Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where are you located?
A. I live in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in Friendsville (yep, that’s a real city!) which is close to the border of upstate New York. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, just a few hours away, so I photograph weddings in those three areas the most. It’s a lot of travel but I absolutely love it. Take me anywhere!
Q. Which leads me to….Do you travel?
A. An emphatic “Yes, please!” I’ve traveled to many amazing locations for both weddings and sessions including Las Vegas, Missouri, California, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, North Carolina, and Colorado. I’m always up for an adventure, so let me know where you are or where you’re going and we’ll dream up something awesome!
Q. How many weddings do you shoot per year? How long have you been photographing weddings?
A. I shoot between 30 to 40 weddings each year and I've been photographing weddings for almost 10 years now.
Q. What is film and why shoot with it?
A. When I talk about shooting film, I'm referring to shooting on photographic negatives that are developed in the darkroom; the medium we used before digital cameras. I could write pages and pages about why I shoot with it, but to keep it short; it’s simply more beautiful. The way film captures light, texture, detail, and color is yet to be matched. However, film is very costly (help me, I’m poor) and finicky, so I shoot “hybrid,” which means I shoot on both film and digital. This way, you still get the timelessness, romanticism, and detail of film with the accuracy and dependency of digital. All my film is scanned, so you will receive all of the digital & film images in a cohesive and seamless online gallery – I keep the original negatives just like I do the RAW digital files.
Q: Do you offer videography services?
A: I'm not a videographer and don't offer video options in my packages, but I do know some amazing and talented videographers that I'm more than happy to refer.
Q. What equipment do you use? What happens if something breaks?
A. My digital equipment is all Canon and my film gear includes various brands of medium format, 35mm, and Polaroid. I bring back up cameras, lenses, flashes, memory cards, and batteries to every wedding to ensure that I'm covered in case something breaks. Hurray, adulting!
Q. How many photos will we receive?
A. Engagement sessions typically range between 30-40 photos. Weddings typically range between 500-900 photos depending on the hourly coverage, the amount of wedding-day details, and how much time we have for portraits.
Q. We want to book with you! What are the next steps?
A. Oh yeahhhhh! As Michael Scott says, "I am Beyonce always". All that I require to reserve your date on my calendar is a retainer payment and for you both to sign my contract. The retainer cost is 1/3 of the package total + tax, the second payment is another 1/3 due 90 days before the wedding, and the final 1/3 payment is due one month before the wedding.