How would you describe your style?
How long have you been shooting weddings?
I would love to work with you- how do we officially book?
How far do you travel for weddings?
How many images will I receive?
What gear do you shoot with?
Do you offer payment plans?
Do you have insurance/backup gear?
How long does it take to receive my photos?
Do you have a second shooter?
During the majority of any wedding day, I'm always looking for the best light. I take a hands on approach to capturing authentic moments by using ideal light and incorporating prompts and natural poses so you don't have to worry about what to do with your hands/face.
The reception and ceremony usually give me opportunities to capture in a more photojournalistic fashion. Documentary photography has always influenced me, so I look for ways to create dynamic compositions that capture special moments in a unique way.
In a sense, I am a natural light photographer. My editing is bright, but not too bright. My images are true to color, and I typically shoot wide open for a soft background. I do not use heavy filters or presets on my images- I prefer a clean, natural look. I love happy, genuine, goofy and romantic images, so expect to recieve all of the above. Natural light is my friend, and I will shoot in it as long as possible to preserve the natural beauty and glow of nature. Later in the evening I switch to on/off camera flash.
I shot my first wedding for a friend in June of 2015.
At this point in my career I have tackled my own weddings, second shooting, and assisting. Working with different photographers has given me insight on all of the different methods and approaches that come with being a wedding photographer and working in the wedding industry.
I also majored in photography in college so I've got professional training that I apply to my business.
Ian and I both have photography backgrounds, so it made sense for us to start working together as a team. We've been shooting together for going on 5 years now.
I'm always flattered by inquiries. However it is so important to me that potential clients make the time to review my style and approach before moving forward to make sure we are a good match. I'm always happy to answer any questions before the booking process and am open to communication via email, text, or even a phone call if you'd prefer.
To officially book I require a 20% retainer fee and a signed contract. The contact and invoice are both electronic and can be submitted easily online. From there I recommend scheduling at least 2 phone calls before the wedding just to go over the details and timeline of the day. I'm also open to meeting in person as well!
We are currently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The majority of our bookings are based in central PA, and Philadelphia where we previously lived. We travel all over Pennsylvania for weddings and we truly love to travel. We don't let distance get in the way! We have family and friends all over PA we stay with on wedding weekends.
For weddings, it depends on how long your day goes and how many events are happening, but I average between 1000-1500. You’ll receive each image in color as well as some favorites in black and white. I am incredibly generous with the amount of photos I deliver. I value the candids and often the silly unseen moments that I find complete a full gallery.
Ian and I shoot on full frame canon bodies. I am continuously upgrading my gear/lenses. I also use Canon speedlites to achieve on/off camera flash photography.
When it comes to editing, I use professional grade software including Lightroom and Photoshop.
Yes! I am completely understanding of the financial dedication it takes to plan a wedding. I am accepting of payment plans at your own leisure as long as the balance is paid in full at least a week before the wedding day.
To book, I require a signed contract and payment of the 20% non-refundable retainer and any travel fees, with the remaining amount due one week prior to the wedding day.
Yes! I can provide proof of insurance to any venue. We also carry backup cameras and SD cards/batteries on wedding days.
I typically tell couples editing can take anywhere between 4-10 weeks depending on the time of year and how busy we are. May/June and September are typically the busiest. I always send my couples a preview a few days after the wedding and I upload to the live gallery as I edit- that way you have the option of viewing your gallery as I edit, or waiting until editing is completed to view them all at once.
Yes! My significant other, Ian is my second. We work closely as a couple to shoot weddings which has been so much fun over the years. I can say he plays a crucial role in capturing unique alternative angles.
I also offer personalized collections featuring just myself if you're looking for a more intimate and less expensive experience with just one photographer.