Frequently

asked questions

 
  1. How would you describe your shooting style?

Timeless. Authentic. Emotional.

I strive to create the kind of art that you would hang on your walls of your new home. My style reflects the reality of the moment. I am also a strong proponent of making my subjects feel beautiful. My style is more than editing, it's an experience that will leave you feeling stunning and  breathless. 

In ordered to create beautiful "candid" photos that feel effortless and look flattering, I believe it is my job to do a bit of light positioning and tweaking. For example, as you are putting on your wedding dress, I'll pick a spot in the room that has the best light and tell you to look over your shoulder and lock eyes with your mom as she buttons the gown so that you two can have a moment. During the official "formal" section of the photos, I'll pick a location with lovely lighting and get you guys posed and give you prompts and adjustments so that you look natural, radiant and effortless. :) For the ceremony & reception, I take more of a photo journalistic approach and act as more of a "fly on the wall."

2. Where are you located?

I live in Snohomish which is just north of the Seattle area. 

3. Are you insured?

Heck ya! I’ve never needed to use my insurance, but better safe than sorry!

4. What gear do you use?

I primarily shoot with a Nikon D750. However, I also keep a second D750 on hand as a backup. for lenses, I LOVE my primes! I mainly use a 85mm 1.8 but also carry the 24mm 1.5, 105mm 2.8 & 50mm 1.4.

5. How many photographers will be at my wedding?

It depends on the wedding package you design. All wedding packages include one photographer. An 2nd photographer may be added to any collection.

6. How far in advance do we need to book your services?

I book up to 24 months in advance. I commission a limited number of weddings each year and many dates are full one year in advance. Once you have your venue booked, I would suggest booking your photographer ASAP. 

7. When will I receive my photos?

Engagement Session- within 2 weeks via an online gallery. 

Wedding Photos- within 30 days via an online gallery

2 months later you'll receive a USB with your wedding and engagement photos in a keepsake box.

8. How many photos will I receive?

You can expect to receive  approximately 60-80 "keeper" images per hour. 

9. Do you travel for destination weddings?

Yes! Yes! and YES! I love traveling and when I get the opportunity to travel and shoot a wedding at the same time, I'm in heaven. Most of the weddings that I am commissioned for are in Seattle, The San Juan Islands & Bellingham. There is no travel fee for weddings within 60 miles of Snohomish, Wa.

10. What if you get sick or pregnant and can’t make it to our wedding?

Sick-In the event that I’m sick, my lead Associate Kimber would step up as your primary photographer.

Pregnant- We’ve got two kiddos and our family is complete! I don’t plan on getting pregnant again. :)

11. Do you offer albums? 

I do! They can be purchased separately or as part of your wedding package. Check out the album page for more information. 

12. Is it true your camera can ‘see in the dark?’

Pretty much! But just incase it’s ‘too dark,’ I always bring my lighting setup so I’m ready for any lighting situation.

13. Do I need to have a second photographer?

Do you plan on having a bridal party? Will there be over 90 guests? If you answered yes to both of these, I highly recommend having a second photographer!

14. Should I do a first look?

Yes please! Here’s why I think you should-

You'll receive 40% more photos because we have more time for your portraits.

Your hair & makeup will look fresh & perfect.

Seeing each other for the 1st time is an emotionally charged moment that deserves to be celebrated & captured all on its own. 

As a bride, I appreciated getting to 'check in' with each other, hug & talk about how we were feeling on such a monumental day. 

Think of this as your time to celebrate as just a duo without the eyes of all your guests. If your soon to be hubby is a crier, he'll appreciate having the privacy.

You'll have MORE TIME with your guests! All your friends and family took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with YOU. We don't want you to miss out on a minute of it! 

It may be the only 'alone time' you get during the entire wedding day. 

15. How do we book?

-Design your own collection

-Sign the online wedding agreement

-Pay the 50% reservation fee

All final balances are due a minimum of 30 days before your wedding. Monthly payment plans are also available. It’s that easy!