FAQ

My goal is to capture authentic & candid imagery, offer gentle direction when needed, and to blend in seamlessly to your day. I've found my clients are happiest when we work together as teammates, friends, even family ~ trust me, it often goes there!

After all, the pictures are incredibly important aren’t they? 


WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY?

California & Kauai.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I'm on the road often so your shoot/wedding may or may not require a travel fee, depending on when and where it takes place. 

Reach out and we'll start planning our adventure together.

IS THERE A TRAVEL FEE IF MY SHOOT OR WEDDING IS OUTSIDE OF KAUAI OR CALIFORNIA?

I take a limited number of weddings  a year so email or call as soon as possible to check my availability.  
A 50% deposit + signed contract will officially reserve my services. 

For boudoir shoots, I take bookings with a minimum of 2 weeks in advance (as we will need some time to properly connect, vision, and prepare for your session). 

I will be available for boudoir shoots in Los Angeles beginning April 2020. Please reach out for a consultation.

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

Yes, absolutely! While I feel full confidence in my ability to document a wedding thoroughly, a good second photographer will provide another perspective and even fuller coverage of the day, especially if you expect 60+ guests. A second shooter is particularly helpful as he/she will take pictures of the cocktail reception which is when we’ll (most likely) be taking family & bridal portraits, and photos of just the two of you.

My advice: This is one of the most special and epic days of your life - Go for full coverage with an 8 hour package - it includes a second photographer.

CAN WE ADD A SECOND SHOOTER?

I deliver "edited" high-resolution files. What that means is: The raw files have been individually + carefully adjusted for proper exposure, details in highlight + shadow, correct color balance, etc; then the files are exported as .jpeg(s), a format that will be uploaded to your online viewing gallery. Retouching is when an image is taken into Photoshop and altered. This can be anything from removing blemishes to slimming arms. Most of my clients are attracted to my work because they prefer my natural, light-handed post production style however, simple retouching is available at an hourly rate. If your request is beyond my retouching ability, then I am probably not the photographer for you.

WHAT IS EDITING? WHAT IS RETOUCHING?

Raw files are the large original images and are the ideal file to work with in the editing process. They have a broad latitude + contain the original information. The Raw file is a file format that is meant for viewing + editing on special software, and therefore is useless to most people. Since Raw files are unedited and unfinished I do not provide them. So much of the magic is in the editing! A photo may appear to not have been edited to an untrained eye because it looks so natural. To me, that subtlety is the art & beauty of capturing you in your best light and enhancing what is already there. All that being said, I do understand the desire to own these files (especially if you are a photographer yourself or have editing skills), and offer them for a fee. 

WHAT ARE RAW FILES AND CAN I HAVE THEM?

You will receive a sneak peek about a week after the wedding. The entire gallery of pictures will be ready 6-8 weeks after the wedding.

Each photograph is individually + carefully edited and is a process that takes (a lot) of time. Please be patient, it will be worth the wait! If you need your pictures sooner than the quoted times, rush orders are available. 

WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PICTURES?

You know it! Working with women is my area of specialty and you will be in safe, caring, fun, and encouraging company.

Before your shoot we will meet up or video chat to get to know each other, talk + vision about your dream shoot, and work out ALL the details.

Reach out so we can get started. 

I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS FOR MY BOUDOIR SHOOT. WILL YOU HELP ME?

Yes, I do. I believe everyone (and their parents, grandparents, best friends, etc) should have an album. Prints, wall art, and albums are why I first fell in love with photography and I encourage my clients to bring their cherished memories to life any chance they get.

There is nothing like cozying up on the couch with a custom made (vegan leather, linen or velvet) album in your hands and taking a beautiful trip down memory lane.

Feel free to reach out to see examples.

DO YOU MAKE ALBUMS?

I do. Video is often overlooked and put into the “maybe” pile yet I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had couples (and their parents) during or after a wedding tell me they wish they would have hired one. If the idea of being able to re-watch your vows, hear your voices, and see the faces of the ones you love in a way that only video can capture, then most likely you won’t regret it. That being said, when working with a videographer there are things to consider like: the size of their team, their approach, how much gear they’ll set up, etc. to ensure that we work together seamlessly.

I would be more than happy to share names of some talented filmmakers if you’d like recommendations. 

DO YOU RECOMMEND VIDEO?

100% yes.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP GEAR?

Yes, I’d love to. Mention that you’d like film when you inquire and I’ll send over my film rates.

WILL YOU SHOOT FILM?

Ready to book?

