FAQs

 

Where are you based?

Texas! Long story short, I married my college sweetheart turned pilot and he whisked me away from my home state of Virginia to Oklahoma, then Arkansas, and then took me on a 3 year tour of Europe. We now call Texas home as of July 2019 and so far, it’s been such a good fit. I serve Texas and Virginia and am passport ready to make your destination wedding dreams come true!

How would you describe your style?

My work is best described as timeless, colorful, romantic, and natural. I photograph weddings with a fine art, editorial approach with a photojournalistic view. I enjoy capturing your day as it unfolds naturally, while gently guiding my couples in posing and finding the best use of space and light. I use a mix of film and digital as my chosen mediums.

Where will we shoot?

I am a natural light fanatic so I prefer to shoot outdoors on a beautiful sunny day. I’ll always ask if you have anywhere in mind that you’d like to shoot and if not, we will end up backwoods road, park with trees, open field, or urban area that inspires me to be creative! Wherever we shoot, I want to make sure it screams YOU! I’ll also shoot indoors if the light is right.

What should I wear?

With your investment, I am available for timeline and planning assistance and would love to help you find an outfit that suits you. A few general tips: Dress like yourself, no crazy colors, patterns, or graphics. Coordinate but please don’t match exactly. I typically love neutral, jewel, and earth tones. I also love couples who are trendy and include simple props such as bouquets and champagne. For wedding clients, you’ll receive a very detailed bridal guide to make sure you and your groom are entirely prepared for your portrait session!

When will we shoot?

Depending on your type of session, we’ll most likely schedule around 2 hours before sunset or 1 hour after sunrise. I’d say 80% of my sessions are in the evening, but man, I love a good sunrise session!

How many wedding photos should I expect to receive?

On average, you can expect around 100 images per hour. Keep in mind this is not a guarantee and this number depends on so many different factors that have to do with your day such as size of wedding party, details, hours of coverage, etc. I promise I won’t keep anything special and frame worthy out and your story will be thoughtfully and artistically told.

Will my wedding be featured on a national wedding blog or magazine?

Most publishers are interested in trendy, extraordinary, uniquely designed, and thoughtful weddings! If there is a publication you are absolutely dying to get featured in, please let me know and I would be more than happy to collaborate with you and offer my thoughts on how to increase our odds of landing a feature.

Will you help us build a timeline for our wedding?

Yes, of course. I want to be sure that you and your soon to be spouse are well educated on how influential the lighting and setting will be on your wedding day will be. I’d be happy to assist in building the perfect timeline with you. Not only will my bridal guide detail much of this, but I’m available any time for questions you may have.

What is your turnaround time for portrait sessions and weddings?

You can expect to receive your portrait collection within 4 weeks and wedding collection within 8 weeks.

I’m feeling hot. Do you do boudoir sessions?

Yes! I love doing them! Contact me and we can work out all the naughty details. Still on the fence or have questions? Ask away!

We’re pretty obsessed with our dogs, can we bring them to our session?

You didn’t even need to finish your sentence! You had me at dog! Always YES! I am a huge animal lover and adore incorporating them into your session! Don’t hesitate to bring them, they are family after all!

How will I receive my final collection?

For wedding clients, I mail my clients a perfectly packaged wooden USB full of their beautiful images. Portrait session clients will be delivered an online gallery.

Do I have to order prints through you?

It’s so important to pick the right printing lab for beautiful, tangible portraiture. I highly recommend ordering prints through my professional vendors using your online gallery, but it is not required. However, the difference in quality is noticeable when it comes to ordering through a professional lab, so I encourage clients to let me help with prints, albums, and canvases.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors or “friendors”?

I love working with other talented artists to create your most perfect day! Keep in mind, my current list is geared towards my Virginia brides at this time, but you can find it here.

 

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