HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My style is very candid and relaxed. I don’t like to get in the way, especially in the ceremony, and unless I tell you to look at the camera then I aim to capture you just as you are during most moments. I get a lot of inspiration from fashion magazines and love to put it all together to tell an editorial style story of your wedding day. But! during our one-on-one couple time during the wedding or engagement/bridal sessions, I will guide you into natural looking and flattering “poses”, so have no fear about “what do I do now and where do I put my hands?”. It’s not rare for my couples to say how much FUN they had after our session, I know you will too! Just show up, and the rest is my job! If you have any “insecurities” (we all do, btw) , have no fear — photoshop is near.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO INVEST (the big question)?
Portraits begin at.. $500
Wedding collections begin at..$3800
DO I GET THE PRINT RELEASE/EDITED IMAGES?
Yes! This is 2017 and most of us have a Facebook. All sessions and wedding packages include at minimum the best images of your session/day on a digital gallery for downloading, sharing on social media, printing on your own, or professional printing via the gallery. Our top two packages include print, album, and frame options.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
Sessions can be paid via PayPal to reserve a date. Weddings require a 30% retainer to reserve date. Please note we are no longer booking weekend sessions. Portraits are weekdays only, with our primary focus on weddings for weekends. Contact us for a complimentary detailed wedding guide for more information and pricing!
DO YOU HAVE LOCATIONS IN MIND?
You betcha! You can browse my blog for inspiration, but if you have an idea/inspiration just let me know and we will give you some suggestions! If it’s an idea I haven’t shot before, we can brainstorm together and find the perfect spot!
DO YOU SHOOT NON-WEDDING RELATED PORTRAITS?
I accept a VERY limited number of non-wedding related, unique, portrait sessions throughout the year during slower seasons. Message me for a price guideline and availability. (Note: We do not do newborn or family photography.) SELECT FEW DATES LEFT FOR 2017. Message me and we hope to have your date still available! <3
ARE YOU A FULL TIME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes I am! Eat, sleep, breathe, photography. This is everything to me and I give it all I’ve got. Full time for us is 30-35 weddings for 2017 with a bunch of portrait sessions in between! 🙂
WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV as my main body, Canon 6D as my second body, and Canon 5D Mark II as my backup body, and a large variety of focal lengths to insure different angles and looks to your day. We also have different light sources, so no worries if you have a dark venue or night wedding/reception. We can shoot anywhere anytime!
All of my weddings include my second photographer, who is usually my husband, Brian! We love working together and I feel it gives an extra dimension to your wedding day giving you many different angles and opportunity to cover all angles, guests and events of your day.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO BOOK YOUR SERVICES?
I advise my clients to book their wedding photographer AS SOON as they confirm a wedding date. I will only have limited dates available so the sooner the better to avoid any disappointment. NOW BOOKING 2018!
DO YOU EDIT THE PHOTOS?
Every single one! I give every photo a film-inspired, clean, ready for print, edit. I will choose the best of the best from your photos and perform subtle editing so your photos all have the most beautiful feel to them and create a consistent story. Extensive/additional requested edits are complementary upon print order.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
I aim for approximately 50-100 photos every hour (sometimes more, I love surprising you!) and you will receive your photos in approximately 6-8 weeks from your wedding date. E-sessions/bridals are available 1-2 weeks after your session.
CAN WE SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK SOMEWHERE?
Your best bet is going to be to browse the portfolio + blog! We put a lot of time into blogging weddings and sessions we photograph to insure our future clients get an idea of what the final product looks like. If you’d like to see a full wedding gallery, just request it and we’d love to share with you!
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Yes, I definitely travel! Contact me for a travel quote for your engagement/wedding! Name the place, we’re there (if it’s super cool and we love it we might even discount or throw in a lil’ somethin’.
For portrait sessions I watch the weather and try to plan to reschedule within 24-48 hours. I watch it during the week and play it by ear until the day before. I will try to reschedule at the most earliest convenience. Sometimes it can be the following week up to a month before my next opening. If you have a hair and makeup appointment scheduled, please note that we may have to reschedule earlier in order to cancel or reschedule that appointment as well. Wedding day — we will just have to work with what we have! Umbrellas are super cute in photos and I have photographed many wedding days in the rain — and depending on how adventurous you are we can get some very creative and artistic shots IN the rain, too!
CAN WE MEET BEFORE BOOKING OUR WEDDING DATE?
If you’re anything like us, especially in this day + age, you’re a busy bee! While I LOVE working with my couples and getting to know them as friends (if you don’t want me to love you, I’m probably not the photographer for you haha), we do have limited availability (sometimes 2+ weeks out) for casual meetings, and cannot hold any dates without a contract and retainer. Engagement and bridal sessions are what we truly prefer so you can experience the one-on-one real experience and get comfortable in front of the camera, where it really matters. Our contracts, invoices, timelines, consults, and more are more than efficiently done through email, though. 🙂 I also have Skype for couples who live outside of Houston! We are no longer scheduling any consultation meetings for 2017 weddings.