For lifestyle sessions, you can expect your gallery within 2 weeks, 3 during peak season. For weddings, you can expect your full gallery in 6-8 weeks; however, I will deliver sneak peeks within 96 hours of your wedding day to hold onto while you wait for the rest of your gallery :)
Are retainers refundable?
Retainers are non-refundable, and I do require a 30% retainer to secure your booking. If you have to reschedule, that's okay, life happens, just let me know and if I am available, we'll make the switch. Weather is also unpredictable, so there is no fee to reschedule for that. If you have to cancel fully, we can discuss partial refunds as that will vary based on where you are in the payment process.
Am I allowed to bring my dog to our session?
Absolutely, 100% yes, always! Our pets are our fur babies and they deserved to be photographed too, so bring them along! I will suggest having a friend tag along too so they can hold onto your pup when they aren't in the photos.
Do you deliver/give out RAW (unedited) images?
I do not! I have spent years building my brand and I want to create and delivery galleries full of images that represent that. Chefs won't give you a plate of ingredients, a plumber won't give you pipes and a few tools and say 'good luck', just as I won't give you photos straight out of the camera. We will create magic when shooting together, but the extra magic, the extra spice, that comes out when editing and that is what I will give you all!
Should we have a second photographer on our wedding day?
I will always recommend one as they are beneficial for so many reasons. First, you will have two photographers documenting your special day which means more moments captured. Second, as much as I wish that I could, I can't be in two places at once, so for example, during getting ready/pre-ceremony photos, I will be with you and they will be with your partner so that all bases are covered. Third, for other parts of your timeline, such as your ceremony, first dances, etc., a second photographer will photograph alternate angles, guest and family reactions, and so forth. During cocktail hour, they can focus on candids or guest group shots while I am with y'all for romantics, your wedding party and family formals. That all being said, will you still receive a full and extensive gallery with just me as your photographer? Absolutely! It is my job to make sure I can document as much as I can and ensure that your vision comes to life. However, when considering a second photographer, think about the big moments. A photo of you walking down the aisle, and a photo of your partner's reaction at the exact same time. During toasts, a photo of your dad sharing a funny story, and another photo of you laughing at your table. A second photographer ensures that all the boxes are checked, i's are dotted and t's are crossed. They can be added on at an hourly rate, so if you only want them there for the a few hours, we'll find the perfect timeframe.