Minis and Events FAQ's

frequently asked questions


IS THERE ANYONE YOU ARE UNABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH?

Unless previous arrangements are made, we will not be able to do any individual photography of babies under 6 months of age (and/or unable to sit on their own comfortably). Make sure to mention if this is a necessary part of your session so we can make plans accordingly.


CAN I BRING ANY PROPS?

We will not be supplying props for any sessions unless they specifically say so above. You are welcome to provide your own, just make sure the use of them does not interfere with the session time period or else we will not be able to have enough time to shoot the agreed upon images for you.


WHAT DO WE DO IN THE CASE OF RAIN?

Unless the rain is a major downpour, the mini session day will continue as planned. In the event of light to medium rain the location will then change to a shelter house or covered bridge within the park. Our rain check day will be announced on each applicable date above. We will contact you with any updates or changes.

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DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

Do I need to bring anything specific to your classes?

In order to participate in our classes about cinematography, videography, and photography you must be able to bring your own DSLR camera with one interchangeable lens. If your camera does not have an interchangeable lens it will not be able to do what we will cover in the class. You can consider renting a lens from www.mpex.com or from World of Used Photography, but you will not be able to practice after the class and could easily forget what we cover. Each event and class will list any necessary items for you to bring and we will be providing anything else.


Are your classes or events refundable?

Our classes and events currently happen only once a year and because of the size limit, we are unable to offer refunds at this time.

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Is there an age limit for your classes or events?

Our classes are geared towards teenagers through adults. Our events will state a minimum age limit if they are suitable for specific ages.

frequently asked questions


IS THERE ANYONE YOU ARE UNABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH?

Unless previous arrangements are made, we will not be able to do any individual photography of babies under 6 months of age (and/or unable to sit on their own comfortably). Make sure to mention if this is a necessary part of your session so we can make plans accordingly.


CAN I BRING ANY PROPS?

We will not be supplying props for any sessions unless they specifically say so above. You are welcome to provide your own, just make sure the use of them does not interfere with the session time period or else we will not be able to have enough time to shoot the agreed upon images for you.


WHAT DO WE DO IN THE CASE OF RAIN?

Unless the rain is a major downpour, the mini session day will continue as planned. In the event of light to medium rain the location will then change to a shelter house or covered bridge within the park. Our rain check day will be announced on each applicable date above. We will contact you with any updates or changes.


Do you offer refunds?

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING SPECIFIC TO YOUR CLASSES?

In order to participate in our classes about cinematography, videography, and photography you must be able to bring your own DSLR camera with one interchangeable lens. If your camera does not have an interchangeable lens it will not be able to do what we will cover in the class. You can consider renting a lens from www.mpex.com or from World of Used Photography, but you will not be able to practice after the class and could easily forget what we cover. Each event and class will list any necessary items for you to bring and we will be providing anything else.

ARE YOUR CLASSES OR EVENTS REFUNDABLE?

Our classes and events currently happen only once a year and because of the size limit, we are unable to offer refunds at this time.

Is there an age limit for your classes or events?

Our classes are geared towards teenagers through adults. Our events will state a minimum age limit if they are suitable for specific ages.

Family photography FAQ's

frequently asked questions


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY IMAGES?

Because we know how hard it is to wait, we make sure to post a preview image on social media by the following business day. We deliver all family images within 1 month of capturing them. It isn’t unusual for the images to be delivered within 2 weeks. 


WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

We capture candid moments through lifestyle photography rather than focusing on posing your family. Grace always makes sure to grab a few posed portraits throughout your session, but focuses on capturing your emotions of joy and laughter rather than forcing smiles. Grace says “In order to help you remain at ease and to help you have fun, I tend to make a fool of myself for your enjoyment. I knew my theater degree would pay off someday!”’

In regard to my editing style, I keep my images colorful and bold. I believe that classic and timeless prevails over trendy styles so your images will be relevant for generations to come.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?

I’m located on the South-West side of the vast city of Columbus, Ohio. Fun fact! Did you know that Columbus is in the top 20 most populated cities in the USA? At the time of writing this FAQ it’s the 14th. We have a higher population than San Francisco, CA! 

I love traveling for photography. I will travel anywhere in the USA with applicable travel fees on top of the session cost. Building relationships with other business owners across the USA is important to me because I thrive on making other businesses shine through my work. I want you to succeed and will cheer you on every step of the way.

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HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE WITH YOU?

My process is simple. I want to make sure my services are available to everyone. All you have to do is confirm the date with me, sign a contract, and pay the full fee by the date of your session.

CAN I SEE A FULL GALLERY OF A FAMILY YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED?

Of course! I have so many incredible galleries here for you to look through. Aren’t all of the people wonderful? I kinda love them all a lot.


HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK YOU?

Although I am often available ASAP, it’s best to book me at least a month in advance. When it comes to Fall portraits, 3-6 months in advance is your best bet. Everyone wants Fall portraits! Who doesn’t love colorful trees, buffalo plaid and snuggling up close with your loved ones?

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DO YOU OFFER A PRINT RELEASE? IS THAT THE SAME THING AS A COPYRIGHT RELEASE?

You’ve hit the jackpot! I currently include a print release form with all of my packages. This means that you aren’t obligated to purchase them separately, and you aren’t required to purchase $$$ amount of products to unlock them either. 

I do not give anyone the copyrights to my images. I retain those rights fully. Just like an artist retains the rights to a piece of artwork you purchase, I do the same. 


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

Take a deep breath… And let it out. I consider all of my clients to be my friends, and due to that I do everything I can to make your session happens without any penalties. We all have unexpected events that rise up and mess up our plans. I do my best to accommodate you, but there is a chance that you will be unable to reschedule with me and will lose your session fee.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCY IF YOU CAN NO LONGER PHOTOGRAPH ME?

In case of an emergency I will either reschedule with you for another date, or I will hire a photographer to capture your session for me. When I hire a photographer to work for me, I make sure their work is as good if not better than my own. I would rather lose money and get you the images you deserve than hire a photographer less than you deserve.

frequently asked questions


I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC BUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR GALLERIES LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND NATURAL! DO YOU HELP WITH POSING?

