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!
If your wedding or photo shoot is affected by Covid-19, I’m happy to help my couples reschedule their wedding or shoot at no additional cost. I completely understand that this pandemic is totally out of our control and I want to make this process as stress-free as possible so I would be happy to work something out if we need to postpone. I will send you an online calendar of dates I’m available on and you’re welcome to either put a soft hold or we can 100% go with that date.
If you reschedule on a date I’m not available on, I pinky promise not to abandon you! I will do everything I can to find a reliable replacement photographer to take my place to photograph your wedding or photo shoot. I’m super picky when it comes to hiring a replacement as I want them to have a similar photography style and approach as me. The replacement photographer will only substitute the day of the event. I’ll still be the one to help plan before the event, coordinate, and edit all your photos.
That's totally fine! I'm happy to be flexible if you decide to change locations as long as the travels fit within my schedule. Depending on the location, there might be additional fees to cover my Covid testings to enter the state or country.
If you expect more than the required guest count during your event, I ask that all my couples comply with all gathering regulations so that all parties are safe.
If your wedding or shoot is affected by Covid-19, there are no additional fees to reschedule your event.
If you decide to cancel (which I’ll be super bummed!) and you already put the deposit down on a date when we initially booked that deposit is non-refundable. 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 paid the full amount, whatever is refundable will be refunded.
I want to do my best to protect each of my couples I interact with and also make sure I protect myself and my family during the pandemic. If I am showing any symptoms or feeling unwell, I will let my couples know and either reschedule our event or find a replacement photographer. I'm happy to wear a mask and respect your space.
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 share within my photos. 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 make you fake laugh at me for the “gram”. It’s your true personalities that I want to express in my work.
I started when I was 18, shot my first wedding when I was 22. So almost 9 years!
Seattle, WA is where I live right now. I have family in Texas and will make frequent trips out there between Texas and the PNW.
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!
This might sound cheesy, but I really mean this when I say stay true to yourselves. Traditions are cool and all, but I’m a photographer that’s after something a little different. The stress of crazy crammed timelines, long list of things to check off, and hundreds of guests to manage isn’t worth it. Your wedding day or photo shoot isn’t a show to put on for others — it’s a day to celebrate your love for each other! It’s important that you plan your day how YOU + YOUR BABE want it to be, with the people who are most important to you, take the day slow to soak in every moment, and later be able to look back at how fun your day was.
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 300-500 photos and for elopements I deliver a minimum of 200 photos. 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 2-3 weeks and for weddings and elopements about 4-8 weeks. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image.
I will send you an email that will include an online gallery of your photos. You’re welcome to download all your photos, share with your friends and family, and purchase prints and albums from me. You have the option to download them in high-res to receive them in their best quality to print at any size. For weddings and elopements, you will receive an online gallery and a USB drive.
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 have a Welcome Guide that send to my couples after we book that goes over tips on what to wear. Just wear something that is comfortable and is your style. Be yourselves! If you are the type of people that would rather sit around in sweats all day like me and binge Netflix shows or your everyday outfit is an old band t-shirt and chucks, then it wouldn’t make a ton of sense for you to wear something fancy like a white button up, slacks, and dress shoes. Sticking to neutrals is best, but message me and I can help you choose outfits based on the location we will shoot at!
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. **However, if your wedding or photo shoot is affected by COVID-19 I'm offering to help my couples reschedule with no rescheduling fees.**
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 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 during this time and go on an adventure with you and your babe! I'm open to traveling state-wide and international as long as borders are open. Check out my travel page to see my upcoming schedule.
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, camping or sharing an airbnb with you to help save you on money as long as everyone is Covid-free. 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 SEA, 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. The PNW has tons of incredible places, national parks, landscapes, mountains, and the coast. If you want ideas of places to shoot, visit, or explore let me know!
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 couples session, I require a non-refundable 30% 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.
Yes, I do take on a limited number of families each year. I’m open to creating together with your little one(s) to document your family in a laid back, candid space. 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!