I purchased my first “real” camera in 2011 and started dabbling in photography soon after. Once I photographed my first wedding in 2012, I was HOOKED and the rest is history.
How long have you been a photographer?
I’m currently only taking on around 15 weddings a year. After many years of photographing 35+ weddings/elopements and 70+ engagements/other sessions I realized how crucial having a work-life balance is for my creative process and creative energy. I want to be able to give you 110% in every aspect of this, and I’m able to do so when I keep my calendar limited.
How many weddings do you take on a year?
I’m based in Indianapolis, Indiana and used to travel all over for weddings and sessions. I’m prioritizing a better work-life balance and really limiting my travel. National Parks/ Super Scenic Locations hold a special place in my heart so I would make exceptions for that travel if the timing made sense in my calendar :)
Where are you based? Will you travel for a shoot?
For engagements, I guarantee a minimum of 200+ hand-edited images and 800+ for weddings. You typically receive WAY more than that because I like to give you every photo you could ever want!
How many images do you include?
For engagement sessions you can expect to have your photos back in 4-6 weeks, and 6-8 weeks for weddings.
How long will it take to get our photos?
I believe that half of my photography is in the editing and I would never want to send you unfinished work.
Do you give out raw images?
After photographing over 200+ weddings over the last decade, the more I photograph the more I have become a control freak about how I like things captured. I studied fine art and have done a ton of continuing education workshops that have helped me to hone my use of light/shadow and artistic techniques that really have become a signature of my style. I always photograph weddings with two cameras with various lens lengths to get a variety of up-close and far away images. I’m also very seasoned in capturing the day solo so I’m ready for those important moments, posed moments and all the in-between. If I am included in on timeline planning I’m more than comfortable capturing everything you would expect and more photo-wise. There are a few exceptions where a second photographer is necessary but about 99% of my weddings are photographed by just me and range in size from just a couple people to over 400+.
Do you have a second shooter?
To book a wedding with me I require a signed contract and 25% up front as a non-refundable retainer to secure your date. The rest is split into 3 payments that are spread out with everything due one month out from your wedding date.
How does booking work?