Here’s a fun fact for you: around 90% of my clients ask this exact question. The people you see in these galleries are most likely just like you. Instead of focusing on posing ideas, I lead you through a discussion that brings out the best smiles and confidence within you to the surface. I see myself like a cheerleader for you and I do whatever it takes to help you feel comfortable and confident while working with me. 

WHAT IF I LOSE MY IMAGES? DO YOU HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE MY IMAGES ARE KEPT SAFE?

I can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. Sam and I have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment I capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- I purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then I hold onto them after they are delivered to my clients for as long as possible. I highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. I do not hold myself responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to my clients, even though I do all I can to keep a copy of them.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I GET? DOES THIS INCLUDE ALL THE RAW IMAGES?

For a typical session that lasts around 60 minutes, you will receive at least 30 images. Although I capture 200-400 images during that time, I make sure to deliver only my best work. 
Due to the fact that I retain the copyrights to each of my images, I also make sure to keep the RAW files for my own use. All the edited images are my calling card and my signature so I try to make sure to keep tabs on where my images are being shared and who has access to them. We have found that RAW images are not truly what our clients want. They take up much more space, are not printable, and edits aren’t saved on them. We don’t give other people access to edit our work. 

frequently asked questions


CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN BAD WEATHER?

What? Do you want to go on a storm chase with me?! In that case, yes. When it comes to family sessions I tend to reschedule for better weather. Before COVID-19 I could plan for an indoor location as a backup, however since COVID-19 indoor locations all require masks to be worn at all times and tend to not be the best place for portrait sessions.


How did you get into photography?

In high school I was a part of our award winning yearbook program and loved capturing track and field. Before that I preferred being on the other side of the camera, but now I’m definitely more confident behind the camera than in front of it. When you’ve gone through a few pregnancies, it takes a while to bounce back. And when you like chocolate as much as I do, it doesn’t help it go any faster. 


How long have you been in business?


I’ve dabbled with photography for over 10 years, but I’ve been a business owner recognized by the State of Ohio ever since 2017.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY IMAGES?

Because we know how hard it is to wait, we make sure to post a preview image on social media by the following business day. We deliver all family images within 1 month of capturing them. It isn’t unusual for the images to be delivered within 2 weeks. 

WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

We capture candid moments through lifestyle photography rather than focusing on posing your family. Grace always makes sure to grab a few posed portraits throughout your session, but focuses on capturing your emotions of joy and laughter rather than forcing smiles. Grace says “In order to help you remain at ease and to help you have fun, I tend to make a fool of myself for your enjoyment. I knew my theater degree would pay off someday!”’

In regard to my editing style, I keep my images colorful and bold. I believe that classic and timeless prevails over trendy styles so your images will be relevant for generations to come.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?

I’m located on the South-West side of the vast city of Columbus, Ohio. Fun fact! Did you know that Columbus is in the top 20 most populated cities in the USA? At the time of writing this FAQ it’s the 14th. We have a higher population than San Francisco, CA! 

I love traveling for photography. I will travel anywhere in the USA with applicable travel fees on top of the session cost. Building relationships with other business owners across the USA is important to me because I thrive on making other businesses shine through my work. I want you to succeed and will cheer you on every step of the way.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.


HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE WITH YOU?

My process is simple. I want to make sure my services are available to everyone. All you have to do is confirm the date with me, sign a contract, and pay the full fee by the date of your session.

CAN I SEE A FULL GALLERY OF A FAMILY YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED?

Of course! I have so many incredible galleries here for you to look through. Aren’t all of the people wonderful? I kinda love them all a lot.


HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK YOU?

Although I am often available ASAP, it’s best to book me at least a month in advance. When it comes to Fall portraits, 3-6 months in advance is your best bet. Everyone wants Fall portraits! Who doesn’t love colorful trees, buffalo plaid and snuggling up close with your loved ones?

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU OFFER A PRINT RELEASE? IS THAT THE SAME THING AS A COPYRIGHT RELEASE?

You’ve hit the jackpot! I currently include a print release form with all of my packages. This means that you aren’t obligated to purchase them separately, and you aren’t required to purchase $$$ amount of products to unlock them either. 

I do not give anyone the copyrights to my images. I retain those rights fully. Just like an artist retains the rights to a piece of artwork you purchase, I do the same. 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

Take a deep breath… And let it out. I consider all of my clients to be my friends, and due to that I do everything I can to make your session happens without any penalties. We all have unexpected events that rise up and mess up our plans. I do my best to accommodate you, but there is a chance that you will be unable to reschedule with me and will lose your session fee.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCY IF YOU CAN NO LONGER PHOTOGRAPH ME?

In case of an emergency I will either reschedule with you for another date, or I will hire a photographer to capture your session for me. When I hire a photographer to work for me, I make sure their work is as good if not better than my own. I would rather lose money and get you the images you deserve than hire a photographer less than you deserve.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC BUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR GALLERIES LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND NATURAL! DO YOU HELP WITH POSING?

Here’s a fun fact for you: around 90% of my clients ask this exact question. The people you see in these galleries are most likely just like you. Instead of focusing on posing ideas, I lead you through a discussion that brings out the best smiles and confidence within you to the surface. I see myself like a cheerleader for you and I do whatever it takes to help you feel comfortable and confident while working with me.

WHAT IF I LOSE MY IMAGES? DO YOU HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE MY IMAGES ARE KEPT SAFE?

I can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. Sam and I have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment I capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- I purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then I hold onto them after they are delivered to my clients for as long as possible. I highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. I do not hold myself responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to my clients, even though I do all I can to keep a copy of them.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I GET? DOES THIS INCLUDE ALL THE RAW IMAGES?

For a typical session that lasts around 60 minutes, you will receive at least 30 images. Although I capture 200-400 images during that time, I make sure to deliver only my best work. 
Due to the fact that I retain the copyrights to each of my images, I also make sure to keep the RAW files for my own use. All the edited images are my calling card and my signature so I try to make sure to keep tabs on where my images are being shared and who has access to them. We have found that RAW images are not truly what our clients want. They take up much more space, are not printable, and edits aren’t saved on them. We don’t give other people access to edit our work. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN BAD WEATHER?

