how much do you charge?
Pricing will vary depending on which experience you choose and which a la carte items you choose to add. Shoot me a quick message and I will send you my wedding photography investment guide right away!
Do you work with a second photographer?
Yes, usually. Two of my four experiences include a second photographer. A second photographer can be added a la carte to any of the four experiences you choose.
will you travel to shoot our wedding?
YES! YES! YES! I am based in Lansing, Michigan, but I love traveling and am more than willing to go anywhere your wedding is. Travel fees vary depending on distance and time involved. Contact me and we can talk about it!
how long does it take to receive our products and photographs?
Your online gallery will be posted within four weeks of your wedding. At that time, your USB drive will also be mailed out if the experience you chose included one. Once you receive the images via the online gallery, you can choose your favorite fifty images to be used in your album, if you ordered one. You will receive your leather bound album three weeks after you send your fifty favorite images to me.
Do you film weddings as well?
Absolutely! I have a talented film crew that works with me to film weddings. To view my films, click here!
How many images will we receive?
Usually between 400-800, depending on the length of your wedding!
Do we get to keep the digital negatives?
I provide edited high-resolution digital files (the digital equivalent of negatives.) I do retain the copyright to the images and the right to use them for promotional purposes, professional review, etc. All galleries and USB drives include a written release that will allow you to make unlimited personal reproductions and copies for your friends and families!
can we print our photos anywhere we want?
All galleries and USB drives include a written release that will allow you to make unlimited personal reproductions and copies for your friends and families!
do you edit all of our photographs?
Yes! Every single image I deliver has been hand-edited with my unique style without batching in bulk groups or mass-producing the results. My talented editing team also often selects a few favorites for special attention above and beyond the individual image editing.
Do we receive the raw, unedited files?
The raw, unedited files are not available for viewing or purchasing. The raw files require expensive software to even view and I select the best images anyway. The gallery and USB drive you receive will reflect the very best images from your day.
Will you come to our rehearsal?
Rehearsal coverage is available as an a la carte add on if you would like to add it to your experience!
How does the album design process work?
I give you six months to make your album selections before the book is subject to a fee due to increases in yearly production costs. You do get to preview your album design and make three rounds of changes to it before a change fee is assessed. Once you approve the layout you will sign off on the album and it will go to print. All of this process is completed online and is very simple. Once you choose your images, it usually takes three weeks to produce and deliver your album.
what will my album look liike?
With the modern albums I design, your images will be printed directly onto the pages, much like a photobook you would find in a bookstore. My designs are very clean and classic which allows your book to be stylish for generations to come. Click here to view some photos of my albums!
Do you back up your photos?
YES! I keep every images I create on three separate hard drives. One on my desk in my office, one in a fireproof safe and one offsite. Backups are performed after every wedding, so you can rest easy knowing your images are safe!
How long do you keep our images?
I keep every image I take stored on my hard drives for one year after the date they were taken. After one year, the images are archived and are not guaranteed to be backed up, so make sure you backup your images! I wish I could keep every image I take forever, but the price of hard drives adds up very quickly. ( I am currently at 20,000 Gigabytes full.)
what equipment do you use?
I shoot with a full frame Nikon DSLR (D750), (AKA my baby....) and two backup DSLR bodies, with Nikkor FX prime lenses. If you would like all the juicy details, just ask :)
can you hold a date for me?
To be fair to everyone, I can not hold a date until your contract has been signed and your booking fee is received.
Can we pay you after the wedding?
I require full payment before the event.