your questions answered
I photograph between 15-20 weddings per year. Once you've contacted me via the contact form, you can secure your date by signing a contract and providing a retainer of 1/3 your billed amount.
If you have a simple portrait package (engagement, family, seniors), your online gallery will be available two weeks after your session. Wedding portraits take 60-90 days for processing. My dear brides: I understand your excitement, your eagerness! I was jumping out of my skin for my own wedding images. During your wait time, I will post previews on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to follow me on social media.
Portrait sessions generally yield around 60-80 images. Weddings can vary from 400-600 images. Each is dependent on outfit changes, location/venue, and how detailed the session/event may be. I carefully and thoughtfully study each photograph I took at your wedding and make sure you're receiving the best images I can give you!
I take all forms of payment: cash, checks, and credit cards (through PayPal with a 3% fee).
While good equipment doesn't necessarily equate to artistic imagery, I am pleased to share that I use top of the line equipment in crafting your stories.
/ two Canon 5D Mark III with a back-up Canon 5D Mark II
/ Sigma ART 35mm 1.4, Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 100mm 2.8L IS, and Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS
/ one 580EX II Canon Speedlite, four Yongnuo YN560 flashes, and an AlienBee 800 with various light stands
Most sessions are scheduled on weeknights in the Spring/Summer since the majority of my weekends secured for weddings. As for travel, I've been all over the Great Lakes region and down to Florida. I'm up for even greater adventures!
YES! Lifestyle photographers thrive on natural light. For portrait sessions, either choose an indoor location with large windows or let's plan to go outside. Sun & shade are our best friends! As for weddings, I adore outdoor ceremonies. However, if you're set on a venue that's inside, be aware of your stage lighting. Spotlights & uneven ceremony light might not produce the imagery you've seen in my portfolio.
Please be sure to detail these things in your Wedding Questionnaire. First Looks and a decent amount of time set aside for portraits also allow me to capture you in your most relaxed state on the happiest day of your life!