Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I wear?

A: I recommend choosing colors that compliment you and show your personality. Combinations of textures and patterns can work well together. Often times for family photos I suggest picking a couple shades of colors to work with and adding an accent color. For more in depth information on what to wear, I recommend checking out this blog post which gives helpful tips and lots of visual examples.

 

Q: Do you have insurance?

A: Yes, I have business liability insurance which means I am fully covered, should someone trip on my equipment and injure themselves. Many wedding venues require their vendors to have liability insurance.

 

Q: What equipment do you use?

A: I am currently shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III and I also have a Canon 6D for backup/second camera. My favorite lenses are my portrait telephoto 70-200mm f/2.8 and my 24-105 mm f/4. I also have a 50 mm f/1.4 that I love for low light and shallow depth of field. I always carry a flash, though most of my photography uses natural light. I shoot all images in RAW camera format and clients receive full resolution JPEGS that have been carefully edited and adjusted for contrast and color correction. 

 

Q: When can I expect to receive my photos?

A: For 1 hour portrait sessions, turn around time is typically 1 month; however I am always happy to email you a few selects soon after the shoot should you have a time crunch. For weddings, I guarantee photo disk delivery within 3 months of the wedding date and this is stated in the contract. That said, turnaround time is typically about 2 months and usually depends on the season and how busy I am (busiest times being between Sept-Nov and May/June). Again, I am happy to email a few selects should a couple want to use them for thank you cards or newspaper announcements soon after the wedding.

 

Q: What is your photography style?

A: My style is a mix of posed and candid, in the moment type photos. I will definitely give you direction and advice with posing. I do my best to make you feel and look natural and comfortable. When working with children, I find that it's especially important to play and have fun while doing photo shoots. I do my best to blend into the background at weddings and events and rarely, if ever, use flash during a ceremony unless it's absolutely necessary. Most people tell me that I am very approachable and easy to work with and even make photo taking fun!