frequently Asked Questions

Q. WHEN DO YOU START BOOKING CLIENTS FOR WEDDINGS?

A. 9 months to a year out. Please let me know as soon as you are ready to book as popular wedding dates book fast.

Q. HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU DO A YEAR?

A . I like to give my couples all of my attention and talent! In order to do this I have found that a max of 3 weddings per month is perfect. Spring and fall dates do book up quickly because of this.

Q. DO YOU DO STUDIO PORTRAITS

A. Yes, I love studio sessions and highly recommend them for most of my portrait sessions. The lighting is controlled, room for even more creativity and you don’t have to worry about in-climate weather.

Q. HOW LONG UNTIL WE SEE OUR PHOTOS?

A. Weddings during peak season 8 weeks after wedding date. Portraits 15 days after session.

Q. DO YOU ALWAYS SHOOT WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?

A. Not always but most of the time. I highly recommend having one.

Q. HOW MANY WEDDING PHOTOS DO WE RECEIVE IN OUR ONLINE GALLERY?

A. This depends on the day, schedule and time booked.

Q. DO YOU GIVE RAW FILES?

A. No, it would be like giving you your wedding cake ingredients before it’s been baked.

Q. WHAT IS THE BOOKING REQUIREMENT?

A. In order to secure your date a signed contract and 30% non-refundable are due at booking. 


HERE ARE SOME WEDDING TIMELINE GUIDES I OFTEN USE:

With first look

2:00pm - Photographer arrival: Photographer photographs details like dress, shoes, jewelry, invitation, etc.

2:30pm - Bridesmaids get dressed hair and makeup touchups

2:45pm - Bride gets dress

2:55pm - Groom departs for First Look

3:00pm - Bride departs for First Look

3:10pm - First Look

3:40pm - Bridal party photos

4:10pm - Immediate family photos

4:30pm - Bride gets tucked away from early arriving guests

4:40pm - Photographers photograph Ceremony decor

4:55pm - Bridal party lines up for Ceremony

5:00pm - Ceremony

5:30pm - End of Ceremony: Guests head to cocktail hour

5:40pm - Extended family photos

5:55pm - Sunset photos of bride and groom (optional)

6:10pm - Photos commence

6:15pm - Photographers Reception decor and cocktail hour

6:30pm - Guests invited to enter Reception and find their seats

6:40pm - Grand Entrance

6:50pm - First Dance

7:00pm - Welcome Toast/Prayer

7:10pm - Dinner

7:45pm - Toasts

8:00pm - Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dances

8:10pm - Open dancing

9:15pm - Cake cutting

9:20pm - Bouquet/garter toss

9:30pm - Open dancing

10:00pm - Photographers leave

Without first look

2:15pm - Photographer arrival

2:30pm - Photographer photographs details like dress, shoes, jewelry, invitation, etc.

2:45pm - Bridesmaids get dressed

3:00pm - Bride gets dressed

3:20pm - Bride and bridesmaids leave for photos

3:20pm - Bride and bridesmaids leave for photos

3:30pm - Bride and bridesmaids photos

3:45pm - Bride’s immediate family photos

4:00pm - Groom and Groomsmen photos

4:15pm - Groom’s immediate family photos

4:30pm - Pre-ceremony photos finish

4:40pm - Photographers photograph Ceremony decor

4:55pm - Bridal party lines up for Ceremony

5:00pm - Ceremony

5:30pm - End of Ceremony / Guests head to cocktail hour

5:40pm - Family photos

6:00pm - Bridal Party photos

6:10pm - Bride and Groom photos

6:40pm - Photographers photograph Reception details

6:55pm - Guests invited to enter Reception and find their seats

7:05pm - Grand Entrance

7:10pm - First Dance

7:15pm - Welcome Toast/Prayer

7:20pm - Dinner

7:55pm - Toasts

8:15pm - Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dances

8:25pm - Open dancing

9:25pm - Cake cutting

9:30pm - Bouquet/garter toss

9:40pm - Open dancing

10:15pm - Photographers leave