Where do we start?
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What type of photographer are you?
I want to be considered timeless. My images are very clear—sharp, well-exposed images that are not over-manipulated. Very organic. — Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas eget quam. Duis mollis, est non commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio sem nec elit. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis.
How long have you been in the business?
I’ve focused on wedding photography since 2009. Since then, I’ve shot over 30 weddings and have a great group of brides that have become so much more than just clients.
Why are you a photographer?
The problem with answering this is because there’s the right answer … and then my answer. I don’t have a super cheesy answer for you like; freezing moments in time or capturing memories forever. For me the real magic happens after we’ve had our fun together and I’m back at home editing. I’ll come across an image that is just so perfect and so in-the-moment that I know when they look back on it years from now, they won’t just remember the moment, but will remember how they felt. It’s the off-moments where the flirty couple is so into each other they forget I’m there. She scrunches her nose laughing. He squeezes her in a place that makes her giggle. Their kiss lasts just a little bit too long and it becomes a moment just for them. And when I hit those images while I’m editing, BAM! that’s when it gets me. That’s why I do this.
How long is the online gallery available?
Without a doubt? A year. But more than likely it’ll still be up past that until I get to my spring cleaning (which usually happens in winter :) When it comes time for me to remove an online gallery, I’ll make sure I contact you and see if you have any hesitation.
What do you do to protect our photos?
Lots of things, and lots more. I’m a bit paranoid about having anything happen to your photos. Especially so, because the negatives from my wedding were burned in a fire. So I am very aware of what that loss means. When I get home from your wedding, I get all your photographs immediately uploading onto a cloud-based backup. After that, I get them backed up onto a second hard drive at home. And then following that, they get synced with yet another cloud based service. 1-2-3-4, I don’t plan for anything to happen to them.
What is the 'first look' you are always speaking of?
Is it awkward that I’m wearing a ‘First Look or Die’ t-shirt right now? Okay, great :) But really, it is pretty fantastic. Why you may ask? It does two things: First, it means that immediately following the first look the amazing couple get to take some amazing photographs without the fear that the entire reception full of guests aren’t waiting on you. But secondly, and so so sooo much more importantly, it gives you two, the couple that is about to experience the longest and craziest day you’ve ever known together, a few moments of quiet and tenderness together. You get to laugh and cry and kiss. You get to just see each other without thinking about anything but yourselves. And for that reason alone, it’s amazing.
What do we do if it's raining and we really want outdoor photos?
There are lots of options here. First, we’ll get creative and make sure we get photos of the day any way we can, I have lots of tricks up my sleeve. But second, if it’s raining like there’s no tomorrow, don’t fret. Without a doubt I’ll make sure we meet up after the wedding for a “Day After” (even if it’s a week or month after) and take advantage of all the places and images you wanted to remember. Curious what these look like? Just ask, I have some amazing ones to share.
How soon will I see my photos?
I plan to deliver all your photos within a month after your big day, but along the way I make sure to tease you with some of my favorites. In fact, I generally have a hard time not posting a few photos that night just because I’m too excited to wait.