Are you photographing during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes, but I am following local guidelines for gatherings and FDC protocols. Portrait sessions and small gatherings have been okay but larger gatherings, especially indoors, will have to wait a bit longer.
What makes your wedding photography different?
Capturing candid moments is a focus of my photography. The most meaningful photographs often result from letting people interact naturally. That said, I am adept at helping brides and grooms feel relaxed in front of the camera while giving them direction. I've always seen myself as part of a team, working with my clients to get the best photographs possible. This collaboration informs not only the photographs I take but the respectful nature in which I take them. The depth of my wedding experience is also valuable. All weddings have some glitches (some big and some small). Having an experienced photographer at your wedding helps ensure that they can work around the unexpected without missing a beat. These are some of the highlights I can offer you as your wedding photographer. But don't take my word for it, visit the Rave Page!
How much will it cost?
I offer a range of packages and work with clients to meet their budget and photography needs. Prices tend to start at $5,800, but it's best to reach out and let me know what you're looking for. Contact
How involved are you in each stage of the photography process?
There is great value in working with one person from start to finish to achieve a continuity of vision. For that reason, I am involved in every step, from the initial meeting to the final album layout.
How many weddings do you photograph a year?
I approach my work with love and never want to lose that. Bookings are limited to 20 weddings per year.
What does a wedding package include?
Most packages include; a second photographer, the professionally edited files (high resolution, color corrected originals with no water marks), an engagement session and an online web gallery.
Do you offer albums?
Yes, I offer a beautiful range of hand-crafted archival custom albums and work closely with clients on the editing and design process. Learn more about Albums
I love your Wedding Books. Tell me more about them.
I personally design the Wedding Books which you will receive about 6 - 8 weeks after your wedding. Our wedding clients are head-over-heels for these books because they not only beautifully tell the story of your wedding day, but also give you something to share with friends and family. Wedding Books are included with album deposits. See a sample Wedding Book
Are engagement sessions available?
Yes! I love to do engagement sessions. Not only are they a fun way for us to get to know each other, but couples have a great time and it helps them prepare for being photographed on their wedding day. Many packages include an engagement session, but they are also available as an add-on or a stand-alone session. See sample Engagement Sessions
Do you work with a second photographer?
Yes, I work with a select group of excellent second photographers. Having a second photographer at a wedding is a great bonus because they capture the action from different angles and are able to photograph the groom and his family as they are getting ready while I'm with the bride and her family. If a wedding is large or in a sprawling venue, it's always best to have a second photographer.
How many photos do I receive and are they all color-corrected?
The number of photos depends on the amount of coverage. For an 8-hour wedding, I edit down approx. 4,500 images to 750 color-corrected photos. I shoot RAW files rather than JPEGs so I'm better able to adjust the exposure and refine each image.
Do you provide the original files?
Of course. I strongly believe you should have access to your wedding images forever. This includes the unlimited rights to print and share your images for personal use.
Do you offer photo booths?
Yes, if a couple requests it. These pictures are available through an online gallery. We do not offer on-site printing or props.
How long will it take to get the photos back?
It usually takes 6 to 8 weeks to process and edit wedding photos.
What percentage of the photos will be in color vs. black and white?
The ratio of b/w to color depends on the couple's preference. I shoot everything in color and then convert an image to b/w during the post-processing. I love b/w because it has a timeless quality in the tradition of documentary photography. Plus some images just look better in b/w.
What type of gear do you shoot with?
I use professional Canon digital 35 mm. cameras with tilt shift and fast prime lenses. I bring several cameras and lenses to a wedding for different light conditions, actions, and environments.
Do you offer framing services?
Yes, I offer a selection of classic and modern frames, with and without mattes, and canvas prints. You can order prints and frames through me and the items are shipped directly to you.