currently booking for 2019!
I currently offer packages for 8, 10, or 12 hours of coverage for the wedding day, second shooter for the wedding day, engagement session, edited images on a flash drive, print release, and online gallery to download, print, and share with family and friends. Packages are customizable to your needs.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page to inquire more about other services.
Q: How long have you been doing photography?
A: I've been doing photography since 11th grade in high school, so over a decade now. Photography for me started out as a hobby and then it transitioned to a business specializing in weddings in the last 4-5 years. Since the summer of 2018, I started going into my business full-time and absolutely love it!
Q: How far in advanced should we book you for a wedding?
A: Historically couples are able to get their dates 1-1.5 years in advanced. Any less than this and there's a possibility that I may already booked for your date. Fingers crossed that I am not but if so, I have a good list of photographers that I know and can refer you to.
Q: What is the process for booking you?
A: Typically I like to either sit-down and meet in-person with my clients or discuss via phone about your wedding day/timeline, engagement shoot, my packages, and other logistics. If you decide to move forward and book with me, I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer with the remaining 50% due 1 week before your wedding date. From the time you book me until 1 week before your wedding, we will communicate either through e-mail or phone and work together to refine your wedding day timeline and go through your shot list.
Q: Where are you based in? Do you travel?
A: I am based in Minneapolis, MN. And yes! I do travel! I have traveled around the midwest, out east, and abroad in Europe for weddings.
Q: Do you always have a second shooter at weddings?
A: Absolutely. I very much depend on a second shooter to capture additional angles/views and to follow either the groom's/bride's side in the first part of the day. Very rarely will a couple eliminate a second shooter from their budget but it is still doable and I am also comfortable shooting weddings alone.
Q: What is your photography gear?
A: Canon 6d, Canon 5d Mark iv, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4, Canon 100mm 2.8. I have a few Yongnuo speedlights. For fun I will sometimes shoot with the Pentax 645nii and my dad's Minolta for film. I shoot on Fuji 400h and ship it out to Photovision Prints in Oregon to have it scanned!
Q: Do you shoot video as well?
A: Unfortunately, videography is not a strong suit for me. But I'd be happy to refer you to videographers who would be happy to work with you.
Q: What is the turn around time for photos?
A: Please expect 4-8 weeks after your session date. Summer/fall tends to be the busiest for photos and therefore it may take some time for photos to be completed. But I will at least share some previews for you and your family and friends to enjoy right away.
Q: How do you advertise yourself?
A: The best form of advertisement is when... it's FREE. I gain all of my clients through word of mouth and through my own social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat). I've have not had a spend a single penny to reach my clients. I truly believe that when clients see my work and they resonate with my work, they will book me for the right reasons.