What? Do you want to go on a storm chase with me?! In that case, yes. When it comes to family sessions I tend to reschedule for better weather. Before COVID-19 I could plan for an indoor location as a backup, however since COVID-19 indoor locations all require masks to be worn at all times and tend to not be the best place for portrait sessions.

How did you get into photography?

In high school I was a part of our award winning yearbook program and loved capturing track and field. Before that I preferred being on the other side of the camera, but now I’m definitely more confident behind the camera than in front of it. When you’ve gone through a few pregnancies, it takes a while to bounce back. And when you like chocolate as much as I do, it doesn’t help it go any faster. 

How long have you been in business?

I’ve dabbled with photography for over 10 years, but I’ve been a business owner recognized by the State of Ohio ever since 2017.

Business Photograph FAQ's

frequently asked questions


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY IMAGES?

Every business project I take on is largely specified to the needs of the individual business and therefore this is very hard to pinpoint. I tend to return all final images within 4 weeks, however this is largely based off the scope of work necessary.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHY?

While working for The Wonder Jam as an apprentice photographer, I fell in love with capturing food and product photography. I would spend hours looking for props, styling food and products, and then capturing them for a wide range of clientele. My dream is to one day style and capture a cookbook from cover to cover.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?

I’m located on the South-West side of the vast city of Columbus, Ohio. Fun fact! Did you know that Columbus is in the top 20 most populated cities in the USA? At the time of writing this FAQ it’s the 14th. We have a higher population than San Francisco, CA! 

I love traveling for photography. I will travel anywhere in the USA with applicable travel fees on top of the session cost. Building relationships with other business owners across the USA is important to me because I thrive on making other businesses shine through my work. I want you to succeed and will cheer you on every step of the way.

frequently asked questions


HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK YOU?

If you have a deadline for when you’d like your images to be presented, I’d schedule the session at least 4-6 weeks before that deadline. That will give you time for any additional edits or necessary revisions. 


HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE WITH YOU?

The first step is for us to schedule a virtual meeting and discuss your business, your desires for your business, and to see what your current needs and hopes are. Once we meet I’ll be able to curate a package that fits your desires. Once the invoice deposit has been paid and the contract has been signed your date and session will be solidified in the calendar.

DO YOU OFFER SERVICES LIKE BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY, STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY, HEADSHOTS ON LOCATION, FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD AND PRODUCT STYLING, OR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY?

I currently cover all of the above and more. Let’s meet up and chat about your specific business needs. I specialize in capturing businesses from the wedding industry and would love to help your business grow through my photography.

frequently asked questions

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCY IF YOU CAN NO LONGER PHOTOGRAPH ME?

Okay, okay, I only stabbed my hand while slicing an avocado ONE TIME! Do you have to bring that up? Just kidding. Sort of. Ask me about it sometime.

The great news is that if an emergency comes up and your date cannot be adjusted, you will most likely end up with an incredible professional who has more industry experience, and who will rock your business in a wonderful way. As a mom of 3 I always have backups at my fingertips. Your images are so important to me that I only hire replacement photographers who are as good or better than I am. I would prefer to lose money on my end than to provide you with sub-par images. 

DO YOU OFFER A PRINT RELEASE? IS THAT THE SAME THING AS A COPYRIGHT RELEASE?

In all cases I deliver a print release to allow you to print your images at your leisure with whomever you choose. 

Sometimes businesses have delicate images that are important to be kept internal rather on display to the public. I am willing and able to offer a copyright release under some circumstances for an added fee.

CAN I SEE EXAMPLES FROM A BUSINESS YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED? 

Of course! My business portfolio is available here and will give you a wide idea of what I capture.

frequently asked questions

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I GET? DOES THIS INCLUDE ALL THE RAW IMAGES?

The quantity of deliverable images varies depending on the job contracted to us. Except for very rare occasions, most of our clients do not require RAW format images. In the event that you do, we will gladly discuss this with you. 

I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC BUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR GALLERIES LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND NATURAL! DO YOU HELP WITH POSING?

Here’s a fun fact for you: around 90% of my clients ask this exact question. The people you see in these galleries are most likely just like you. Instead of focusing on posing ideas, I lead you through a discussion that brings out the best smiles and confidence within you to the surface. I see myself like a cheerleader for you and I do whatever it takes to help you feel comfortable and confident while working with me. 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE? WILL I LOSE MY DEPOSIT?

Thanks to COVID-19 rescheduling has become as normal as scrunchies were in the 90’s. If there is a governmental mandate that forces you to reschedule you will not be penalized as long as you reschedule with me for the same contracted services. 

In all other cases you will lose your deposit if you reschedule within 6 months of your session due to the loss of business for us. I always try to work with clients in case of emergency or illness, but I cannot guarantee this.

frequently asked questions


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?

I’ve dabbled with photography for over 10 years, but I’ve been a business owner recognized by the State of Ohio ever since 2017, and have worked as a full-time photographer since the Fall of 2017 as well. 

WHAT IF I LOSE MY IMAGES? DO YOU HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE MY IMAGES ARE KEPT SAFE?

I can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. Sam and I have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment I capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- I purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then I hold onto them after they are delivered to my clients for as long as possible. I highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. I do not hold myself responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to my clients, even though I do all I can to keep a copy of them.


CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN BAD WEATHER?

If our session is scheduled for the outdoors then I will do whatever it takes to keep to our scheduled time-line.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?

I’m located on the South-West side of the vast city of Columbus, Ohio. Fun fact! Did you know that Columbus is in the top 20 most populated cities in the USA? At the time of writing this FAQ it’s the 14th. We have a higher population than San Francisco, CA! 

I love traveling for photography. I will travel anywhere in the USA with applicable travel fees on top of the session cost. Building relationships with other business owners across the USA is important to me because I thrive on making other businesses shine through my work. I want you to succeed and will cheer you on every step of the way.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY IMAGES?

Every business project I take on is largely specified to the needs of the individual business and therefore this is very hard to pinpoint. I tend to return all final images within 4 weeks, however this is largely based off the scope of work necessary.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHY?

