BEFORE YOU BOOK:
What are your prices?
You can find some info about my packages right here on my pricing page, but if you want more details, I encourage you to contact me for a full pricing guide or a custom quote.
Why do you charge travel fees for outside of Washington?
I wish I could travel the world for free to shoot your weddings and families, but unfortunately, I can’t do that, Because of my kind family and friends around the state, I’m able to travel throughout most of Washington and the Idaho panhandle and stay on couches and in guest bedrooms. However, outside the state, I’m not so lucky. So, I ask my couples to cover my hotel, gas, and/or flights. I don’t charge for food and I only charge what it costs me. If you are worried about the cost of my travel fees, please contact me! Sometimes we can work things out.
Do you have albums?
Yes! I now offer albums through a wonderful company that makes their albums by hand, here in the USA. Any couples who booked a wedding before I offered albums will have the option of adding the album on to their package. If that is something you’re interested in, please let me know when you book! I’m super excited to offer albums, because as nice as computers are, there is something so timeless about holding an album full of wedding pictures in your hands.
COMMON CLIENT QUESTIONS:
What do I wear for my engagement/family session?
I always recommend that first off, you wear something you’re comfortable and happy in. Because if you’re wearing something you don’t love, no matter how nice it is, you won’t be comfortable and that will show. I recommend that not everyone wear the same color, or that you wear opposite colors (red & green, black & white) because of the strong contrast. If you’re not sure, you can bring a couple things with you and we can pick them together!
Will you blog my wedding/portraits?
Yes! I do my best to blog every wedding or portrait session that I shoot. And here’s why: I hate that a lot of photographers only blog “pretty people” because they believe that the “pretty people” bring in clients. I don’t believe that’s fair. I believe that everyone is beautiful. And, by that logic, everyone deserves their spot on my blog. Unrelated to the pretty factor, it’s a way for me to showcase my favorite images from a shoot. There may be 5 or 50 images. It depends on my mood, my workload, and my creativity. I also might blog your wedding right away, or it might take me a few months. I try to do them in order, but I also like to spread them out and provide a little sunshine in the middle of winter.
Will you (can I) submit my wedding to other blogs or magazines? Sometimes. Most publications (online or print) have strict rules about accepting submissions, some won’t allow me to blog your shoot here before they do so. Some weddings require the photographer to do the submissions, others only take reader submissions. I’m very particular about where I advertise, and I keep those same standards for where I share my work. If you’re interested in submitting your wedding to a certain blog or publication, let me know before your shoot. That way we can work together to get your photos publish where you want them, and get the best results.