process makes perfect

Every photographers style is made up of several components - including their gear, their in-camera settings, the client experience, posing & prompting, post-processing of your images, and gallery delivery.

about my style

In a nutshell, I would call my style authentic & warm - from initial inquiry to final photo.

I want to get to know you & your story so that our session feels more like hanging out with a friend and your photos document a fantastic memory.

Your final images will have real colors with a warm hue and will focus on capturing your beautiful memories!

my gear & in camera set up

Learn more about my cameras, lenses, and how I use them.

I'm a Canon Photgrapher

I have two cameras - an R6 & an R8. Mirrorless cameras are the top of the line! With no moving mirrors, my cameras can capture between 20 and 40 frames per second. This means you can move at a natural pace - which allows you to enjoy your time more and stand still posing less!

My shutter speed

I typically take photos at a shutter speed of 1/500 seconds or faster. This means that you can move at your normal pace and your photos will still be tack-sharp!! Occasionally, I also take photos at a slow shutter speed to capture movement and give you those fun detail & candid shots.

I have two main lenses

RF 28-70mm f2 & RF 85mm f1.2 take photos at a wide aperture (f1-4), meaning that backgrounds are creamy, dreamy & blurred out. Leaving the focus on my beautiful subject - you :)

I also have a backup camera!

I keep an extra camera body to make sure that no accidents result in you missing out on photos. Preparing for plans B, C, and all the way through Z are part of what you can expect when I am a part of your day!

the Client Experience

I believe in doing more than just taking your photos - I want to capture your vision, be your hype-woman, and help make this experience great for you.

As my client, you will have access to all of my vendor knowledge, tip & tricks, and recommendations to help make your day wonderful.

I will also come prepared with tissues for your tears & bobby pins for your flyaways. I've already thought of everything so that you don't have to!

Documentary meets editorial

We will get both beautiful, natural candids throughout your wedding day (or photo session) and we will also get portraits & detail photos with a posed, editorial eye.

I am happy to lean more into one style or the other depending on your preferences! Please don’t hesitate to tell me about your vision.

While I document your special moments, I focus on details and story-telling. From the holding of hands, those beautiful shoes you picked out, and the florals on your tables - you’ll be able to remember every detail when looking back at your gallery.

Your experience with me will be filled with fun, laughter, and movement while we work together to create beautiful memories for you! 

editing & Post-processing

After your session ends - my work is just beginning!

01.

First thing first - I backup your photos!

When we finish together, I immediately go home and backup your images to 3 separate hard drives. I specifically use 3 different brands of hard drive to ensure that no recalls, faulty batches, or freak accidents end with losing your images. One even stays in a fire-proof box for extra safekeeping! 

02.

Image Selection

After backing-up is finished, image selection (or culling) begins! This is when I go through the hundreds-thousands of raw images from your session. I look at each photo individually and select the very best for you.

03.

Photo Editing

Those photos are then imported into editing software, Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop, where I will edit every photo in my unique style! Photoshop will be used to remove pesky distractions from the background of your photos! 

04.

Final photo backup

After I finish editing, I export all of the final images onto my hard-drives and back everything up again! Your special moments can never be too safe.

05.

Gallery Delivery

Your gallery will be delivered straight to your email once all of the final touches have been added. From there, you will be able to relive your memories, download everything, and order beautiful custom prints to commemorate your special day.

gallery Delivery & Prints

Your gallery will be delivered online straight to your email via a unique link! You will also receive a copy & paste link for sharing your gallery with friends & family.

Your unique link gives you lot of control within your gallery! You can favorite photos and make an album from there. You can also hide photos if you don’t want everyone to be able to see a more intimate moment.

You & all of your loved ones will be able to order prints, canvases,  albums, and so much more through directly your gallery!

FAQs

How soon will we get our photos?

You will receive sneak peeks the day after your elopement! I guarantee a minimum of 10 sneak peeks per hour, but often send more. You will then receive your gallery in anywhere from 4-8 weeks (4-6 for 1-3 hour sessions, 6-8 for 6+ hour sessions).

Do you travel for weddings or other sessions?

I am based in San Francisco, CA & I would love to travel for you & your special moments!

Photography has brought me all over the Bay Area, Lake Como in Italy, New Mexico, and Vermont! I can't wait to see where I go next.

If you're interested in bringing me along for your special day, please inquire for a custom quote based on location & your specific needs!

Do you offer prints?

You bet I do! As a photographer, I get discounted pricing at some of the best printing labs available worldwide. If you order prints through me before your event or session, you will receive the same discount I do!

How do you keep our photos safe?

After your session, I will go home and immediately backup your photos to 3 separate hard drives. I use 3 different brands to avoid any faulty parts or malfunctions. I also keep one in a fire-safe container at all time to ensure that nothing happens to your photos!

How much do clients typically invest with you? 

The answer varies by session type! 

For full wedding-days, couples spend an average of $4000 and have 8 hours of coverage from 2 photographers.
For shorter elopements, couples spend an average of $1100 and have 2 hours of coverage.
Family & maternity clients spend an average of $500 and have 1 hour of coverage.

How do we book you for our date?

All I need is a singed contract and a 25% retainer for weddings & elopements (50% for all other sessions) and then your date is secured! The remaining balance is due 30-days prior to your event for weddings/elopements & 7-days prior to all other sessions.  

How early should we reach out?

As soon as possible! Wedding dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on the time of year, my schedule can fill up weeks to months in advance. Please inquire about your specific date for more information!