While working for The Wonder Jam as an apprentice photographer, I fell in love with capturing food and product photography. I would spend hours looking for props, styling food and products, and then capturing them for a wide range of clientele. My dream is to one day style and capture a cookbook from cover to cover.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU OFFER SERVICES LIKE BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY, STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY, HEADSHOTS ON LOCATION, FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD AND PRODUCT STYLING, OR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY?

I currently cover all of the above and more. Let’s meet up and chat about your specific business needs. I specialize in capturing businesses from the wedding industry and would love to help your business grow through my photography.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK YOU?

If you have a deadline for when you’d like your images to be presented, I’d schedule the session at least 4-6 weeks before that deadline. That will give you time for any additional edits or necessary revisions. 

HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE WITH YOU?

The first step is for us to schedule a virtual meeting and discuss your business, your desires for your business, and to see what your current needs and hopes are. Once we meet I’ll be able to curate a package that fits your desires. Once the invoice deposit has been paid and the contract has been signed your date and session will be solidified in the calendar.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

CAN I SEE EXAMPLES FROM A BUSINESS YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED? 

Of course! My business portfolio is available here and will give you a wide idea of what I capture.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCY IF YOU CAN NO LONGER PHOTOGRAPH ME?

Okay, okay, I only stabbed my hand while slicing an avocado ONE TIME! Do you have to bring that up? Just kidding. Sort of. Ask me about it sometime.

The great news is that if an emergency comes up and your date cannot be adjusted, you will most likely end up with an incredible professional who has more industry experience, and who will rock your business in a wonderful way. As a mom of 3 I always have backups at my fingertips. Your images are so important to me that I only hire replacement photographers who are as good or better than I am. I would prefer to lose money on my end than to provide you with sub-par images. 

DO YOU OFFER A PRINT RELEASE? IS THAT THE SAME THING AS A COPYRIGHT RELEASE?

In all cases I deliver a print release to allow you to print your images at your leisure with whomever you choose. 

Sometimes businesses have delicate images that are important to be kept internal rather on display to the public. I am willing and able to offer a copyright release under some circumstances for an added fee.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE? WILL I LOSE MY DEPOSIT?

Thanks to COVID-19 rescheduling has become as normal as scrunchies were in the 90’s. If there is a governmental mandate that forces you to reschedule you will not be penalized as long as you reschedule with me for the same contracted services. 

In all other cases you will lose your deposit if you reschedule within 6 months of your session due to the loss of business for us. I always try to work with clients in case of emergency or illness, but I cannot guarantee this.

How many photographs will I get? Does this include all the RAW images?

The quantity of deliverable images varies depending on the job contracted to us. Except for very rare occasions, most of our clients do not require RAW format images. In the event that you do, we will gladly discuss this with you. 

WHAT IF I LOSE MY IMAGES? DO YOU HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE MY IMAGES ARE KEPT SAFE?

I can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. Sam and I have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment I capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- I purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then I hold onto them after they are delivered to my clients for as long as possible. I highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. I do not hold myself responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to my clients, even though I do all I can to keep a copy of them.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN BAD WEATHER?

If our session is scheduled for the outdoors then I will do whatever it takes to keep to our scheduled time-line.

How long have you been in business?

I’ve dabbled with photography for over 10 years, but I’ve been a business owner recognized by the State of Ohio ever since 2017, and have worked as a full-time photographer since the Fall of 2017 as well. 

WHAT IF I LOSE MY IMAGES? DO YOU HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE MY IMAGES ARE KEPT SAFE?

I can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. Sam and I have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment I capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- I purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then I hold onto them after they are delivered to my clients for as long as possible. I highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. I do not hold myself responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to my clients, even though I do all I can to keep a copy of them.

Wedding FAQ's

frequently asked questions


DO YOU FULLY RETOUCH EVERY IMAGE YOU DELIVER?

As a professional photographer, I cannot imagine delivering images that I haven’t spent time retouching, color correcting, and fully editing. Every image I deliver has been handled with time and care in order to make sure your wedding day is remembered as beautifully as possible. I take my job very seriously and want you to look perfect in every image you are in. I retouch every portrait, and every image featuring the bride and groom. 


WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

I capture candid moments through lifestyle photography rather than focusing on posing you. I always make sure to grab a few posed portraits throughout your wedding day, but I focus on capturing your emotions of joy and laughter rather than forcing smiles. In order to help you remain at ease and to help you have fun, I tend to make a fool of myself for your enjoyment. I knew my theater degree would pay off someday! In regards to my editing style, I keep my images colorful and bold. I believe that classic and timeless prevails over trendy styles so your images will be relevant for generations to come.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES? HOW WILL I RECEIVE THEM?

Around 6 weeks after your wedding day we will have an in-person or virtual photography reveal party. During this engagement your photo album and final images will be presented to you, with the option to make purchases of heirlooms and products for your home and family. You will be able to access your images in an online gallery, as well as a USB drive that is gifted to you with your final images. 

frequently asked questions


WILL YOU BE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes, yes, yes. I love keeping my business small, that way you get the images you’re expecting and you get to know and trust me before your wedding day. Unless there is an emergency (dealt with an another FAQ) you will be taken care of by me. 


CAN I SEE A FULL WEDDING YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED?

I love showing off my galleries! I’ve been honored with the task of capturing so many incredible couples on their wedding day and I hope you can see just how passionate I am about each and every one of them as you look at their galleries here.


HOW DID YOU START PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

This is a great and rather embarrassing/humbling story. My first wedding was Sam’s (my husband and cinematographer extraordinaire) brother’s wedding. I had no idea what I was doing, I was using a camera I was unfamiliar with, and as gracious as they were to me, I learned a lot about what it takes to capture a wedding day through that experience. Just because you are a great photographer does not mean you’re ready to capture an entire wedding day. It takes portrait experience, event experience, product styling and photography experience, as well as incredible social skills. I’m thankful to all the people who let me learn as I grew into the professional I am today. 

frequently asked questions


DO I GET THE COPYRIGHT TO MY PHOTOS?

