How do you photograph weddings?
I love weddings. I love love, and I love beauty and details. I want to tell the story of your day by capturing intimate and candid moments as well as showing all of the details of the day that you have spent so much time planning. I encourage couples to have a face-to-face interaction with me to make sure there is a level of comfortableness with me since I will be your third wheel on your wedding day. I also send out a questionnaire a few months before the wedding so we can get into the nitty-gritty of the details prior to the event so that we have good flow and even more excellent photos.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I live in New Orleans which is amazing for weddings and elopements due to the fantastic backdrops and locations the city provides. But I do love to travel and am always open to it, whether it be a few hours away by car or something further.
When will we get our photos?
Depending on the time of the year, you should receive your completed gallery within less than six weeks- if not sooner. A photographer's rule of thumb is that for every hour of photography, it generally takes 2-3 hours of editing. So a four hour wedding day, will take roughly 8-12 hours to edit. However, I do have a rush option for purchase if you need your photos within a week.
How will I receive my photos?
After your gallery is completed, you will receive a PIN number via email. This PIN number will allow you (or whomever you choose) to download the images as many times as you like.
How many photos will I receive?
Each wedding is its own individual-just like the people participating in it. On average, for each hour of photography, one should receive approximately 40-50 edited images. Sometimes it is more and sometimes it is a bit less. I do not go into the day with a set amount of number of photos I must take in mind. I go into the day (or night) wanting to best capture the event and its story. I do prioritize quality over quantity and want the photos of your day to be excellent quality as well the best visual reminders of the story of your day.
How does creating an album work?
I am so glad you asked. Nothing is better than having a tangible object to remember your wedding instead of a USB gathering dust. To start I will pick the images I think best represent your day and create a flow to the story. I will then send a mock-up of the album to you for your comments and any addition/subtractions you would like made. I will continue to make changes/personalizations until you are satisfied with the finished product.
Do you offer family photography?
Yes, I do! While not my main area, I love getting the chance to photograph families as well as doing infant and maternity sessions. I offer two pricing options for lifestyle sessions: the a la carte and the full.
With the á la carte option, one pays a $275 (non-refundable retainer) to set the date for the photography session. After the completion of the gallery, you have the option to buy as many or little images as would like as well as the option to purchase the entire digital gallery. You will be sent a link of the gallery, allowing you to select your photos in the privacy of your home so that you can contemplate what images work best for you without having another breathe on you/pressure you during your selection.
With the full option, the price is $895- which includes the cost of the session as well as the entire, edited digital gallery.
Specialized product options, such as fine art prints, albums, and large format prints are also available for purchase.
How do I secure the date of my session or event?
To secure the date of a wedding, a 50% non-refundable retainer of the total cost as well as a signed wedding contract is needed in order to save the date. The remainder of the balance is due one week before the event.
For family/life photography, the total amount of either the a la carte session retainer or the amount of the full package is due at booking in order to schedule a session date.
Can we get the RAW images of our wedding or photo session?
Sadly, no. That would be both a disservice to myself by giving you unfinished less-than work as well for you by trying to create another work with my image. Trust me, (at least I hope you do if you are hiring me), I am going to give you all the beautiful photos that I think capture your day but also help narrate the day with the most elegant well-shot images possible.
How would you describe you aesthetic?
Editorial, elegant, romantic, and humorous.
Do you have second photographers?
Yes, I do, and they are fantastic and dependable. A second photographer is a great addition to one's wedding since not only will you receive more photos of your day but you will also receive a different perspective in which your day was viewed.
A second photographer is part of package 2 & 3 in addition a requirement for weddings over 150 people or greater than 6 hours. A second photographer can also be added as an á la carte option.