4 weeks for weddings and 2 weeks for engagement sessions. I've worked hard over the last 2 years to fine tune my work flow to get my client's galleries to them as quickly as possible. 6-8 weeks always seemed way too long to wait on photos.
Super simple and easy. After you pick a package that is perfect for what you need and want, you will pay a non-refundable date retainer and sign a contract, that I will also sign.
The non-refundable date retainer is $1000 with the remaining due 30 days prior to your wedding date. You will be able to pay it securely digitally. You can pay via credit card, debit card, or bank transfer. There are no fees to pay digitally.
Mailing checks make me nervous, because I don't like sending $1000 + through the mail. I worked at a post office and the amount of cash and checks I saw destroyed in the machines, will forever haunt me. Large sums of cash isn't ideal when it comes to my taxes and invoices.
I use a secure way of paying your invoice by either a debit/credit card or bank transfer (kind like a check)
I don't offer videography at this time, but have awesome recommendations of videography companies in my welcome guide!
Unless you add on an USB, all wedding and session galleries are delivered within an online private gallery. Your link will be emailed to you and you can share that link with family and friends to share quickly!
Unless you book a second photographer, it is me photographing your wedding! I photograph 28-32 out of my 35-40 weddings every year solo! If you would like to talk about whether you would benefit having two photographers verses one, inquire and let's talk!
Engagement sessions are 1 hour long, which is plenty! You have the option to add on an hour if you need too. Each 1 hour session comes with 40 hand edited high resolution images. You will access your images through a private personal link where you can download instantly.
This is one of the most asked question. I have photographed at a lot of venues in and out of Ohio. If i have not photographed at your venue before I do research and schedule a venue walk-through with your venue. It is important to get familiar with the venue. This allows me to scout locations for photos in order to find the best light.
After your wedding or session, I back up your images onto two external hard drives. I then take you memory cards with the original images on them, label them, and then store them in a locked fire proof security box. After delivering your gallery, your gallery will stay online and active for 1 year.
Yes. I have any where from 1-3 weddings every weekend. Due to weddings primarily being on the weekends and happening April -October, I am limited to the amount of days I can book and make a living. I do many double and triple wedding weekends. If you would like to see the full wedding galleries from a triple wedding weekend, let me know and I would be happy to show those to you!
You and 99% of what my couples tell me! I use lots of prompts and directions while we take photos together to help you feel comfortable getting your photo taken. My number one compliment from past clients is how I made them feel comfortable and relax!
Starting pricing all depends on the month, day, hourly coverage, and add-ons that impact your final package price. Weekends are more in demand than weekdays for weddings. June is more popular than a February in Ohio. 4 hours of coverage is cheaper than 8 hours.
I have worked in all different conditions including rain and snow storm. We will come up with a Plan B and C if the forecast is showing bad weather.
If paying the final balance all at once isn't something you would like to do, we can break up the final payment into a couple payments or monthly payments. You can also set it to auto pay as you would your phone bill.
Your final payment is due 30 days before your wedding date. You will pay the same way you paid your date retainer. Easy Peasy.
I get multiple inquires for every wedding date, sometimes up to 15 for popular dates. The first payment is a non-refundable and non-transferable. At a minimum, the retainer fee fairly compensates for committing, reserving, and turning down other potential projects/clients.
If you have to cancel your wedding date, all monies paid other than your non-refundable retainer will be paid back. I will also send a cancelation contract to terminate any future payments and responsibilities.
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If you need to change your wedding date AFTER you've signed a contract and paid your non-refundable retainer, you will need to pay a new retainer and sign a new contract for a new date.
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They can pay for your retainer and/or balances but can not sign. The contract is to be signed by both partners and myself. The contract is in place to serve and protect you.
I have this outlined in my contract to make sure you are taken care of. I have it in place that if I can't be there ( it would literally have to be a life/death situation ) then I would send a photographer in my place who I trust and is at my skill level or above that you also approve of!
It's taken almost 3 years to find my "style" . I have worked hard in finding a great balance in color. With that, I have perfected MY style. If someone asked me to change. my editing this or that way, I feel I wouldn't be able to give my 100%. I have expertise in my editing style only.
My editing style is natural with enhanced color. Over the last 3 years, I have tweaked and fine tuned my editing style to be neither "dark and moody" or "bright and airy". I am right in between. I don't have muddy looking editing or over exposed skin. I edit to feel warm, colorful, and bright.
Check out my portfolio here.
This is a no-no for me. I won't photoshop anyone "skinny" or "prettier". The only things I will fix in post is small blemishes. My rule is, if it won't be there in 2 weeks, I will buff it out.
(Examples: pimples, zits, small discolorations, makeup on clothing, lipstick on teeth.)
I have a hands off/candid approach with guided portraits. I won't over pose you but won't let you sit there awkwardly in front of my camera. I am there to guide you through personalized prompts and direction while allowing those prompts and directions to naturally unfold, giving you true candid images that look how you felt.