All of my clients receive a print release which is different from the copyright. This way I can retain and keep track of the style and quality of my images while my clients can have the freedom to print through whichever platform is the best for them. 

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I RECEIVE? DO YOU DELIVER EVERY IMAGE YOU CAPTURE?

As crazy as it may sound, I average around 4,000 raw images per wedding. I have a crazy trigger finger because I hate the idea of missing any moment from the day. I also can’t imagine delivering a blurry photograph. “

I deliver 40-50 images an hour for around 400 images for an 8 hour wedding. I narrow down the images so you do not have to, but I also narrow down the images to the best of the best. When I go about this task I make sure to keep at least one image from every part of your wedding that I’ve captured, even if it’s an embarrassing photograph of a toasted uncle dancing in the background during the reception. 


DO YOU CAPTURE IMAGES IN JPEG, OR RAW?

Do not hire a photographer who captures a wedding in JPEG. I REPEAT DO NOT HIRE ANYONE WHO CAPTURES A WEDDING IN JPEG...ahem

I always capture weddings in RAW. RAW is a format that retains a lot of details and data in each image I capture. Because of this my images can be blown up to incredible sizes for printed heirlooms in your home and as gifts for family members. When you hire a professional photographer for your wedding day they should at the very least be able to capture your wedding day in RAW and also have the ability to edit the images. If they do not, RUN AWAY!! 

frequently asked questions


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

There are so many benefits for hiring me for your engagement session. Consider the engagement session as a rehearsal for your wedding day. It’s the perfect time to get comfortable in front of the camera, it’s a time to learn to trust me to guide you through each moment that I capture, and It’s so good having your first ‘family photos’ to print as you are normally outside of your fancy wedding outfits. It’s truly a worthy investment, and you can even add on an album, a guest book, and save the date cards to your package. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS AND HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?

Although I’ve been dabbling in photography for over 10 years, I’ve been recognized as a business by the state of Ohio since 2017. I’ve captured over 40 weddings as a lead photographer.

I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC BUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR GALLERIES LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND NATURAL! DO YOU HELP WITH POSING?

Here’s a fun fact for you: around 90% of my clients ask this exact question. The people you see in these galleries are most likely just like you. Instead of focusing on posing ideas, I lead you through a discussion that brings out the best smiles and confidence within you to the surface. I see myself like a cheerleader for you and I do whatever it takes to help you feel comfortable and confident while working with me. 

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DO YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL WEDDING DAY SCHEDULE?

Due to working with over 40 couples from start to finish, I can easily guide you and help you come up with a realistic timeline for the entire wedding day. I will also craft a timeline with you for the photography in order to make sure we keep everything flowing rather than losing time capturing all of the beautiful moments. It’s amazing how much time can pass when you’re having fun!


WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE AND DO YOU HAVE BACK-UPS?

I use a wide range of equipment but for the other nerds out there like me, I use a Canon 5DIII and have a backup Canon as well. I have a wide range of lenses, speedlight flashes, and light modifiers to make every situation possible to photograph. 

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS OR PHOTO BOOKS? WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE?

When I first started this business I didn’t offer wedding prints or albums, but as I spent time in the business I learned that my couples rarely have time to print their own images or design their own books. This is why I began offering them. Now, a gifted album fully designed by us and approved by you is included in your package. We offer 4 free image swaps in the album, and you can add additional spreads for an additional charge.

frequently asked questions


When should we schedule our engagement session?

You can schedule your engagement session anytime you prefer, just make sure to note when you’d like to have your Save-the-Date’s sent in the mail. You will have a 4 week turnaround for photo delivery and may need some time to design and order your notes. 

How long is the turnaround time for our engagement session? And how many images do you deliver?

Yes, yes, yes. I love keeping my business small, that way you get the images you’re expecting and you get to know and trust me before your wedding day. Unless there is an emergency (dealt with an another FAQ) you will be taken care of by me. 

DO YOU RECOMMEND ADDING A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR OUR WEDDING DAY?

I always recommend adding a second photographer to capture your day. From micro weddings to large-scale weddings, your day will truly be all the better and will flow incredibly well if you have more hands on deck. It is one of the best investments you can make for your wedding day.

frequently asked questions


Do you provide all raw images?

I do not provide raw images to my clients because I see the entire process as an artistic endeavor. I only provide my clients with my final artistic prints, just as any artist would. Raw images are only able to be stored and processed by professionals with great computer systems that can handle the size of the images.


How do we view our engagement images?

Your images will be available in a phone app, on an online gallery, and on a USB for you that I typically deliver along with the wedding images.

WHAT IF I LOSE MY IMAGES? DO YOU BACKUP THE IMAGES SO THEY WILL NEVER BE LOST?

We can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. We have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment we capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- we purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then we hold onto them after they are delivered to our clients for as long as possible. We highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. We do not hold ourselves responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to our clients, even though we do all we can to keep a copy of them.

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DO YOU PROVIDE HEIRLOOMS OR HAVE A PRINT SHOP AVAILABLE?

We’re so glad you asked! A couple years ago we opened a professional printing shop as a part of our business. We have access to print through some of the best shops in the country that are only available to professional, licenses photographers. We want our clients to have access to the best quality heirlooms that will last for a lifetime, and even into new generations. 

Do you provide heirlooms or have a print shop available? 

We’re so glad you asked! A couple years ago we opened a professional printing shop as a part of our business. We have access to print through some of the best shops in the country that are only available to professional, licenses photographers. We want our clients to have access to the best quality heirlooms that will last for a lifetime, and even into new generations. 


DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH A SPECIFIC VIDEOGRAPHER?

Although Sam is my BFF and co-collaborator in life and in this business, I have experience working with other incredible videographers in Columbus and beyond. I will always recommend hiring Sam, but I believe in developing friendships and relationships with people that some would call my competitors. I want to help others succeed and I want to be friends with everyone. I’m happy working with any vendors you choose. 

frequently asked questions

How do I get my wedding published in a blog or magazine?

Here’s a great blog post with some tips about how to pursue this. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES? HOW WILL I RECEIVE THEM?

