Some Things You Should Know
trust me, you should read this
I know how much you poor your heart and soul out in planning your wedding day. The flowers you choose, the detail of your menu will all be a distant memory. However, your wedding photos will always remain. Hiring a wedding photographer is a HUGE decision you are making and I don't take this responsibility as your wedding photographer lightly. I pour my everything into each one of my couples because I want everyone’s experience to be an amazing one.
If you’re looking for a photographer to show up on your wedding day and do your typical prom poses, I’m probably not your girl. If you’re shopping around looking for the cheapest deal, you’re definitely not going to value what I want to give you. But that’s ok, because it’s important for you to find a photographer to give you exactly what you want on your special day. I want you to be certain about it.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR MY IMAGES?
For your engagement photos - I usually get them edited within 4 weeks. For your wedding gallery - 8-10 weeks. I also send a preview gallery within a few days (and night of/next day social media previews) so you have plenty to enjoy while I'm finishing the rest up!
HOW MANY IMAGES ARE INCLUDED?
I don't have a set number for this because I don't limit the amount I edit and give back! I deliver everything that turned out awesome. For engagement shoots, typically 100-150 final edited images. For weddings, anywhere between 500-1000 depending on a ton of factors. I alway send full galleries you can check out when you fill out my booking form so you can get a feel for what to expect!
DO WE GET THE RAW FILES AND FULL OWNERSHIP OF THE PHOTOS?
You get full print/download rights for the high-resolution edited images for no extra fee! You can download the high-res images to print wherever you want and share as much as you want, or you can print and make albums straight through the site I use to deliver the gallery. You don't get the raw unedited files - trust me, you wouldn't want them! I often take 3000+ images on a wedding day, and I go through all the images and remove the ones that are duplicates / out of focus / someone is blinking etc. and deliver and edit the best of the best. That process is industry standard, let me know if you have questions/concerns about that!
DO YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS IN OKLAHOMA?
Oh My gosh YES! I love going back to Oklahoma and I try to set up shoots throughout the year. If you are having your wedding in Oklahoma and want me to shoot it then lets do it! I do NOT charge travel fees for weddings in Oklahoma. I love the opportunity to head back to the sooner state!
HOW MANY HOURS ARE INCLUDED ON THE WEDDING DAY?
I have different options for this as specified in my pricing guide, but 8 hours is most common. Everything is totally customizable to fit your wedding day needs!
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE INCLUDED ON THE WEDDING DAY?
My base package includes just me but second shooters are available as an add-on option!
WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT/PAYMENT PLAN LIKE?
Deposit to book me for your wedding day is a flat rate of $650 (unless we agree to another payment plan), the rest of the balance is "due" two weeks prior to your wedding day. However, a lot of my couples set up payment plans where I can bill you monthly/quarterly/ or however you want! I make custom payment plans for my couples based on their wedding planning process and preferences.
WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS IF WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD?
A signed contract + the $650 deposit will secure your day! I send everything all of that over online so you can take care of that quickly and easily in an online form and invoice.
CAN WE MEET FOR AN IN-PERSON MEETING BEFORE WE BOOK?
Choosing a wedding photographer is a HUGE decision - it's so important that we like each other and get along! I want you to get whatever you need to feel comfortable and confident that you're making the right decision. Before booking, I love having a phone call, Skype or FaceTime session so we can get to know each other and talk details. Or, if you prefer those in-person vibes and your local to San Diego we can totally grab a cup of coffee or beer. Whatever you prefer!
DO YOU TRAVEL?
I sure do! If you are getting married outside of Southern California and want me as your photographer just let me know! Additional travel fees apply to all weddings that require me to fly to the location or stay overnight.