I do. Video is often overlooked and put into the “maybe” pile yet I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had couples (and their parents) during or after a wedding tell me they wish they would have hired one. If the idea of being able to re-watch your vows, hear your voices, and see the faces of the ones you love in a way that only video can capture, then most likely you won’t regret it. That being said, when working with a videographer there are things to consider like: the size of their team, their approach, how much gear they’ll set up, etc. to ensure that we work together seamlessly. I’m happy to share names of some talented filmmakers if you’d like recommendations. 

DO YOU RECOMMEND VIDEO?

100% yes.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP GEAR?

I'm a little nervous for my boudoir shoot. Will you help me?

Yes, I do. I believe everyone (and their parents, grandparents, best friends, etc) should have an album. Prints, wall art, and albums are why I first fell in love with photography and I encourage my clients to bring their cherished memories to life any chance they get.

There is nothing like cozying up on the couch with a custom made (vegan leather, linen or velvet) album in your hands and taking a beautiful trip down memory lane. Feel free to reach out to see examples.

Yes, I’d love to. Mention that you’d like film when you inquire and I’ll send over my film rates.

DO YOU MAKE ALBUMS?

WILL YOU SHOOT FILM?

You will receive a sneak peek about a week after the wedding.  The entire gallery of pictures will be ready 6-8 weeks after the wedding.  Each photograph is individually + carefully edited and is a process that takes (a lot) of time.  Please be patient, it will be worth the wait! If you need your pictures sooner than the quoted times, rush orders are available. 

WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PICTURES?

Raw files are the large original images that come straight out of the camera and are the ideal file to work with in the editing process as they have a broad latitude and contain all the original information. The Raw file is a file format that is meant for viewing + editing on special software and therefore is useless to most people. Since Raw files are unedited and unfinished I do not provide them. So much of the magic is in the editing! A photo may appear to not have been edited to an untrained eye because it looks so natural. To me, that subtlety is the art & beauty of capturing you in your best light and enhancing what is already there. All that being said. I do understand the desire to own these files (especially if you are a photographer yourself or have editing skills), and offer them for a fee. 

WHAT ARE RAW FILES AND CAN I HAVE THEM?

For weddings I deliver "edited" high-resolution files. What that means is: The raw files have been individually and carefully adjusted for proper exposure, details in highlight + shadow, correct color balance, etc; then the files are exported as .jpeg(s), a format that will be uploaded to your online viewing gallery.

Retouching is when an image is taken into Photoshop and altered. This can be anything from removing blemishes to slimming arms. Most of my clients are attracted to my work because they prefer my natural, light-handed post production style however, simple retouching is available at an hourly rate. If your request is beyond my retouching ability then I am probably not the photographer for you.

WHAT IS EDITING? WHAT IS RETOUCHING?

Yes, absolutely! While I feel full confidence in my ability to document a wedding thoroughly, a good second photographer will provide another perspective and even fuller coverage of the day, especially if you expect 60 or more guests. A second shooter is particularly helpful as he/she will take pictures of the cocktail reception which is when we’ll (most likely) be taking family & bridal portraits, and photos of just the two of you. When I do work with a second photographer I aim to hire one with a similar approach to weddings so your final gallery of pictures is fluid in style. My advice: This is one of the most special and epic days of your life - Go for full coverage with an 8 hour package - it includes a second photographer.

CAN WE ADD A SECOND SHOOTER for our wedding?

I take a limited number of weddings a year, so email or call as soon as possible to check my availability.  A 50% deposit + signed contract will officially reserve my services. 

For boudoir shoots, I take bookings with a minimum of 2 weeks in advance (as we will need some time to properly connect, vision, and prepare for your session).

I am available for boudoir shoots in Los Angeles beginning June 2020. Please reach out so we can start planning!

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

I'm on the road often so your shoot/wedding may or may not require a travel fee, depending on when and where it takes place. 
Reach out and we'll start planning our adventure together.

IS THERE A TRAVEL FEE IF MY SHOOT OR WEDDING IS OUTSIDE OF KAUAI OR CALIFORNIA?

California & Kauai.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

My goal is to capture authentic & candid imagery, offer gentle direction when needed, and to blend in seamlessly to your day. I've found my clients are happiest when we work together as teammates, friends, even family ~ trust me, it often goes there! After all, the pictures are incredibly important aren’t they? 

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY?

You know it! Working with women is my area of specialty and you will be in safe, caring, fun, and encouraging company. Before your shoot we will meet up or video chat to get to know each other, talk + vision about your dream shoot, and work out ALL the details. Reach out so we can get started. 

Ready to book?

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