Yes, contact me and I'll be happy to customize a package to fit your needs.
I'm based out of Tacoma, WA and I'm passport ready!
Yes! I love all kinds of celebrations.
Rehearsal dinner coverage is available at my hourly rate if you'd like to add it on to your package. Otherwise, I don't typically attend rehearsals. If you're worried about me knowing how the wedding day will go, don't sweat it. We will talk extensively prior to the wedding about the wedding timeline and the flow of the events so everything runs smoothly.
Yep! Feel free to add on a second photographer to your package.
I have photographed many venues in a wide range of lighting and weather conditions. To read more about this, click here.
If I haven't been to your venue before, I'll do extensive research prior to the day of and I always arrive early to scout out the best locations and lighting for that day. I actually love photographing new places as well — it gives me a thrill!
Of course! Family photos are one of the most important parts of your day. When we build your custom timeline, we'll figure out the best spot to fit family photos in during your big day.
Every wedding is different, so it depends on the length of your day and number of guests. Generally, I deliver 40 edited images for every hour photographed. If you have questions about image quantity, I'd love to hear about your plans and give you a more detailed estimate.
The images delivered to you are loosely edited, taking out only the images with people blinking, someone walking in front of the camera, etc. If there are a handful of you and your bridal party laughing, for example, I'll include them all.
I pride myself on getting images back to couples quickly! Aside from the sneak peaks I share on social media and a post on my blog, engagement sessions will be available within six weeks from the shoot and weddings within nine weeks.
No, you'll recieve high quality digital copies with a print release (which allows you to print your photos through any vendor) and no watermarks in sight.
I'll deliver your images through through an online download link you'll recieve via email. This ensures you have your images as soon as they are ready and you can easily share the link with your family.
All the images get color corrections and some light touch ups if needed. My goal is to make the image look as close as possible to the scene when it was captured. Additional retouching, such as removing blemishes, bags under eyes, or stray hairs is available at $20 per image or 8 images for $100.
Copyright of the images simply means I am the owner and creator of the images. All clients of mine receive a print release, which means you'll get to print your photos from any vendor and share them however you’d like!
If you lose your photos, there is a fee of $50 and you'll recieve another online download. I strongly suggest you make a backup copy of your images online once you received them. I guarantee to back up our photos for three years from the date taken.
Business and Payments
Your 50% retainer is non-refundable, but it is transferable to a new date through the following calendar year if booked within 6 months of cancelling.
Although I've never missed a wedding before, if I am deathly ill I'll do everything within my power to find you another equivalent photographer. This is written in my contract as well, so you're ensured photography coverage on your big day.
Yes, I am both licensed and insured. If your venue needs a certificate of insurance, please let me know in advance and I am happy to provide it.
I have officially been a licensed business since 2015, but practicing photography since 2010.
I accept payment by credit card.
Yes, please. If coverage is over 5 hours, my staff and I are required to have a meal break. I recommend that we be served at the same time as the bride and groom, so that when they are done eating, we are done as well and can start photographing the next event. If a meal is not provided for us, then we require an hour to leave the venue to get food.
I photograph with professional Canon 5D MarkIII cameras, L series lenses and Canon external flashes.
My imagery emphasizes connection, intimate moments and contagious laughter. I love capturing your adventurous spirit and creating genuine memories.
Great idea! Asking your guests to be truly present is beneficial to everyone, and it is so lovely to be able to photograph your loved ones faces instead of their phones!
I have seen this done two ways. The first option is to post a sign asking guests to silence and put away phones and cameras so they can enjoy this moment with you. You can also ask your officiant to make an announcement after everyone is seated.
I do request a shot list for family groupings that we will go over together, as well as any 'must have' shots that are out of the norm, but other than that, it's not necessary.
I've photographed in the darkest of dark chapels and barns, so no need to worry! If allowed, I'll set up additional lighting. However, some spaces do not allow flash photography. For this reason, I shoot with cameras that have exceptional low light performance and lenses with low apertures, allowing me to capture great images no matter the lighting situation.
Yes! Some people take longer to warm up than others, but by the end of a session, everyone will have had fun and end up with images they love! With years of experience as a portrait photographer I've worked with all sorts of people, so rest easy knowing you are in good hands.
Great! The next step is to contact me and let me know when your wedding or elopement date is. If I'm available for your date we'll set up a time to meet and discuss which package is right for you.
Once you select a package, I'll send you a contract proposal. Once you've signed the contract and payed the 50% retainer, you're officially booked! Unfortunately, I cannot hold dates without both the retainer paid and contract signed. I can't wait to work with you!