Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should we book you for our wedding?
On average, couples book me about a year to a year and a half prior to their wedding. If your wedding is less than a year away don't worry! I might still have your date available! You can contact me here for pricing and availability.
Where are you located and do you travel?
I am currently located near Annapolis, Maryland but I serve couples all over Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC with NO extra travel fee! I do love traveling so if you're getting married in another state, don't hesitate to contact me! I am also passport ready and have specific pricing for destination weddings.
How much do you charge for weddings and what is included?
Packages for 2017 start at $2,400 for 6 hours of coverage. All include an engagement session and second photographer with hi-res edited digital images via an online gallery. A 30% retainer and signed contract is required to book your date. If you would like to receive a full list of my wedding packages, please contact me here.
We already had an engagement session but see that it's included in your packages, what do we do?
Even if you've already had an engagement session, I encourage you to have one with me and here's why. I never want to meet you and your fiance for the first time on your wedding day. It's so important that we get to know each other beforehand. Mostly because I want you to be comfortable in front of my camera and with me. Also, I will know ahead of time what poses worked for you as a couple, that way on your wedding day, there isn't any thinking and wasted time. You're welcome to use the engagement session as a family session or other type of session, as long as it's before your wedding day.
Why is a second shooter included in all of your packages?
Second shooters are very important on your wedding day because I simply cannot be in two places at once. They are especially needed during getting ready photos, so I can stay with the bride and my second shooter can photograph the groom.
DO you have backup gear?
Yes, always! I have two full frame cameras and multiple lenses that are with me at all times. I carry backup flashes as well.
Should we have a first look?
First looks are up to the couple and if they want to stay traditional or not. If you choose to do one, they are a great way to get your nerves out before the ceremony. They provide one of the few chances for you to be alone with your fiance the entire night. They also can be a chance for more one on one portraits.
How long will it take for us to Receive our photos?
Photos take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to fully complete. I know that can seem like forever but I break the process down so you can see some images as close as a week after your wedding. I will share a sneak peek image the week after your wedding and then 3 weeks after, send around 150 photos before finishing your entire gallery.
How many pictures will we receive?
I average 75 edited images per hour. You can see how many images on average are included in all my packages when you request a wedding packages PDF here.
How will we receive our images?
I deliver my images via an online gallery where you can download, print and share your images.
Have you ever shot at my venue?
If you head over to my blog, you can see some of the venues I have worked at. Even if I have never shot at your venue, I will always either arrive extra early or take a trip to see your venue either with my second shooter or with you! I never show up to an unknown venue without seeing it for myself first.
My venue requires insurance, are you insured?
Yes I am fully insured. Please let me know if your venue requires insurance and I will contact them myself to get everything in order.
Will you work with my shot list?
Yes! I actually will send you a shot list form that is easy to fill out to make sure you get all of the photos you want.
Do you book more than one wedding a day?
Absolutely not! When you have sent me your retainer and contract to book your wedding date, I do not schedule any other weddings that day. I do this because you are always able to add on extra hours on your wedding day and I need to make sure I am available to come earlier than scheduled.
What type of lighting do you use?
I use as much natural light as I can but for low lit receptions I use an on camera flash or off camera flash.
How can I book you for my wedding?
If you would like to see if I have your date available and a full list of my wedding packages, please fill out the contact form and I will get back to you within 24 hours!