FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is a general list of answers to questions you may have. As always, don't hesitate to reach out to me with any other questions or for further explanations you may need.
WHAT'S AN INTIMATE WEDDING?
While an intimate wedding can have different definitions, I define one as a wedding that focuses on the couple and God, and there are between zero to fifteen close guests along with little stress involved. An intimate wedding is about the couple and the love they have for each other and for Christ. Does it have to be a crazy adventure in the mountains? Of course not. It can be wherever you want.
WHY ALL-DAY COVERAGE?
I believe an intimate wedding is a journey, and everything done on the day of the intimate wedding is worth capturing. Will there be alone time? Of course. I'll only capture what you want, but you have me the whole day. I'll be there to capture anything from getting ready to having a time of prayer. We'll make every moment count, and if you need help thinking of things to do, I'm more than happy to help!
INTIMATE WEDDING VS ELOPEMENT
While similar, an elopement is often thought of and defined as a sudden marriage where the couple runs off without telling anyone. An intimate wedding tends to be more planned out and can still be with a few friends and family. An intimate wedding and elopement can overlap in meanings, but I focus on intimate weddings that are planned out and not done out of secrecy.
WILL YOU HELP PLAN?
Of course! Part of hiring me is knowing that I will do all I can to help plan your day. From creating a timeline to finding the best spots. I'll ensure that I do everything I can to make your big day go as smoothly as possible. Being prepared is great, but we'll also make sure the schedule is flexible since things can happen out of nowhere. Most importantly, we'll plan the day so you can enjoy each moment. You shouldn't view your wedding day as a checklist of events to complete.
HOW DO I PAY?
Payments are made through an online invoice. Contact me if you prefer another method.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
While I don't necessarily believe the number of years under your belt determines how good you are as a photographer, I understand why you'd want to know. I've been taking photos for most of my life but started taking portraits in high school and focused on senior portraits for a few years but then started to photograph intimate weddings and weddings in 2020 (what a year to start). I can say one thing, I've learned a lot and I'll always give as much effort as I have. You deserve the best experience possible, and I will do all I can to provide that.
ARE YOU INSURED?
I am! If you need proof, let me know.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
I have two parts to this answer. My style for my subjects is natural. I want every couple to feel relaxed, happy, and like they're on a date and I'm just a third wheel. I'll come prepared with prompts for poses, but I'm not going to force you to stand awkwardly or do something that just isn't you. As for my photos themselves and how they look, I like to go for a natural and timeless approach as well while also having a warm touch. I go for more muted colors while also keeping contrast. I also LOVE black and white images, maybe a little too much, but they hold a timeless effect like no other, so you can expect a few of these.
DO YOU RETOUCH?
I do as minimal retouching as possible and do it at my own discretion.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
You will receive a custom flash drive and an online gallery. You will always be able to keep the flash drive, and the gallery will be accessible only for a set time. I HIGHLY recommend backing up your photos when I deliver them. I back them up as well, but the more backups there are, the better. I recommend copying them to another flash drive or external storage device along with uploading them to one or two online services. Google Drive and DropBox are just two options.
WILL I RECEIVE ANY RAW IMAGES?
No. Part of hiring me is hiring me for my style.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
No, but I'm always willing to work with you to set up a payment schedule that works best for you.
WILL I HAVE A GOOD TIME?
You betcha! I'm here to make you have as fun of a time as possible.
DO YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS?
I no longer will be booking traditional weddings. What does that mean? I will only be photographing intimate weddings, intimate destination weddings, and couples. I only shoot elopements with fifteen or fewer guests. If it's just you and your partner, that's perfect! I want to be able to focus my time with you and allow for it all to be a more intimate experience that you truly enjoy. And let's go anywhere, for real. I'll work right alongside you to ensure we'll be shooting at the right time and at the right location to ensure you get the best images possible.
DO YOU SHOOT FAMILY PORTRAITS?
DO YOU SHOOT PORTRAITS?
Here and there. Reach out to me, and let's chat.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Let's get in touch, and I'll answer any other questions you have, unless it's math-related, I can't help you there. (But a^2+b^2=c^2, booyah).