Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
For a full day coverage, my Seattle couples spend around $5,000. For elopements, I start at $3,000 for 4 hours of coverage. All couple sessions (including engagements or anniversaries) start at $800.
I might not be the cheapest photographer out there but I promise you I don’t mess around when it comes to producing the highest quality work for my clients. After all, these are some of the most important memories of your life and you want to invest in someone who’s willing to pour our their heart and skills for you.
For more information on pricing, send me a quick Hello :)
HOW MANY WEDDINGS ARE YOU TAKING ON A YEAR?
In the beginning, I took on as many as I could. I quickly learn that I gave a piece of my soul to the devil when I did that. Although I was able to deliver everything, I felt like I did not give my clients or my family the best of myself.
As of right now, I only take on a total of 25 weddings/elopements a year. This way, I can invest in everything that I do. That way, I can be there for my clients. That way, I have enough time for self-care, mental health days, and quality time with my family.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
I’ll get in touch with you guys so we can get to know each other. I’ll make sure to provide all necessary information and my honest opinion so you can pick the best package for your wedding.
A 50% non-refundable retainer fee for date reservation and both signatures are needed to reserve me for your date. The rest is due 1 month prior to the event date.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET?
I always promise 50 photos per hour so you get an idea of how many photos you’ll receive. However, each wedding is unique and its own way and I always make sure to capture plenty of photos for each moment of the day.
I also don’t cap at a certain amount of photos. When you hire me, you don’t just hire another vendor, you gain a friend. I am that friend who value you and all the important memories on your special day. So you betcha I’ll deliver all the photos that will tell your story so your children, grandchildren, and great great great grandchildren one day can look at and learn about you.
Quality is always over quantity. With that being said, I always underpromise and overdeliver. This has been my philosophy with everything in life and in business.
DO YOU DELIVER RAW PHOTOS?
I don’t ever give out RAW photos. Every photo you receive will be edited to ensure consistency in colors, brightness, and mood.
WHAT IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?
For engagement, my promise is 4 weeks. For elopements and weddings, I promise 12 weeks. You might see other photographers promise around the same or even shorter. However, I don’t promise anything shorter since I often spend time to create GIFs, double exposures, and some creative art for my clients.
Truly, you have the rest of your life to look at these photos so I can want to make sure EVERY SINGLE PHOTO I deliver is something I am proud of. I want to make sure you get the best of me and not something I have to rush in order to meet some crazy fast deadline.
With that being said, I always go back to my philosophy of “underpromise and overdeliver”. Most of my clients often get their gallery back before the deadline included in the contract.
DO YOU PHOTOSHOP YOUR CLIENTS?
From day one, my photography is always about celebrating love and authenticity. I share photos of all my clients no matter how they look because I want YOU to know that YOU are beautiful because we are all unique and different and important.
I won’t photoshop you taller or skinnier. I won’t photoshop the scar on your forehead that is a part of your identity. I won’t photoshop to alter what is real and true for you.
I often photoshop out temporary blemishes like bruises and acnes. And of course, I always ask about your “favorite side” so I can pose you a bit better
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
When the gallery is finished and I spray a bit of Chanel cologne on it, I’ll upload it to a password-protected online gallery and send it to you via email. You can share the link with friends and family so they can see these photos. You can also download the whole gallery to your computer.
WHAT RIGHTS DO WE HAVE?
You have all rights to download, print, and use your photos for personal purposes. Photos come to life when printed, if you need help with making an heirloom album, let me know.
DO YOU TAKE LGBTQ WEDDINGS?
FUCK TO THE YESS HUNNI. Sorry haha, I got a bit too excited here. As you can see, I am a member of the LGBTQ community and there is nothing more important than celebrating diversity and love.
When my husband and I got married, we looked around at so many different photographers. We always try to search their website to see if they were “gay-friendly”. And when we don’t see anything, our inquiry form always included the question “Do you photograph gay couples?” That question hurts my heart. I don’t ever want my couples to feel that way.
In fact, I don’t care if you’re gay or religious. I don’t care how you look. I don’t care what your political view is. If you love and trust what I do, I promise you we’ll be a good match.
Correction, if you are a sexist, homophobic, misogynist, white supremacist then Buh Bye.