Frequently Asked Questions
Q. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
A. My goal is to document your wedding as authentically as possible so, apart from formal portraits, there will be minimal direction (unless you specifically ask). I also strive to preserve the little details, like the front of your hotel or the details of your outfit, to "set the scene" of your special day.
Q. WHO WILL OUR SECOND SHOOTER BE?
A. My favorite thing about the Chicago wedding industry is ability to develop a tight-knit network of amazing creatives. I will select your second shooter from a pool of carefully vetted, extremely talented photographers/videographers. You can rest assured that they will meet the same shooting standards I provide and work to reflect my style.
Q. DO you deliver every image you take?
A. I don't - but trust me when I say I'm not hiding any amazing images from you. Once I finish your wedding, I run through and delete any test shots, blinks, or duplicate shots I see. In the end, you'll typically get 50-80 images per hour of coverage.
Q. Can we purchase the raw images or video?
A. No. Part of the perks of hiring a professional photographer and/or videographer is knowing that you won't have to spend hours looking for the best images or clips from your wedding. I work on building trust with each of my couples, letting them know that I'm not hiding any moments of their wedding from them - I will make sure that you'll get every single hug, kiss, happy tear, and killer dance move I witness.
Q. HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING DO WE GET THE FINAL IMAGES/VIDEO?
A. For photography, you will receive engagement photos within 3 weeks and wedding photos within 3 months. For videography, you will receive your highlight trailer + extended clips within 4 months.
Q. how do we book you?
A. In order to make it official, I'll need a signed contract by the couple (even if someone else is graciously footing the bill) and a non-refundable, 30% retainer. To make things convenient for everything, all contracts + invoices are done online. I accept cash, Chase QuickPay, and all credit/debit cards.
Q. Can I send you some images/poses to replicate?
A. Images you find online can be a great launching pad for photography locations, but I prefer we don't work from a shot list - you don't want to fit into a cookie-cutter pose that's been done over and over. You want images that make your family and friends say "Oh my gosh, this image is so you!"
Q. Am i allowed to share my images and print them?
A. Of course - you receive full printing rights to every image I deliver. Even though I recommend you order prints through my lab for the most accurate colors and highest quality print, you are free to print as many copies as you'd like. You are also free to share the images as you please on social media. Crediting me is always appreciated but never required.