Booking 2023 & 2024!
What is the price of a wedding?
I understand that you’re searching for a simple answer but the reality is weddings are as unique as you are (rates vary by location). Asheville wedding photography starts at 3400 & elopements start at 1550.
What value will I bring to your wedding?
Aside from the cameras & gear, what else do I bring?
I’d like my reviews & portfolio to do the talking here (see KIND WORDS). It humbles me when people comment on the experience that they had with me on their wedding day. This is YOUR day and I will never forget that. While candids are wonderful, there are certain times in the day that I like to step in and gently guide, so that we can create stunning imagery.
Above everything else, I bring life experience and kindness. How you feel about yourself matters deeply to me and I’ll do my best to make you feel like a star.
Will our personalities work well together?
You’re going to spend one of the most important days in life with me and we want to make sure that we’re a great match. I know that I thrive when I work with romantic, fun and loving couples!
What is your style of photography & editing?
During “Getting-ready, ceremony and reception”, my style is photo-journalistic. I will capture photos as discreetly as I can, to get raw, authentic emotions. During “Couples’ shots, bridal & groom portraits & family formals”, I will offer continued guidance. This is where I love to create artistic (frequently editorially inspired) portraiture for you.
My niche is capturing stunning bridal/groom photos on the wedding day. We ensure that there is time factored into the day (or add a separate session) to capture portraits that everyone can swoon over & share with future generations. The ‘glow’ that comes from within on your actual wedding day is magical and there is no “do-over”.
My style isn’t for everyone, no denying! It is for the couple who wishes to break away from traditional style photography, have fun and create “magazine-esque” images to swoon over for decades.
I offer boutique editing and do not out-source or “batch edit”.
Can we add a second photographer?
Yes, we can add a second photographer and can further discuss this option when we have our video chat.
Do you take family (formals) photos?
Of course I do! Family is amazing and I love it when wedding couples want to celebrate with their loved ones.
I have found that anywhere between 12-14 combinations is the “sweet spot” and we will discuss this when we initially meet. I want you to be free to enjoy your day naturally and authentically and ideally not to spend more than 15 minutes on “family formals”. Let’s get you back to your party! You’ve hired me to capture your day, mainly as a photojournalist and the most comprehensive and diverse wedding albums are the ones where you’re having fun and not having to “smile 3-2-1” for the camera.
Ideally, I like to have time to capture bride & mom, groom & mom (etc.) pre-ceremony. This has two purposes: firstly, you get to have those all important family shots (that appear more candid & relaxed) and secondly, it saves you time later in the day. Usually, the day goes by soooo quickly and I want to ensure that you have photos taken with your cherished family & friends.
Can we provide you with a shot list (other than family formals)?
I love to know if there are important elements on the day that should not be overlooked (bracelet from Grandma etc), otherwise, I’ve found that it can be counterproductive to refer to a “shot list”. Here’s the reason why! It takes away from my ability to get authentic shots that reflect your individuality. Of course, I love to know what inspires you and I do that by getting to know you as this is where the magic happens!
When hiring me, I’ll capture the big events but I also want to document the little moments “in between” that occur naturally and are unique to your day.
How will we receive the gallery and do you offer photo books & prints?
Your digital wedding gallery is delivered using a professional photography site (password protected) and you will have one year from the date of delivery in which to download the photos. I encourage you strongly to download them to several different places and devices (cloud storage, USB sticks) and then to make sure that you print them!
Photos belong in print and not just to remain on your computer hard-drive! I use printing companies that deal directly with professional photographers only and we can discuss adding in an album/wall art as an addition to your total wedding cost.
How long will it be before we receive our gallery?
Typically your digital gallery delivery is delivered within 4-12 weeks (season dependent). I do my best to get you the album as soon as possible, without ‘rushing’ the edits. As mentioned, I personally edit every single photo and want to make sure that all of your shots are beautiful. You will have access to a “sneak-peek” album to share within 72 hours of your wedding.
How do you feel about unplugged ceremonies?
It’s always preferable to have an “unplugged” ceremony, to avoid having a gallery of people’s hands in the air. A perfect solution is to allow guests “30 seconds” in which to take photos once the wedding couple is together at the altar and then to ask them to place all devices away (and turned to silent). Most couples opt for unplugged and I will happily help you with how to deliver this news!
Sunset shots/couple time
In my experience, to create amazing imagery, I ask the wedding couple for time, it’s the most invaluable resource on the day. I want to provide you with stunning images that take your breath away. As such, I ask for 30-60 minutes for couples photos (usually at sunset), when you will leave behind the festivities for a while and I can photograph the newlyweds!
We will get to know each other during your engagement session & you’ll become familiar with my upbeat style. 30 to 60 minutes in your wedding day timeline is your commitment to a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Wedding Planner/Day-of Coordinator
Talking of timelines – I don’t insist but it helps immensely when you hire a wedding planner/coordinator. There are many benefits to this, mainly it’s for your peace of mind & you get to enjoy your day!
Do we need to have professional Hair & Make-Up for the wedding?
Unless you or your friends/family are incredibly skilled at hair & make-up, I highly recommend letting a professional do this for you on the day, so that you can feel pampered and know that you are in great hands. I have attended weddings where indeed, the bride and her team were AMAZING at hair and make-up but if you’re unsure, let’s chat. I’ve worked with plenty of professional HMU artists and have recommendations.
We’re having an evening ceremony, can you cover that too?
Yes! I love natural light but it can only take you so far. I am a creative shooter and a technical one. I’m very comfortable with off-camera flash & external lighting.
We’re having a rehearsal, will you cover that?
Couples do not usually ask me to attend the wedding rehearsal but if it’s something that’s important to you, let me know at the time of booking. Additional costs apply.
Do you offer videography?
I do not offer videography as I’ve chosen photography as my craft. However, if you’re looking for a fabulous videographer, check out Jen & Chris from Martin Film Productions. I love working with them!
I love to give back to this amazing community in Asheville. Do you know of a worthy cause or people who are getting married but they just don’t have the budget for a photographer? All requests must be received at least 60 days in advance and be for a midweek elopement. Inquire with me to see if I can help.
P.S.: I’ve created a blog: 10 questions to ask your potential wedding photographer!