SEATTLE OR PORTLAND?
I’m a Seattle native currently hanging my hat in Portland, OR. I just packed up with my boyfriend and giant dog in August of 2018! So consider me a local to both Seattle and Portland.
WHY WEDDINGS? TELL US YOUR APPROACH!
When I was in photography school, I originally was studying to be a product photographer but somewhere in my education I halted and switched gears. I wanted to use my camera to capture moments with our closest family and friends that we can’t relive again. And I love to incorporate my product photography background into weddings to tell the story of your day. Details bring you back to the moment and feelings you experienced. That’s my ultimate goal; to capture your faces and hopefully time travel to the small but largely significant moments of your wedding day.
DO WE NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER AT OUR WEDDING?
All of my collections include an assistant (my gear sorting extraordinaire, film loading and water-fetching friend…) but not all collections include a second photographer. Additionally, not all weddings require a second shooter. As I learn more about your wedding day, I’ll be able to professionally advise you on how necessary a second shooter is to photograph your day. In most cases, I’m more than confident to cover a wedding on my own but there are scenarios where I’d strongly recommend having a second photographer with us.
WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL FEES?
Weddings that require an overnight stay in the Puget Sound, Western Washington, or Portland region is an additional flat travel fee of $600. Let’s talk about because every wedding and destination is not equal. Custom travel packages will be built for out of state weddings that include airfare, accommodations, a rental car, and a per diem travel fee to cover being away from home, the office and my dog. Because, that’s definitely a thing. ; )
WE DON’T WANT AN ALBUM. JUST THE FILES PLEASE.
I can’t stress enough how important your wedding and portrait photography is. why diminish them to a thumb drive? albums are the ultimate final product that will give your images life. please let me change your mind. you won’t regret a finally crafted display of your cherished day that you can flip through with your family decades down the road when the thumb drive has inevitably failed or is no longer compatible with today’s ever changing computer hardware.
CAN WE HAVE THE UNEDITED IMAGES OR RAW FILES?
Umm, no way, Jose. This is non-negotiable. Even when my couples are experienced in all things Adobe, I insist that they keep that world in my lap and detach themselves from editing their images. Some photographers might offer a buy out for RAW files but that’s not the case with me.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN WE EXPECT FROM OUR WEDDING OR PORTRAIT SESSION?
For an engagement or portrait session, you can expect to see 50-75 images. I don’t generally like to constrain myself to specific numbers for weddings because no two weddings are equal. You can expect anywhere from 400-1200 images depending on how many hours of coverage are in your collection and if there’s a second photographer covering your day along side of me.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?
Hard question, guys. The cheesiest thing I’ll say right off the bat is that weddings are so freakin’ incredible to witness. It’s an honor. I get to watch you take the plunge together?!? I get to watch your families and friends celebrate with you?!? I get to be there for all the laughs, all the tears, all the ridiculous dancing and antics?!? I mean, that’s a pretty rad job.
CAN WE MEET IN PERSON BEFORE WE BOOK YOU?
I’d love it! And actually strongly recommend it! I’m sure you’ve already read it somewhere here, but I believe that the connection between photographer and couple is insanely valuable to creating beautiful, honest imagery. Let’s meet for a cocktail. You can tell me everything you have dreamt up for your wedding day and we’ll get that spark lit!
weddings are no joke, friends! we know there’s so many questions and elements that go into planning your celebration. my expertise doesn’t stop with photography. i’m here to BE A GUIDING LIGHT and be a wedding expert YOU CAN TRUST.