WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH & SHOOTING STYLE ON THE WEDDING DAY?
A wedding day is naturally compiled of different situations that call for different approaches and styles of photography (ie. styled details= editorial approach | portraits & family photos= portraiture approach | preparation, first looks, ceremony= photo-journalistic approach). Some situations call for me to be more intentional, inserting myself through guided positioning and other situations call for me to be unobtrusive, letting the “moments” happen naturally. In any given photo opportunity, my goal is to craft and document the most authentic & effortless imagery while capturing all of the intimate emotional moments without intrusion.
HOW LONG DO WE PATIENTLY WAIT TO RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
Your online gallery from your wedding will be available within 4-6 weeks to view, download and share with family and friends (they can also order professional prints here). I strive to give my clients the fastest turnaround possible, one that I promise is worth the wait! Portrait sessions typically take 2-4 weeks to turnaround. Album time varies based on when you confirm the final design!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
It’s all about quality over quantity here! I focus on creating authentic imagery to tell a cohesive story, rather than giving you 1000 images of the same pose. There are many depending factors throughout each wedding, but you can expect 60-80 final images per hour of wedding coverage.
DO I RECEIVE COPYRIGHTS TO THE IMAGES?
In all PG collections, you will receive high-resolution, fully edited JPEG images that are print quality accompanied by a copyright release allowing you to share and print your images. Most of our clients won’t require a full copyright buyout. For clients who are extremely private and concerned with privacy, we do offer full buyout of copyrights to the images. Please inquire for pricing and usage restrictions.
CAN WE SEND YOU A SHOT LIST TO FOLLOW?
Absolutely, I do ask for a shot list for family photos to make sure we don’t forget to include someone important to you. This list is to be kept brief at 10 groupings or less for a quick flow before or following the ceremony. Beyond this list, I do not work off of a list as this limits me and my creativity. You’ve invested in me as an artist to capture your authentic story and entrusted me to provide a fantastic experience. I’ve got you!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU? AND WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS?
Most couples book roughly 6months-1year (max) in advance to ensure their date is secured on my calendar as I only commission a limited number of weddings per year. Don’t be afraid to email me and check availability. To book, a $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required, along with a signed contract. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the wedding date.
WE ARE SO NERVOUS TO BE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA! DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?
Yes! I totally get it. Let’s set some expectations for each other. I do NOT expect you to know how to pose yourself, gaze into my camera, know what to do with your hands or act like a model. I’ve got you and will direct you into these moments, only capturing the ones that showcase your true personalities. Our time together will be more like taking a walk with an old friend, instead of being super posey posey. The biggest tip is to RELAX and smile. Trust me, the magic happens when you’re relaxed and comfortable.
WHAT SHOULD MY FIANCE’ AND I KNOW BEFORE HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Aside from the obvious considerations of style and budget, I think every couple should have a connection with their photographer. You can price shop and compare work, but you should spend time building a strong relationship. I invest time in each of my clients (even for just an hour) to discover each other and learn about the story that brought them together, thus building a strong foundation of trust and communication. A photographer is intimately involved in so much of a couple's wedding day, so you want to feel at ease. I feel the most creative and free when I know the most about my clients and can understand them and vise-versa. Just as each client is different, no photographer is exactly the same.
laura books a limited number of weddings per year to ensure that each couple receives a custom, luxurious experience.