Around 6 weeks after your wedding day we will have an in-person or virtual photography reveal party. During this engagement your photo album and final images will be presented to you, with the option to make purchases of heirlooms and products for your home and family. You will be able to access your images in an online gallery, as well as a USB drive that is gifted to you with your final images. 

DO YOU FULLY RETOUCH EVERY IMAGE YOU DELIVER?

As a professional photographer, I cannot imagine delivering images that I haven’t spent time retouching, color correcting, and fully editing. Every image I deliver has been handled with time and care in order to make sure your wedding day is remembered as beautifully as possible. I take my job very seriously and want you to look perfect in every image you are in. I retouch every portrait, and every image featuring the bride and groom. 

WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

I capture candid moments through lifestyle photography rather than focusing on posing you. I always make sure to grab a few posed portraits throughout your wedding day, but I focus on capturing your emotions of joy and laughter rather than forcing smiles. In order to help you remain at ease and to help you have fun, I tend to make a fool of myself for your enjoyment. I knew my theater degree would pay off someday! In regards to my editing style, I keep my images colorful and bold. I believe that classic and timeless prevails over trendy styles so your images will be relevant for generations to come.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

HOW DID YOU START PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

This is a great and rather embarrassing/humbling story. My first wedding was Sam’s (my husband and cinematographer extraordinaire) brother’s wedding. I had no idea what I was doing, I was using a camera I was unfamiliar with, and as gracious as they were to me, I learned a lot about what it takes to capture a wedding day through that experience. Just because you are a great photographer does not mean you’re ready to capture an entire wedding day. It takes portrait experience, event experience, product styling and photography experience, as well as incredible social skills. I’m thankful to all the people who let me learn as I grew into the professional I am today. 

wILL YOU BE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes, yes, yes. I love keeping my business small, that way you get the images you’re expecting and you get to know and trust me before your wedding day. Unless there is an emergency (dealt with an another FAQ) you will be taken care of by me. 

AN I SEE A FULL WEDDING YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED?

I love showing off my galleries! I’ve been honored with the task of capturing so many incredible couples on their wedding day and I hope you can see just how passionate I am about each and every one of them as you look at their galleries here.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU CAPTURE IMAGES IN JPEG, OR RAW?

Do not hire a photographer who captures a wedding in JPEG. I REPEAT DO NOT HIRE ANYONE WHO CAPTURES A WEDDING IN JPEG...ahem

I always capture weddings in RAW. RAW is a format that retains a lot of details and data in each image I capture. Because of this my images can be blown up to incredible sizes for printed heirlooms in your home and as gifts for family members. When you hire a professional photographer for your wedding day they should at the very least be able to capture your wedding day in RAW and also have the ability to edit the images. If they do not, RUN AWAY!! 

DO I GET THE COPYRIGHT TO MY PHOTOS?

All of my clients receive a print release which is different from the copyright. This way I can retain and keep track of the style and quality of my images while my clients can have the freedom to print through whichever platform is the best for them. 

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I RECEIVE? DO YOU DELIVER EVERY IMAGE YOU CAPTURE?

As crazy as it may sound, I average around 4,000 raw images per wedding. I have a crazy trigger finger because I hate the idea of missing any moment from the day. I also can’t imagine delivering a blurry photograph. “

I deliver 40-50 images an hour for around 400 images for an 8 hour wedding. I narrow down the images so you do not have to, but I also narrow down the images to the best of the best. When I go about this task I make sure to keep at least one image from every part of your wedding that I’ve captured, even if it’s an embarrassing photograph of a toasted uncle dancing in the background during the reception. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC BUT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR GALLERIES LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND NATURAL! DO YOU HELP WITH POSING?

Here’s a fun fact for you: around 90% of my clients ask this exact question. The people you see in these galleries are most likely just like you. Instead of focusing on posing ideas, I lead you through a discussion that brings out the best smiles and confidence within you to the surface. I see myself like a cheerleader for you and I do whatever it takes to help you feel comfortable and confident while working with me. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

There are so many benefits for hiring me for your engagement session. Consider the engagement session as a rehearsal for your wedding day. It’s the perfect time to get comfortable in front of the camera, it’s a time to learn to trust me to guide you through each moment that I capture, and It’s so good having your first ‘family photos’ to print as you are normally outside of your fancy wedding outfits. It’s truly a worthy investment, and you can even add on an album, a guest book, and save the date cards to your package. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS AND HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?

Although I’ve been dabbling in photography for over 10 years, I’ve been recognized as a business by the state of Ohio since 2017. I’ve captured over 40 weddings as a lead photographer.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS OR PHOTO BOOKS? WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE?

When I first started this business I didn’t offer wedding prints or albums, but as I spent time in the business I learned that my couples rarely have time to print their own images or design their own books. This is why I began offering them. Now, a gifted album fully designed by us and approved by you is included in your package. We offer 4 free image swaps in the album, and you can add additional spreads for an additional charge.

DO YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL WEDDING DAY SCHEDULE?

Due to working with over 40 couples from start to finish, I can easily guide you and help you come up with a realistic timeline for the entire wedding day. I will also craft a timeline with you for the photography in order to make sure we keep everything flowing rather than losing time capturing all of the beautiful moments. It’s amazing how much time can pass when you’re having fun!

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE AND DO YOU HAVE BACK-UPS?

I use a wide range of equipment but for the other nerds out there like me, I use a Canon 5DIII and have a backup Canon as well. I have a wide range of lenses, speedlight flashes, and light modifiers to make every situation possible to photograph. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU RECOMMEND ADDING A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR OUR WEDDING DAY?

I always recommend adding a second photographer to capture your day. From micro weddings to large-scale weddings, your day will truly be all the better and will flow incredibly well if you have more hands on deck. It is one of the best investments you can make for your wedding day.

When should we schedule our engagement session?

You can schedule your engagement session anytime you prefer, just make sure to note when you’d like to have your Save-the-Date’s sent in the mail. You will have a 4 week turnaround for photo delivery and may need some time to design and order your notes. 

How long is the turnaround time for our engagement session? And how many images do you deliver?

