Frequently Asked Questions
So what can you expect, if you choose me as your photographer?
I pose my couples as naturally as possible to keep your photos genuine, but I also have my couples crack jokes with each other, and do fun actions to get candid smiles and movements. I strongly believe that the posed smiles are necessary and beautiful. But the candid moving images of the two of you laughing together are the photos that you will cherish for years to come. I believe both styles are equally important.
Grandma and Mom always want a few smiling at the camera photos- but I’m confident that you’ll fall in love and most-likely print the candid joyful images. -Don’t worry, we will get plenty of both!
Will I be sending you some of my favorite photos the morning after the wedding reminiscing about how amazing it was, and wishing we could do it all again?!
Yes. 100% YES!!!
How long do you recommend we book for you to photograph the wedding party getting ready?
I would consider this full coverage. Full coverage is from beginning to end of wedding day.
If you want getting ready images- I suggest you book between 9-12 hours.
I ask to have at least 2-3 hours of time to photograph wedding party getting ready.
I’ll be there from mimosas first thing in the morning, to the last minute lip-gloss before we get in the car!
Our wedding isn’t in Utah! Do you travel?
I do! Most of my weddings are out-of-state. For weddings outside of UT, I have travel-included pricing that I can send to you so you don't have to worry about the pricing of flights/hotel.
Once the contract is signed,
I book my flights and hotel myself so you don’t have to worry about the little things like if I prefer a window or aisle seat on the plane ;)
Am I coming your way soon? Here is my travel list for 2019!
May: California, Nevada
June: Wyoming, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
July: Lisbon, (Portugal)
Will you cry at our wedding?
Most likely YES.
Do you like to do an in-person consultation before we meet?
I would LOVE to meet you in person, if possible. But I don't believe it is absolutely necessary. Most of my brides are from out of state- so many times meeting in person isn't always an option. So I have learned many ways, like this guide, of getting to know my couples to figure out if we are a good fit. We can e-mail, chat on the phone, or even skype if you choose to do so.
When should we have our engagements taken?
Engagement sessions typically take place 2-3 months prior to your wedding date. If you wish to send out save-the-dates, I suggest 5-6 months before your wedding. My turnaround time for engagements is 10-14 days, so it's best to schedule your engagements sooner rather than later.
How much coverage do I need?
Wedding day coverage varies between events- for simplistic coverage of only the ceremony and reception, we suggest six hours. For a more documentary coverage of your wedding day, such as getting ready to send off, plan on a full day of coverage which can range between nine-twelve hours.
Do we get all the images from the wedding?
I think me holding photos hostage from your wedding is TOTALLY NOT FAIR.
What do I want those photos for? YOU want those photos!.
I’ll get rid of the blinking, blurry, doubles and unflattering photos that you wouldn’t want to see anyway. But other than that, they are all yours.
LET ME HELP YOU!
I have created comprehensive guides that will answer so many questions you will have and walk you through step-by-step through the process of wedding photography... and so many other aspects of your big day, that you might not even think about. Having shot hundreds of weddings, I have seen just about everything and want to make sure you have all the information you need to have a completely stress free day and avoid some situations I've seen in my experience, and give you so many tips and tricks to make the planning of a wedding easier.
Once you have booked your wedding day, you will recieve the following guides to help make the wedding day stress-free!
What to wear to engagements guide
Wedding day timeline guide
Wedding day lighting guide
I've worked with a lot of people in the wedding industry.
I've worked with some vendors that LOVE their job, LOVE their couples, and go out of their way to make their couples feel at ease, and strive to help make the day as stress-free as possible for everyone involved.
I've also worked with vendors that are just in it for the money, and vendors that make my job harder-- or they aren't as helpful to the couple as I feel like they should have been. I've been to shoots where the videographer shows up an hour late, I've had weddings where the bouquet is falling apart, and I've had brides extremely upset with their makeup artists because the colors didn't match their skin tone. This makes me SO SAD. Not only is it so hard to work with these people, but I hate that my poor brides have the biggest regrets when hiring them.
When you book with me, I'll send you a list of all the vendors that I've worked with that I trust, I love their work, and I recommend to anyone! If I were to get married again, these are the people that I would trust to help me with my own wedding. Not only are they great vendors- but they are in a very similar price range as me.
Making things a little easier for you!
These vendors include:
videographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, venues, caterers, florists, DJ's, Live bands, and wedding planners.