HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I've been photographing seriously for over 15 years and currently entering my eighth year as a registered business owner.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
Over 150, and countless Portrait Sessions. :)
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU TYPICALLY PHOTOGRAPH EACH YEAR?
I accept a maximum of 25 weddings each year. This allows me to provide my couples with the dedication, attention, and creative energy they deserve, as well as maintain a healthy balance between work and family life.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?
I'd say it's something along the lines of "Structured-Documentary". I like to hang back and let moments play out on their own, after guiding you into the most ideal location, highlighted with dreamiest of light. I'll help direct you a bit with portraits too, as my goal is for you to experience memorable moments without any awkward directions or posing.
DESCRIBE THE KIND OF PHOTOS YOU STRIVE TO DELIVER TO IN THREE WORDS:
Heart-warming, rich, and fun... organic, true-to-life, and timeless... OK that's more than three.
DOES ANYONE COME ALONG WITH YOU TO YOUR SHOOTS?
Not typically to Portrait Sessions, but I do have an assistant with me on most Wedding Days.
DO YOU EDIT EVERY SINGLE PHOTO YOURSELF?
Yes, I do! I don't believe in outsourcing. In my experience, adding my personal touch to each image adds value, consistency, and uniqueness.
HOW MANY PICTURES DO YOU DELIVER?
Weddings: 800 - 1,200 depending on the amount of time photographed and how many photographers are capturing images that day
Family Portraits: 45 - 200 depending on the kind of session
Artisan Portrait & Studio Documentary: 30 images + a few head shots
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GAIN ACCESS TO MY ONLINE GALLERY AND SEE MY PICTURES?
Sessions take about 2-3 weeks and weddings require about 4-6 weeks to process your images.
DO YOU CHARGE A MILEAGE FEE? WHAT ABOUT A HOTEL STAY?
A transit charge of $1.50/mile is required for mileage traveled outside of the Wedding or Portrait Session contract-included limit. We'll require hotel stay compensation if the wedding takes place 100 miles or more from Hanover, Pennsylvania.
DO YOU BRING LOTS OF GEAR AND STUFF ALONG WITH YOU?
Not really, just my roller bag of gear, a few light stands and flashes. I primarily like to photograph using natural sunlight from a window or doorway when shooting inside, and of course love to shooting outside when possible. And when I need to, I bring the necessities to create my own light. I use Nikon cameras and always bring backup equipment with me.
WHAT ARE WE ALLOWED TO DO WITH OUR IMAGES?
Print and share them with your friends and family of course, as well as update your profile pictures and post your favorites. We just ask that you refrain from using any filters on them when posting or altering the images in any way. From your personal Online Gallery, you'll also be able to download the digital files directly to your computer, tablet, or smart phone as well as place orders for prints and other various products.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Of course! If your venue requires me to submit proof, just let me know and I'd be happy to send it on over.
DESCRIBE YOUR BOOKING PROCESS, PLEASE!
Sure! So after you send an inquiry via email or my Contact page, I'll shortly respond with a few questions to get to know you better, and gather a general sense of your vision for the Wedding Day or Portrait Session. Once you've decided to book, I'll email a Contract Agreement and Invoice to you, reflecting the amount due to reserve your date. Once you've signed the Agreement and paid your retainer fee, 50% of the total balance - roughly $1,875 for a wedding and $225 for a Portrait Session, you're officially booked. I'll then email your Online Gallery link to you once the images are ready. The Gallery will be active for one year from the date it's delivered to you. It's your responsibility to back up the images online and/or to an external hard drive for safe keeping.