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Thanks for asking! I have loved photography since I can remember. It didn't become a true passion until my family lost all of our photos in a house fire when I was a kid. That truly opened my eyes to how precious photographs are. Long story short, I have practiced photography for 10+ years and officially started my wedding photography business in 2019. To learn more about me, check out my "About Me" section. Or better yet, lets grab a beer or coffee - on me!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED & DO YOU TRAVEL?
I am located in Duluth, MN but am willing to travel wherever you will take me! I have grown to love traveling within the last few years and am always planning my next adventure. Click here to see my upcoming travel plans!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING PHOTOGRAPHY?
CAN WE BRING OUR DOG?
YES. As long as the location is cool with it - yes please.
Photography is an investment - not only financially, but emotionally too! You are sharing a huge part of your life with your photographer and trusting them to capture a day you won't ever get back. You want to feel like you can be your authentic self, especially in your photos. I am a huge believer there is more to your photographer or vendor than "how long they have been in business" or how many followers they have on Instagram. Find that connection. Find the vendors that feel like friends years after you say "I Do".
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
WHY IS CONNECTION SO IMPORTANT?
In terms of editing style, I love warm tones! I carefully choose photos that work best in B&W and give you a variety. In terms of photography style, I want the experience to be authentic, genuine, and most of all - FUN. My style the day of the wedding really adapts to you two and how you envisioned the day going. I am super organized, but also "go with the flow" as I know that the day doesn't always go as planned. I am a great mix of getting that perfect smooch shot and of getting those magical candid moments - you won't even know I am there!
WHAT IF WE DON'T NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
All of my packages include a complimentary engagement session. Engagement sessions are not only for capturing how dang cute the two of you are, but it's also a perfect time for us three to get to know one another. & you can learn my style before your big day! However, if you aren't interested in one - no worries!
DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?
Depends! Most of my wedding packages include travel within WI + MN for the day of your wedding. For destination engagement sessions, weddings, etc. - reach out for more details on travel fees!
I love when couples choose locations that are near and dear to their heart! Otherwise, I am up to collaborate on what locations would work for a fun engagement session that fits your style!
HOW DOES THE ONLINE GALLERY WORK?
Once your images are edited, I will send you a link where you will have access to high- resolution images that you can easily download and share with family and friends! Make sure you download, save the images, & store in a safe place on your end too!
HOW DO WE PICK THE SESSION LOCATION(S)?
I use professional Sony digital cameras/lenses and bring extra equipment to every session/wedding.
DO YOU SHARE THE RAW PHOTOS?
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
I do not share RAW photos. You will get as many photos as possible and I will edit them all for you!
Wedding photos are 6 to 8 weeks and engagement photos are 3 to 4 weeks turnaround time. I will deliver "sneak peak" photos after your engagement session and wedding day - as soon as I can!
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME?
DO YOU HELP US WITH OUR WEDDING DAY TIMELINE?
Yes! We will touch base at least one month before your wedding day to confirm a timeline, which includes bridal party photos, family photos, bride + groom photos, etc. I will also send a questionnaire to learn more about your day, what you want captured, and gather a detailed list of what family photos you want. I am always available to chat!
I will start whatever time works best for you and your timeline!
Wedding days don't always go as planned and that is okay! We can discuss this during our timeline consultation on how we can plan for this. Hourly rates apply.
WHAT IF WE GO OVER OUR CONTRACTED TIME TOGETHER?
WHAT TIME DO YOU START THE DAY OF THE WEDDING?
CAN WE SHARE OUR PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes, share away! I love seeing clients share their photos with friends and family! I just ask that you tag me for photography credit.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
The short answer is - no, I do not offer discounts. If you feel like the packages don't fit your needs, I am always open to customize!
I would love to! Let's set something up!
YOU AREN'T AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEDDING. CAN YOU STILL TAKE OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?
ARE RIGHTS INCLUDED WITH THE DIGITAL IMAGES?
Yes! Each wedding and session includes a print release allowing you to print your images. I still own the copyright to the images.
Your images will be carefully edited for color, exposure, and composition. While there is no limit on the amount of images delivered and each wedding is different, you can expect to receive 600-800+ images from your wedding & 100-150+ images from your engagement session.
WHY SHOULD WE HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER? & WHO IS IT?
You will receive more images and also
from different angles. Having two photographers is so helpful when it comes to keeping the day on track as well. I don't always have the same second shooter as it depends on availability. My husband does try to come to most weddings with me - we are an awesome team! However, the photography world is a tight-knit group so many of us know each other well and work together on various occasions. I edit all of the photos, including those taken by the second shooter. If you are having a smaller ceremony or just don't feel like you need a second photographer, I can customize another package for you!
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE & ARE THEY EDITED?
WHY DO YOU ONLY TAKE ON A LIMITED NUMBER OF WEDDINGS?
It is more important to me that I serve a limited number of clients that I connect with than it is to jam pack my calendar. It is important to me that I serve my clients from start to finish. I want to be there for it all - the beginning, the engagement session, your wedding day, the editing, the delivery, and the years ahead to see how married life is treating you!
WE WANT YOU! WHAT'S NEXT?
YAY! Send me a message and we can set up a time to chat on the phone and make sure we are the right fit. To reserve your wedding date, a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer that goes towards your final balance is required. Dates are available first come, first serve and I am unable to hold a date until I have received both the contract and retainer.