How long have you been a photographer?
Shooting for 10 years, but as a professional about 6 years
DO YOU SHOOT SOLO?
I typically do shoot on my own but my wife and associate photographers will accompany when needed or requested.
WHAT’S YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
For weddings it’s 2-4 weeks. For portraits it’s 1-3 weeks. Depends largely on my workload and time of year.
DO you have insurance?
What does the booking process look like? What about Deposit?
I require a digital signature on the contract and a %30 deposit to secure things. The remaining balance is due 1 month before the shoot date.
DO you photograph families?
Not typically. If you’ve seen me doing family sessions it’s for close friends and loyal customers that I can’t say no to after all these years!
HOW DO TRAVEL EXPENSES WORK
It varies from shoot to shoot and location to location. Just know I charge bare minimum to cover my expenses and time. I’m not looking to nickel and dime you over something I’me super excited about!
Are you firm on prices?
Yep. However if you’re open to the unconventional (destination elopement, intimate weekday wedding) then I am happy to come up with custom packages that fit the job!
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I try not to shoot much more than 25. I don’t want to spread myself too thin or get burnt out. It’s important to me that I remain passionate about what I do and I also want to be fair to my couples and ensure I’m giving them 100%.
WHAT ABOUT CRAPPY WEATHER?
I always encourage embracing the elements. It’s real to life and adds for a unique experience. Some of my favorite shoots have been in the rain! If the weather is going to make the experience miserable, or put my gear at risk, then I am happy to reschedule!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE WEDDING?
God forbid this ever became an issue. The only thing that would keep me from your wedding would be an act of God, death, illness, etc. and I would do my best to find a suitable replacement, even though I’m not legally bound to do so. If no one showed up to shoot your wedding I would issue a full refund. Just know I am always here for you and looking out for your best interest!