I'd like you to read through my approach and see if we're a match. I regard my photography experiences as encompassing, authentic experiences that honor who you are, where you're at in life, and what is real, raw and honest. Your vibes you have with you photographer impact your experience and how you feel about your photos afterwards. Regardless if it's me or someone else, my goal is for you to love your photos to the moon and back. Memories are sacred, and they're worth the research in connecting with the right photographer.
What lights your soul on fire? What brings you joy? Where have you made your favorite memories? Who are you now and where are you going? All of these little details make up how we document you during out time together. My goal is to be a mirror to you, reflecting your own unique beauty and how you have decided to live this beautiful life you've created. I used my experience with lighting, locations, and gear mixed with my connection to you to make this shoot one for the history books.
When you're confident you and I are a match, we'll find a date and time to get this party started. I'll send over a agreement for you to electronically sign. It'll go over what you're getting and what you can expect from me, and I you. There will be some spots for you to initial (I do this so I make sure you've gone through the nitty-gritty and understand everything). After you sign, you'll receive an invoice. I ask for a 50% non-refundable retainer to hold the date and time, with the remainder due the day of the shoot. Why non-refundable? My business is based on not only the act of photography and delivering images, but also committing my TIME. A non-refundable retainer is a commitment that lets me know you're serious and ready for this experience of a lifetime.
The excitement after your shoot is PALPABLE; you want to relive all of the moments you created, and I am WITH YOU. Within 72 hrs, I have a few sneak-peaks ready for social media, with the remainder edited and uploaded to a personal online gallery. (Portraits + Engagements are ready within 7 business days, weddings are ready within 21 business days). These are edited for color tone, exposure, cropped and straightened. AND THEY'RE ALL YOURS. From these, you get to choose your favorite 30 images (think ones you'll post/print) and I'll do retouch (edit skin imperfections, clone stamps, advanced Photoshop techniques). These will be ready and uploaded to your gallery in a separate folder within 7 business days.
Hot take: think it's a cop-out when photographers say that they "let you be natural" when they shoot. I've been shooting since 2015 mostly with everyday people like you and me, and I can say for certainty that people need DIRECTION. If you're not regularly photographed, how are you supposed to know what looks good? What works? The answer is: you don't, and that's MY job to help you achieve. I do a mix of poses and cues, but I also plan for the candid moments that happen after (think laughter after your partner whispers their favorite McDonald's order sexily into your ear.) You're not alone, and I can assure you I'm here to help.
From the moment you confirm your photo services (see investment for the deets), I'll be asking ALL the questions and pull together a mood board to help define outfits colors, possible locations, and props (think champagne + glasses, pizza, chairs, sparklers, vintage cars, you name it!) I'll be checking in with you via DM's or text (whichever feels best to you), and we'll make sure your wardrobe is on point and that you're ready to go! I have a list of items I always suggest having done prior, and it gets you set and ready to go!