You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers. Keep scrolling down below for the most frequently asked questions I get. Take a minute to read through them and don’t hesitate to reach out with any more!
My muse is creating with laidback, non-traditional people. I love that every couple and every shoot is so different from the next, each couple has a unique story and that’s what I want to document. It’s that intimate, raw connection that only the two of you have flourished over the years you’ve been together - that’s the authentic love I want to capture. My focus is to truly get to know you and your story in order to document how funny, sarcastic, and goofy you are. I give direction when needed but I love taking the experience slow to soak in everything and let all the feels out. I won’t ever force you into an awkward pose or take cookie-cutter photos because it's what you're suppose to do. It’s your true personalities that I want to express in my work.
I believe love is love. You are all welcome and will always have a safe space here. All races, all religion, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all genders, all body types, all ages - you are welcome here. Without hesitation, pause, or question, I will lovingly document any milestones for any human who feels a connection to me or my work.
WEDDINGS: Weekday + Weekend Elopement Packages (4 hours) / Intimate Micro Wedding Package (6 hours) / Full Day Wedding Packages (8-10 hours) / Wedding Weekends Package (10 hours plus day before and day after photos) PHOTO SHOOTS: Engagement Sessions / Day Before Coverage / Day After Sessions / Maternity + Family Sessions / Anniversary Sessions / ADD ONS: Additional Hours / Second Shooters / Online Print Shop / Expedited Editing Services
I started when I was 18, shot my first wedding when I was 22. So about 10 years!
Austin, TX is where I live right now. I get a lot of work in the Pacific Northwest and frequently travel to Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.
Heck yes!! I pour hours into scouting locations (crawling the internet and then scouting in-person), creating day-of itineraries for your photo shoot and wedding day (factoring in weather, when to leave, when to shoot, back up plans, etc.), helping you brainstorm ways to add meaning to your day, and giving you tips and advice to help you get the best outcome out of your photos – all of this to make your dream of what you want your wedding day or photo shoot into a reality!
Unposed, honest photos, and meaningful moments being documented is super important to me! I make sure that the way I'm interacting with you two and your loved ones, in-the-moment shooting, and editing is reflective of who you are and how things actually feel. It's a lot of the small little things like this that go a long way. My approach is more of a documentary style where candids are super important to me rather than choreographing every moment where you're posed and stiff which can lack the genuine emotions when looking back on your photos. If you need a photographer to tell you exactly what to do when being photographed at every moment, you need every detail to be perfectly captured, and needs someone to retouch every photo - we may not be the best fit.
As a minimum, for sessions (i.e. engagement, anniversary, maternity, just for fun shoots, etc…), I deliver at least 50 photos. For weddings, I deliver at least 500 photos and at least 200 photos for elopements. I don’t put a set number on how many you will receive, but I never leave anything out. I don’t put a cap or a limit on what I will deliver. Every photo shoot and wedding is different and varies from the last and numbers are always changing. If you’d like to see some full galleries, fill out my contact form and I’m happy to email these over so you can get an idea of what I deliver.
Nope. I don’t because editing is half the process that goes into your images and without that huge step the images are only half done. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more happy to check back through my images and send it over to you. I won’t let you miss out on any memories!
The turn around time depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for couples sessions it takes 3 weeks and for weddings and elopements about 8 weeks. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image. If you'd like your photos sooner, I do offer expedited services.
I will send you an email that will include an online gallery of your photos and an online print store. You’re welcome to download all your photos, share with your friends and family, and purchase prints and albums from me. You have the freedom to download them in high-res meaning they are ready for print and for social media.
I don’t change your appearance for you to look skinnier, tanner, or wrinkle-free. I want to focus on making you feel beautiful, rather than look unrealistic. Yes, I clear up skin and remove distractions. Yes, I’ll photoshop you guys holding wizard wands with your patronus charm if you really want.
I can promise you and your babe that y'all aren't awkward. You've just had awkward photos taken. ;) I'm here to help and will offer light direction when we take photos to help you two connect and allow for natural moments to happen. I'm not about prompt posing or make you pose into some derpy position that's just not you. It's your connection, your personalities, and your story is what I want to document! My favorite type of people to photograph are those who never had their photos taken before or don't know how to "pose". Since they don't know their "good angles" or aren't conscious of what to do with their bodies. I find it so much more fun to document my couples by having the space to truly be intentional together and allow their body language to tell their story. Let's have fun and create together!
