For weddings: how much of a deposit do you require? When is it due?
My deposit is 25% down of the total cost and is required at the time of booking. You will be sent an invoice showing the breakdown of charges, and the final payment is due 30 days prior to your ceremony. I don't want to have to chase down anyone with a checkbook - I just wanna show up and have fun and help you celebrate your big day!
How do you photograph weddings?
I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I'll send you a questionnaire to help you with organizing your day, the best moments for the couple photos, the names of your loved ones, etc. It's also really exciting for me to receive photos of your dress, shoes, invites... anything that will be part of your special day! On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. I would describe my photography style as photojournalism meets portraiture. I will put together a pretty picture but I will also capture all the candid moments your day has to offer!
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm located in scenic Helena, MT and before you ask... yes I love to travel! If you want me to photograph your story, whether it be a wedding, or a family reunion, or an epic portrait session, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. But we will do our best to accommodate your budget needs!
When will we get our photos?
For weddings: you will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 6-8 weeks (which can be subject to change). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints! All photos included within any gallery are watermark free - all I ask is that you credit me personally or my company when posting to your social media sites.
For all other portraiture: you can expect your photos back in 4-6 weeks from your shoot date.
How many pictures will we receive?
I'm going to be honest, this is a bit of a difficult question to answer, as there are a lot of factors that go into determining how many images I choose to edit. But know that I am only choosing the best from the bunch, and I will never deliver subpar product to you. You deserve the absolute best I can give, and I settle for nothing less! For weddings, you can expect to get something from every event of the day, and the moments in between.
For portrait sessions, I typically include up to 30 professionally retouched images.
Can I request certain images be taken?
Ummm... Absolutely! This is a collaborative process. Whether we are shooting your wedding day, or the announcement of your engagement, or stylizing your new brand with a fresh head shot for your socials, I want you to be as included as you want to be. I will use my artistic expression to bring my own style, but if you have things you're dying to do - let me know!
What is your cancellation policy?
For weddings and portrait sessions:
If YOU cancel for any reason, nothing is refunded back to you.
If you MOVE your wedding date, and I have the date free, your deposit moves to your new date.
If the date is moved and I am NOT available, I will refund everything EXCEPT the 25% deposit you paid at time of booking.
If I have to cancel, I will refund you back everything in full.
Are you licensed and / or insured?
Yes I am! I am a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America. This means that I come with my own liability insurance - in case a camera quits working or I fall out of a tree and break my leg trying to get the perfect shot.
Why should you choose me as your photographer?
Let's face it - you have a lot of options. And a lot of GOOD options when it comes to giving you what you need. However, you should choose me because I am dedicated to making sure your session is FLAWLESS. I work with everyone close to you to make certain that your wedding day is nothing short of fabulous, because that's what you deserve. I will make sure that the vision you had for your portrait session comes out as expected, if not better than you could have imagined. I have over 10 years of experience in the industry, and I have 5 years of professional training that will help me to capture every moment of your session to the fullest. I'm loud, I'm proud, I'm happy to be with you - and I want everyone to know it. I believe happiness breeds more happiness, and truly, what more do you need?