Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU SHOOT DIGITAL OR FILM?
I shoot digital but I also have a little bit of a film look to my photos.
WHAT CAMERA & LENSES DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 5D Mark III. I also have a variety of lenses that I bring with me to every wedding and most photo sessions. My all time favorite lens is my Sigma 50mm F/1.4 ART lens - it's magical! I also have a variety of flashes I can use, so indoor photos aren't a problem!
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES?
All of my wedding packages include at least 7 hours of wedding day coverage as well as edited digital files. Wedding packages begin at $3,200. Contact me for more details + availability for your special day!
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR SESSIONS/WEDDINGS?
I love to travel! It's especially fun to shoot in new places! If you have a place you would like to use for your session just send me a message and I am sure we could make it work! If you are unsure about a location to use, no worries, just send me a message and I have a variety of neat places to use! As for weddings, I am very familiar with traveling for destination weddings!
DO YOU SHOOT ALONE?
I am totally comfortable to shoot by myself on a wedding day though I normally bring an assistant to help with gear and running small errands the day of. A second shooter may be added onto any wedding package! I have second shooters who have worked with me before knowing my style, what shots to get, and how to be beneficial the day of the wedding.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK WITH YOU?
I tend to book weddings about 1 year - 1.5 years in advance, sooner you book the better chance there is of me being available. I do have a limit on how many weddings I shoot each year, be sure to send me a message to see if I'm available for your date. :) As for portrait sessions, I usually book 1-3months in advance. No problem if you need a last minute session - send me a message and I will see what I can do :)
Since you label yourself as a "natural light photographer" do you know how to still use flash? My venue is very dark...
Yes! I do label myself as a Natural Light Photographer meaning I don't bring studio lights with me during outdoor photo sessions and would rather just use the light that is given. HOWEVER, I am capable of using a flash if need be. No worries if your venue has no natural light, I will use a flash and it will still look great! Feel free to check out the Photo Blog on my site to visit some of the weddings I have photographed to see how I implement flash on the wedding day.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH TIME I NEED TO BOOK YOU FOR MY WEDDING?
I love meeting with brides & grooms before booking to make sure we are a good fit, have the same vision for wedding photography for your special day, and just to chat about some of your wedding details. During this meeting I also walk through a wedding day timeline with you on how I would photograph your wedding if I were to be hired. I also send this timeline to you so you can reference in as you are planning your big event! This timeline will give you a good idea on how many hours of photography are needed for your wedding.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY PHOTOS AFTER THEY ARE DONE BEING EDITED?
Once your photos are edited you will be able to access them via online gallery that will allow you to download the photos onto your computer or purchase prints directly from your gallery. Purchasing prints/products/albums are not required but the option is there just in case. Once you have downloaded your photos onto your computer you can print them from wherever you would like, though I would suggest staying away from printing at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. I would recommend using Mpix.com or printing through your online gallery which uses WHCC and then is mailed right to your home.
do you offer boudoir sessions?
Yes! I do offer boudoir sessions! Sessions can take place either in your home or in a rented studio in St. Paul. I do offer twice a year boudoir sessions at a discounted rate - follow my Facebook page for info on when those are announced!
WHAT DO YOUR WEDDING ALBUMS LOOK LIKE?
Albums can be customized however you would like: color of the leather, type of fabric, etc. You and I will work together to make sure your album is exactly how you would like it. It is a very easy and fun process! Albums can also be added to any portrait session or any wedding package.