FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you only give a set number of photos following the photography session?
No! I do not believe in limiting life’s memories. I just do not feel right about having snapshots of you and your loved ones go to waste instead of letting you enjoy them forever! If we have a gorgeous session that yields tons of photos, they are coming your way! I do omit duplicates and photos with eyes closed when possible, but otherwise I want to share ALL the things!
Is there an upcharge for more photos than specified?
No! Again, I do not believe in limiting life’s memories. I will give the photos that I feel turned out at no extra charge than the package you specified!
What types of add-ons DO you charge for?
Please contact me for more details! But some of the optional add-ons that can be purchased are things like more time at an event, hair and make-up, or creation of albums.
What gear do you shoot with?
My husband and I shoot on a full frame Canon 5D mk III camera with L glass lenses for my photography.
Why does this matter? A full frame allows me to take better resolution photographs, shoot in much darker environments (like receptions), and produces shallower depth of field which makes those creamy soft backgrounds in portraits. And Canon’s L series lenses are some of the sharpest available, working natively with our camera bodies to capture the best focus for your photos.
We specifically use the Canon 5D mk III camera because of it’s dual card slots. This allows use to immediately backup your photos to two separate places as we shoot. This is an absolute requirement for us because memory cards fail on occasion, and it would be devastating to have that happen on your wedding day. And photos on a failed card are not recoverable. But with the dual card slots the chances of both cards failing are extremely small.
We also always carry backup cameras to every shoot. Just like any machine with moving parts, cameras tend to break down. We professionally service and maintain our equipment to prevent that from happening, but it is not completely unavoidable. In such an instance we can resort to our backups so we can make sure to never miss photographing your important moments.
I often collaborate with other photographers for weddings that may shoot on a different system such as Nikon or Pentax. Not to worry, I diligently edit all of my photos to make sure they are consistent and come together as a cohesive whole.
Ian utilizes Panasonic GH5 mirrorless cameras for capturing video. They record great quality video but are still lightweight and versatile enough for a constantly moving wedding day. Just like our photography cameras, they possess dual card slots for instant backup of your videos.
What if it rains?
I will keep a close watch on weather conditions for all of my sessions. If there is a significant possibility of rain for your session, then I will reach out to plan a rain date in the case that rain does prevent your photography session.
For weddings we adapt as best as we can, shooting either in an indoor space or in some sort of covered porch or overhang. But we can only do so much depending of the specific venues and setup of each individual wedding.
Where are some great locations to take our photographs?
While I certainly have my favorite spots at which to take photographs, I want to use a location that speaks to you! If my suggestions don’t fit your vision and you don’t have a spot in mind, that’s okay! I love location scouting! After you schedule your session, we’ll discuss your preferences and decide together on a great location that fits you!
What should I wear?!?!
This is a very personal decision that reflects what you want out of your photographs! Generally I tell people to dress comfortably and so you “feel like you.” I also recommend choosing a color palette of 2-3 colors and coordinating with others in the photos, but NOT matching. It is also very helpful to avoid wearing small or tight patterns as this causes visual distractions (moiré) in digital cameras.
If you’re feeling ill confident about this, no worries! After you schedule your session, we’ll discuss your preferences and I can give some suggestions for the type of outfits and colors that would work best for you!
What else can I do to maximize my photography session?
In order to get the most out of your photography session, you’ll want to feel like your best self. Photos are part of telling your story and the season you are in. Being intentional about what you wear, and your hair and make-up can take your photos to the next level.
I also highly recommend considering professional hair & make-up. We are all beautiful simply as we are, but professional hair & make-up is a great tool to maximize the value of the photographs taken in your session.
How do you describe your photography?
Bright, joyful, authentic, and emotional. I utilize casual and natural posing and try and evoke real emotions and reactions. I want my photography to look clean and timeless. I do not heavily edit/airbrush people, but will remove blemishes and other distractions that are not a permanent part of a person’s image.