If you’ve already put a deposit down on a wedding date and then have to move/cancel it, the deposit is non-refundable and a new deposit will have to be made in order to hold your new wedding date. I don’t do this because I’m trying to suck money from you, but because I’m counting on that money during that time to pay bills and I only take on limited amounts of jobs per month, meaning that I depend on that money. If you need to reschedule a photo shoot, you can move that shoot once but after that there will be a new deposit for each time we reschedule. If you're nervous about booking due to Covid, let's hop on a phone call or FaceTime chat and I'd be happy to let you know what the rescheduling process looks like. Pinky promise I'm not going to leave you high and dry and will do whatever it takes to make everything work out!
We can reschedule if weather is really that awful, but some of my favorite sessions ever have been in light rain, fog, and overcast weather! And wind? I pray for wind before every shoot! Embracing the weather makes for incredible photos. The only times I’ve rescheduled photos due to weather is if my camera gear will be ruined by the weather. We will make the decision together whether we need to reschedule or not.
Heaven forbid this happens, but in the case of something out of my control happens that makes me unable to make it to your shoot, then I will do my best to find a replacement photographer that is of similar style and professionalism that I trust to come and take my place to shoot. I would edit the photos and deliver them to you. I’m not legally held to doing so, in the case of me or a replacement not make it to your shoot, you will be refunded.
Of course! Your online gallery has a shop where you can purchase prints, frames, cards, and albums directly from your gallery. That way you have all the creative freedom and time to make anything you’d like. You can also share the online gallery in case your family wants the photos to make prints as well! But please please please, do not print at your local Target or Walmart. The quality is not the same.
Of course! I’m happy to travel and go on an adventure with you and your babe! I'm open to traveling state-wide and international. If you'd like to see if I'll be in your area check out my Instagram under "Travel Dates" in my highlights stories. If you don't see your location, no worries! Tell me where you've been dying to travel to and let's make it work.
Some photographers do set travel fees, I don’t. I just have you pay for the bare minimum (flight, transportation, stay) and I cover the rest. I’m also open to staying with you, your family, or sharing an airbnb with you to help save you on money. And if it works out on both ends I’m also more than happy to get picked up and dropped off at the airport to save on paying for a rental car!
You can estimate costs by checking how much hotels/airbnbs typically cost in the area I will be staying or preferably near your venue, how much roundtrip flights are from AUS (Austin's airport), and rental cars are typically around $50 per day or less when booked in advance. I’m happy to work something out!
Plenty of my couples do! Most of them make a little weekend getaway trip out of getting photos done. Texas has tons of incredible places, national parks, countryside landscapes, mountains, and fun things to do in downtown Austin. If you want ideas of places to shoot, visit, or explore let me know! I also get a lot of work in Oregon, California, Washington, and Colorado. Check out my "Travel Dates" on Instagram to catch me while I'm already in there! No travel fees for locations I'll already be in.
NOPE. My prices are what they are because you're investing in 10 years of expertise and artistry to have your special moments in life documented in a way you'll look back on years from now and remember this amazing time in your life!
For weddings and elopements, I require a non-refundable 50% deposit to hold your date (plus travel fees, if required) when we first book then the remaining 50% due one month prior to your wedding. For a session, I require a non-refundable 50% deposit at time of booking to hold your date (plus travel fees, if required) then the remaining amount due two weeks before your shoot date. I accept card, check, cash, or Venmo.
Of course! Let's chat together and see what would be a better fit for you and your budget. I'm happy to offer different payment plans to ease the initial down deposit!
Right after your shoot or wedding, I backup your photos in 5 different places to ensure nothing happens to them as well as keeping your photos on my original memory cards until your photos are delivered to you.
Yes, I do photography family sessions. I’m open to creating together with your little one(s) to document your family in a laid back, candid space. Just think of me as your 90s mom going ham with the camera and getting all the shots - super chill and carefree vibes. I don’t photograph multiple families in one session or family reunions. If it’s you, your babe, and your little babe(s) feel free to head over to my contact form to inquire!