Driving a bazillion miles for a cup of coffee probably wouldn't make a lot of sense, would it? Haha! A lot of my couples are from out of town, so we usually will just make use of video chat or a good ol' phone call!
The same thing goes for your Gallery Premiere afterwards: we can do the whole process virtually, from viewing your slideshow to flipping through your album mockup!
Okay, so, this is one of my (and my couples'!) absolute favorite parts of the entire experience. Rather than emailing you a link to your images and calling it a day, we meet up a few weeks after your session/wedding; it's typically two weeks after lifestyle sessions and 6-8 weeks after your wedding. (Some people choose to have it at their own home so they don't even have to get out of their yoga pants!)
We'll start the whole thing off with a really pretty slideshow of your images (fair warning: I might cry). Afterward, I will help you sort through your favorite images and design your album. I'll also help you select which images you'd like to display as wall art or desk prints for family gifts! While I'm there, you'll be able to see exactly what your keepsakes will look like once they arrive. Once I leave, you don't have to lift a finger until it's to open your keepsakes. No getting out and standing in line at a print kiosk only to get back flimsy prints with weird colors!
You trusted me to photograph some of the most special moments in your life, so I like to make sure the experience I give to you is just as special.
The booking process is super simple; all that's required is a signed agreement and a $1000 retainer to hold your date so no one else snags it.
Both of these can be signed and paid for online, but I also accept checks, Cash App, Venmo, Apple Pay, etc. if one of those works out better for you.
Your final balance is then just due one month before your wedding (for example, if your wedding date is October 1, you'd clear out your balance on September 1).
So, I have three pre-designed wedding collections! Shoot me an email and I'd be happy to go through my wedding magazine with you in more detail! The Cliff Notes version though is that the wedding collections do start at $2800 and include (at minimum): six hours of me capturing all the details of your wedding day, an engagement session, wedding and engagement albums, a handful of prints for around the house, and your digital gallery.
Yes, for sure! If you're like me and like to physically see and feel stuff to get the whole idea, I got you. There's a big difference between reading the word "album" on a screen versus being able to sit down with it and feel the cover and turn the pages.
I'll have all the samples ready for you at both your pre-session/wedding consultation and at your Gallery Premiere. You can also go ahead and check out The Albums page under the details tab at the top of my website!
Absolutely! While I can't photograph your wedding for a six pack of Rogue Dead Guy Ale (I wish!), I do have special pricing for elopements, destination weddings, shorter and more intimate weddings, and weekday weddings. In your inquiry, just let me know if you'd like to work together to see if we can come up with a custom collection that makes everyone happy!
Heck yes! If you've explored my website some, you already know I'm all about connection. Engagement sessions aren't just about celebrating the next chapter in your love story (although that's pretty awesome); they're also a really, really great opportunity for us to get to know each other's style and get y'all comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. Engagement sessions allow us to connect so that when The Big Day™ comes, the photography will be the least of your worries.
This is usually the first question people ask me, haha. I have an outfit guide I'll go over with you that is full of a bunch of tips and examples. But some quick advice, for now, is: coordinate – don't match – your outfits, play with different colors/textures/layers, make sure your nail polish isn't chipped, get your hair done... but most importantly BE COMFORTABLE, both physically and mentally, in what you're wearing. If your outfit is too tight or too baggy or you just don't feel like it's "you," it's going to throw off the whole experience.
Honestly, it can be anywhere! I have a bunch of pretty locations I love to shoot at. This is a good time to start thinking about the vibe you want to go with for your photos! My ultimate favorite spots to go usually involve a road trip and a hike, so if you're into that, I am so down!
But if it makes more sense to choose a more convenient location, I have plenty of ideas there too! Also: don't be afraid to go against the grain! Maybe you'd like to go to the spot where you had your first date or incorporate one of your favorite things to do together!
I have a sample timeline in my wedding magazine that should help you out with planning your wedding day in such a way that leaves you with gorgeous images. Planning and communication are huge factors in accomplishing this! So, if couples portraits at sunset are what's important to you, for example, it's a good idea not to have your ceremony end after the sun dips under the horizon!
Heck yes! Photographing weddings has given me the awesome opportunity to work (and fall in love) with a bunch of other vendors. If you're stuck on choosing another vendor for your wedding, let me know and I'll pass on a list of all my favorite people who I think you'll vibe with!
So, Gerber Daisies have always been one of my favorite flowers. When I was in college at UCA, I had a little side business called Two Little Daisies where I would sew a bunch of things and sell them on Etsy. I wanted to keep "daisies" in my new business name somehow but couldn't for the life of me figure out what to call it. One evening, I was watching Dead Poets Society and when Robin Williams said to "seize the day," an awesome motto in itself, I just automatically finished that phrase in my head with "...zees." And boom, there ya have t!
I was always the "art kid," ever since I was waddling around drawing on anything I could with my "crans." Then about... gosh, twelve? thirteen? years ago, I decided I wanted to pick up photography; my parents got me a Nikon D40 for Christmas and it was literally instant love. I'd make all of my friends (and grumbling brothers) model for me as I tried to soak in everything I could about it. I'm still madly in love with portrait photography (and still loyal to Nikon!) and I'm constantly learning and growing. I think that no matter where you are on your journey – with anything – that there will always be something for you to learn or improve on.
I think the simplest answer to this is I love working with people who are generally really down-to-earth, unafraid to trust, be vulnerable, be awkward, laugh until their face actually hurts, and who deep down truly value the art of photography as a medium to tell their stories. I will be honest and say that if you are just looking for someone to show up and push a button with everyone perfectly posed and gritting their teeth for the camera, you will not find that with me. I literally cannot bring myself to call my job a "job" when it feels like I'm just hanging out with some friends, allowing ourselves the freedom to create some magic!