QUESTIONS + ANSWERS
Do you customize wedding day coverage?
Absolutely, each wedding is unique. Part of what sets us apart is our years of experience and how we advise couples. I love to chat with you about your plans and help offer advice on what coverage you may need. All my services include 2 photographers and a handmade wooden box with prints and a USB of all final images and and online gallery. Hours of coverage, books, albums, prints and more are totally customizable.
How do I book?
The first step is a phone call or if you are located near Bozeman, Montana let’s meet up! I love to hear all about you and your plans to help advise you on what you might need and see if we are a good fit. Booking includes a contract and retainer to reserve your date.
Can we see a wedding gallery?
Yes! I am happy to provide you with a link to an active online wedding gallery. It is too many images to put on a website but I can show you some examples of an entire event.
Do you travel? If so, how much?
Yes! I LOVE to travel and I am happy to go anywhere in Montana and beyond to photograph your wedding, elopement or project. I have photographed weddings + elopements all over Montana, the west coast, pacific northwest, the southwest and looking to travel more. Contact me for an estimate to your fabulous destination. Some or all travel fees waived to warm, beach locations depending on my availability! I have a serious wanderlust especially sandy beaches! I live in cold ass Montana after all! (like 8 months of the year)
Do you work with assistants / second photographer?
I include a professional second photographer for my wedding day services. They help with so many things and get some great candid images through the day. I usually do portraits and elopements solo!
What equipment do you use, do you have back ups?
I have a big camera bag, it weighs a ton! I have several professional Canon DSLR cameras, a variety of quality canon lenses, several flashes and such to photograph any lighting situation or location. I have backups just in case they are needed. There aren’t many do overs in event photography so we come prepared!
Do you offer albums or books?
My wedding albums are hand bound in premium leather and heirloom quality. Seriously, they are beautiful! With many awesome cover choices in both color and texture, and available in 8×10 or 11×14 sizes. Premium Wedding Albums
What is your payment policy?
I require a retainer fee to reserve your date, some signatures and then I am all yours! The retainer is $1500 and here is why: I take your wedding seriously and have to turn down any other couples after we book your date. The final payment payment is due 1 month before your wedding event.
Travel fees are due at time of booking / purchase of plane tickets, hotels etc.
When will my online gallery be ready?
We carefully edit, color correct and lightly retouch as necessary all the final images. Your online gallery should be ready with in 4-6 weeks after the event. This is often sooner but it does depend on the time of year and how busy our season is.
How far out should we do the engagement session?
Your engagement session can be anytime of year you would like. Just be sure to book the date in advance as some seasons are busier than others. Also, consider the turnaround time if you want photos for your invites or a custom designed guest book. I have even done the engagement session the day before the wedding as many of my couples have destination weddings in Montana.
What should I wear to the engagement session?
People often bring several changes of outfits or jackets etc to change up their look. Make sure you are comfortable especially for the season. Please bring along anything you like; favorite hats, your pets, and anything that is part of who you are as a couple. Here are some fun examples: Engagement Photography
My favorite drink?
Such an important question! I enjoy unique cocktails like the GFC at Plonk (Bozeman,MT) or a Grey Goose soda with lime. Chatting over a good drink is simple pleasure in life that I enjoy. Wanna join me?