What is your photography style like / what can I expect?
I will absolutely direct you, but I will not pose. I want to capture natural and real moments and i've joked with people that the majority of the images I deliver are of people laughing. You can expect me to play your favorite music and say a bunch of dumb things to make you laugh.
How do payments work?
All sessions must have a signed contract as well as the deposit paid prior to the wedding day and/or engagement session (if booked with a wedding). There is an $750 deposit due within 7 days of signing the contract and the remainder will be split into two payments— the first due halfway and the remainder due within 30 days of the wedding date. Cash, personal check, PayPal and Venmo are all accepted.
Will you travel?
Heck. Yes. I’m super easy going and will not need anything fancy but if you want me to come photograph your elopement in Mexico, let’s talk. Pricing for destination weddings & elopements are on an individualized basis.
What should I wear for my engagement session?
It all depends on where we’re going and what the weather is like (which if they’re taken in OKC it could be 85 in January, but who knows). My go to is to tell people one causal outfit they can get dirty and run around in, one that is “dressier” and then one that you love but don’t feel like you can pull off in a normal “going out” setting. Also, wear colors that compliment each other, don’t match.
How soon after my session will I get my photos?
My goal for weddings is anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on the season (September-December is a photographers busiest times). Lifestyle & engagements are roughly 3-5 weeks. When mini sessions are offered I try and have those done in about 2 weeks since they are lower amounts of images than a full session.
What is your hope for my wedding day?
I want you both to feel like total rockstars and I want my images to make you feel that way. I want you to feel relaxed and natural. I want your story to be told from the smallest details to your grand exit. I want you to be captured in a real and natural way. I want to capture raw and genuine emotion.
Will you help me with my wedding day timeline?
Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes. Once the major times are set in place (ceremony time, first look or not, when you are allowed to arrive) I will GLADY and willingly help you make that timeline. Allowing the photographer or a (professional) wedding planner will help the day run much smoother.
First look. Thoughts?
I love them. Really and truly. It is such a special time that you get to see each other and let go of stress and have a few moments of silence and embrace with your person before the chaos starts. It’s a time without anyone else expecting you to make a certain reaction or cry or not cry and just be still. However, I understand the tradition of waiting to walk down the isle. There is nothing wrong with either.
A few more things.
Please, please, PLEASE, tag me in your images when posted online. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Word of mouth is a huge way that photographers get business and it breaks my heart when I spend hours working on images and they are floating around the internet without my name on them.