Frequently Asked Questions
Good question. Well, I love what I do. I know, I know, that's what every photographer says. But seriously. It took my whole life to figure out what I wanted to do and once I found it, I took it and ran with it. I'm not just running on autopilot like so many of the tenured photographers out there. Every session is unique, every person is unique, and every moment is different from the last. That's what makes it special every time. But what really separates me from the rest, is that I started with a landscape photography background, so I always like to make sure everything in the picture, is just as beautiful as the people in it. I'm committed to celebrating the love between all couples and people of any ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, and body type whether it's a family session or a beautiful wedding.
I take a lot of photos, pick the best ones, and then edit them to the best of my ability. Usually, for family or portrait sessions I average about 60 images/hr. For weddings, I usually provide around 80-100 images/hr. I do not have a limit to how many you get, as my general saying is, if I like it, you get it. I don't hold back anything that I think is a good photograph.
How do we get our photos?
Once I have finished editing the best photos, I upload them to the very same website you are on now into your own private gallery. After that, you are free to download as many as you want, even the whole gallery, and do whatever you want with them.
Can we post our photos on social media?
Of course!!! 75% of my clients find me from word of mouth aka social media posts from previous clients! I would love for you to share your photos along with a shoutout!
Do we have to pay for anything else?
I do not charge you for anything else however you are able to purchase prints directly from my website, which will be the best quality prints you can get. They are a little more expensive but they will print 100 times better than Costco.
How do we reserve a date?
Whether it's a wedding or a family session, I do ask for a non-refundable retainer to hold the date and time slot with the rest being due by the day of the session. For weddings, I also deliver a contract that I will need to be signed along with the delivery of the non-refundable 30% retainer.
Do you travel for sessions?
Yes!!! I absolutely love going to new places and seeing different things, however, these days gas in California is not cheap, so I do ask for a small travel fee of $1 per mile outside of the San Luis Obispo Area.