frequently asked questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
First off my philosophy is to under promise and over deliver when it comes to timelines. So understand my time quotes are going to be based on making sure in case something drastic comes up in my life you won’t be disappointed / waiting on them!
For most portraits sessions (anniversary, engagements, seniors, etc.) expect your full gallery within a month.
For weddings I always deliver a teaser gallery within a week for you to look through and post! I understand that there’ll be a ton of phone photos from your day, so instead of focusing on competing with that I’d rather give you some professional images to share while allowing myself to thoroughly go through and give your gallery the time it needs to be done well! Expect the full gallery within 3-4 months of your wedding date, but against this is a conservative estimation.
For video work, expect 3-4 months as well. We will get the 1 minute teaser to you within a month, if not sooner, so you have something to enjoy while waiting!
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
24-70mm 2.8 Lens Nikon
70-200mm 2.8 Lens Nikon
50mm 1.8 Lens Nikon
105mm 1.8 Macro Lens Nikon
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
All images will delivered via an online gallery which enables you to share with your family and friends easily! It also allows an easy way to download individual photos anywhere and the whole gallery onto your desktop. Additionally, if you’re looking to order prints that is enabled and allows me to see your favorite list you can create so I can help order wedding albums for you!
WHAT EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING DO YOU HAVE?
I first picked up a camera 8 years ago. Since then, there’s rarely been a week that’s gone by without me spending at least a few days out shooting. My dad was a former professional photographer, so most of my “formal” training has come from his feedback on everything from framing to exposing.
As far as how I create moments, I’ve attended one workshop two years ago from some of the best in the Wedding Photography industry such as India Earl, James Moes, and many more. This was super insightful and built my philosophy of using prompts and games with my couples instead of focusing on posing.
When first starting out as well, I did website and blogging work for Peyton Byford which helped me get a lot of valuable information through shadowing her.
I’ve been a full-time wedding and commercial photographer for almost three years now. I’ve photographed over 50 weddings around the world and have been published by the Knot, Brides of Oklahoma, and other publications.
WHAT DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
First, I always start with a consultation! I’m trying to keep as much information on my website so we can talk more about the details around your wedding day and less what I offer for my business services. If you’re in Oklahoma let’s go grab a coffee or beer somewhere! I’d love to meet you and hear more about your wedding day. If you’re out of state, let’s set up a time to chat on the phone and go over everything!
Next, I’ll send over a customized proposal to look over, sign, and complete your first deposit! It’s all in one place so you won’t have to worry about a dozen emails asking for signatures and invoices. Additionally, it will let you use credit or debit to complete your deposits which generally has been a huge stress relief for myself and for my former clients.
I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your wedding day. That not only covers the cost of blocking off your day (because even for past cancelations I lose money on missing out on shooting a different wedding on that day), but also lets me book out any help I might need, arrange travel plans, etc.
The final installment will be required the week of your wedding, and you’ll get an email reminder through my software. This helps overall confusion on the wedding day and tracking people down with envelopes of cash.