Frequently asked questions
How long have you been a photographer for?
I have been a photographer since the age of 14, when I first picked up my grandparents film camera ( a canon ae-1, which I still have). That started it all, and it's been my main passion since. With weddings, my first wedding that I captured was in 2013, with the number steadily increasing each year!
This is our first wedding, what should we know?
Well for starters, weddings are awesome. Second, I'm here to help you throughout the day. With over 125 weddings under my belt, I can definitely say that I've seen and experienced some crazy stuff. I will always ask if there is a rain plan for an outdoor wedding, I always recommend a wedding planner to help with the timeline and I'll always go above and beyond with anything you need.
How far do you travel and what is required?
I'll honestly travel anywhere, I just ask that any travel expenses be covered (such as flights, place to stay, etc). I've done weddings all over New England and some beyond (Canada being one location), and I love traveling, so really, I'll go anywhere you'd like. For local/New England weddings, I have a radius of 50 miles roundtrip included at no charge.
We're down. How do we book the date? What's next?
First, send me a message through the book now link above, with all of the information. Then, to get everything locked in and ready to go, I typically require a retainer of $500 to hold the date, along with a signed proposal, which can all be taken care of digitally. I also always like to Facetime or meet with the couples I work with, as it helps to get know each other better and makes things way more comfortable on the wedding day.
How many photos will we receive?
There is no set number really, as it can always vary.
For weddings, I typically capture around 100 images per hour, with most galleries being around 500-900 images. For engagement sessions, I typically deliver around 50-100 images.
No matter the number, I can assure you that they will all be the best photos taken!
Pricing: can we change or customize anything? Do you offer prints?
Absolutely! All of my "Collections" are completely customizable to fit your needs, as they just a starting point. Also, if you feel that the pricing may be more than you were thinking initially, don't hesitate to still reach out to me. I'd definitely be happy to talk further and work something out
Prints can be made right from the gallery of delivered photos and I can provide a full pricing guide upon request.
Do you offer editing/retouching?
All of the images that you see have been edited for color, exposure and standard editing. The majority of the my work has not been retouched or heavily altered in any way, as I like to keep things as natural and close to the day as possible. Although, if it is something small, I'll definitely take care of it.
For more intricate retouching, I prefer to send the images to a lab that I work with to provide the best quality possible, which is an additional (small) cost per image.
When should we expect to see the photos?
Usually for a wedding, my standard turnaround time is 8 weeks, however, I typically try to deliver weddings as soon as possible (this can also depend on how busy things are.) I always make sure to send a "Sneak Peek" of images the week after the wedding
For engagements and portrait sessions, the images are usually delivered about two weeks of the shoot date.