What is your process for shooting weddings?
Weddings are a full 8.5 hour day of shooting with add-on options including an engagement session, rehearsal dinner coverage, a gorgeous leather wedding album, and hourly overtime. During our consultations, we'll build a personalized plan with a wedding timeline and a must-have photograph list to ensure that taking your photos is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. You can expect to receive about 500-600+ edited, high res photos and online album one month after the wedding. You will be able to print any and all photos that you wish!
Do you have any wedding day recommendations?
I strive to accommodate requests from brides whenever possible, but I do have some suggestions to share! When hair+makeup are scheduled 45 minutes earlier than anticipated, there are great benefits. Stress levels will stay low if hair+makeup run late (they always do) and we'll have time to shoot the “first look," wedding party, and family. While a first look is of course optional, it adds a genuinely beautiful selection of photos to your wedding portfolio. Any remaining shots will be done during the first half of cocktail hour. All too often, the bride and groom miss their full cocktail hour due to photos and that's sad... hors d'oeuvre's rock and welcoming guests is truly special!
What is your process for shooting a portrait session?
I always prefer to shoot portrait sessions outdoors with natural light, with a start time about 1.5 hours before sunset. This gives clients time to warm up to the camera and explore the location we select, resulting in stunning candid shots. The shooting locations are endless - an urban street, a quiet and spacious park, or even your own backyard! After we discuss what you’re looking for in these photos, we will be able to determine the perfect setting for your session. Less than one month after your shoot, you will receive about 35+ edited, high res images with a private online photo album to share with family and friends.
What should I wear and bring with to my shoot?
Try to wear clothing without distracting patterns, graphic designs, or logos. For two or more people, it will be aesthetically pleasing if you color coordinate. You can absolutely bring a second outfit, and be sure to wear shoes that will photograph well and are comfortable to walk in. Don’t forget to pack snacks, a drink, extra layers of clothing, and a toiletry bag. I try to keep my toiletry bag stocked for clients with everything from hair spray to hand warmers, but please bring your own with any must-have items! If your shoot is going to have a theme, I’d encourage you to bring a few fun props.
Where are you located and can you travel for a shoot?
I am located in Waltham, MA and am available to work throughout New England, South Florida, and Southern California (travel accommodations may need to be discussed, no lodging necessary). If you’re looking to shoot in another location, travel and lodging must be provided.