+ WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND DO YOU TRAVEL?
I am based in Teton Valley, ID (Driggs, ID and more specifically Tetonia, ID). I travel to Jackson and the Grand Teton National Park regularly, along with Yellowstone National Park. I am happy to travel elsewhere!
+ HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I have been photographing people profesionally since 2014 and running my camera and learning the craft for quite a few years before that.
+ WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME?
This really depends on the time of the year and nature of our session. Typically, portrait lifestyle sessions are delivered within 2-3 weeks. 6 Hour Weddings are typically delivered within 5-6 weeks. I am an open book and communicate often. I'll give you an ETA at our session and if for some reason your images take longer, you will hear from me. You won't be left wondering if I fell off the planet.
+ HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE GET?
This varies with each session, the nature of your session and the level of involvement. For classic sessions: a minimum of 60, extended sessions: a minimum of 80, for petite sessions: a minimum of 30.
Weddings can expect 400-500 images for a 6 hour wedding. Again, this varies depending on the amount of details, your timeline, and how many guests are present.
+ WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
I try my best to keep our session date, so in most occasions, we'll just go with it! I'm married to a farmer and we have yet to figure out how to control the weather. ;) I don't place expectations on the weather or the views.
If it is an all out storm and the weather is unbearable and there is no other location option and shooting means my gear gets ruined I will reschedule with you if I have the availability to do so. Please keep in mind that deposits are non refundable.
+ DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS OR HAVE A REFERRAL PROGRAM?
Returning clients always get 10% off portrait sessions. My referral program is $50 toward a session for every person you refer that books a classic or extended session.
+ WHAT ARE OUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?
I require 50% of your wedding or portrait collection due at booking with the contract and questionnaire (for portrait sessions).
Remaining balance for weddings due 1 month before the wedding date and remaining portrait session balance is due the day of your session. If you are paying your remaining balance at your session, check or exact cash is excepted.
You can view balances and pay at anytime on your client portal.
+ WON'T WE HAVE SQUINTY EYES AND HARSH SHADOWS IF WE SHOOT IN THE MORNING?
If you are faced direcly into the sun or aren't in open shade or have access to a secondary light source, yes you will have squinty eyes and shadows. I shoot based on the light first, location second. As with anything, know the rules and know when to break the rules. ;) We can achieve breathtaking images at any time when done correctly!
+ WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
My Portrait Session PDF has a complete style guide! You will receive this as soon as you reach out to me. I also have THIS blog post all about deciding what to wear. If you have any questions or would like to discuss options after reading those resources, I'm always happy and eager to chat with my clients about their idea's and answer any questions.
+ CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP ME / MY ARMS, LEGS, ETC / MAKE ME THINNER / FIX MY HAIR?
We are all unique and beautiful. I am concious while shooting to be using the best positioning, shooting from the best direction, utilizing the light, etc to make sure you look your best. Embrace yourself; your beauty, your flaws, all the things! I'll ask in the beginning if you have anything you're especially self conscious of or prefer a certain side! I get it and can completely relate, I have my own quirks! I don't edit out wrinkles, laugh lines, etc. They make you, you and they are there because we are lucky enough to age and live this beautiful life.
I will only "photoshop" temporary blemishes like bruises, scrapes, a zit appearing on the tip of your nose because it's typical that they show up on your wedding day or the kiddos scratch their cheeks on our session day. Those I'll happily help out with during my standard editing.
+ WHAT HAPPENS IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE/CANCEL?
Life happens; the kids get sick and unexpected events happen or change.
I take on an exclusive number of events/sessions per season to maximize time with my family. Dates each year are already limited. Deposits are non-refundable retainers, to move/cancel your date it is then forfeited and may only be transfered to a date within 30 days pending my availability.