FAQ

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS? 
Yes!!! I love to travel! 

HOW DO I BOOK? 
Fill out a contact form below, or on the contact page, and tell me about your love story. Then, we will schedule a time to talk in person or through Skype to get to know each other. Once you both decide that you want me to be your wedding photographer, I will send you a contract and invoice with a deposit to hold your date with me. Once your contract is signed and your deposit is paid your wedding date is officially booked! 

WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY?
When editing your wedding, I like to take my time and edit each image with love to create a consistent and cohesive gallery of your day. Wedding galleries are delivered within 10 weeks.  However, I also want you to be able to enjoy your images as soon as possible. For this reason your wedding blog post will be shared within 2 weeks, so that you can reminisce and share with friends and family and also still have more images to look forward to!

CAN I SEE A FULL GALLERY?
Of course! I love to show couples a full gallery, as well as album samples, during our meeting together so that you are able to look through the images and ask any questions you might have.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
The number of images you receive depends on a lot of things, including your hours of coverage, the size of your wedding party, your guest count, as well as the specific details surrounding your wedding day. Typically you will receive 60-90 images per hour of shooting time. Your will receive all of the good images, so essentially we don't hold back. We want to give you as many images as we possibly can in your photo gallery. You also have the rights to download all of your images, and you can order prints straight from your online gallery! 

HAVE YOU BEEN TO MY VENUE?
This is a very common question that I get. Sometimes the answer is yes, and that's great! But the reality is that 90% of the time the answer is no, and that is great too! I travel to new locations for almost all of my weddings and that is what makes my job so fun. I have a passion for adventure, so new places are what light my creativity on fire! Because there are so many amazing venues surrounding my area, it is very rare that I am at the same place twice, and I love that! All a good photo takes is some beautiful light and beautiful people, and we always have those two things. So just know that if we haven't been to your venue, that can actually be a good thing. We always arrive extra early on wedding days to scout out the best locations for your portraits. 

Weddings:

HOW DO WE KNOW HOW MUCH COVERAGE WE NEED?
I can help you figure that out. We will jump on a call discuss your plans and I'll help you to pick the right collection for you! You can always add more time throughout the planning process. 


IS IT OKAY IF WE WANT TO INCLUDE FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON OUR ELOPEMENT?
Absolutely, if you want to bring people along then I'm all for it! As long as it is what you want and everyone is there to support you. You can: Invite no one – elope just the two of you, invite family & friends (up to 25 people!), or invite only an officiant & two witnesses (to satisfy a legal requirement).


WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?
If you're up to endure the elements, it can make for create photos and a fun story! If we truly need to pivot, we can! We will work together to come up with a few plan B scenarios beforehand so that we can have an awesome day no matter the weather! 


HOW DO WE HIKE IN WEDDING ATTIRE / WHAT IF WE DON'T WANT TO HIKE?
If you want to hike in your dress and you're all about that natural ombre then just pair your gown with your favorite hiking boots and you're good to go! Or we can always pack up your dress and change before your vows. If your adventurous elopement day doesn't look like a hike, that's totally okay! There are tons of drive up locations and easily accessible spots that we can walk to. 


WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE WE WANT TO GET MARRIED, CAN YOU HELP?
YES! I love helping my couples come up with the perfect spot for their day. I'll start by asking you some questions on our call and I'll help you to dream up the best version of your day. After we decide what type of location you are looking for I'll do tons of research to suggest specific locations, hiking trails, restaurants, etc. for you to choose from. I'll send you a list of all the options for us to go through together so we can pin down the perfect spot for you to say I do! 


WHY DO WE NEED A PERMIT AND CAN YOU HELP US FIGURE THAT PART OUT?
If you choose to get married in a national park or on private property permits are often required. This allows us to use the space, while also supporting the systems and making sure that the areas are taken care of (Leave no trace). I will absolutely help you with this! I can help you research who to contact to figure out if your elopement location requires you to get a “special use” permit in order to have your ceremony at a specific location 


DO WE NEED AN OFFICIANT / IS AN ELOPEMENT REALLY LEGAL?
Whether or not you need an officiant depends on where you choose to get married. Certain states such as Colorado, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington DC recognize a law called, self-solemnizating. Self-solemnizating grants you and your partner the power to marry each other! You don’t need an officiant, and you don’t need a witness! And yes, an elopement is totally legal! An elopement is recognized as legal as long as you’re abiding by the rules and regulations of the state or country that you’re choosing to get married in. If you don't want to bother with the legalities of a certain location you can totally still have your elopement day exactly how you want and worry about making your marriage legal either before or after your big day. If being legally married on your elopement day is important to you then we can definitely make it happen, we will have to make sure you’re abiding by that state or country’s waiting period, marriage license rules, and ceremony regulations. If you’re getting married in the US usually the biggest complications are a waiting period, a legal officiant, and witnesses.


