COVERING THE BASICS

FREQUENTLY ASKED

I am based out of Jacksonville, FL. I consider St. Augustine and all the cities up to the northern border of Florida my "home-base". 
Do I travel? Yes I sure do! I would absolutely love to discuss travel details for a custom quote. I am quite a jetsetter and travel somewhere at least once a month. I used to live in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, and even Germany. I have immediate family members in Salt Lake City, Colorado, Washington DC, and Las Vegas. My husband and I had our honeymoon in the islands of Hawaii-- I would love to go to any of these places for your wedding or engagement.

Q. 1.
Where are you based out of?
Do You Travel? 

Q. 2.
How much do you charge?

That's a loaded question. Engagements start out at $600. For the wedding day, on average, clients spend anywhere between $3000-$7000 to cover everything that is important to THEM from start to finish. Coverage for elopements are also available starting at $1200. That is a WIDE range, I know. That's why you need to contact me so I can learn more about your wedding celebration and what is needed to cover the important parts. 

I also do have a special rate for small weddings and elopements that require minimal service.


Q.3.
Can we book you only for
a few hours?

We create custom packages for many clients. Your wedding photos will be the only thing you have left to remember your day, so we definitely recommend capturing the entire event, instead of just a couple of hours


Q. 4.
How much do you edit your photos?
What is your
editing style?

Post-processing is the most time intensive part of your wedding as we work hard to ensure every image meets our artistic standard. Every photo has our custom look applied, and is adjusted for things like brightness and optimal color. I want you to be able to see the natural beauty in the images. I tweak the photos so that the whole gallery is consistent-- all whites are whites and blacks are blacks. No funky filters, no "film" filters, no filters that will make your skin look like plastic. I do my best to capture you in the best lighting, and I want your images to look modern and up to date as possible decades from today. To minimize the need for retouching and to keep the photos as natural as possbile, I recommend hiring an experienced make up artist and hair stylist. 

Q. 5.
Do you provide albums?

Albums are not included in our basic package. However, we can definitely add one for you after the day is over! Wedding Albums are an incredible keepsake to commemorate your day and have a hard copy of all the artwork.

I exclusively provide one of the largest albums available to feature your memories.

Q. 6. 
Can I print out my own photos?

Absolutely! Please print out your photos. The thought of your photos sitting in a memory storage device in the corner of your desk drawer makes me sad. You know what makes me even more sad? Your wedding photos on social media getting lost in your timeline because it was so long ago. Print them out, show them off, and hang them around your house. You are welcome to make print orders directly from your online gallery or I would be happy to give you a list of places to print them out, if you are a do-it-yourself kind of bride. Technology changes so much. Prints are timeless.

Q. 7.
How would you describe your photographic style?

I would describe my style as versatile, creative, and classic. Every wedding is so different. Colors and themes define the overall look of your gallery. I absolutely enjoy capturing light and airy pictures during sunset. However, I also love capturing dark and moody images when the opportunity arises. After all, lighting conditions change throughout the day. It will become dark in the evening. I believe a real experienced wedding photographer knows how to handle
each day and night conditions, approach it with knowledge, and decide which method would be best to shoot.

Q. 8.
What is included in your packages?

This is why I love build-your-own a la carte pricing. You get what you want. Period. Coverages are priced hourly. Of course, it starts out with hiring me as your wedding photographer. The minimum amount of coverage I recommend and provide is 8 hours. If you are looking for less hours, we can discuss your coverage needs. 

Q. 9.
What's your average turn around time?

I try my hardest to not make my clients wait. My husband and I invest in other professional photographers during special occassions, and it always feels like it takes FOREVER to get my pictures back. I know how exciting it can be. In your contract, I will allow myself up to 6 weeks to
deliver your images (you know, because sometimes, life happens), but based on past events, I deliver the images between as little as 1-2 weeks.

Q. 10.
What Equipment do you use?

I shoot with two professional grade Nikon cameras, 7 lenses, and a lot of flashes. If there's two of us at your wedding, multiply that by 2. 

Q. 11 .
When do clients generally book?

Clients generally book me 12-18 months out. 

Q.12.
I'm ready to book!
What's next?

AMAZING! We can’t WAIT to get to know you and are so thrilled you’ve chosen us! To book we require a signed contract and $1000 retainer. Dates cannot be reserved until these have been received. Contact us today and we’ll send you full booking information!

Q. 13. 
I would love to include my pet in the wedding or shoot. Can I?

I say yes! I love furr babies! Just make sure it is okay with the venue or location. Some places have restrictions. 

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