How much are your services?
Please see my pricing page.
IF I REMOVE THE COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS OF A COLLECTION, WILL THE PRICE CHANGE?
The complimentary items listed in a collection are truly complimentary and will not affect the price of the collection if you choose not to accept an item.
The complimentary sessions that come with Collections must be used within a year of the wedding/event.
IS THERE ANY WAY TO CUSTOMIZE A COLLECTION?
Manipulating the hours of coverage in a collection can alter the price of that collection, but this may or may not be possible for peak-season, weekend weddings.
HOW MANY IMAGES COME IN A Wedding Collection?
While I don’t aim to meet a quota, I average between 500-600 images for standard eight hour collections. Weddings differ with respect to activity on any particular day, so I don’t guarantee specific amounts. I present a body of work that I think tells the story of day, and that is flattering to my clients and their guest, as well as my work.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
A signed contract and booking deposit of 30%-40% (depending on if out of state travel is involved) of the total price of the collection will officially reserve your date. The booking deposit amount will be deducted from your total payment amount.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS NOT LISTED IN YOUR PRICES THAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
If you are a Virginia resident, a 5.3% sales tax may be applicable to your total collection price. This is generally the case if a tangible item (i.e. prints, photo books, etc. ) is included in your Collection purchase. Additionally, some sites where you desire to have Quality Time Sessions may require permit fees that you will have to pay. Travel cost may also be applicable, but you will know about that before any contracts are signed.
As stated above, some sites require photography permits to shoot there. It is the responsibility (whether domestically, or internationally) of the client to obtain any applicable permits.
Travel cost may be applicable, but that will be discussed upon receiving the details of your plans. Any travel fees will be added to the total balance of your collection and will be due upon the final payment due date. In the event that airfare, car rentals, and lodging are necessary, an agreed upon budget is acceptable, or the receipts will be forwarded to the client and the cost will be added to the final payment balance. Regarding lodging, I am happy to be added to any discounted blocks you may have with hotels, cabins, Airbnbs, etc. If we’re cool like that, I’m also happy to stay at your guest home/room :).
For out of region weddings, I will pay for the travel cost related to Quality Time sessions, but the travel cost for the actual wedding will be paid for by the client.
ARE YOU THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ME?
Maybe!! You should know that I am a non-invasive photographer. With the exception of a few tips (beforehand), I'm there to photographically report on the story of your day, and the story of your love. I don't want you to worry about the camera, let me do that. You enjoy and live in the moment with your beloved, your friends, and family. You may say, "I really love your style and approach, but my family is more traditional and will want to take a lot of posed pictures." My only rebuttal to this is that typically there will be a ton of iPhone/Samsung, budding, and aunt/uncle photographers at your wedding. They are welcome to take all of the posed and orchestrated photos as their heart instructs them. As for me, I will be off looking for authentic moments and story that will hopefully bring you back to your wedding day when you look on your images years from now. This is what you'd be paying me for. Some clients ask for just a few non-elaborate formals, and that's no problem. I also recommend stealing away for a few moments to enjoy some intimacy. If you really need those posed photos, and a photographer to be more instructional, I may not be the photographer for you, but I know a few people who do a fantastic job if you need a point in the right direction!
Do you have any memberships or affiliations?
Yes. I am a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Here is what they have to say:
"The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. What sets our members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography.
The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography - quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you."
I am also a member of the Artistic Guild of the WPJA, which is a separate entity from the WPJA.
"The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a group of international wedding photojournalists, who capture unscripted wedding moments as they happen, and excel in the art of post-production image processing."
Will you hold the date if I promise to book you in a few days?
I work on a first come, first served basis. I am booked when the contract is signed, and the booking deposit has been cleared.
Hands on, Hands off?
I’m more hands off for sure! My galleries are a great example of my hands off work, but you should really look at my stories as I provide more images from weddings and sessions and not just one-offs. This will give you a more in-depth view of how I may cover a whole day, and capture organic moments. Though I am hands off, I am building a section on tips that you can view here. It will be built more over time.
I like a lot of posed images, and I really like your work. Will you take a lot of posed images for the final collection?
If you like my work, all of the images on my site are non-posed images. Candid imagery should be your preference if you're thinking about selecting me to document your story.
Do you photograph family portraits/bridal party images on the day of the wedding?
As a matter of record (and not elaborately) for your memories, I will at the clients request. I'm comfortable with a small handful of group shots with the party, followed by natural, intimate moments with your spouse. I am confident that great moments will be captured of your family, party, etc., even without formals.
Do You Have Liability Insurance?
Yes. If your venue needs proof of insurance, I will be happy to provide them with my certificate.