Are you available for my wedding date?
You can see my calendar for available dates.
What’s your approach to shooting a wedding?
I want your wedding to be great. If you’re relaxed and having an amazing time, it shows in your photos, and half of my work is done. I won’t be pulling you away to pose for things, and I won’t be telling you how to cut your cake. I’m not saying that I won’t help you out – when it comes time to do portraits, I give you plenty of direction (and not, “uh… stand over there and look cute.”) But for the rest of the day, I just want to capture the two of you nervously waiting for the ceremony, getting married, and tearing it up at your reception.
What if I’m totally not photogenic?
Take a look through my blog. Now consider that nine out of ten of those people told me that they aren’t photogenic, are nervous in front of a camera, and take terrible photos. None of these folks are models, they’re just regular people getting married. It’s my job to make you look great, and it’s my job to make you feel comfortable while we’re shooting, and you look fabulous.
Do you travel?
I love traveling, and I’m happy to shoot your wedding, wherever it may be. Pricing can vary, and I’m happy to get you a quote on that. If you’re in my usual coverage area (which is anywhere between Pittsburgh and Morgantown) you won’t have to worry about it.
Will you photograph my conference/polka band/circus debut?
Mostly, weddings and portraits are my jam. A few times a year, though, I’ll shoot a concert, or some promotional photos, so if you have anything interesting, get in touch! If you’re running a local business, and are looking for headshots or behind the scenes photos, this page is for you.
What if I’m having a weird wedding?
Good! I embrace weird, and if you’re going for the coveted “strangest photography request” slot, you’ve got a pretty high bar to aim for.
What if I want something that’s not in the package list?
I’m happy to do custom packages for people, and a la carte options are also available. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, I can find vendors for nearly anything. I’m always glad to work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want.
Do you do LGBT weddings?
I sure do. My goal is to make everyone I work with feel comfortable and respected, and to affirm their identity and their choices about their wedding day.
Where do we start?
The first contact that I have with people is usually through email, although you’re welcome to call or text. If you’d like to get the booking process started, just fill out the contact form and I’ll get you all the information that you need. Then if you think we’re a good fit, we can meet up to talk about what you want out of your photographer, and go over your plans for the day. I genuinely love hearing about people’s wedding plans, so yes, I totally do want to hear about your idea for a pie bar. We can do this in person, or via phone/email/Skype. If you’d like to see if your date is available, you can see my calendar. If I’m not available for your date, and you’d like a recommendation for another photographer, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I have a lot of really talented friends.
So when do I get these photos?
Your photos will be processed three to four weeks after the wedding. I upload the finished images to an online proofing site so that you can view them right away, and you can also download your files through them.
Select photos are also added to the blog and Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook, feel free to tag yourselves and your friends.
If you’ve ordered an album, you’ll have proofs two to three weeks after your photos are finished. You can make changes to the album if you’d like (swapping/adding/deleting photos), and choose an album cover. The album is usually in your hands two or three weeks after the order is made.
What’s online proofing?
I upload all of the finished images, and you’ll receive an email when your photos are available. You’ll be able to view and download all of your photos online, and can send the link to friends and family to view as well, and you are also able to order prints and other products through that service.
Can I print photos from the digital files?
If you book any package, or add “digital negatives” to your a la carte pricing, then Yes. Yes, you can.
I’m sold, let’s do this.
To get the booking process started, just head on over to the contact form and I’ll set you up with all the information that you need. If you’re not a fan of contact forms, you can also just shoot me an email.