the experience

Honesty, trust and transparency is super important to me as your photographer. I want you to feel comfortable to come to me with any questions and concerns! I love questions so you seriously cannot ask too many. You’re putting your trust in me from day one and I want you to be fully invested in that trust. 

honest.

Hiring a photographer is more than just pretty pictures. It’s about the experience and the journey along the way. What sets me apart? I actually care. My clients mean the world to me and I want you to be blown away by the end of your experience. I have your best interest at heart the entire process and believe me when I say I’m just a phone call away. 

The journey.

Super easy peasy! From booking to communication - I’m here for you! (well except for maybe when I’m sleeping!) I pride myself in being quick to respond, easy to talk to and fun to work with! I will help make the photography aspect of your wedding day simple and uncomplicated by walking you through every step and preparing you.

Uncomplicated.

I proudly support love in all shapes, sizes, beliefs, sexualities, genders, etc. Love is love, baby and I love, love! Kindness and acceptance goes a long way and is needed more in this world. If you’re in love, I’d LOVE to talk with you and hear all about your love story. 

love is love.

Love what you hear? Ready to chat more and gush over your story? Inquire! 

inquire!

FAQs

Super duper easy! Contracts and retainer fees are completed online. As long as you have a smart phone and a credit card, you’re golden! 

How easy is it to book?

$800 and it comes off your balance. A paid retainer and signed contract is required to officially book and save your date.

What’s the retainer fee? 

I don’t have a set amount I deliver. I estimate between 50-100 per hour of coverage. 

How many photos can I expect?

I do not and let me explain why. You’re hiring me for my art and my vision. It would be like hiring a painter and only being given a sketch - it’s not the finished product and not how I want to be represented. So that being said, RAW files are not available.

Do you deliver RAW files?

Typically two weeks for engagement sessions and 6 weeks for weddings. This timeframe isn’t set in stone and if galleries are done earlier, they will be sent over!

What is the turn around time?

I recommend anywhere from 8 to 10 hours. 8 hours is great for one venue location. 10 hours is better for multiple venues and locations. A typical wedding, either 8 or 10 hours can easily cover from getting ready through about three hours of the reception. 

how many hours of coverage do i need?

Since 2011 and I’ve photographed over 100 weddings. This is my full time job and has my 100% dedication. My clients and delivering a quality experience as well as product are my top priority. This isn't a 9-5 job - I try to be as accessible to my clients as possible. 

How long have you been a wedding photographer? Is this a hobby or a career?

This is an important topic to discuss and understand the backup plan if something happens. I will preface this by saying I have never missed a wedding I’ve been booked for. I have however shot a few weddings under the weather because life does happen and I take my role as your wedding photographer very seriously. The only reason I would not be at your wedding is if I’m in the hospital. In that event, I work closely with a great community of photographers and finding my replacement shouldn’t be an issue. I also work with a very strong second shooter that would have no issue stepping in as primary for the day. 

What happens if you can’t make it to my wedding?

Only with a retainer and signed contract! I will temporarily hold a date out of courtesy only with a scheduled consultation. I will provide a short window afterwards to give you time to consider. Dates go fast so I encourage booking early!

Do you hold a date?

Yes! I love to travel and open to photograph weddings anywhere in the world. Travel fees are in addition to wedding collection fees and can be discussed in detail during a consultation. Travel fees for up to two hours from the Grand Rapids area are included in all local wedding collections.

Do you travel?

You betcha. I’m a legal LLC with the state of Michigan and have liability insurance through Lockton Affinity. I’m happy to provide insurance information to your venue if necessary!

Are you licensed and insured?