diversity in the photos. For the most part I tend to be extremely easy going and my goal is that your session feels the same way.
When it comes to editing I want my images to feel like a warm n cozy hug from mother nature. Does that make any sense lol? Probably not, but it mostly means I’m most inspired by edits that are warm + golden with deep greens and rich earthy desert tones. I want my edits to radiate a sense of warmth, passion, love, and nostalgia for generations and generations. To feel timeless, yet vintage at the same time. When I edit your images I envision you looking at them when you are 80 years old so as much I love an artsy trend I want most of the images to just be real, unaltered accounts of the memories you made and the love you have
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE/APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITING ?
editing can be the most time consuming part of the whole process. while i wish i could give you your photos instantly that’s just not humanely possible. wedding turnaround is anywhere from 4-8 weeks, and regular sessions 2-4 weeks. Butttttt… (wink wink) you might get some of them a lot earlier because trust me, i know how much waiting sucks.
Once finished the photos are delivered via an online gallery where they are available for easy viewing, downloading, sharing, and print ordering. You will always be guaranteed a certain amount of photos, but I often send more– if this is the case you get to keep all of them at no additional charge!
WHEN/HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS? DO WE GET TO KEEP ALL OF THEM OR DO WE HAVE TO SELECT A CERTAIN AMOUNT?
Now, if i had a dollar for every client who said they are awkward and not good at taking photos together i'd be put out of business. okay, not reeeeallly but seriously almost everyone i work with says something along those lines but REST ASSURED!!!!! that’s what i’m here for. i never expect anyone to be comfortable in front of the camera, but what i will do is prep and pose you through every step of the way. I’ve got a plethora of different prompts + poses all designed to get you moving, smiling, and looking like your best + most natural self. As long as you aren’t afraid to trust the process, show up authentically, or be silly + goofy, we will have you going from “awkward” to professional model in a matter of minutes.
WE ARE AWKWARD HUMANS.. WILL YOU HELP US POSE OR DO WE HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT ON OUR OWN?
Abso-freaking- lutely!! That is EXACTLY what I am here for. Once we start the planning process for your shoot we will discuss all the things. I’ll send over questionnaires to get to know your story + vision for the session better and from there provide the best recommendations for locations, outfits, and props/activities to best capture you.
PREPPING FOR A SESSION IS INTIMIDATING.. DO YOU HELP GUIDE US ON IDEAL LOCATIONS, OUTFITS, & WHAT TO DO?
This is one big heck NO and if you are looking for a photographer who will– i’m not your gal. I have a 2 week rule when it comes to editing things out. If you have something that wouldn’t be on your body anymore in 2 weeks such as cuts, bruises, or that one zit who knew your photos were today then I will attempt to edit it out because let’s be real that’s no fun (with the disclaimer that some blemishes can’t always be removed based on shape/size/location). But when it comes to your skin’s overall complexion, the size/shape of your body, etc I will not make any changes. Society has done enough damage to our own opinions of ourselves and how we should look. I don’t want any part in feeding into the idea that we are anything less than perfect just the way we are. It’s my goal that through your session I can help you realize just how beautiful you are, just the way you are.
DO YOU DO PHOTO RETOUCHING SUCH AS SMOOTHING OUT SKIN, REMOVING ALL IMPERFECTIONS, OR BODY SHAPE DISTORTION?
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