Yes, yes, yes. I love keeping my business small, that way you get the images you’re expecting and you get to know and trust me before your wedding day. Unless there is an emergency (dealt with an another FAQ) you will be taken care of by me. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

How do we view our engagement images?

Your images will be available in a phone app, on an online gallery, and on a USB for you that I typically deliver along with the wedding images.

What if I lose my images? Do you backup the images so they will never be lost?

We can’t imagine anything more horrific than losing the images of a client, or even my own images. The great news is that you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to having backups. We have backups for our backups for our…. You get the picture. (Pun not intended but AWESOME!) From the moment we capture your images they are already being backed up to two SD cards as the first backup. That’s right -- we purchased cameras specifically for their dual SD card slots in order to have backups from the start. Your images are always in two places while being edited, and then we hold onto them after they are delivered to our clients for as long as possible. We highly recommend backing them up on your own to make sure you have a copy somewhere at all times. We do not hold ourselves responsible for keeping backups of the images once they have been delivered to our clients, even though we do all we can to keep a copy of them.

DO YOU PROVIDE ALL RAW IMAGES?

I do not provide raw images to my clients because I see the entire process as an artistic endeavor. I only provide my clients with my final artistic prints, just as any artist would. Raw images are only able to be stored and processed by professionals with great computer systems that can handle the size of the images.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

Do you provide heirlooms or have a print shop available? 

We’re so glad you asked! A couple years ago we opened a professional printing shop as a part of our business. We have access to print through some of the best shops in the country that are only available to professional, licenses photographers. We want our clients to have access to the best quality heirlooms that will last for a lifetime, and even into new generations. 

Do you only work with a specific videographer?

Although Sam is my BFF and co-collaborator in life and in this business, I have experience working with other incredible videographers in Columbus and beyond. I will always recommend hiring Sam, but I believe in developing friendships and relationships with people that some would call my competitors. I want to help others succeed and I want to be friends with everyone. I’m happy working with any vendors you choose. 

HOW DO I GET MY WEDDING PUBLISHED IN A BLOG OR MAGAZINE?

Here’s a great blog post with some tips about how to pursue this. 

Wedding Cinematography FAQ's

frequently asked questions


DO YOU SET UP DISTRACTING LIGHTING?

The cameras I use for video are known for being amazing in lower light situations. I try not to add artificial light whenever possible. We know you didn’t spend all that time and money planning your beautiful wedding for me to stick giant umbrellas and softboxes in the middle of your ceremony hall or reception space. The day is about your vows and the moments you are sharing with friends and family –– not about the video of said vows and moments.. On rare occasions, we may need to add some light if you want to be able to see your video, but we try to be as discreet as possible and run this by the bride and groom beforehand.  


DO YOU RECORD THE VOW AUDIOS?

I capture audio of the officiant, bride & groom, for the entire ceremony. I try to work as much of the vows and other portions of the ceremony audio into the video as makes sense for the story. 

WHY DO YOU CALL IT CINEMATOGRAPHY INSTEAD OF VIDEOGRAPHY?

We try to capture your wedding day in a way that tells the story of your day beautifully and evocatively. Think of it as a wedding film rather than a wedding documentary. Rather than just capturing the events of your day on a camera, we strive to bring out the emotions of your day in a way that warms your heart and lets you remember your day in all its beauty and splendor. 

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Do you offer full recordings of the ceremony and other parts of the wedding day?

We do also offer full ceremony cuts, typically a single static camera in the back focused on the bride, groom, and officiant, for an additional fee. The cinematic wedding video will not show the ceremony in its entirety, but rather will be cut down to tell the story of the day. 


How do you ensure it’s high quality audio?

We record the audio onto a preamped high fidelity audio recorder, typically with two mics – either one on the officiant and one lied tied into the DJ’s setup, or a mic on the officiant and a mic closeby to the couple if it can be hidden well. For toasts we tie into the DJ’s mic or we setup another mic solution for the video only if necessary.

DO YOU RECORD THE AUDIO FOR THE CEREMONY AND SPEECHES?

I record audio of the entire ceremony, as well as the toasts. I edit down the toasts to what makes sense for the story and what I think the bride and groom would appreciate on your video (you never know what you’re going to get with toasts), but I also try to always give the full audio recording of the ceremony and toasts, uncut, as a courtesy. 

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DO YOU PUT A MICROPHONE ON THE BRIDE, GROOM AND OFFICIANT?

We always put a microphone on the officiant. We occasionally hide a second mic on the bride or groom, but may also tie into the DJ’s audio or hide a microphone closeby to the couple if it can be hidden discreetly.


Who will capture our wedding film?

The current video packages include Sam behind the camera but have the option of adding an additional videographer if desired. We pride ourselves on capturing what we need to on our own, and keeping the floor discreet without a lot of people shuffling around, but a second photographer or videographer does allow us to get more specific or difficult shots. 


Will our video be 4K?

We do also offer full ceremony cuts, typically a single static camera in the back focused on the bride, groom, and officiant, for an additional fee. The cinematic wedding video will not show the ceremony in its entirety, but rather will be cut down to tell the story of the day. 

frequently asked questions


WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE AND DO YOU HAVE BACK-UPS?

Sam is an Enneagram 6. Each camera records simultaneously to two sd cards, so that in the rare event of a card failure (which has never happened to us), there is still a second card being recorded onto. We back up the raw video to three places at our office.

WHAT FORMAT DO YOU USE TO DELIVER YOUR FINAL FILMS, AND DO YOU OFFER COPIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY?

The final video is currently delivered in HD on a flash drive, as well as on youtube (as youtube seems to be the longest-lasting and not going anywhere anytime soon.) We can make additional copies of the flash drive for family or friends for an additional fee. 

How long after the wedding will I receive my film?

Typical turnaround time on a final edited wedding video is up to 6 months. Sometimes these videos are delivered sooner, and there have been occasions where they have taken longer than 6 months when we are heavily stacked up. We don’t rush your video and make sure we give it the time and care that it deserves to live up to the expectations both we and you should have for it. 

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WHAT MUSIC WILL I HAVE ON MY WEDDING VIDEO?

