Why should I pick you?
Most couples contact me because they are drawn to the emotionally charged, natural imagery that result from my storytelling approach to capturing a wedding day. However, ultimately they hire me because there’s a personal connection when we meet. I am completely comfortable with the fact that I am indeed not the photographer for everyone, and I fully believe that the best photography results from the best relationships: those built on comfort, trust, and mutual values. So if my work has resonated with you, then please head on over to the contact page and let’s start a conversation to see if we’ll be a great fit!
Are you willing to travel?
Absolutely! Any wedding within an hour of Charlottesville, Virginia does not have added travel fees. Any other destinations require travel expenses and, depending on the distance, one or two nights of lodging expenses.
Do you shoot with a second shooter?
Depending on the logistics of your wedding, I may have an assistant accompany me for a portion of the day. However, I don’t work with a second shooter, and I’m happy to tell you more about why when we meet!
Can I send you my Pinterest board?
I’d rather you not. Instead, I ask that you be you and let me be me – and magic will happen, I promise! If you’re drawn to my work, part of that probably has to do with the fact that the people look comfortable and relaxed. That’s because they felt free to be themselves instead of making an attempt to pose or look like someone else. Therefore, not only was the experience fun and beautiful, but the resulting images were unique to them – and I want the same for you, too!
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes, and I highly recommend that you plan for one! The engagement session is a wonderful way for us to get to know another and for you to begin feeling comfortable in front of the camera.
Do you deliver unedited images?
I never deliver anything but professionally edited images, and there’s a good reason: you’re hiring me not just to shoot with my camera, but to curate a beautiful gallery that fully tells the story of the time I spend with you. I also fancy my editing style, so every image you get from me will have been given my own special touch.
Speaking of editing, do I receive all images in color AND black and white?
You will definitely receive a variation of color and black and white images, but no, you will not receive both versions for every image in the gallery.
When should I expect to receive my images?
Typical turn around time is 3-4 weeks. I can be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the editing process, and even when “finished” with a gallery, I like to let it sit for a couple of days and re-visit with fresh eyes before delivery. As the old saying goes, “good things take time,” and I like to think that I’m giving you the best by choosing not to rush the process!
Should I invest in professional prints and albums?
Yes yes yes please! The tangible is a wonderful thing, and pictures of your life deserve to be displayed! Plus, in a world of constantly changing technology, prints and albums of professional grade will ensure that your great grandchildren will be able to see who you were – without having to hire someone to retrieve photos from a device.
Anything else I should know?
I only shoot 2 to 3 weddings a month, so as to give the best attention and care to those entrusting me with capturing one of the biggest moments in their life. With me, you will never feel like just another number or nameless face. However, because of that restriction, my calendar does tend to fill up quickly, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any interest in securing me as your photographer!