How many weddings & elopements do you take per year?

It’s really important to me that I am giving all my time and attention to my couples. This means I want to be open to communicate with them whenever they need me, spend quality time getting to know them and editing their images, and I need to save time + space for past clients who want to continue to tell their story with me. All that said, I only take 20 weddings per year.

Where are you based, and what does travel look like for you and your couples?

I am based out of Bellingham, WA. Because WA is such a beautiful location with a lot of scenery options, some couples travel to me for their sessions. Other times, I travel all over the world to my couples. I may love my hometown, but I very mobile! If you’re stateside you may even catch me in my Sprinter van, Black Sabbath! 

How long have you been a photographer?

I started shooting on my first DSLR in college (over 10 years ago!), and I have been running a full time photography business for 3 years! 

Do you help in the planning process?

Absolutely! I will help as little or as much as you want. Let me know if you need any recommendations, how can I help, and what kind of coffee I can bring. I’m ready for anything! 

Do you give RAW files?

I do not give unedited raw files. I’m hoping you chose me for my editing style, not just my personality. Half the magic happens in the editing process. I’ll make sure you will have all the images you will want and need. If you feel like I missed something, just ask! I’m happy to go through my images. You will have the big and little moments of the day - promise! 

How do payment schedules work?

I require a 30% retainer to book and the remaining amount is due at the time of the session. You can split these payments up to make it more affordable (message me!). I think everyone should be able to afford photos for themselves, so I am more than willing to work with you! 

Can you Photoshop us?

Here’s the thing - you’re beautiful and perfect, especially with all your imperfections. Therefore, I do minimal editing in Photoshop. Most of my post production is in LightRoom and it does not consist of making you look unnatural. If you have a blemish, scar, birth mark, etc. that you’re really self-conscious about, please, please, please, shoot me a message and we can chat about it together. I always want you to feel comfortable.

Do you have additional travel expenses?

Nope! All travel is included in package prices so you don’t have to worry about hidden fees or expenses.

What happens if there’s bad weather?

Sometimes it happens - it rains, it pours, it storms. If there light weather happening, we still make it happen. Sometimes a light rain or wind can make for really epic images. I promise that I’ll never walk you into a bad time, so if the weather is bad enough that you won’t have a great time or if my gear will get ruined, we will absolutely reschedule. 

What’s your turnaround time?

I’m just as excited as you are for you to get your photos! I like to keep the excitement from the day going, so I will get your images back to you as quickly as possible without compromising quality. Weddings take around 5 weeks or less, and other sessions are 3 weeks or less. 

Do you photograph families?

I do love to photograph families, but summer sessions have limited weekend availibility. I want to make sure no matter the session I’m giving the best version of myself, quality images, and time to connect with you!

What should I wear?

Don’t worry, I have a guide for that. You won’t be left alone feeling like you have nothing to wear.