I totally know how important it is to find answers to questions you may have when searching for your photographer. That's why I've created this Q & A page to help get us on the same page!
Please don't hesitate to contact me via the CONTACT FORM or just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will respond within 24 hrs, as I may be out of town, in editing hibernation on a project or out on a shoot! I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Logistics questions for shoot options can be answered via email, but I want to go into some specifics here. I want you to know what your getting and for us to creatively and together fulfill that vision of yours! I cater to each individual shoot/project/client, so this is just the beginning. xo
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE LIKE?
I like to tell your story. This means that I will keep the energy flowing to grab the candid moments when you are YOU. If you prefer posing, I will definitely direct and guide you through it with comfort and without hesitation! I often find, however, that the best images come from the unexpected, so I love following you around and practicing my yoga/flexibility/dance moves to make sure the moment is grabbed forever. The stylistic approach I use is photojournalistic. Want to know more? Just ask! I'm going to capture it all, no matter how messy and real. My hand editing style varies based on each event, client and couple.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
My question to you is: what are you looking for? I do a bit of everything and you'll be happy to know that I negotiate with each individual client. Depending on your needs, I have a basic price for certain session types and we go from there! My goal is to always provide you with what you need and gift you with what you want. Check out the Investment Tab for ideas, or simply write to me and ask (email@example.com)! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. You show me your details and I'll show you mine.
WHAT KINDS OF SESSIONS DO YOU SHOOT?
I shoot all kinds of sessions! I shoot a wide range of weddings + engagements, families, food & bev, portraits + headshots, pets, commercial shoots, you name it! I spend most of my time with cookies, food + couples.
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?
Anytime + anywhere. You name it + I'm there. More info on this is located in pricing, though f you're scheduling an intimate elopement type of session, check out our BUCKET LIST page to see if your special event aligns with our "travel cost only destinations"!
HOW MANY PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN OUR SESSION, HOW DO YOU CHOOSE + HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
This depends on the session + what you need! However, I'm quite snappy with my sessions and take tons of photos (to capture those rockin' candids, duh). I narrow down the selection manually (weddings 600+) to take the careful task on which images best help tell your story and deliver these images digitally via our shared online gallery. We'll grant you with a link + download PIN, which you are able to share with family + friends. If you're looking for additional edits on your portrait session, we'll touch on all of this. Print packages are also available upon request and individual prints are available via the online "store" connected with your gallery! For Weddings + Engagements, we will also touch on editing styles during your consultation, as we understand and celebrate the fact that all of our couples are unique.
For Weddings + Engagements, you may decide rather to order a customized box of proofs or a customized USB with all of your high resolution photos.
HOW SOON WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS/VIDEOS?
Post-processing + delivery is usually the following:
1-3 weeks for regular sessions (+1 week for headshot retouches)
3-5 weeks for weddings
4-6 weeks for video reels
Less than a week for Food + Bev Sessions
*With your permission, I provide a preview on Facebook, Instagram + Blog as a sneak peek, but if you are in need of expediting the turn-around, I'm happy to do so for a small rush fee. This will depend on my work flow, however.
WE WANT TO LOOK AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE, SO IS POSING NECESSARY?
This all depends on your session and YOU. I've shot couples by following them around and hiding in crazy places to get the most un-posed and natural shot! But oftentimes, it takes just a little champagne or a "OOO HOLD THAT" and "OMG DO THAT JUST ONE MORE TIME" or a few directionals before we actually feel comfortable in front of a camera. Trust me, I know! As a photographer, most of my job is communicating with you to tell your story. This may include a little posing here and there, if it helps! A large percentage of my clients have never been in front of a camera before and it is my job to make sure you feel like a rockstar doing it.
DO YOU HAVE STUDIO SPACE? WHAT DO WE WEAR?
I prefer shooting "on location" or in a location you find inspiring/comforting, however, weather permitting! Because I travel a lot, I have a few spaces we can use, depending on the city. I am also happy to acquire a rented studio space and will need to factor that into the session fee. We have an in-home studio in Jersey City, NJ using natural light and limited space - mainly used for product and food shoots. Bring props if you want them. The point is to incorporate your true colors throughout the shoot! Wear what makes you feel the best. If you have further questions, just request one of my WHAT TO WEAR GUIDES!
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU + REACH YOU BEFORE OUR SESSION?
Here's the easy part! Any of these methods work for me:
or CONTACT FORM
The only thing I ask is that if I don't respond immediately, please know it's for a good reason and I will get back to you within 24 hours. I'm so looking forward to working with you - let's chat about the details, ask me about the specifics + get you in the books! To secure your wedding date, we just require a 20% deposit when ready. Contact me for details.