I get this concern often but honestly, there is nothing to be worried about. Most couples I work with haven't been in front of a camera since high school senior photos, so nerves are totally normal. Just be yourself! I am constantly giving you direction, feedback and encouragement. You will have so much fun you'll forget the camera is even there. I promise. Read more about the experience I've provided to past clients in my my google reviews or in my featured reviews shared above.
It's quick and easy! I require a 50% retainer + a signed contract to officially lock down your date. I will send you both a digital invoice and contract that you can fill out/pay online. Once signed and paid, your date will no longer available to future clientele.
Upon booking, each one of my couples receives a detailed wedding and vendor guide. I also write custom timelines for my couples and am available for venue walkthroughs/FaceTime meetings throughout the planning process. After the wedding, edited images are delivered in the form of an online gallery in both hi-res and web-size and are free to download. Photo products are also available for purchase, some of which include albums, prints, canvases, calendars, and more. Add ons include an engagement session, rehearsal dinner coverage, film highlights, and a second shooter.
I've had the amazing opportunity to photograph couples all over the United States (Texas, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Virginia.) As well as Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland and India. I'm always ecstatic when a couple or family decides to bring me along for their elopement, wedding or session. With that said, I typically only take up to 2 destination weddings a year outside of Oregon/Washington state, so that I can better serve my clients and set aside time to relax with family and friends.
4-12 weeks for portrait sessions (engagement, family etc.) and 4-24 weeks for weddings. I carefully hand edit each image and edit each session and wedding in chronological order so I really appreciate your patience!
For weddings/sessions located within 90 miles roundtrip drive of PDX, there are no travel fees. For weddings/sessions 90+ miles roundtrip from PDX, there is an additional travel fee. I typically book all accommodations, flights and other travel fees and invoice clients' for reimbursement.
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I learned on my dad's film cameras in high school starting in 2004 but before that I was photographing dogs on the street of the Dominican Republic on family trips or bugs and trees at temple camp at the age of 12. I've always been a photographer, long before I knew it would become a passion and a career. I've been photographing families and couples since 2012 and went full time in 2015. I've photographed well over 100 weddings and a few hundred sessions including couples, maternity, newborn, bar/bat mitzvahs, portraits, brands, yoga studios, first birthdays, and headshots.
For weddings that fall on Thursday - Sunday and Holidays, couples typically invest $4,500+. For elopements that fall on Monday - Wednesday, couples typically invest $2,500+. For general sessions including family sessions, clients typically invest $750+. Pricing can vary depending on travel and what state you live in too so please reach out to me via email for a more extensive pricing guide!
I learned on film back in 2004 and naturally transitioned to digital as a result of cost and accessibility. More recently there has been a really intriguing shift in the industry as people learn to recognize and value film again.
In the last couple years, I've dusted off my point and shoots and 35mm SLRS and found joy in weaving this nostalgic medium back into my work. People have frequently mistaken my digital work for film in the past, and overtime that has given me an extra push to re-explore film again. Now, I often deliver a hybrid of both digital and film to clients.