Frequently Asked Questions
Do we get the digital files? Absolutely. This is something I have been doing since day one when I started out six years ago. I think it's important for my clients to have those files and have the ability to use, print and share them however they'd like.
How are they delivered? I used to deliver them via DVD. But with the advancement of technology better options are now available to us. No more having to worry about a DVD getting lost or scratched. Your online gallery of photos will all be stored in the cloud. Easily accessible on any computer, mobile device or tablet. One button click and you'll start downloading all images. You can even order prints direct from the gallery at very affordable prices from printing facilities only available to professional photographers. Lastly, you can send that link to all your friends and family so they too can enjoy the photos and download the ones they like of themselves.
Do you have a second shooter? I do include a second shooter in Collection 2 and Collection 3.
How much does it cost for you to travel to my wedding? I have been traveling around the US and throughout the world for the last 4 years to shoot weddings. Setting up the airplane travel, hotel, rental car etc can be time consuming, expensive and difficult. So I've come up with a way that makes things easy for clients to understand and doesn't cost them the time to set everything up.
I have divided the US into four areas. Each one has a cost. I use that money to cover my plane, hotel and rental car. If it is more than that I will cover the cost out of my own pocket. If you are unsure which area your wedding would fall into please email me.
Pacific Time Zone – $450
Mountain Time Zone – $550
Central Time Zone – $700
Eastern Time Zone – $800
International – Let's chat!
What kind of gear do you use? I use Canon professional gear. I have top of the line cameras and lenses. When I shoot all images are saved to two different memory cards at the same time as a precaution in case one card has errors. This feature is something only available in the most high end equipment.
Are you a "natural light" photographer? I love shooting natural light when I can and it's available. However I am trained and even teach others how to use, modify and create light from flashes in order to create beautiful images no matter what the conditions. That means if there is a dark overcast in the sky, rain, or even if things are running late and the ceremony ends after dark --- I've got you covered. I am able to create the images you'll love no matter what is thrown at us.
Reserve Our Date
How do I reserve you for our wedding day? I make this quite easy. The two things needed to reserve your date are the signed wedding agreement and a $1000 retainer. Both can be done online. Once we have talked, emailed or video chat and made sure I have the date available and would be a good fit I'll send you a link to sign the agreement and process the payment using any major credit/debit card. Once those two things are done - I will put it on my calendar and that date will be yours.
How many photos will I get? 800-1500 is what I have found is a good number to tell the entire story of a wedding day and around what you should expect.
Color or Black & White? I deliver all photos in BOTH. You will get all the photos in my unique and timeless color toning as well as in my artistic black and white.
Are they high resolution? Absolutely. The photos will be optimized so not only are the high resolution and will print amazing, but they are also stripped of all the unnecessary information that makes file sizes large and bloated. This way you can download the images quicker, attach them to emails, share on Facebook and upload to your favorite cloud server without it taking weeks. Over the years I have dialed in the perfect optimized file size that gives you all the benefits of printing and working with the images online as possible.
How long before I see them? 30 days. I try to get them to you quicker but give myself thirty days to make sure I can edit them up nicely. I will do my best to post a sneak peek as well.
Do I have to order prints through you? Nope. You can download and order your prints wherever you would like. If you like things that are convenient and easy you'll love the print order system built directly into the gallery though. Prices are extremely affordable and the prints are printed at an amazing production facility that works solely with professional photographers and delivers direct to your home in just a few days. So if you want to do it yourself you can, but if you like it easy I've made that possible for you as well.
Do we need to feed you? It's not required but sure appreciated. I am even ok if you want to order me a pizza. :) If it is agreed that I will have a second shooter at the wedding covering dinner service it is appreciated that they are fed as well.
Do you need a space at a table? Nope. Actually I'd prefer not to sit with the guests. Not because I don't want to meet them but because I am usually working at the same time as I am eating. I typically find a hidden corner somewhere (or behind the DJ) and as I am eating I will be downloading photos, cleaning gear, charging batteries etc. Also there will be times when I need to get up quickly to take photos of an event that is happening. So it is always much better for me to not have to excuse myself constantly from a table of your friends and family.
How do I reach you? Easiest way is using the contact form built into the site. You can also shoot me a text message at 602-635-6007. I only listen to voice mails a few times a week so email, text or even reaching out on Facebook are the best ways to reach me. After an initial chat or email exchange I love to set up a meeting to get to know one another either face to face or video chat. It's a wonderful way of learning about each other, chatting about the wedding and answering any questions you might have for me.