How soon should we book you?
As soon as you've landed on your date and secured your venue, it's a good idea to inquire about availability. I book out up to a year and a half out and have booked as late as the night before (although I don't recommend waiting that long).
Should we do an engagement session?
I say an enthusiastic yes. Not only will it allow you to get some epic shots in locations that are harder to get to on your wedding day, but it gives you tons of practice in front of the camera. When your wedding day comes around, you'll be a seasoned pro and be way less nervous about having a camera around you.
What kind of gear do you use?
I use a mix of Sony mirrorless and Medium Format Film cameras. I love the beautiful skins tones and timeless color that film offers. You'll receive all your images as a digital gallery.
Can we post our photos to Facebook/Instagram? What about printing them?
Yes please! Written into your contract is personal usage rights. This means you can post away and print them wherever you like (there is also the option to order through our professional print shop once you received your gallery, but it's by no means required).
Do you have backup gear? Liability Insurance?
Yes and Yes. Additionally, I photograph your wedding with cameras that "write" your images onto two cards. So right from the get-go, your images are backed up. Then when I get home, I upload them to a hard drive. Your images will be in two places at one at all times.
How can we get you to document our wedding?
You can connect with me here or just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you all my pricing information. If I seem like a good fit, we can meet over zoom before you book just so you can make sure I'm a good fit. After all, I'll be spending most of your wedding day with you. Then I require a 25% non-refundable retainer to hold your date and a signed contract. Bookings are first-come-first-serve and I cannot reserve your date without a retainer/contract.
Do you do elopements?
What is your turn around time?
Typically about 4 weeks. However, if you're getting married during a busy season such as September or October, it's closer to 6-8 weeks. During the week after your wedding I send a handful of sneak peeks. I also send all your film to my film lab to develop. I then wait for the film scans to come back and edit your whole wedding. I'll keep you updated along the way.
How many images can we expect?
It varies, but about 100 images per hour of coverage. You will receive an online gallery where you can download the final high resolution images.
Can you keep our photos private?
Continually showing recent work allows me to market my work to new couples. Because of this, I do offer a non-disclosure option which comes with an exclusivity fee of $1000.