WHAT IF WE ARE ALREADY LEGALLY MARRIED BEFORE OUR ELOPEMENT DAY?
That's awesome! You've got the hard part out of the way, now all you have to do is plan the wedding day of your dreams! The legal signing of papers doesn't lessen the importance of your day. You still deserve to commit yourselves to one another and have the best celebration ever! 


HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED AN ELOPEMENT AT OUR LOCATION BEFORE?
This is a very common question that I get. Sometimes the answer is yes, and that's great! But the reality is that 90% of the time the answer is no, and that is great too! I travel to new locations for most elopements that is what makes my job so fun. I have experience traveling and love to go to new places. I have a passion for adventure, so new places are what light my creativity on fire! Because there are so many places to see in the world, it is very rare that I am at the same place twice, and I love that! All a good photo takes is some beautiful light and beautiful people, and we always have those two things. I have photographed in PA, NJ, MD, NC, GA, CO, CA, MO, and HI. There are so many tools online that can help me to scout out new locations. And I always make sure to scout out your location in person 1 day prior to your elopement if possible. 


HOW DO I BOOK? 
Fill out a contact form below, or on the contact page, and tell me about your love story. Then, we will schedule a time to talk in person or through Skype to get to know each other. Once you both decide that you want me to be your wedding photographer, I will send you a contract and invoice with a deposit to hold your date with me. Once your contract is signed and your deposit is paid your wedding date is officially booked! 


WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY?
When editing your wedding, I like to take my time and edit each image with love to create a consistent and cohesive gallery of your day. Wedding galleries are delivered within 10 weeks. However, I also want you to be able to enjoy your images as soon as possible. For this reason your wedding blog post will be shared within 2 weeks, so that you can reminisce and share with friends and family and also still have more images to look forward to!


CAN I SEE A FULL GALLERY?
Of course! I love to show couples a full gallery, as well as album samples, together so that you are able to look through the images and ask any questions you might have.


HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
The number of images you receive depends on a lot of things, including your hours of coverage, the size of your wedding party, your guest count, as well as the specific details surrounding your wedding day. Typically you will receive 60-90 images per hour of shooting time. Your will receive all of the good images, so essentially we don't hold back. We want to give you as many images as we possibly can in your photo gallery. You also have the rights to download all of your images, and you can order prints straight from your online gallery! 

Elopements:

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I live in Chester County, PA but service all Philadelphia & Lancaster areas. 

DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
No I do not have an individual studio. I work along side of a few studios located in Bethlehem and Lancaster, that we are able to rent for your sessions.   

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
My focus is heavily lifestyle based. My goal is always to focus on raw emotion and to tell the story of YOUR life! Because of this, my sessions contain both posed and candid shots. 

WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE SESSIONS?
Outdoor sessions are scheduled 1-2 hours before the sunsets. This is when lighting is best. The sun is low, soft and luminous. Because I am a wedding photographer, I try my best to schedule portrait sessions on weekday evenings and save weekends for wedding work. In-home and studio sessions are scheduled between 11:30am-1:30pm when lighting is best for indoor locations. Newborn sessions are scheduled M-T mornings. 

WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU USE? 

I suggest locations based on the style session you’re trying to achieve. Are you interested in studio, grassy field, lake view, city or woods? Once thats decided I have several spots to recommend based on your location and travel options.

DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE?

Yes, I would love to come to you! I am based in Pottstown, PA. Any travel further than a total of 50 miles is subject to $0.50/per mile.

CAN I PRINT IMAGES MYSELF?
Yes. All my sessions include edited/retouched images + print release via digital download. You also have the ability to order professional prints directly from your online gallery. 

I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU! HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION? 
Complete the contact form below. I will email you shortly to get more information about your session and then will send you a contract and invoice to sign and return to book! A small deposit is due opun booking to save your date. 

HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?
Mini sessions are typically 25 minutes. Regular sessions typically last 60-90 minutes. 
Newborn sessions are 3 hours.  

WHAT DO I WEAR? 
Follow me on Pinterest to get inspired for your sessions! I love long flowing dresses and skirts because they add beautiful movement and elegance to your sessions. For men I suggest neutral colors (white, grey, taupe, beige, ivory, white or black). You also cannot go wrong with a chambray/denim button up with khaki or sage pants or black jeans. These colors match well with just about anything. Here are some stores I love:
Women: Lulu's, Bohme, Ruelle, Free People, Altar'd State
Children: Shop James, Joyfolie, Bailey's Blossoms, Zara, Rylee and Cru, Fin and Vince
Men: Nordstrom Rack, Tilly's, H&M, Buckle, Banana Republic

SHOULD I GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE PROFESSIONALLY? 
Yessss! I highly recommend professional hair and makeup. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?
Cloudy weather is not a problem. However, if it rains, snows, hails, etc. I will contact you as soon as possible to postpone or reschedule. 

WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY?
Your entire gallery will be completed within 2-3 weeks.

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