to save you a bit of time 'cause planning a wedding is like a second job
Q: Where do you call home? Do you travel?
A: I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and travel all over for photography - from California to Hawaii to Australia! My husband and I are avid adventurers and love documenting our personal travel stories here. We've met so many wonderful couples on the road and would be thrilled to adventure with you, so if you're looking to elope somewhere epic, don't hesitate to reach out! Check out our travel schedule for no additional travel fees.
Q: We're not comfortable in front of the camera. What if we look awkward?
A: I make it a point to photograph real life, real love stories, not models. Why? Because the very magic of photography lies in capturing those candid, genuine, beautiful moments that you never thought could be captured. Instead of posing and worrying about every angle, I'll give you prompts and direct so that you forget you're even being photographed. If you can come away from your session saying, "That was so much fun, I would totally do it again!" then I've done my job.
Q: I heard that shutter click. How many photos will I receive?
A: I'm a storyteller - so I care about the chapter that seems a bit out of place but really gives a lot of background for the character and the details that give life to the world you're stepping into. But I also am the editor, which means catching the spelling errors and trimming the chapter that doesn't make sense. When you read a story, you don't want to fixate on the first chapter which didn't peak your interest and put down the book to gather dust, but instead be fully engaged and completely satisfied in the investment you made in the characters. That is why I typically deliver 40+ photos for a session and 500+ photos for a full day wedding.
Q: I love your editing! But can I also get the raw/unedited photos?
A: Suppose you saw someone go to a restaurant and ask the chef for the raw ingredients used to make a dish - you probably would be genuinely surprised to see such an interaction. All jokes aside, while I understand wanting to see the unedited photos (I had the same thought before I became a professional photographer!), I'm here to provide you a professional service and only want to deliver the best, finished photos to you as my client.
Q: Eeek I can't wait to see the photos! When will I get them so I can share them with all my friends and family?
A: I know, I'm just as excited to see them! As soon as a session is over, I absolutely can't wait to download them and start editing - my husband knows this very well because he always sees me pulling out my laptop on the drive home. So you'll often see sneak peeks quickly after, typically before the night is over for proposals and by the next day for weddings. For all sessions, I guarantee delivery of your gallery within 2 weeks, so I don't typically send sneak peeks for other sessions since you'll get them all so soon anyway! Final wedding galleries are guaranteed to be delivered within 60 days.
Q: I like to plan for worst-case scenarios. Do you have insurance?
A: Absolutely. Your wedding is an important day after all! If your venue needs proof of liability insurance, just let me know and we'll get that all squared away. As far as backups, I always carry 2 cameras with me with dual memory slots for wedding days and backup your photos to multiple places as soon as I get home.
Q: Alright, I'm interested. What's the booking process like?
A: Go ahead and send your inquiry through my contact form, and we'll chat more about what you're looking for and whether we're a good fit! From there, then booking is as easy as saving the date with a 50% retainer fee and signed contract!