Frequently Asked Questions

General

Where are you located and do you travel?


My home base in the the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. I do frequently travel for weddings and welcome inquiries outside of HRVA.




What if I have to reschedule?


Life happens! I will work with you to find a time that works with your busy schedule. As for weddings, the deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied to a future date.




How long will it take to receive my photos?


It truly depends on the type of session. For lifestyle and portrait sessions, I'll typically have your images ready in 1-2 weeks. For weddings, I guarantee your full gallery no later than 6 weeks following your wedding date.




Can I purchase an album or prints?


YES! It may be a digital world, but there's nothing quite like seeing your images on print. I offer a wide variety of print products, including signature albums, photobooks, canvases, wood and metal prints, and framed pieces. All of my products are produced by a professional print lab that uses the highest quality materials and inks, ensuring your images look aboslutely stunning whether they're in an album or hanging on your wall!




I would like to hire you as my photographer, but I don't see what I'm looking for on your list of services. Do you shoot more than weddings and lifestyle photography?


You betcha! While I most commonly shoot weddings and lifestyle work, I am happy to work with you on any photography project you may have in mind. Simply fill out the contact form on my website and I'll be happy to discuss pricing for your idea.





Weddings and Engagements

Do you do destination weddings?


I do! Depending on your location, I will require a travel fee to cover basic travel expenses.




What if my wedding lasts longer than my contracted time?


If the party lasts longer than expected (and you want photography coverage to go along with it), I charge $100 per each additional hour.




When should we schedule our engagement session?


As soon as you'd like! Some couples choose to use their engagment photos for their save-the-date announcements, so they schedule their session about a month prior to when they plan on sending those out. The choice is compeltely yours.




Do you book more than one wedding in a day?


No. If you book me for your wedding, that day is devoted to your wedding alone.




Why do you provide the option of a second photographer?


For the most part, I'm a one woman show when it comes to shooting weddings. However, I do provide the option of adding a second photographer in my top tier package. I can't be everywhere at once, so my second photographer's job is to make sure I don't miss any great shots! All of my second shooters are fellow professionals I trust and have a similar shooting style to myself.




How do I secure my wedding is booked with you?


After you submit your inquiry and we've gotten a chance to chat, you will be asked to submit a 20% booking fee to secure your wedding date.





Boudoir

Where will my boudoir shoot take place?


My boudoir shoots take place at a professional studio. The studios I use are comfortable and elegant, designed with boudoir photography in mind. If you are more comfortable having the session take place in your home, I can accomodate this by request.




Can someone come with me?


Absolutely! I ask that you not bring an entorage, as large groups tend to detract from an intimate photoshoot. However, if you are more comfortable with someone tagging along, please do so!




Do you retouch your photos?


All of my images include retouching services. How much retouching you would like your images to receive is up to you. I personally like to keep my editing to a believable level. I will remove blemishes, stretch marks, acne, cellulite, and more as requested, but I want your photos to still be recognizably you!




Does my session include hair and makeup? Can I do my own?


All of my boudoir sessions include hairstyling and makeup application by a professional hair and makeup artist at no additional fee. If you prefer to do you own, you are more than welcome to do so.





Maternity

When should I schedule a maternity session?


I recommend maternity sessions when my clients are around 30 weeks along.




I don't have a maternity dress. Do you offer wardrobe rentals?


I completely understand--maternity dresses are expensive and you may only wear it once or twice. Luckily, there are many wardrobe rental companies that allow you to have that elegant maternity gown for your photos without the hastle and pricetag of purchasing it yourself! If you are interested in rentals, I am happy to give recommendations and more information.





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