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. 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. 6-8 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. Engagements can take 1 month.
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!
My passion started 10+ years ago. 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 live an hour from Pittsburgh, PA. While we love to serve many of our couples locally, we also love to travel, especially to National Parks! (We have great experiences of our own, since we eloped in Acadia National Park in ‘18.) 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 1! He's a great second shooter to make you feel more at ease and for some added humor + fun!
I keep things natural as possible. I believe in self-love and don’t alter the way you look, unless it’s an uncommon blemish or something that wouldn’t normally be there.
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 2 hours of driving distance, lodging accommodations for us will be included in your quote.
IF WE NEED TO FLY: some photographers do set travel fees, 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.
If you change the date of your engagement session, your retainer(s) are non-refundable. A new retainer will have to be made in order to hold your new date. However, if the weather is going to be terrible with a lot of rain and lightning, we’ll reschedule another date that works for all of us. That’s why I will sometimes ask for a rain date so we can be extra prepared! My priority is to give you the best quality of images possible, and that’s one case when we can reschedule!
If you change the date for your wedding, please tell me asap so that I can check my availability. If I’m unavailable for the date change, 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. We’ll have the best memories to share with you later.
I only require 20% of the full collection amount at the time of booking to make things as affordable to you as possible. 20% secures your date and no one else will be able to take it! I’m happy to split the remaining payments up evenly for you (up to 4 more payments), as long as everything is paid no later than 1 month prior to your date. We also welcome 50/50 or full collection payments.
I only offer discounts if paying in full cash or 50/50 checks.