Because they are important! Life moves fast and trust me...you will wish you had great portraits of you and your other half to look back on in 5, 10, 20 or 50 years! They are also a WONDERFUL way to PRACTICE before your wedding! The time I get to spend with you for engagements is really great because it gives me the opportunity to get to know you better and see what makes you laugh to make you more comfortable in front of the camera. We can also see which poses look amazing for you both so that we can breeze through your portraits on the wedding day! I can talk about this particular subject for days, but I truly feel you will never regret getting your engagements done by the same photographer that does your wedding.
Do you travel?
I LOVE to travel! If you have a destination wedding in mind, let me know. There will be additional travel expenses added to my pricing packages; however, I'm willing to work with you to satisfy my wanderlust! For weddings in the South Texas area, I will include one night hotel and gas expenses for anything that is 120 miles or more from my home base.
What is your turnaround time?
It's my priority to get you images as soon as I can. For weddings, couples generally see sneak peek images within 24 hours. You will also receive hundreds of high resolution edits within the first week that include a sampling from various parts of the day (details, getting ready, ceremony, romance shots, reception pics, etc.). From there, the rest of your wedding gallery is generally delivered in 2-4 weeks. I will always do my best for you know matter what! If you have a couple of images that need spot editing right away from prints, just let me know!
What locations do you recommend?
We can find beauty in any location! This is a hard one to answer because it all depends on the vibe or style you are going for. Above all...LIGHT trumps LOCATION any day of the week. We can spend days finding the most amazing spot; however, at the time of your session, if the lighting is terrible, I will make adjustments. My goal is to photograph you in the most flattering gorgeous light possible. This makes all the difference! I will bring light modifiers and flash as needed, but sometimes we cannot control the weather and we just have to go with it! If you would like to see samples of my work at various places, just let me know what style or general area you are looking for, and I'd be happy to share them.
How many images will I get?
After your wedding or session, I will cull through all of your images and remove unfocused or redundant images. You will then get an online gallery with edited high resolution images containing the rest. Because I try to take a wide variety of images, it's hard for me to take images out because I generally love them all! Moreover, based on my experience, I've been surprised sometimes when couples pick their favorites from a gallery. They sometimes are ones that I wouldn't have picked out but have special meaning to my couples. Thus, I want to give you more to choose from. For weddings, you will get a total of 1,000-2,500 images. For portrait sessions, 100-500 images. Depending on your package, I will also make additional spot edits to 10-50 of your top favorites.
Do you offer payment plans?
I'm flexible! For weddings, a non-refundable $500 retainer is required to reserve your wedding date. Other than that, we can come up with a payment plan that works best for you. I do ask that the total remaining balance is paid out the day before the wedding.
Do you offer digital files?
Yes! I deliver each gallery online via a proofing gallery that allows you to identify favorites, order prints or download the digital files. I will keep a copy of all the files from your wedding for many years in the event you need to redownload them or get additional copies.