Dreaming of far-away destinations? Make your destination wedding a reality. Love. Off the beaten path.
sesssion + Photos
Show off your tribe in the most beautiful way possible. Adorable. Fun. Timeless.
Session + Photos
We capture your seniors in their own element. fashion-forward, modern & fun. Bragging rights included.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES YOUR COVERAGE INCLUDE?
Yours truly: for everything: getting ready, first look, ceremony and all the crazy antics at your reception. No time limits, no location limits, no limits on the number of photos taken, no need to budget hours for wedding photography, nothing to distract you on your big day. Simply put: No Worries. My goal is to tell your entire wedding story from start to finish--in the most creative and emotional way possible. For larger weddings or for those of you that simply want more angles covered, a second shooter is available upon request.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
My goal in wedding photography has always been to provide quality over quantity. My shooting and editing is governed by a "less is more" philosophy. I'd rather give you a couple hundred images than couple thousand boring photos that will be quickly forgotten.
Of course I also provide detail photos, group and family photos and all the classic elements of a wedding. Wedding Collections typically include 500-800 photos depending on the nature of the event.
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
Just long enough that you'll be able to experience the magic all over again. (within 6-8 weeks). I also provide teasers to my clients within 1-2 weeks so that you can keep the stoke going! Typically, you can expect your wedding album within 2 months or less after approving the final design.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes! Thank you for asking. Most venues require professional wedding photographers to carry liability insurance. Fortunately for you, I carry up to a cool 2 million in general liability insurance, as well as insurance on all of my camera gear. If granny trips over my lightstand, or we get attacked by Sasquatch while shooting your engagement photos in the Cascades, you're covered (actually, don't quote me on that last scenario ;)
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I shoot with two Nikon D800's. These cameras capture astonishing levels of detail and dynamic range that rival $40,000 medium format cameras. Weddings present a particularly unique challenge to digital cameras, as they're frequently marked by highly variable, uncontrollable lighting conditions and require a camera that can capture this massively wide 'dynamic range' of lighting within a single photo. The D800's allow me to capture your day as close to the way you saw it with your own eyes as possible.
WILL YOU GIVE US THE FILES?
Absolutely. All clients receive high resolution, professionally edited photos from weddings and portrait sessions. We do not hold your photos hostage for post-session sales. But we most definitely recommend using a professional print lab for any reproductions. Let Walmart stick to doing what it does best: selling Nascar t-shirts and destroying small businesses.
WILL YOU GIVE US RIGHTS TO THE PHOTOS?
You are granted personal printing rights per my contract. So feel free to share your photos with friends and family--they're your photos, after all. I still retain copyright over all of my photos. What this basically means is that while you will 'profit' immeasurably from the amazing photos you will receive, I am the only party that is able to profit financially from the photos.
WILL YOU RETOUCH OUR PHOTOS?
I understand that there are certain situations that can benefit from a little Photoshop love. I professionally edit all of my clients' photos, with an emphasis on subtlety and keeping things natural. My editing is part of my style and is part of my artistic process.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THE TERM 'VISUAL LEGACY'?
Your visual legacy is your life, in picture form. Think of it as a record of all the memories, feelings, and experiences that will never get blurry because you hired a professional photographer instead of using your iphone.
WHY IS YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING PACKAGE DISCOUNTED?
We love to travel--especially to exotic locations.
HOW DO WE ARRANGE YOUR TRAVEL?
We book our own airfare, hotel and transportation so that you don't have to worry about it.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DETAILS AND FAMILY GROUP PHOTOS?
Of course! I also provide detail photos, group and family photos and all the classic elements of a wedding. However, I always strive to provide my clients with creative, powerful photos that they will feel compelled to look at again, and again. We go above and beyond to create photos you never even imagined were possible.
WE WISH WE COULD MEET YOU, BUT WE DON'T LIVE IN BEND. IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?
The majority of our clients hire us without an in-person meeting. We are very responsive with emails, phone calls and even texts, and are able to answer most questions promptly. We are also more than happy to setup a Skype or Google Hangouts video meeting. We recently did a Google Hangouts video meeting with a bride in Florida, and her fiance in Texas!