How long have you been doing photography?
I’ve been working as a professional photographer for 5 years! Before that, I was an associate photographer, assistant, in-house editor, and client manager. I’ve been involved with photographing wedding days from all positions so I know what to expect and how to prepare for a stress-free day!
What is your style of photography?
My photography is a blend of documentary and unposed. I’m there to capture your story, but will also make sure we’re getting some cool shots. I look for beautiful light and backdrops, but also want your day to unfold organically. When I shoot I capture all the big moments and little in-between moments. Plus, I’ll throw in some really fun artistic stuff if the creativity strikes!
How many weddings do you book in a season?
I limit the amount of weddings I take in a season to make sure I can give my couples the full attention they deserve. Typically I book between 10-12 weddings in a season. If you’re thinking about hiring me as your wedding photographer, reach out ASAP!
Do you recommend a first look?
Yes! And I’m not just saying that because they’re trendy. I’m saying that because it makes your day 10x more relaxed and stress free. If you’re totally set on a first look at the aisle, that’s cool too. But, if you looking for a way to attend your wedding day a little more- go for a first look! They’re also more intimate than a traditional first look so they end up being really romantic for you and your partner. You can even bring personal vows to read to each other at your first look- que the tears!
How many outfits should I bring to a lifestyle session?
I recommend 1-2 outfits and it depends on where we're shooting! A long flow-y dress is always a great choice as it helps create emotion/movement in your photos, and then a casual outfit to change it up a bit if you want to do a second look. Also… LAYERS! Hats, jackets, and cardigans can all be fun props and give us the versatility of different looks with one outfit. When you book with me you get access to my outfit inspiration guide and my cell phone number to text me if you need help with your outfit planning!
Where should we take our photos?
Somewhere meaningful to you! Do you like to get ice cream? Let’s do that! Do you like to hike? Let’s find that trail! Do you like to watch movies on your couch? Let’s shoot in your home! Do you like to ride your vintage motorcycle to brunch? Let’s ride! If you need help picking a location around Metro Detroit, I have a list of beautiful spots I can recommend too.
Do you travel?
YES! If you’re having a destination wedding or are out of state, I’d love to join you! Travel fees are quoted based on the details of your wedding. Let me know the details in my contact form!
Do we get all of the images you shoot?
The quick answer is no. Part of my process and what you’re hiring me for is delivering you the best images to tell your story. During my editing process, I remove any images that I do not deem high-quality. These usually include duplicates, blinks, test shots, and blurry images. Don’t worry, I’m not going to delete important images! Just the ones that you don’t need. A final wedding gallery will have anywhere from 500-900 edited images (it depends on the length of coverage and how many “events” you have at your wedding). A lifestyle gallery will include anywhere from 60-80 edited images. Please note that under no circumstances do I ever deliver RAW image files.
How long do we have to wait to see our images?
Within a week of your wedding/session you will get a sneak peek of images on social media. You can expect to get your full wedding gallery 10-12 weeks after your wedding. Lifestyle session galleries are delivered 3 weeks after your shoot. Sometimes, if the coffee is strong, my workflow runs a little bit faster (woo hoo!).