What kinds of wedding photography packages do you have?
So I have a few different wedding packages: 8-hour, 6-hour, and 4-hour which is what I consider as my elopement package. I know that everyone’s wedding day and what coverage looks like is different for everyone, so I wanted to offer a variety of packages to fit your wedding photography needs. Additional hours are $200/hr.
About how many pictures would be included in each package?
I tend to not put a total number on how many images you’ll get because it depends on how many hours of shooting I’m doing. For up to a 6-hour wedding day, I usually deliver at minimum 500 edited images, but thats really low balling it! A typical 8-hour wedding day is 600+ edited images guaranteed.
How long does it take to get our photos after our wedding?
I usually allow about 6-8 weeks to receive your entire wedding day gallery, but I am SO excited about your pictures that I send a Sneak Peek to you with 48 hours after your wedding along with a Blog post on my website. That way you can change your profile picture and flip through some photos of your wedding while chilling together oh so romantically on your honeymoon. :)
Do you charge traveling fees?
For your wedding day, I do not charge any additional fees for traveling to your wedding in WA state.
When would I need to add a Second Shooter to my wedding day?
It just totally depends on your wedding day details; every wedding is different! If you want to schedule your family pictures right after the ceremony, but really want pictures of people going to happy hour and hanging out during the family pictures, then you might want to consider a second shooter. If you want two different angles of your first kiss or walking down the aisle, then maybe you might want to consider a second shooter. I am 100% comfortable with shooting your wedding day alone, so it truly depends on what you specifically want with your wedding photos.
Can you help us with posing?
Umm yeah!! That's my job :) My whole thing is to put you in a pose at first and then see where you fall into it. I capture moments that breathe your personality the best so to me, I find that in the ‘in-between’ shots (at least that's what I call them). Whenever you pose, and then fall into a more comfortable pose, then giggle a little, that's where the magic happens. I want to make you feel as comfortable as possible so you can totally shoot down any pose ideas I suggest during a session. Even if you’re camera shy, don’t worry, I got you! I’ll help make you feel comfortable, and easy going, and have a great time.
Whats all included in your wedding packages?
I include an online downloadable gallery of high-resolution hand-picked edited images, timeline building, vendor referrals, hang sesh, and print release. I also like to include an engagement session, but travel fees may apply depending if you want me to travel across the state- it’s a case by case basis so let’s talk! Every wedding package I offer includes all the above. I also help you figure out your timeline and how much time we need for your family pictures, bridal pictures, and when a good time to have them would be depending on your wedding day details. I’ve created a welcome and timeline guide to help my couples craft their timeline while keeping some of these details in mind.
Is there a deposit that's required to book you?
Yes, I do require 25% of the total cost as a non-refundable deposit to save your date. The rest is just due 2 weeks before your wedding day. I make it so easy to book with me; I have everything online and you can even pay online so you always have documentation of everything and can relax :)
Do you deliver RAW files of the photos?
I do not send you any RAW files for a couple reasons- It’s really hard to even open those kinds of files if you don’t have the right software, and I’d hope you’d be hiring me and trusting me to be your wedding photographer for not only my photography skills but also for my editing skills, expertise in editing, and for my final touches on the photos so you look your best in every shot. :)
Do we have to decide which package we want right away?
Absolutely not! You have plenty of time to decide how many hours you want covered for photography and can always change your mind. When we were planning our wedding, I originally had a 7-hour coverage package, but as we got closer to the date and I was getting our schedule outlined, I realized that I wanted more coverage so I upgraded our total hour package. Usually I will send a contract with the amount of hours you are desiring and if you find you want more or less coverage, I can simply update the contract and the price. If during the actual wedding day, things take longer to get done and you want me to stay longer, no problem! I can send an invoice later with the additional hourly cost.
Engagement Session FAQ
What do I wear to the engagement session?
Probably the biggest question I get asked! So, I wrote a SJ’s Bridal Banter post specifically for this question. I recommend wearing something that really speaks who you are, but also keeps you super comfy because if we’re hiking or walking a lot, that might be something to think about. Check out my thoughts on what to wear here. I recommend at least two outfits. I also encourage you to bring something that will make your session feel like a date. Weather that’s beer and cookies for a picnic, popcorn, matching jerseys, anything that make’s you two feel comfortable and like we’re just chilling on a date.
How soon do we get the pictures? We want to use some for our Save the Date cards!
I usually do a sneak peek gallery a couple days after your engagement session. If I have a wedding or other sessions, I try to get the sneak peek to you as soon as possible. But you’ll get all of them within 7-10 business days.
Where can we go for our session?
We can seriously go anywhere you’d like! If there is a special spot you two love to be at together, lets go there! If you want multiple locations, let’s hit them all! Anywhere that is special to you two, somewhere you’ve always dreamed of getting pictures done at, let’s have an adventure!
What is all included/ entailed in the engagement session?
A typical engagement session lasts about 1.5-2 hours; but i’ve had sessions that last over 3 hours because we are hiking an awesome trail at Mt. Rainier lol I recommend a couple different outfits for your session: one more classy and one more casual. And we can do a couple different locations if you’d like in that timeframe; for example: if we were in Spokane, we could stop at the downtown area for some cute coffee date shots, walking around downtown, and then go to a park for a more nature setting; seriously wherever you’d like!
What kind of photography do you do?
I mostly focus on Wedding photography, but always love capturing family portraits, fur-tography for your puppies and kitties, maternity, and senior portraits. All my past sessions can be found on my Portfolio.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I have been a wedding photographer for about 6 years. I was working at my corporate job and using every vacation day, sick day, and days off for sessions and weddings. I finally had enough juggling and stress with that, that I finally quit my corporate job in May 2018 and became officially a full time wedding photographer. Woohoo!
What if it rains on our wedding or engagement session?
We then have a couple options. We could always reschedule if you wanted, or we could go for it, maybe get a little wet, and embrace the PNW rain. I always bring some cute clear umbrellas to help so we can always take a couple really quick without the umbrellas, and then quickly cover you again. I also bring little rain coats for my backpack and camera so nothing get ruined.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I have two main cameras, both Mark IV 5D and a Mark IV 5D’s that I use for every wedding. I have multiple lenses that are my basic prime lenses and also zoom telephoto lenses so I can get close up shots of you at the altar without actually being in your bubble.
All your wedding and engagement photos are backed up in 3 places: 2 physical hard drives and the cloud through a reliable program I use. So if, god forbid, something happens to your desktop after a move or something and you loose all your wedding photos that you downloaded, don’t worry, I GOT YOU!
For indoors, I also have a portable flash that I bring out for those awesome dancing shots and if needed in a super dark venue.
Where are you located and do you travel?
So I am currently based in Yakima, WA which is awesome because I am able to travel all over Washington State and into Oregon as well. It’s a super central location that allows me to travel anywhere. I shoot weddings literally all over the state: Bellingham, Spokane, Kirkland, Seattle, Yakima, Cle Elum, Snoqualmie, Orcas Island, seriously- I’m all over WA.