Do you have a studio?
- No. I had a studio for several years, but lack of use versus cost of rent just didn’t make sense.
What should I (we) wear?
- Dress your style. Individuals need to be comfortable in what they are wearing. Large groups should be somewhat coordinated. The same goes for couples. Check on Google for complimentary colors and use that as a tool to help pick colors that will match.
- For sessions that will include more than one outfit I suggest something casual and something a little more formal – but again – the pictures should reflect your style because they are pictures of you!
What should I expect after the session?
- After your session a lot goes on behind the scenes. I’ll be backing up your pictures, editing and then getting them into my online proofing gallery so that you can view, share and place orders of your photos. I’ll also be preparing a blog post and getting images ready to share on Facebook and other social media. Your session may take some time to reach the blog/Facebook depending on how many other sessions are ahead of yours. I try to only post one or two sessions a week.
How long are portrait sessions?
- Sessions with dancers usually last about 60-90 minutes.
What types of dance do you photograph?
- All types! Most of the dancers I photograph do more than one style.
What should I wear?
- Whatever you can dance in!
- If you are a ballerina on pointe and you bring pointe shoes, plan to leave with them ruined!
How long are portrait sessions?
- Typical sessions last 45 minutes to an hour and half depending on a number of factors. If a high school senior session includes outfit changes or location changes, it may take longer. If a newborn needs to eat, it may take longer.
Do you work from a shot list?
- No. Not really. If you have a list of important family members that you would like photos with then please make a list because I won’t know who everybody is the day of your wedding. As far as other shot lists – “the first kiss”, “the shoes”, “the rings” – those are all details of your day that I include with every wedding!
Do you work with a second photographer?
- Typically, I do not employ a second photographer to cover your wedding day. My vision is mine and I shoot with the finished look of my photos in mind. It isn’t easy to bring in the images from somebody else and make the day look cohesive. Also, I’ve found that a second photographer just results in another set of pictures very similar to mine. That means you don’t get better photos, or even more, it just increases the amount of time it takes to deliver a finished product to you. Every wedding is different, though, and if yours requires a second photographer, there are several in the area that I work with and can often find one to be available to help me document your day.
Do you work with an assistant?
- Yes. My assistant will be with us on your wedding day (and, likely, your engagement session). She helps me stay organized during the day – getting equipment, setting up lights, posing groups and even doing a little bit of shooting
What happens after our wedding?
- After your wedding a lot goes on behind the scenes. The evening after your wedding, I will try to post one of my favorite images from the day and I’ll be backing up your pictures, editing and then getting them into my online proofing gallery so that you can view, share and place orders of your photos. Typically weddings are edited in 10-14 days. I’ll also be preparing a blog post and getting images ready to share on Facebook and other social media. Your session may take some time to reach the blog/Facebook depending on how many other sessions are ahead of yours. I try to only post one or two sessions a week.
How long are engagement sessions?
- Typical engagement sessions last an hour and a half to two hours. Often they include one or two locations and one or two outfit changes.