2018 Wedding Guide
What is your shooting style?
Non-traditional, artistic, and intentional. I like to keep a documentary/photojournalistic style meaning that I am always looking for real moments and genuine reactions to capture. However, i'm always down for a good moody portrait or editorial-esque pose.
How to book:
To secure your date all you need is a signed contract and a paid non-refundable retainer of 50% of your package total. The remaining balance is due 21 days before your wedding day. Payments can be made by cash, check, or Zelle. Zelle is an app that has partnered with leading banks and credit unions across the U.S. to bring you a fast, safe, and easy way to send money. If your bank or credit union offers Zelle, you already have it in your mobile banking app or online banking- if they don't, the Zelle app will make it easy for you to send money!
Engagement sessions come complimentary with every booked wedding (excluding elopements). Why? Great question! Aside from getting awesome photos, engagement sessions serve as a way for us to work together/ get to know one another before your wedding day. Being in front of the camera can be a bit awkward at first, especially if I feel like a stranger to you, so these sessions are a great way to break the ice!
Engagement sessions cannot be swapped out for a second shooter, but they can be swapped out for a bridal session or an additional hour of wedding day coverage. Sessions are available Monday-Wednesday and begin 1.5 hours prior to sunset. If week days are not an option engagement sessions can be scheduled on a weekend for an additional $250.
Hours are continuous and can not be split up. The most popular coverage time is 7 or 8 hours, but extra coverage may be added for an additional cost.
I always recommend one. A second shooter is there to capture moments and details needed when my attention is on you. Having another perspective of the day helps to tell your full wedding story. If your wedding will be 100+ guests and/or you are not planning on doing a first look then a second photographer will likely be necessary.
What is a first look?
I'm real glad you asked. A first look is a private moment between you and your bride/groom (and me of course!) before the ceremony. That's right-- the first time you see each other on your wedding day doesn't have to be when one of you walks down the aisle. There are 500 good reasons to do a first look, but i'll give you two.
1. Time- the time you get with each other on your wedding day is practically doubled when you do a first look. You are marrying your absolute best friend, so why would you want to spend all that time before the wedding away from them? Plus if you do a first look you won't have to share them with all of your guests until after the ceremony. Once the ceremony happens the rest of your wedding goes by with lightening speed. Seriously. Blink and it's over.
2. Photos- first looks are a lifesaver when it comes to a photography timeline. Instead of spending 1.5 hours after your ceremony taking alllll of those formal wedding party and family photos, opt for a first look and get 90% of that done before the ceremony! And the best part-- more time for photos of just you and your love. The only photos left post-ceremony are those larger family groupings which means that you can get to partying with your guests sooner. I'll just be sure to steal you away for about 20 minutes of sunset photos. Golden hour is the best hour, trust me!
I have photographed a lot of weddings so the list I use is more of a mental checklist. The only lists I work from are ones made by the bride and groom for family photos.
As soon as I get home I back everything up in at least two locations. I also always carry backup gear to your wedding.
Digital mages are hosted in an online gallery where you will be able to download, print, and share your images. USB's are also available for purchase.
Engagement/bridal sessions are typically delivered within two weeks and weddings are delivered in 4-6 weeks.
Can we have all of the photos you take include the raw, unedited images?
No siree! I promise to deliver 500+ of only the best of the best images from your big day.
I love to travel! If your wedding is more than 45mi from 78731 then I make sure to take care of all of the travel arrangements so that you are only responsible for your package total. Travel fees are $1/mile plus an additional $150 if more than 1.5+ hours from Austin. There is a flat rate travel fee of $750 for stateside weddings and $1,500 for international weddings.