Frequently Asked Questions.
How long have you been a professional photographer?I’ve been working my dream job full-time since 2018.
Are you willing to travel for our session and/or wedding?I’m more than willing to! I’ve traveled to New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Italy, France, Scotland, and all over the US for all kinds of shoots and weddings. I feel so inspired when being in an unfamiliar place surrounded by different cultures. I find it sparks my creativity the most.
How many images do you include with delivery?I overshoot just about every session & wedding I have the privilege of documenting. With that being said, I don’t like to provide a specific amount of photos because I believe this limits what I could potentially give. I usually always deliver more than enough to remember your special day by. Roughly around 100-150+ for sessions and 800-1,000+ for weddings.
How many elopements/weddings do you take per year?I take roughly around 25-30. I do this to give my couples the best experience without overworking myself and feeling burnt out. Quality over quantity and less is more are two big ones I stand by.
What’s your turnaround time?Sessions: 1 week | Weddings: 4-6 weeks
Do you provide RAW/unedited images to your clients?I do not. I truly believe this takes away the authenticity of my work and why you choose to hire me. Seeing a photo I’ve taken with an edit on it that isn’t mine I believe totally defeats the purpose of all the hard work I put into my job.
Do you do payment plans?I do! I require a 50% down payment to secure your desired date with me. The remaining balance is due a day before the wedding or session. Or if you would like to break it up in 3 segments, I would be happy to negotiate the best plan for you!
Can you photoshop us?I do believe in body positivity and self love, so I do not use photoshop unless you would like for me to remove a scar, skin blemish or tattoo that you would not like in the photo. If there’s a certain angle you like being posed in, please let me know and I will gladly follow that.
What if we have bad weather for our shoot?I come prepared for embracing whatever weather comes our way. If it gets to the point where you feel uncomfortable, we will reschedule for another day that best fits our schedules.
What happens if you can’t make it to our wedding?God forbid this happens, for it would be 100% out of my control. Death, illness, etc- I will have a back up photographer who is also available for your wedding day that will be there to take over for me.
Do you offer any discounts?I do not. There is a lot of work that goes into photography and editing that I truly believe is not worth belittling my services for. I understand photography and film can be expensive, but I value and take my work very seriously.
What if we need to cancel / reschedule our session or wedding?Let’s check our schedules to see when we’re both available next! All deposits are legally non-refundable, and a new deposit will be required to hold your new date with me.
What do we wear for our session?I have a “What to Wear Guide” that I will gladly send over! Or we can grab coffee & make a fun shopping spree out of it! I would be more than happy to help find the perfect fit for you. I’m all about making my clients feel their absolute best!
How do you cover travel expenses?For engagement sessions, travel fees are included in the package of any destination in CA. For out of state/country, I have you pay for me getting there (round-trip flight & transportation) and I take care of the rest! If it works out for both of us, I don’t mind getting picked up and dropped off from the airport by you, a family member or friend! I would be more than happy to do this if you don’t want to rent a car.
Do you help with the planning process?Absolutely! Let me know what you need help with and I will gladly assist. My goal is to make all my clients happy and stress-free. Even if it isn’t photography related – anything I can do to help, please let me know!
Do you share galleries of weddings you’ve previously shot so we can see your style?100%. PLEASE ask to see a few of my galleries before booking with me! I want to make sure we’re the perfect fit. I highly recommend browsing through 2-3 galleries before booking your wedding photographer. This is CRUCIAL.
How do you backup the photos?The second I get home after a wedding, I go straight to backing up the photos in 2 different external hard drives and don’t format my cards until AFTER I deliver all the photos. That way I have the images in 3 different places for safety.
Where do you find your inspiration?I find my inspiration through watching little glimpses of life happen. People. Nature. Raw emotion that surfaces on strangers, where I have no idea what’s going on in their life, but understanding the fact, we’re all human. I find it in the essence of time and connection.
Do you work with a second photographer?I do! I have a handful of local wedding photographers with a very similar shooting style that you’re welcome to add to your package. If you’re interested in having two photographers capture your big day, please ask for details!