Took a look at my Investment and Experience pages but still have questions? Here you'll find all the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions I get as a wedding photographer.
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How do payment schedules work?
Do you ever deliver the RAW files?
The simple answer to this is no. My editing style is what makes up the bulk of what you see, and right out of camera most photos looks nothing like what you would expect. But when I deliver galleries I go through every single photo to give you the absolute best of the best and not leave out any important moments or expressions.
My standard a 50% deposit at contract signing, and the other 50% one month before your wedding date. This way I can pay my second photographer, pay for gas, and have everything squared away so you don't need to handle anything afterwards. You can split these payments into custom amounts also! Weddings are expensive and everyone has a different situation so I'm totally up for working with your schedule!
How many photos do you deliver?
How does travel work?
I include travel up to 100 miles from Seattle or Bellingham, but for anything further than that, I book travel fees separately from my base packages so that you get the best rate based on your situation. For example, for an elopement in Denver, you would pay my base price for your elopement + flights + transportation + airbnb. We would discuss together what the cheapest/best price would be for each and I confirm with you before I book anything on my end. After we confirm logistics and cost, I send you an invoice and payment is due no later than two weeks after booking travel. So you can estimate this cost by looking up prices from Seattle SEATAC airport to wherever you would like to send me!
This can vary from couple to couple based on their specific ideas, traditions, and wedding day. Large families, big bridal parties, long ceremonies, any additional formalities all tack on more photos so this can vary greatly! I don't believe in cut-off numbers and culling down to fit a certain number. So as long as you're not blinking, sneezing, or coughing, you'll have all of your photos!
How long until we get our photos?
What happens if the weather is crazy?
No problemo! Wild weather makes for some dramatic and stunning photos! If you're down to tromp around in the rain and snow together I'm totally there for it. For weddings, I have a 4x4 truck that can get through almost any weather. If you feel like you don't want to brave the forces of nature we can reschedule your engagement/couple's session to a better day.
During busy season I can be working on many many weddings at one time so I don't deliver until I feel that each one is perfect! This means that for weddings I deliver no later than 90 days after your big day, and for engagements one month after we shoot.
What if we need to reschedule our wedding date?
Unfortunately in the event that your date changes and you have already made a deposit, you'll need to make a new non fundable deposit for your new date. I book weddings as early as two years in advance sometimes so when you change your date I've likely turned away couples that have already asked about yours!
Can you photoshop me?
Can we bring our dog to our couples session or wedding?
You bet'chur ass I wanna meet your dog, so please free to bring your pet (any pet, I love all creatures) so I can smother them with butt scratches and treats! If you’re thinking about having your pet at your wedding I have tons of planning resources for how to make it the least stressful experience possible for both you and your critter.
I fully believe in self love and body positivity in all aspects of my life and the life of those around me. Part of what makes magical photos is building a relationship of trust and comfort in the time that we spend together so I don't alter photos in any way that changes the shape of someone's bodies. We work together to get past any insecurities you might have, while highlighting the parts of yourself that make you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. Any retouching that I do removes only things that aren't a permanent part of you like blemishes, bruises, a stray hair or two.