Here are the most frequently asked questions I get. Take a minute to read through them, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions that haven't been addressed!
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.
Most of my couples are creating complete wedding 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. I offer special pricing for intimate weddings (celebrations of less than 30 guests) and adventure elopements (under 10 guests). I'm happy to send over a proposal for your love story and it will all start with a quick phone call or Zoom meeting so I can help you figure out exactly what you want and need.
Portraits start at $450.
For portraits- 50% of your investment is to be paid at the time of booking and the final balance is due 14 days before your session. For weddings- 40% of your investment is to be paid at the time of booking then there will be two equal payments divided evenly over the remaining time before your event or session; the first due at the halfway mark between your booking and your event and the final payment due 30 days prior to the event.
*If you need to make special payment arrangements, I'm happy to discuss that! Just let me know what you need!
I am a Nikon Girl! I shoot mainly with a Nikon D4s and back up with both a Nikon D4 and a Nikon D3. 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. I am proficient with Photoshop, so have no fear!
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 scattered all over the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest. I have regular clients in 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.
Short answer: YES, you get them!
Weddings: average 650 + images Portraits: average 45+ images
Intimate weddings: average 450+ images Elopements: average 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 portrait 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 social media, holiday greetings and personal scrapbooks- which is why I always include digital files with your portrait collection purchase.
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 you live in the Juneau area- you come to my office for your first peek. If not, I will release your online gallery while we are together on a Zoom call!
I offer a guided art consultation, at that appointment to help you choose your favorite products (framed prints, albums and coffee table books, and display or gift items), 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!
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.
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!
I have been photographing professionally for 15 years and freelance for 10 years before that!
My business is a living, breathing thing and it's always shifting and changing. But on average- I photograph 20 weddings or less each year. This allows me to stay fresh and inspired in what I create while still allowing me to have some work/life balance.
I've so got you! I have a 'What to wear' guide just for you! I'll send it over with your welcome email!
I'm a believer in taking what we are given and making it gorgeous! Some of my favorite shots are in weather that most people wouldn't have planned for. Of course, there are situations where it would make for a miserable experience and my gear could be damaged, so in those situations- we reschedule!
If it's a wedding day... I've so got you! I offer my couples the opportunity to do a day-after shoot just for the bride and groom if the weather made your portrait time a mess!