You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers. Here are the most frequently asked questions I get. Take a minute to read through them, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any more!
How many weddings do you take per year?
Each year this changes, but this year I’m only accepting under 10. I do this so I can give my couples the best experience and photos possible and not spread myself thin. I focus on quality, not quantity. I’m not in this for the money, I’m in this for you. For reference, I used to do 70 weddings per year (crazy!!).
How long have you been a photographer?
11 years! I started shooting at 14 years old.
Where are you based out of? Do couples ever travel to you for shoots?
Salt Lake City, Utah! Plenty of my couples do so they can make a little trip out of getting photos done. Utah has tons of incredible places, national parks, landscapes, mountains, and deserts that I know like the back of my hand since I grew up here! If you want ideas for places in Utah to visit, shoot, or explore let me know!
How many images do you include?
Each one of my packages varies in how many images are delivered, but I promise I’ll always include plenty of images of everything I capture. I don’t like to give a cutoff number because I don’t believe in withholding any images from you to get you to pay more like some photographers do. These are your memories, I promise to capture them fully and give you more than enough images to remember this time in your lives
What is your turnaround time?
Since I take on such a limited amount of jobs per year, I have a faster turnaround time than most photographers! The turnaround depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for sessions it takes 3 weeks or less and weddings take 5 weeks or less. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs.
Do you give RAW unedited images?
No, as I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step the images are only halfway 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 than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!<
How do payment schedules work?
I require 30% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 70% is due 3 months in advance for weddings, 2 months in advance for shoots. You can split these payments (up to 3 payments) if you’d like to help make it more affordable. I’m happy to work with your schedule!
Can you photoshop us?
I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, acne etc unless you’d like me to keep it the photos). If you’re self conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you.
What do we wear for photos?
I’ve got a what to wear guide I’ll send over, don’t worry I’ve got you!
What if we need to cancel/reschedule our shoot or wedding?
If you’ve already put a deposit down on a date then have to move/cancel it, the deposit is legally non-refundable and a new deposit will have to be made in order to hold your new date.
What happens if you can’t make it to our wedding?
Heaven forbids this happens, as it would only happen if it were out of my control (act of god, illness, death, etc) but in this case I would do my best to help find a replacement photographer to take my place that I trust with a similar style, although I’m not legally held to do so. If I can’t make it to your wedding your money will be refunded.
What if there’s bad weather?
I always encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way, as it’s beautiful and unique in photos. If it is harsh enough that it would make for a shitty time at our shoot and I can reschedule (or ruin my gear), then we totally will!
Do you help in the planning process?
Absolutely! Let me know what you need help with, if you need recommendations, and if there’s anything I can do to make the process easier for you!
How does covering travel expenses work?
My travel fees are included in all of my packages so you don't have to worry about any extra, unexpected costs!
Do you photograph families?
I don’t anymore, unless it’s for couples who I’ve shot in the past. I'm happy to recommend other photog friends who I love very much that I know your family will love too!
Do you offer discounts?
No, my prices are firm.