I want to work with you, but don't see what I'm looking for listed in your services.
I want to work with you, too. What you see listed above is MOST of what I do. Email me, and let's discuss what you have in mind!
What is it like to work with you?
Zero awkward posing stuff, and lots of documenting while providing you with directions that feel more natural. I have guides to help you plan for photos (depending on what kind of session we have). I'm all about capturing the mood, the laughs, and unscripted elements. I always include some "smile at the camera" photos... I just don't spend a lot of time on this.
But what do I do with my hands?
I know, I know. Being in front of a camera can feel WEIRD and awkward. I mean, we are not models, and it is a new or infrequent experience. 99% of people I photograph feel this way. My job is to make you comfortable. I'm going to give you directions, lots of ice breakers, probably some lame jokes, and it will be awesome. Promise.
How long do shoots last?
Typically shoots last 60-75 minutes. I don't offer mini sessions anymore because clients need time to get comfortable in front of a camera, kids always need more time than you think, it's not fun when we are in a rush, and clients always want more photos anyway!
How many photos will we get?
Lifestyle sessions include 20 high resolution digital images. You choose the 20 you want, and you can purchase additional images as well. Weddings include 400-600 images, and elopements 200ish.
How and when will I receive our photos?
In 1-3 weeks for lifestyle sessions. Photos will be available on an online gallery. I'll email you the link. 4-6 weeks for weddings + elopements.
Do you backup your images?
Yes, obsessively so. I use two memory cards while I shoot. One is a back up. When I come home, I download everything onto a drive, and then back that up as well in two more locations. I also don't delete memory cards until I've delivered your photos.
What if it rains?
Keep in mind that it rains daily in Florida during the summer months, but not all day. I do not reschedule until I know for certain it won't work. I have worked with plenty of people in drizzle or between showers, and the photos are still amazing. The best sunsets are at the end of rainy days. Let’s say things get really wild though… if that is the case we will simply use the retainer to reschedule for a different date/time that works for both of us. Retainers are not refundable.
What should we wear?
Don't worry. I will send you a what to wear guide. :)
Can you photoshop us?
I only photoshop images when something is intrusive to an image (like a garbage can in the background that we just can’t avoid), or there is something temporary on you like a bruise, scrape, or acne. I will smooth out your skin.
I believe in promoting self love. I will not make you look like you had extensive plastic surgery, swap heads, or liquify bodies. If you are self conscious of something, lets talk about it so I can be aware of it while shooting. Believe me - I get it!!
What if we need to reschedule our shoot?
I try ridiculously hard to accommodate everyone, and I especially understand that children get sick and things happen. Please talk to me, and I will see what I can do. If I am unable to reschedule you (like if you are only visiting for 2 days and then never coming back), the retainer is not refunded.
Do you provide RAW images?
Never. RAW images are unfinished, and missing half the magic.
Where are you located and do you travel?
I'm based out of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and I LOVE to travel. That's the dream, really. Travel fees are dependent upon where you're asking me to go. Get in touch!