Photography FAQ

What am I paying for?

When you hire a photographer, you're not just paying for pictures or prints, you're hiring a person. You're hiring an artist who shares your vision and wants to help you express yourself. I view this kind of work as a collaborative process. Even though you're hiring me, we are actually in business together and our mission is to capture your essence!

Your payment covers my travel costs, shooting time, post-processing time and helps pay for my website, equipment, software, and also my livelihood.

Mission

I believe in the power of photography to capture sincere moments and personalities. 

Style

I embrace a candid style and shy away from posing. I like to get to know my subjects and let their personalities control the mood of the shoot. I do a small amount of planning before each session, but once we've started taking pictures, any idea is a good idea and I prefer to go with the flow.

I enjoy capturing people in settings in which they feel comfortable and free. At events I love to sneak around discreetly and watch closely, looking to capture moments of joy, amusement and passion that make those experiences most memorable. 

Locations

I can pretty much take pictures in any location and make it look good. But I also know Virginia pretty well and can come up with a variety of settings for any project. I'm always up for suggestions and I'm willing to travel.

Turnaround Time

One hour of shooting time usually takes me about one week to process.

How many photos will I get out of this? 

One hour of shooting time usually yields 25-50 final photos.

How will I receive my photos? 

I share my images via Google Drive. I don't necessarily save all of my files forever (and hard drive failure is a thing) so you're responsible for holding onto copies yourself.

How may I use my photos? 

While the pictures are of your face, you don't own them. You are purchasing the right to use them in accordance with my hiring contract. However, you may print and share as many images as much as you want as long as you credit/tag my business wherever applicable. You are not allowed to edit or add filters to my photos without permission.

How do I book you? 

  • Book me by getting in touch via Facebook message or email.
  • A deposit of 50% is required for all my packages. A contract is required for each session. 
  • I’m always open to meeting over video chat or in person to discuss what you’re looking for and hash out the details beforehand.
  • For solo shoots, I welcome clients and models to bring a friend along. 
  • For outdoor sessions it’s helpful to establish a rain date.

What about second shooters? 

I can offer second shooters upon request. I love working with others and I know of several great people who would bring immense talent to your session or event. If you're not sure if I'm the photographer you're looking for, I might be able to recommend the right artist for you. Let's talk!