I know you have some questions, and I do have some answers. It's totally okay to ask me more, if you've got more! There are never too many questions!
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How long you have been a photographer?
I don't know if you will believe me, but I have been behind a camera since I was 16 years old when I was promoted the photo editor of my high school newspaper. So for almost 17 years! I studied photojournalism in college and freelanced for a few years, published a book during that time, and eventually started to run my own business full-time 4 years or so ago.
How many images do you deliver?
I don't offer a set amount of images because I don't believe in withholding your moments to get extra money. It really depends on the coverage and your wedding but I more than promise you you will get a lot, if not too much. Photography is so personal so each photo will have a different purpose and meaning to us, so there may be a photo you just LOVE that I may not realize means so much to you.
What is your turn around time?
Almost always less than three weeks. It depends on what is going on in my life, but I am a huge homebody and spend most of my me time editing because I enjoy it. If my son gets sick or we have a little time to escape for the weekend, it may take a little longer, but the wait won't feel that long.
Do you give RAW unedited images?
Nope. My photos are my brand, the editing is a part of the package. If you want to reedit the photos you receive from me, you didn't choose the right photographer. Make sure you LOVE my style before you hire inquire. It is so important!
Can you Photoshop us?
Unfortunately, Photoshop is just not my thing. I edit simply with Lightroom. Of course I'll take out blemishes, weird tan lines, etc. but I can't morph you into something you're not. I believe everyone is beautiful (cheesy, I know!) and I promise to flatter your best self. If there is anything you are worried about, please please let me know and then I will be aware of it in our shoot. I have my own weird stuff, too. No judgment here. Tell me what your best side is always! I care!
What is the payment situation?
I require fifty percent of your package once a contract is signed by both of you. The second half is due two weeks before your big day.
What happens if we need to cancel/reschedule?
Rescheduling small sessions is easy. Life happens, and I know it. I'm super flexible. As for wedding dates, if you need to reschedule the date, unfortunately the deposit has to be forfeited and a new deposit has to be made for your new date. If you cancel, the deposit is forfeited but I'm happy to use it for credit for portrait/family sessions but not another wedding.
What if something happens to me?
God forbid, if something does happen to me you will be completely covered in your contract. I offer substitutes of the some style, professionalism to shoot your wedding. If you choose to move forward with your new shooter, then all stays the same except I won't be at your wedding. If you don't choose a photographer I recommend, you are completely refunded.
Obviously, on your wedding we just roll with it. For shoots, unless it's completely insane (like it can totally get in Montana aka BLIZZARD IN NEGATIVE TWENTY DEGREES) I encourage you to embrace the weather because sometimes that can make for the best photos. If you are dead set against it, then we can work it out. Like I said, I'm flexible.
What do we wear?
I am working on creating a style guide, colors I think go well with my editing, light, etc. But I love for you to be your ALWAYS! I'm always happy to help, but I one hundred percent want you to be yourselves.
Do you help with planning?
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. I love helping plan the timeline, one, because then we can get the best lighting for photos, and two, because I love schedules and structure. I have been to a lot of weddings and planned my own so I know a thing or two about what works, what doesn't, etc so please ask me!
I only add travel costs if I need to stay overnight (Montana is big and I shoot all over the state and sometimes I just love being able to have a night to myself) or if I need to fly to you. I usually just give you a flat rate I think will cover my flight, rooms, car. It's a really fair rate and if I go over, no bug on you. I just figure you don't want to be bothered with all of my stuff, too. Of course, if you want to do all of it for me, it's no bother to me, definitely go for it!
Do you photograph families?
YESSSSSSSSS! I love photographing families, all people. I offer mini sessions twice a year and I usually have a big handful of people get in on that but yes, please ask! I love photographing people, any kind of shoot I will probably be down for, let's talk about it!
Do you offer discounts?
I don't, sorry.