Q & A
WHY ARE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IMPORTANT?
Over time I have realized that engagement photos are part of the whole process. Most people are not used to, or comfortable being in front of the camera. Engagement photos allow you to get to see how I work, and understand the process for your wedding day. That being said, on the wedding day I am much more hands off.
HOW LONG DOES THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION LAST?
I like to schedule the shoot to last for roughly 2 hours. Starting a couple of hours before sunset, and ending just after sunset.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE OUR IMAGES?
It generally takes 2-3 weeks for the editing of the images to get complete. After that we will schedule to time to see them.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S BAD WEATHER WHEN WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE THE SESSION?
If it is an extremely bad wind then we will reschedule. If it is raining on and off we will move forward. In the winter time I do not like to schedule sessions below 10 degrees, but if it’s snowing we can work with that as long as it’s not super thick. Some of the most beautiful images are created in bad weather.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Dress for the season. Bring a change of clothing…maybe a more casual outfit, and a more dressy one.
Again dress for the weather with shoes, and bring a couple pairs. Something that you can hike in, and then change into fancier works.
Avoid choosing colors that will blend into the landscape such as black, dark green, and navy blue. White and red are beautiful with the landscape. Please no neon colors, tiny stripes or logos.
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
Wedding photographer that loves to photograph couples in the beautiful landscape of Alaska. My specialty and style is focused on honest moments, and awesome portraits. To ensure the best client experience I book a limited number of weddings per year.
DO YOU TAKE PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS?
Yes, absolutely. I am happy to work out a payment schedule for you. All I ask is that you pay 25% up front to lock in your date and have the remaining amount 30 days before your wedding.
SOMEONE ELSE IS PAYING FOR OUR PHOTOS. WHO SIGNS THE CONTRACT?
No matter who’s paying for the photographs, it’s always you — the bride and groom — who signs the contract. You’ll also be my primary contact and who I speak with leading up-to , on the day of, and the days following the wedding. This is so important because in the long run these photos are for you — not for anyone else.
CAN I HIRE YOU TO SHOOT MY DESTINATION WEDDING?
As long as it is in Alaska! I am not currently traveling out of state to photograph weddings. This may change in the future. But, I have 4 kids a husband and a dog, and honestly I love being home with them. I adore Alaska, and I can always hop on a quick flight home from anywhere in Alaska.
DO YOU DESIGN THE PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM?
My heirloom albums are absolutely breathtaking and yes, I custom design each one. Having a professionally printed album is something that I think every couple needs to walk away with. It can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for albums to arrive back from the print lab.
DO YOU PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES?
Not all weddings are the same — I get that! For that reason, I may provide a customized wedding package to suit your needs. These customized packages are for weddings that are far outside the norm (for example, a very short, intimate wedding between only parents and the bride/groom, or weddings that last a few days) Talk to me and we’’ll come up with a customized quote.