Frequently Asked Questions

How much are your wedding packages and portrait sessions?

Please email me so I can learn more about your special day and discuss the possibility of building a custom package that works for you.  My most basic wedding package starts at $1,900 However, my pricing is flexible if your wedding is on a weekday or if it’s an elopement style wedding.  All of packages include high-resolution, edited, downloadable, digital images.

How long have you been a wedding photographer?  How many weddings have you photographed?

This will be my seventh year photographing weddings.  As of January 2016, I have shot 100+ weddings, over a hundred engagement sessions and countless other sessions (boudoir, maternitybaptisms, birthday parties, trash the dress sessionsbaby and family portraits).  I know my cameras well and love being behind the shutter.

 

Why is wedding photography so expensive?

This is a question that I hear all time – followed by, “Wow, you must be rich at the rate you charge!”  This is far from the actual truth.  To be honest, I am  making no where near what I was making at my previous occupation (and I was working for a non-profit).  Instead of going into this in great detail –  I would love to recommend some informative articles other colleagues in my industry have written herehere and here. Let’s just say I’m doing wedding photography because I love it. Not for the money.  ☺

Who is your second shooter?

I currently work with several different second photographers.  They all have at least two years of experience in the wedding industry — and I am confidant in their work and ability to capture your wedding day memories well.

I’m interested in doing a boudoir session.  Can I see more samples of your work?

This is a great question and one I receive all the time!  Boudoir sessions are super fun and I love doing them!  I don’t advertise this service much though and have been primarily booking through referrals.  As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t post too many samples of my boudoir work at all.  This is mainly to protect my clients’ privacy and keep their photos off the interwebs. ☺  However, I’ve done over 50 sessions to date so I have extensive experience in this area.  I also have a small online gallery I can share with you if you’d really like to see more of my portfolio images.  Please email me for the link and password.

Do you photograph other events such as baptisms, quinceaneras, vow renewals or birthday parties?  

Our primary business focus is on weddings and engagement sessions but we’ll take other commissions occasionally when we have time in our schedules.  Please contact me to check our availability!

What kind of equipment do you shoot with?

I am a loyal Nikonian and have a plethora of full-frame Nikon SLRs, professional lenses, top-of-the-line flashes, and fancy editing software.  I am a Nikon wedding photographer, and I love my Nikon cameras and equipment.  ☺

When will I receive my engagement and wedding photos? 

I know how excited you must be to see your pictures!  I spend countless hours editing almost every photo that I capture during my photo shoots so it normally takes me up to four weeks to edit engagement photos and about six to eight weeks to finish processing wedding photos (especially during our peak wedding season between May-October).

What should I expect during an engagement session?

Each session is about an hour long and you’ll receive a minimum of 60 edited, high-resolution images.  Come ready to have fun!  Don’t be afraid to follow my direction when I give it, no matter how crazy it sounds.  Trust me – I know what I’m doing.  Ignore all the people that might be starring at you two.  They don’t know who you are and you’ll never see them again anyway.  Work really hard at making the other person laugh.  That’s really when I get the best images.

Do you do destination weddings?

Yes!  I am located in sunny Los Angeles California but am available for commissions worldwide.  View some of the destination weddings I’ve shot here.

 

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