Yes! My most basic wedding collection includes all of your wedding digitals.
I mean I will edit the photos I get at your wedding and send them to you as large, beautiful .jpg files.
I will send a sneak peek of some highlights from the day within one week of your wedding, and I guarantee to deliver all of your wedding photos within three months of your wedding.
Digital images are made available in an online gallery (which you can share if you'd like) and with an emailed download link. Prints and albums are mailed to you (or if you're close to New Haven, we can arrange a pick-up or drop-off!)
I always shoot with a second photographer at weddings with more than fifty guests – I’ve found it helps guarantee that we capture the visual story of your day the way you’ll want it captured. A second photographer can provide a different perspective on key moments, they can capture more reaction shots when key moments are happening, and with their help, I can capture things happening in multiple locations at once. They can also help capture the important details of your day if the timeline is tight, meaning nothing will be missed!
If you are having a smaller, more intimate wedding (fewer than 50 people), you can choose whether or not to invest in a second shooter.
There are! (If a first look isn't for you, though, NO WORRIES. It's YOUR DAY; I'm just there to document it. Do what feels right for you!)
If you're considering a first look and are on the fence, here's a few reasons why it can be a really good idea:
Chances are, you might experience some anxiety the day of your wedding. It's been such a long time in the making, it's a big deal, and you might just have some feelings once it's all happening! Seeing your partner before THE moment (in front of everyone) can be a great way to calm your nerves before heading into the ceremony.
Speaking of emotions, one or both partners might not feel comfortable expressing big emotions in front of your guests. Doing a first look ensures that at least some part of your day feels private and intimate, and this can be a time where you can feel the big feels with or without me there, without a bunch of other eyeballs on you.
Finally, just logistically speaking, a first look can give you a lot of extra time with your guests. If you do a first look, we can build in time for family and/or wedding party portraits BEFORE your ceremony, which means after your ceremony, you can go to your own cocktail hour or we can go do couples' portraits instead!
If you decide I'm the photographer for you (which would be SUPER rad), then the steps to book are easy! I email you an online booking proposal that includes the contract (which you read and sign online) and the invoice for the retainer! When the contract is signed and the retainer is paid, the date is officially YOURS!
Heck yes! They'll be yours to do whatever you want with! You can save them, share them, have them printed, make albums…anything! The only limitation is that you technically can't go and sell them for profit…which would be super weird anyway.
Short answer: a lot! I usually deliver about one hundred photos per hour of coverage (if not a little more). For an eight-hour wedding, I send an average of a thousand photos.
Yes! You can choose to share your online gallery with whomever, and they will be able to purchase art straight from the gallery.
For most weddings, I will have an assistant with me. They will help me with gear, lighting, and they'll be a second set of eyes to make sure I'm not missing important details!
I am OBSESSED with the albums I sell. I scoured the market and found the most gorgeous, layflat albums that come in an album box. They are heirloom pieces you’ll love forever. A UNIVERSE away from a Shutterfly book. You can choose to purchase an album at any time before or after your wedding, and sometimes clients put it on their registry.
As long as we're in communication leading up to the big day and you fill out the questionnaire I send you, I don't need much else! The only thing I ask for the day of your wedding is to eat dinner while you (the couple) eats. That way, I won't miss any of the important stuff you'll want captured, and you won't have photos of you with your mouth full.
I am super friendly and respectful with all of your guests, and I'll guide you, your partner, and your family and friends when it comes to posed portraits to get the most flattering results as quickly and efficiently as possible. Other than that, I stay out of the way whenever possible to capture those candid moments, so you can expect me to be fairly quiet, unobtrusive, and stealthy with a huge smile on my face.
I am happy to travel to pretty much all of New England! If your wedding is taking place more than a two-hour drive from New Haven, Connecticut, I'll ask you to cover my stay at a nearby hotel the night before and after your wedding. There are no other travel fees.
I include an engagement session in all my collections for a few reasons, and if possible, I highly recommend couples take me up on it.
First, most couples don't have many candid, authentic photos of themselves, and these types of photos can mean a lot both now and later in life. The ones we'll get on your wedding will be amazing, but engagement photos can give you a whole different, way more relaxed vibe.
Second, an engagement session gives us the chance to hang out and get to know each other before your wedding! You'll have the experience of working with me before the big day, meaning I won't show up a stranger on your wedding, and you'll know what to expect, making your wedding photos go more smoothly, more quickly, and with better results.
That being said, if you're certain you don't want an engagement session (or you can't make it work based on location or logistics), no worries! It’s complimentary, so you can take it or leave it.
I am happy to talk with you about your timeline and tell you what I've seen work well from my perspective. It's important when planning your timeline to consider the various vendors involved in your day and make sure each of their needs are met (this is what a wedding planner can help with!) If you have a wedding planner or coordinator, I will happily be in communication with them and will do whatever I can to serve the larger needs of your day, while also communicating about what will make for the best photos.
Absolutely. Once you've received your complete online wedding gallery, you'll choose which images you want for prints and albums!
This totally depends on your wedding and what you have planned! Generally, though, unless you have something awesome planned for the end of the night (sparkler exit, big group dance, bonfire, etc.) you typically don't need me there for more than one hour of dancefloor photos. I'm happy to stay for more than that (I love that part of the reception!), but the photos can get repetitive and (potentially) a little sloppy as the night goes on.
The standard wedding payment structure is 1/2 down as a non-refundable retainer to book your date, and the remainder due fourteen days prior to your wedding. If you reschedule your date due to COVID-19 or any other state or federal mandates and you confirm my availability for your new date, there is no rebooking fee or additional cost for the first rescheduled date. If you decide to cancel your wedding or choose to reschedule for a date that I am not available, there is no cancellation fee, but your retainer will not be refunded. If you choose to reschedule your wedding a second time, a $500 fee will be charged to your remaining balance. If you choose to reschedule your wedding a third time, an additional $500 fee will be charged to your remaining balance.