FAQ FOR THE CLIENT
who is your client?
I tell you what. My client is somebody, but not everybody. It’s someone who is looking to have a damn good time all in the process of getting wonderful images. Someone who maybe likes to do things differently, sees things a little non-traditionally and isn’t afraid of breaking a few rules or parking illegally. If you’re interested in having your story told. Have an appreciation for the process, not just the result. Looking for an actual friendship with your photographer. Wanting imagery that’s a little edgy with a whole ‘lotta truth. That’s my client. They become great friends and documenting them is such an easy thing to do. I’m not interested in being your vendor or sticking to things expected. I make my best work when there’s a real connection, plain and simple.
do you travel?
Lord yes. Travel is what started my career and continues to be an area of inspiration for my work. About 80% of my work is travel work. Getting my feet on new soil, does an incredible thing for my spirit and images. I’ll travel for pretty much any type of work. Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of shooting work in the Philippines, Cambodia, Australia, Sweden, England, Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Michigan, California, Colorado (some others) and of course my sweet Seattle…where I call home. I generally need a flight, accommodation and a rental car. If you want me in your town, its pretty likely I’d love to make it happen.
omg i'm like so bad at being in front of the camera...
Do not fret. I think most people who see my images think, “oh god, everyone she shoots is a pro!” Which is sometimes true (I just have bomb clients) but mostly this is due to being really comfortable with me while we’re shooting. You just cannot help it, I promise. I talk a ton, I tell you exactly what I want and I know what I want…which – I think – is crucial. I will get you moving and talking and laughing. I just want people to be themselves on a shoot, trust me, and have a damn good time.
how far do you book out?
For weddings, generally 1-1.5 years in advance. For all other work, 3-5 months. Getting on my radar sooner than later is always a good idea. I aim to only shoot 3 out of 4 weekends in a month, and rarely double-header weekends, but I’ve been known to do some pretty irrational things and get next to none sleep for couples I get attached to. so I never say never.
do you shoot full day wedding coverage?
Why yes, that's all i do. Its to my own detriment to be hired for 6 or 8 hours. I don’t get the full story, and that’s really what I’m interested in. So when I come, I will be there for the full day. That doesn’t mean 24 hours, but it means that I always aim to get the full story. Every wedding is so different, so I prefer to let things happen organically, never be rushed and have the opportunity to make images that are inspiring.
do you have a 2nd shooter?
Typically, no. But if you want one, you got it. It’s a package add-on. I shoot 99.999% weddings solo and feel totally confident doing so, however, there are some weddings that have so much going on, sometimes it just helps to have two bodies on the day. Once I learn more about your wedding, I will always be honest and let you know my preferences for your day.
will you help us if we have questions?
I always say good coverage is about education. I don’t expect you to know everything, and I also think it’s the responsibility of a good photographer to educate. I get involved, I give you PDFs, help plan the schedule and am there all along the way. This is a very important part of the process.
how long will it take to get my wedding photos?
This really depends on the time of the year, my work flow and how much work and travel I have at the time. Typically, you will see images within the 5-7 week mark. Sometimes, 4. If it’s high season for me, things may be more like 6-8 weeks. If you email me 600 times asking....it wont get you them any faster. love you!
do you have insurance?
do you have back-up gear?
are you allergic to dairy?
Why yes I am, thank you for asking. I'm also Vegan.