How many delivered images should I expect?
I typically deliver 1,000-1,500 polished images for a 6-8 hour wedding. I guarantee a minimum of 100 photos per event hour.
Are you available for destination weddings?
I love destination weddings! Please contact me to discuss pricing and availability.
Is it important to find a photographer who has shot at my venue previously?
It’s most important to find an experienced photographer with whom you feel comfortable, regardless of venue. If there are any specific concerns or complexities about a venue, I will in rare cases do a pre-event walk-through.
How would you describe your photography style?
I believe in stunning, artistic, intimate wedding photography with a timeless, unrehearsed feel that evokes enough emotion to last a lifetime. I want your real personality, your raw emotions, your candid moments. Your comfort and confidence make the photo, not forced poses or trendy gimmicks. True love is authentic, true beauty is timeless.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use Canon camera and lighting systems, which are serviced by licensed professionals and regularly upgraded as new models are released. I typically bring three camera bodies (two main and a backup,) multiple memory cards (including duplicates and backups), as well as all necessary lenses and lighting.
Do you provide videography coverage?
I specialize in photography services only. Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you’re looking for in a videographer and I’ll do my utmost to refer you to a talented, highly experienced colleague.
Do you photograph elopements?
Yes! Please refer to my other business, www.elopeinportland.com for pricing and details.
My venue isn’t well-lit. Is that a problem?
Not to a photographer who understands their equipment! I’ve shot in everything from summer fields to cloistered medieval chapels. Every lighting situation is a little unique, and my job is to find a solution that captures your event perfectly.
How do you handle rain or bad weather?
I’ve handled downpours in August, ridden a Sno-Cat through a mountain blizzard, faced off against heatwaves and windstorms. Portland, Oregon is a four-season city in a region surrounded by coastlines, desert, mountains, fields, and forests. Bring it on, Mother Nature!
Do you touch up images before delivery?
Every image is professionally curated and edited prior to delivery. I never send an image that hasn’t received the highest level of scrutiny.
My friend or relative is a photographer who wants to take photos during the ceremony or reception. Is that a problem?
Please tell your talented friend or relative to stow the camera and enjoy the ceremony! Wedding photography involves more than just a keen eye, I need immediate and unobstructed access to important moments that may last only seconds. Besides, do you want your guests holding up cameras or phones in every one of your photos? For this reason many couples now opt for a “device-free” event.
When can we expect to see our photos?
Most couples can expect to see their photos in no more than 12 weeks. This is due to seasonal pressures and the time needed to carefully curate and edit every delivered photo. Most receive their photos in less time. Please see your contract for further details.
What if I lose my images?
Please download, save, and backup your images to safe, permanent cloud storage. I never delete images and archive all photos after the download period expires but cannot guarantee permanent retention. Contact me as soon as possible if your images are ever lost.
I’m not able to meet before the wedding. Is that a problem?
Not at all! Many of my clients are not able to meet prior to the wedding. I’m always available by phone, email, and videoconferencing. My highest priority is your comfort, and I’m happy to work with you according to your needs.
What happens to our deposit if we’re forced to cancel or move our wedding?
If you’re forced to move your wedding, you are welcome to move the deposit forward to any eligible date. Unfortunately, I will not be able to return deposits for cancelled weddings.