Everything you need to know
Q. Why choose me?
Because you appreciate photography.
Your life would not be the same without the people you surround yourself with; it is my job - and my honor - to show you what love looks like.
Q. What is your style?
A comprehensive mix of art, photojournalism, and traditional portraiture. I’ll stay out of the way when the moment calls for it, and insert myself when I need to.
Q. Can we have all of the photos in color?
This is a question I receive quite often. The general answer is No; Black and White editing is an integral part of my style. It evokes emotion better than color and can be a necessary tool when lighting conditions aren’t optimal by allowing the viewer to embrace the feel of the photograph, person, or surroundings. Portraits are generally provided in both tones. While I’m happy to swap images as needed, you should expect a healthy mix of black and white and color images.
Q: Do you charge extra for travel?
I charge nothing extra for travel between NYC and Northern Virginia. For weddings further afield and abroad, I offer flat rate coverage and charge for lodging and transportation.
Q: Where do you travel?
From the streets of San Francisco, to the riverwalk of San Antonio; driving the hills to 11,000 feet in Breckenridge or hiking to the very first sunrise in Arcadia National Park; relaxing over bottle of wine by the water in Lake Como, or sharing family gossip in your parents backyard; Tell me what you love most about your life and let’s go.
Please contact me for further details.
Q: Do I need a second photographer?
Most smaller weddings are perfect for one photographer and larger events generally benefit with have two present.
Q: How many pictures will we receive from our wedding?
The number varies based on the length and detail of the event, but we usually deliver at minimum of 400 images.
Q: Is Sales Tax included?
There is a 6% Maryland state tax applied to all album and product purchases.
Q: Will we receive ALL of the photos you've taken from our event?
Almost! We will provide you with a full story of your day and all the stunning photos that come with it, minus the test shots and duplicates.
Q: Can I print my photos/use them on Facebook?
Yes! The images do not feature any watermarks. We include access to both high-res and low-res images for use on social media sites.
Q. Should we provide you a meal during the wedding?
I come loaded with snacks, but a meal is always a welcomed surprise! If you do, please serve us at the same time as the wedding party so that we don’t miss any important rituals!
Q: Do you carry backup equipment? Do you have a certificate of insurance?
Without a doubt! We carry backups of our backups and carry full insurance. If your venue requires a certificate of insurance, please contact us at least two-weeks before your wedding and we will happily submit it for you.
Q: Can my friends and family members take photos?
We welcome all guests to take photos throughout the wedding and reception. However I do ask that friends and family members refrain from shooting during times of creative portraiture, including getting ready, group shots and couples portraits in order to avoid distraction.
Q: How do I book my date?
Contact me and I’ll set up a convenient meeting on Skype or phone. A signed contract and ⅓ deposit are required to secure your date. Payment can be made via check or online via PayPal.
Q: What happens next?
That’s it! We’ll reach out to you two weeks prior to your wedding to review your timeline and to answer any questions that you may have. Your final payment will be due at that time. If you are working with a wedding planner, we can coordinate with them directly or with both of you based on your preferences. Planning for an engagement session? These special shoots are something we really enjoy, and you can schedule yours anytime prior to your wedding.
How this all works …
Engagement and Lifestyle Sessions:
Our shoots begin two hours before sunset or at sunrise, at any location of your choice. Files are available for digital download within one-week of your session. We encourage you to bring extra clothes that you love. Pets are welcome!
Your Wedding Day:
To capture all the of excitement of your big day including getting ready, we recommend that you schedule us at least one hour before you leave for your ceremony, and that you add a minimum of 30-90 minutes for your photos as a couple and 20 minutes for your family portraits, either before or after.
After Your Wedding:
How soon will I see my photographs?
Proofs will be uploaded to our online proofing site and be available for download within 4-6 weeks of your wedding, usually sooner. To celebrate, we will also feature a selection of our favorite images from your big day on our blog and social media sites. Please let us know if you prefer to not have this coverage.
How do you edit the work?
We expertly curate a mixture of fully-edited color and black and white photographs, which we choose based on artistic vision and authentic storytelling. You may request up to 5 extensive edits, removal of background objects etc… Additional edits are subject to a studio fee of $100 per hour.
Can I download the images?
Yes! Your gallery will be hosted online for one year, and you are free to download all high-resolution images for immediate use.
Do you offer prints?
Of course! Prints are an important of enjoying your photography. Standard print sizes are available for order through our proofing site at lab cost as a service provided to our clients.
Do you offer albums?
Absolutely! Our heirloom albums offer a beautiful way for you to tell your story and are a integral part of our process. Click here to see a sample. The entire process generally takes 2-4 weeks and you may request up to 5 rounds of revisions over that period. We’re proud to offer you high-quality albums and covers including leather, silk and linen as well as imprinting and photo covers. Printing takes approximately 3-12 weeks. Albums must be approved by the end of the calendar year following your wedding.