While some videographers do not, we encourage couples to choose their own music for the wedding video, as no one will have a better idea of your style than you do. That said, we can only use legally licensed music from a handful of licensing websites that cover wedding films. These are not canned, stock-sounding songs – they are beautiful, powerful pieces of music that cover a lot of different tastes and styles. Sam is also able to pick the music himself, but we want our couples to be as involved as they want to with this aspect of the video. 


DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH A SPECIFIC PHOTOGRAPHER?

Sam is pretty easy going and is comfortable shooting video with any photographer. We are pretty biased… we like working together and we work very well together. We know how to stay out of the way and give each other room to capture the most beautiful moments together. That said, for video, Sam tends to follow the photographer’s lead on timeline and has no problem shooting with a different photographer for your wedding.


Do you offer drone cinematography?

We hope to be able to offer this amazing feature as soon as possible. Sam is well-experienced in drone work, but we are not willing to offer it as a service until we have an FAA license and proper insurance. We know how unique and powerful a bird’s eye perspective can be and we hope to bring this option to the table very soon.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

WHY DO YOU CALL IT CINEMATOGRAPHY INSTEAD OF VIDEOGRAPHY?

We try to capture your wedding day in a way that tells the story of your day beautifully and evocatively. Think of it as a wedding film rather than a wedding documentary. Rather than just capturing the events of your day on a camera, we strive to bring out the emotions of your day in a way that warms your heart and lets you remember your day in all its beauty and splendor. 

DO YOU SET UP DISTRACTING LIGHTING?

The cameras I use for video are known for being amazing in lower light situations. I try not to add artificial light whenever possible. We know you didn’t spend all that time and money planning your beautiful wedding for me to stick giant umbrellas and softboxes in the middle of your ceremony hall or reception space. The day is about your vows and the moments you are sharing with friends and family –– not about the video of said vows and moments.. On rare occasions, we may need to add some light if you want to be able to see your video, but we try to be as discreet as possible and run this by the bride and groom beforehand. 

DO YOU RECORD THE VOW AUDIOS?

I capture audio of the officiant, bride & groom, for the entire ceremony. I try to work as much of the vows and other portions of the ceremony audio into the video as makes sense for the story. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU RECORD THE AUDIO FOR THE CEREMONY AND SPEECHES?

I record audio of the entire ceremony, as well as the toasts. I edit down the toasts to what makes sense for the story and what I think the bride and groom would appreciate on your video (you never know what you’re going to get with toasts), but I also try to always give the full audio recording of the ceremony and toasts, uncut, as a courtesy. 

Do you offer full recordings of the ceremony and other parts of the wedding day?

We do also offer full ceremony cuts, typically a single static camera in the back focused on the bride, groom, and officiant, for an additional fee. The cinematic wedding video will not show the ceremony in its entirety, but rather will be cut down to tell the story of the day. 

How do you ensure it’s high quality audio?

We record the audio onto a preamped high fidelity audio recorder, typically with two mics – either one on the officiant and one lied tied into the DJ’s setup, or a mic on the officiant and a mic closeby to the couple if it can be hidden well. For toasts we tie into the DJ’s mic or we setup another mic solution for the video only if necessary.

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.


Will our video be 4K?

We record portions or all of the video in 4k, but at this time the final video is delivered at 1920x1080 resolution (Full HD). This is because we use the extra pixels from the 4k shots to crop in and reposition, add stabilization, and more to ensure your story is as smooth and beautiful as it’s meant to be. 

DO YOU PUT A MICROPHONE ON THE BRIDE, GROOM AND OFFICIANT?

We always put a microphone on the officiant. We occasionally hide a second mic on the bride or groom, but may also tie into the DJ’s audio or hide a microphone closeby to the couple if it can be hidden discreetly.

Who will capture our wedding film?

The current video packages include Sam behind the camera but have the option of adding an additional videographer if desired. We pride ourselves on capturing what we need to on our own, and keeping the floor discreet without a lot of people shuffling around, but a second photographer or videographer does allow us to get more specific or difficult shots. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

How long after the wedding will I receive my film?

Typical turnaround time on a final edited wedding video is up to 6 months. Sometimes these videos are delivered sooner, and there have been occasions where they have taken longer than 6 months when we are heavily stacked up. We don’t rush your video and make sure we give it the time and care that it deserves to live up to the expectations both we and you should have for it. 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE AND DO YOU HAVE BACK-UPS?

Sam is an Enneagram 6. Each camera records simultaneously to two sd cards, so that in the rare event of a card failure (which has never happened to us), there is still a second card being recorded onto. We back up the raw video to three places at our office.

WHAT FORMAT DO YOU USE TO DELIVER YOUR FINAL FILMS, AND DO YOU OFFER COPIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY?

The final video is currently delivered in HD on a flash drive, as well as on youtube (as youtube seems to be the longest-lasting and not going anywhere anytime soon.) We can make additional copies of the flash drive for family or friends for an additional fee. 

frequently asked questions

Because of the limited nature of these sessions, they are non-refundable under any circumstances. If for any reason you are unable to come, you are able to gift your session to another person.

DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH A SPECIFIC PHOTOGRAPHER?

Sam is pretty easy going and is comfortable shooting video with any photographer. We are pretty biased… we like working together and we work very well together. We know how to stay out of the way and give each other room to capture the most beautiful moments together. That said, for video, Sam tends to follow the photographer’s lead on timeline and has no problem shooting with a different photographer for your wedding.

WHAT MUSIC WILL I HAVE ON MY WEDDING VIDEO?

While some videographers do not, we encourage couples to choose their own music for the wedding video, as no one will have a better idea of your style than you do. That said, we can only use legally licensed music from a handful of licensing websites that cover wedding films. These are not canned, stock-sounding songs – they are beautiful, powerful pieces of music that cover a lot of different tastes and styles. Sam is also able to pick the music himself, but we want our couples to be as involved as they want to with this aspect of the video. 

Do you offer drone cinematography?

We hope to be able to offer this amazing feature as soon as possible. Sam is well-experienced in drone work, but we are not willing to offer it as a service until we have an FAA license and proper insurance. We know how unique and powerful a bird’s eye perspective can be and we hope to bring this option to the table very soon.