When it comes to planning a wedding I like to think that I have some pretty good advice! Scroll through for some tips and answers to my most frequently asked questions!
There's a lot that goes into planning a wedding day and it's my job to help you figure at least some of these things out! Your engagement session, lighting, vendors and timeline are all aspects of your day I can offer solid advice on.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: I suggest looking into booking your photographer as soon as you have your date figured out. Most couples book within three days of inquiring with me! I open my calendar 18 months in advance.
Q: When should we book our photographer?
A: Definitely! Most venues these days won't allow photographers to shoot there without insurance. It was one of the very first things I set up when creating my business!
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: Oh lord no, you don't want that! I generally end up with around 2,000-5,000 images following a wedding. A good portion of them are unusable images ... out of focus, overexposed or uninteresting. There are a lot of practice frames from throughout the day. It's my job to cull through these images and select the images that do the best job of cohesively telling your story.
Q: Do we receive all of the RAW files?
Q: Do you take breaks? If you require a meal break, are we required to provide the meal for you?
A: I try to stay busy during the whole day, but a wedding day is long and takes a lot of energy. In order to keep my energy up, I do ask that I am provided a hot meal on your wedding day (probably a good time to mention that I follow a gluten-free vegan diet due to some food allergies). I do pack snacks to eat throughout the day to try and keep my energy up, but there is nothing better than a hot meal after a hard day of work! Not only is it incredibly appreciated, but it helps recharge me so that I am completely ready to go for photos during the reception.
Q: What kind of camera equipment do you typically bring with you on a wedding day?
A: I shoot with two camera bodies during a wedding and an array of lenses. I prefer to shoot prime lenses and joke that I have a built-in zoom (my legs haha). I do carry back up batteries, memory cards, etc. I try to shoot primarily with natural light, but I am aware this is not always the case so I do bring some lighting gear with me. Here’s my entire kit if you’re interested in checking it out!
Q: How long until we receive our finished gallery?
Q: Does tax apply to your packages?
A: Yes! For all Washington residents I am required to charge a 6.5% WA sales tax. Any additional sales tax depends on your county of residence. King County for example is 10.25%.
A: I share preview images and sometimes a small gallery in the days after your wedding. The full gallery of all images is typically ready in 9-10 weeks for weddings and 2-3 weeks for engagement photos. You’ll receive your photos through a link to your gallery for viewing, downloading, sharing and ordering prints.
Q: Do you have experience shooting in different lighting situations?
A: Yes! I am comfortable working in all types of lighting conditions. I can use available light (my favorite), or I have the ability to work with flash.
Seattle's Best Engagement Locations
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Check out this list of my favorite spots for engagement sessions in and around Seattle!