-Where are you located? Do you travel?
I am currently located in Louisville, Kentucky. I also photograph weddings and personal branding sessions in Cincinnati, Ohio, and throughout Southern Indiana quite often. I am 100% willing to travel for any type of shoot (not just for weddings)! I love traveling….whether it’s just one state over, across the country, or in a totally different country! If you are within 30 miles of Louisville, Kentucky, travel is included for all wedding packages and photo sessions. Travel beyond 30 miles of Louisville, Kentucky is 57.5 cents per additional mile, per IRS Standard Rate for 2020. But if you are planning a destination wedding or elopement that is further away….let’s chat! We will figure it out and come up with a special package just for you.
-My wedding is more than an hour away, will there be extra costs?
Possibly! If you live over 2 hours away and your wedding goes past 10:00pm, I will most likely ask for a hotel room. But each and every wedding is different! So let's schedule a consultation and we can chat details!
-What are your wedding packages?
My wedding packages begin at $1,400 and my elopement packages begin at $900. Each and every wedding is unique and different though! Fill out my contact form and I'll email you my Wedding Welcome Guide that contains more info about me, what I do, and my packages and pricing!
-Is there an engagement session included with your wedding packages?
An engagement session is included with my largest wedding photography package. My other wedding photography packages have discounts on engagement sessions though!
-Do you only photograph weddings?
Nope!! I am not just a wedding photographer! I also specialize in Personal branding sessions and Product photography! Check out my portfolio pages to see a sample of my work in each of those categories (and more)!
How does payment work?
For weddings, I require a 20% non-refundable reservation fee at the time of booking. The rest is due 2 weeks before your wedding.
For any other session, I require a 20% non-refundable reservation fee at the time of booking. The rest is due the day of your session.
What happens if I have to cancel or reschedule a photo session?
I always try my hardest to be flexible when it comes to rescheduling photo sessions. So if something comes up, I will try my best to accommodate you! But if for some sad reason a reschedule doesn’t work out and you have to cancel, the 20% reservation fee is non-refundable unfortunately.
-How many photos do you typically deliver?
For any mini session, I deliver a minimum of 12 edited images.
For any full session (engagement, senior, family, etc) I deliver a minimum of 40 edited images.
For a wedding, it depends on how many hours I am booked for! Typically for an 8 hour wedding day, I deliver 400-500 edited photos.
-Do you edit the photos? Will I receive any black and white edits?
Yes! I will go through all of the photos from the session, pick out the best ones, edit them, and then send them to you. And yes, I usually include several black and white edits (but only when it fits the motive and looks best). When you book me as your photographer, you are trusting me to use my judgment in regard to what photos from the session look the best! Only the best for you darling.
-Will you Photoshop me?
Most likely, not. I am a lifestyle photographer, so I prefer to capture the moment and photograph your true self! But if you have a huge zit on your face or your arms look a little flabby in a couple of shots….I can easily fix that.
-Would you ever deliver the RAW unedited photos?
Most likely, no. My photography is my art, and editing is a huge part of that. It’s part of what makes my photos stand out from other photographer’s photos….and their photos from the next photographer’s photos….and so on and so forth. Yes, my photos look pretty good straight out of camera, but they are GREAT once I have edited them and made them look as wonderful as possible for you.
-How long will it take for me to get my edited photos?
For weddings, I will deliver your photos via an online gallery within 4-6 weeks.
For any other session, I will deliver your photos via an online gallery within 2-3 weeks.
-Do I need a second shooter?
A second shooter isn't a must. I typically photograph most weddings alone and am very experienced in doing so. But if having a second shooter makes you more comfortable, for an additional $200, you can add one onto any wedding or elopement package!
-What happens if you can’t photograph our wedding?
I hate even typing out that question! It makes me sad! For me not to be able to photograph your wedding, I would have to be in bed deathly sick, in the hospital, or because of some sort of family emergency. But don’t freak out! I have other wonderful and talented photographer friends that would be more than capable of jumping in and photographing your wedding in my place! I would pass on all of the details and info about your special day and they would fit right in! After the wedding, they would give me the RAW photos, and I would edit them. No biggie!
-What happens if the weather is bad?
Well….here in the Midwest….that is definitely bound to happen! That’s one reason why I try to be flexible with my schedule! The main reason I would advise to reschedule a photo session is if the forecasts looks super rainy. But if it’s just a chance of rain….I say let’s do it! And if we get a little wet….all well! That’s a part of life! And that’s why I am called a lifestyle photographer!
And if it’s raining on your wedding day, don’t fret! I know it’s not preferable….but we can work with the rain, take photos indoors, or use umbrellas and still get amazing photos! Don’t let the rain get you down and don’t stress!
-Can we meet before booking?
Of course! If you are within an hour from me, I would love to meet for coffee or lunch and answer any questions you have regarding booking a wedding or personal branding session with me! If you are further than that, we can always Zoom, Skype or Facetime!
-What is a personal branding session?
A personal branding session is in a category all it's own. It's more than a typical portrait session.... yet isn't quite a commercial shoot. It doesn't necessarily focus on the product you sell, but instead focuses on your business and brand as a whole.... especially the face of the business...YOU! A personal branding session tells the story behind you and your business and by doing that, helps attract your ideal client! To read more about personal branding sessions and how to plan for one, click here.
-How much is a personal branding session?
For first time personal branding clients, I charge $250 for the first hour (which also includes a complimentary consultation Zoom call to help plan out your session). Every other hour after that is forever $150.
-Okay, I have read all of this and you seem cool. What do I do now?
Yay! Glad you think so! Haha. Now you can head over to the Contact page, fill out the little form, and press send! I will then respond to you ASAP! Can’t wait to hear from you!