Frequently Asked Questions
Typically it's about 100 images/hour for weddings. So if you book a typical, 8-hour wedding, you'll have at least 800 images.
1. How many images do you include?
No. Leaving your images naked is only half of the magic that I put into them, so you wouldn’t be getting the full experience! You can trust me that I’ll choose the best of the best and won’t leave any important images missing either.
This depends on how busy I am at the time. 3 weeks is usually how long it takes until you receive your online wedding gallery. I try my best to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each image.
Each year varies, but typically 7-10. I do this so I can give my couples the best experience and photos possible and not spread myself thin. I'm all about quality over quantity for you!
Weddings started for me in 2015 (second-shooting with other pros), and I officially had my first CMP wedding in 2016 in Breckenridge, CO!
5. How long have you been a photographer?
We are based out of Pittsburgh, PA and live over an hour from the city in a more secluded, woodland area of Farmington. While we love to serve many of our couples locally and through Pittsburgh, we also love to travel, especially to National Parks! We eloped in Acadia National Park in ‘18, so we would LOVE more than anything to go on an adventure with you! Whether it's in a local church/venue or an intimate elopement on top of a mountain -we're game for almost anything your heart desires!
Yes! Chad has done every wedding with me from day one! He's a wonderful second shooter to make you feel even more at ease with humor and fun! Neither of us make you feel awkward because we go with the flow and are always looking for the most creative, yet beautiful shots for you!
I keep things natural as possible. I believe in self-love and do not alter the way you look, unless it’s an uncommon blemish or something that wouldn’t normally be there. Blemish retouching is up to my discretion. Additional retouching such as acne, glasses glare, braces, wrinkles, tan lines, or adding/removing people from images is an additional fee.
9. What are your travel fees?
Local weddings: there are no travel fees for local weddings within 120 miles total, (to and from) Farmington PA. After 120 miles there's a $20 travel fee for every additional 15 miles. For more than 3 hours of driving distance, lodging accommodations for us will be included in your quote.
Destination weddings: if we need to fly, some photographers do set travel fees, but we don’t. The bare minimum of our flights and travel accommodations are included in every quote. We cover the rest :)
We book our own travel accommodations. We make sure to get your confirmation on logistics + price before booking anything to ensure there are no surprise costs on your end! You can estimate costs by checking how much hotels/airbnbs typically cost in the area where we will be staying, how much roundtrip flights are from PIT, and rental cars are typically around $50 per day or less when booked in advance.
I will have you pick 2 dates for your engagement session so that if your first choice doesn't work for you or if it rains for your first choice, we will have the second choice as backup. If you want to change the date(s) within 2 weeks of your original date, a new retainer will have to be made in order to hold your new date, since your first chosen dates are complimentary. If the weather is going to have rain/lightning for the second date that you've chosen, we’ll reschedule another date that works for all of us. My priority is to give you the best quality of images possible, so having nice weather is important!
If you change the date for your wedding, please tell me ASAP so that I can check my availability for you! If I’m unavailable for the date change, either a substitute photographer of high qualification will fill in and I will still edit and deliver the photos, or if you do not agree to this, then you will lose any retainers leading up to that day. If it’s 90 days or less to the date change and I’m unavailable, you are legally required to pay the remaining full amount.
If it rains on your wedding, I encourage you to embrace what comes your way, because no matter what, it’s your wedding day and it's about you and your fiance getting married. We will be there to document all the best parts of your day!
I only require 25% of the full collection amount at the time of booking to make things as affordable to you as possible. Once you place your first non-refundable retainer and sign our agreement, no one else will be able to take your date and you will be reserved! I’m happy to split the remaining payments up evenly for you, as long as everything is paid no later than 1 month prior to your date.
I only offer discounts if paying in full cash.