You’ve got Questions +I have Answers
Here are the most frequently asked questions I get, take a minute to read through them & if you’ve still got questions shoot me an email & I’ll get you taken care of!
How do I book you?
Booking me is easy! After you’ve filled out a contact form (so I can get all the info I need + get to know you two a little bit) you both sign a contract and pay a 30% retainer. Then I’m officially yours!
When will we get our photos?
I will always send you a sneak peek before the full gallery is sent within 3 days of the wedding. I know the wait is the worst but I want to deliver you photos in their best form.
For weddings you’ll be able to drool over your photos within 6 weeks (max) & 4 weeks (minimum) I’ll always deliver sooner if I can.
Engagement sessions & other sessions will be delivered within 3 weeks.
How do you deliver our photos?
I deliver all sessions & weddings in a password protected online gallery where you can download all of your high-resolution images from any computer or smart phone at your convenience.
How many photos do you deliver?
Every wedding is different, and varies in how many images are delivered but I promise I’ll always include plenty of images of everything I capture. I don’t like to put a number on it because I don’t’ believe in withholding images from you. These are your memories and I promise to capture them fully and give you more than enough photos to remember this time in your lives. I’ll never leave any photos out that you’ll want or need and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images & send it over to you. (I make mistakes I am a human) I won’t let you miss out on photos. Your galley will have more than enough photos to tell the story of your day. On average I’d say wedding galleries range anywhere from 300 – 1000+ hand selected, professionally edited photographs.
What do we wear for photos?
I’ve got a what to wear guide I’ll send over! Don’t worry, I’ve gotchu!
What if there’s bad weather?
I always encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way, as it’s beautiful and unique in photos. If it is harsh enough
that it would make for a shitty time
Do we receive the raw, unedited photos?
No. no, no. I give all my clients only the finished products. RAW images are only half way done. As an artist you chose me because you trust me and love my final product work. The RAW images are not my final work. You will receive beautiful full resolution, edited/developed images from your day. If you wanna pay me $350 a photo I’ll happily give you some RAWS. ;)
Where are you based out of & do couples ever travel to you for shoots?
Sonoma County, California! Plenty, of my couples do so they can make a lil trip out of getting photos done. Sonoma County is full of incredible places, beaches, forests, landscapes, vineyards, charming little towns. BONUS! I know it like the back of my hand since I grew up here, if you’re looking for places nearby to visit, shoot, or explore I’m happy to help, let me know!
Help! We’re awkward in front of the camera…
Don’t worry about this AT ALL!! I will diret you and talk you through the whole time. I have tons of prompts up my sleeve so that you’ll look natural and just as hot in photos as you do in person J. I photograph people who are camera shy all the time. I’ll do just about anything to make you laugh and we’ll have some fun. I can also bring you a good ol’fashioned shot or two of your favorite tequila, (or whiskey, or vodka or rum, beer or _________) if you think that will help calm your nerves and loosen you up! You just say the word! I mean it!
Weddings are $$$$ they really add up, do you offer payment plans?
I sure do! 30% is still required to reserve your date but after that the remaining payment can be split up. I know wedding photography is a big investment and I’m 100% willing to make a payment plan that works for you!
What are your travel fees?
Travel fees vary depending on how far the wedding is from me (Sebastopol, CA). I can calculate California wedding travel and give an estimated travel cost to you prior to booking. Out of state and destination weddings have a flat travel fee added onto the package cost. I’ve found flat travel fees turn out to be the easiest and most hassle-free option for both you and me! I can book my own travel you don’t need another added thing on your to do list.
What’s the best way to keep in contact with you?
Both before & after you book, email is the best way to get ahold of me! I’m one of those people that reads text messages and answers them in my head and never texts back, I pretty much suck at texting back. But email on the other hand I’m much more speedy at. I try an answer all emails within 24 hours when I’m not traveling or at a wedding.
If you’re waiting on a response for longer than 48 hours, please reach out again, because it must’ve gotten lost.
What happens if you can’t make it to our wedding?
Heaven forbids this happens, as it would only happen if it were out of my control (act of god, illness, death, etc.) but in this case I would do my best to help find a replacement photographer to take my place that I trust with a similar style, although I’m not legally held to do so. If I can’t make it to your wedding your money will be refunded.
Can you Photoshop us?
I believe in promoting self love & body positivity, so I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, acne, etc… unless you’d like me to keep it in the photos). If you’re especially self conscious about something please let me know as Ill be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you.
What if we need to cancel/reschedule our shoot or wedding?