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frequently asked

How do we book you? 

Start by filling out the contact form, I can't wait to get to know you and your fiancĂ©! Let's confirm all of the details and secure your wedding date with a 50% retainer and signed contract. Then we will move onto the fun part... planning your engagement session! 

When will I receive my pictures? 

Post production is one of my favorite parts! I love editing and culling through your photos, reliving your portrait session or wedding day! My turnaround time for portrait & mini sessions is 2 weeks and wedding galleries will be delivered in 4-6 weeks via an online gallery for easy sharing and downloading high res files. I know waiting is THE WORST.. So I always make sure to share a few sneak peeks within 48 hours to hold you over! 

Are you willing to travel? 

Heck yes! I have such a love of adventure, exploring new places, putting my toes in the sand OR snow! My packages include travel for local weddings up to a 100 miles from Charlottesville. Additional travel fees could include mileage, hotel, flights or rental car depending on the location! I would love to jet set and capture your love story! 

Can I bring my Dog to my photoshoot? 

ABSOLUTELY! I know that your fur baby is a huge part of your family and you will want to include them in your portrait session or wedding day! As a dog momma myself I have had my fair share of comical moments and frustration trying to capture my uncooperative pup, and dozens of other 4-legged photoshoots. Along the way I've acquired a few tricks to make this process "PAWsible"... sorry I had to do it! 

What happens if it rains? 

If there is inclement weather in the forecast for your portrait session, we will simply schedule a new date or stay flexible about the start time! For a rainy wedding day, never fear! If you are planning an outdoor wedding always make sure to check with the venue about their rain plan!  I love finding creative ways to create beautiful portraits with limited sunlight. I always scope out your wedding venue ahead of time and check for all the secret portrait spots in case of inclement weather! 

What should I wear for my session? 

This is a special occasion, so why not make it a date night! Getting your portraits taken is the perfect time to splurge on a new outfit, or maybe a fresh blowout and Beyonce lashes! But I'm also certain you have some incredible outfits in your closet already that would be perfect! I'm here to help and have a few resources, outfit guides, and portrait tips I will send your way once you are officially booked that help walk you though finding the most flattering outfits!  

Should we have a second shooter? 

You cant go wrong! Double the coverage, and a perfect extra set of hands! The second shooter is also incredibly helpful in making sure the day runs smoothly, they help me wrangling bridal parties, setting up the perfect portraits, and help run around to grab any bouquets, family members or extras we need throughout the day. You can get so much more done on a tight schedule, with multiple reaction's, every vantage point, and hundred's more photos from your wedding day! ! 

Can we have the RAW photos? 

Nope, but you don't want them anyway...Trust me! I give you the best of the best, so you aren't sorting through thousands of photos of people stuffing their face with mac and cheese bites, eyes blinking, or test shots of me awkwardly posing behind the scenes! The editing process creates the final piece of art! I love this process and will be so excited to share all of the beautiful final products! You can expect to receive 70-100 final images for every hour of service! 

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