Where are you based and will you travel?
My studio is based in Austin, Texas, but I'm very happy to travel.
Venues within approximately 50 miles of Austin are covered in all
package pricing - this includes Round Rock, San Marcos, the Greater
Austin metro area, and much of Central Texas Hill Country. If your
wedding involves longer distances let's
. I love the opportunity to shoot
destination weddings, and my package options include travel and
coverage to accommodate these.
How does the pre-booking process work?
The photographer you choose will likely be the only wedding vendor
that is with you your entire wedding day, so it's extremely important
to me that we're a good fit for each other. Part of forming that
relationship involves sitting down to meet in person or via Skype
prior to booking. We can use this time to answer any questions you may
have, flip through sample albums or photos, and more.
to receive the pricing and
packages brochure and to schedule an initial consultation.
How do we book you?
If you have decided that I'm the right fit for you, you can book
me! To secure your date I require a $750 deposit and a signed
contract confirming agreed-upon details. The rest of the payment
will be due a week before your big day. You can pay this in
installments if you wish, using any major credit or debit card, PayPal,
check, or cash. Typically we meet a second time before the wedding
date to discuss wedding details so I can be fully prepared for the
What is the engagement portrait session?
The engagement portrait shoot is a wedding package add-on that I
highly recommend. This session can take place anytime before your
wedding and it gives us a chance to have a practice run to get
comfortable in a more relaxed setting before the big day. I'm happy
to provide location suggestions in the Greater Austin area or we can
work to make your vision a reality.
Who will be photographing our wedding?
Me! I personally shoot every wedding I book. All of my packages
include a second photographer who will also be present to shoot
the wedding with me and assist where necessary.
What gear do you shoot with?
I photograph with the latest Canon professional digital equipment
and I'm happy to share details if interested.
Do you have backup gear?
For every wedding I bring two camera bodies, several lenses, many
extra flash cards and extra accessories. My second shooter will
also bring another full set of equipment. We have backups for our
When will our images be available?
I will have your images to you within 8 weeks. Each of them will
be lovingly processed and some of them artworked.
How many images will we receive?
This will vary from wedding to wedding, but at a minimum you can
expect to receive 500 high-resolution images. An 8-hour wedding day
shoot will typically result in around 600 images while a longer shoot
can have as many as 800 or more. For engagement and other portrait
shoots, you will receive a minimum of 75 images.
How will we receive the images?
Your images will be placed in an online, password-protected
gallery for your friends and family to view and optionally
purchase prints. In addition, you will be given a USB drive with
printable high-resolution images, along with low-resolution images
for web and social media. I'm happy to meet in person for the initial
viewing and delivery.
How can we get prints of our images?
Prints can be ordered directly through me and via your private
online proofing gallery. You will receive a print pricing guide
before you book your wedding with me so you know what to expect.
You are also more that welcome to print the high-resolution images
yourself. However you choose do it, I highly recommend printing!
There is nothing quite like having an image in your hand or on your
Will you archive our images?
All of the images delivered to you will be backed up and archived
in a redundant setup and in multiple physical locations. I take your
data protection seriously; if for any unforeseen reason you need to
retrieve your images from me again in the future, you can be
assured they will be available. I currently archive all client images
for a minimum of 2 years. I'm happy to share details of my
archiving strategy if interested.
Will we have the rights to our photos?
You will be granted personal usage rights to print and share the
photos for any non-commercial purpose. I will retain the copyright
on the images, which could be used for marketing and for-profit
sale and reproduction.
Do you offer wedding albums?
Yes! Albums are the storybook of your wedding and are a beautiful
way to display your images. They are not included in the base
package but can be purchased at an additional cost. Each album is
personally artworked and designed by me and handmade by
New Zealand, one of the highest-quality album manufacturers in the world.
You will have a chance to flip through a full sample album during
our initial consultation and an album can be purchased at anytime
before or after your wedding. You can
to view an example of one
of my albums.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, my studio is a licensed business in the state of Texas and I
have full liability insurance. I am also a member of the Professional
Photographers of America (PPA
What kind of portraits do you shoot?
I specialize in shooting portrait sessions for couples and brides.
Other types of shoots are available so don't hesitate to
what you have in mind.
Where do we meet for the session?
We will have brainstormed together and decided on a place to shoot
that we both like and feel represents you well. These locations
may include downtown, South Congress, a variety of nature spots, or
your own home.
What do I bring to the session?
Some clothing changes (if you wish), and any items or props you feel
will aid in telling your story that would like to have in the
shoot. You're welcome to bring others along, as well; friends offer
great company and a chance to relax and be yourself, while parents
often accompany seniors. I am happy to have your friends, family,
or animals in some of the shots.
What do I do during the session?
Try to relax, breathe and have fun!
How can I get prints of my images?
This will depend on the portrait package you have chosen. With
some packages you will be given images that are optimized for
web/Facebook sharing but not for printing. In that case you will
need to order prints through me. If the package you choose
includes a high-resolution disc with your images on it, you are
still welcome to order prints through me but you are also able to
print the images yourself. You will receive a print pricing guide
before you book a session and we will choose an appropriate
package based on your needs and budget.
Will I have the rights to my photos?
You will be granted personal usage rights to print and share the
photos for any non-commercial purpose if your portfolio package
includes a high-resolution disc. I will retain the copyright on the
images, which could be used for marketing and for-profit sale and
How do I book you?
Head over to my contact page
and we can
discuss what you are looking for and when you hope to have your
shoot. Session fees are required by the day of the shoot. You can
pay this using any major credit card, PayPal, check, or cash.