Why should I choose you?
Ultimately, finding a photographer that you 'vibe' with is the most essential thing... even if that photographer isn't me. I want that for you. I offer you a genuine, beautiful photographic experience that will give you imagery to look back on and be able to awaken the emotions of that day, for a lifetime. I bring over 15 years of award-winning, international experience as a professional to the table along with solid reviews from previous clients, professional memberships & ongoing industry education that hold me accountable for the quality I deliver. I will give you my very best. I will help you relax and be yourself. If this sounds like a good fit... I am anxious to create something amazing with you.
How Much Do You Charge?
My weddings are all custom-created so reach out to me and tell me what you are looking for and I will help create the perfect package for you.
Most of my couples are creating packages starting at $3500 and add the features they want along with the special arrangements for their wedding locations and additional sessions; such as intimate portraits and engagement sessions.
Portraits start at $550
How Do Payments Work?
50% of your investment is to be paid at the time of booking and then there will be two equal payments divided evenly over the remaining time before your event or session.
What equipment do you use?
I am a Nikon Girl! I shoot mainly with a Nikon D4 and back up with both a Nikon D3 and a Fuji XT2 (for quick video clips and fast paced action). I have lighting for the moments that require it and reflectors to make the most of the light nature has given (which is my absolute favorite way to roll). In my office- I am an Apple user and I work mainly with Adobe editing software.
Do you travel?
Does a duck have feathers? YES! I photograph over half of my weddings every year outside of Alaska. I work most summers based in Southeast Alaska and Winters in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. I have regular clients in the Pacific Northwest, Santa Fe & Washington DC and lots of lovely little towns in between. I do charge additional fees for travel depending on the location and the circumstances of the event.
Do I get the digital files? How many?
Short answer: YES.
Weddings: 650 + images Portraits: 45+ images Intimate weddings: 450+ images Elopements: 250+ images
Long-winded explanation: My philosophy is that every client should have both digital files AND lovely wall art and/or albums to enjoy. For this reason, each of my sessions and weddings include both digital files and wall art or albums. When my clients spend the time and money to commission art of themselves and those they treasure, I believe those portraits should be displayed beautifully and in the highest quality possible. There is nothing so powerful as a wall gallery in a home that is filled with the love and rich emotion of true relationship.
One of the saddest things is for beautiful images to be stuck in hard-drive purgatory and then lost to technology failure. I cannot tell you how many tragic loss stories I have heard over the years. It's truly heartbreaking. Digital storage is NOT safe storage for art or your life. For this reason- I do not sell digital files apart from prints, wall art or albums. I agree, it's wonderful to have those images to showcase on your computer, holiday greetings and personal scrapbooks- which is why I always include digital files with your portrait collection purchase.
How do I order pictures after our session?
When the images are ready, I contact you and we set up a 'date' for you to enjoy your gallery for the first time. If it's a wedding, grab your honey and sip a glass of wine and snuggle up to enjoy reliving the joy of your wedding day. I offer a guided art consultation, at that appointment to help you choose your favorite products, then you go home and select your favorite images to add to them. Your final order can be placed with me through a video conference or we can meet in person if you need a little extra input. I am always here to help you and guide you if you would like that. Your order will be ready for delivery within 4 weeks of purchase!
Where will we photograph my session?
The majority of my clients come to me because they want to be photographed in the beauty of nature, so we choose a location based on your desires. If we are photographing intimate portraiture, we can photograph at several gorgeous private locations or at one of many gorgeous hotels or B&Bs that I partner with. We will work together to plan a session that provides you with beautiful portraiture, I promise.
Will you post images to social media sites?
Yes indeed (IF that is what you want)! During or directly after your session, I will post an image or two on Instagram and Facebook. After your order appointment, I place a highlight of your favorite images onto Facebook. I frequently add your images to my latest blog post, as well. I love showing off my amazing clients but I also respect your privacy, should you choose to keep your portraits personal!