How much experience do you have and what do you like to shoot?
I shot my first wedding in 2010 and have worked as a primary and second shooter for the past ten years. Since 2021, I have focused on newborn and family sessions. Overall, I really enjoy shooting people in the context of their close relationships and booking both weddings and family sessions gives me ample opportunity to capture the joy, laughter, and invaluable moments between friends and family. Given my love of colors and cross cultural experiences, I also love traveling and travel is all about street photography (and food) for me.
How would you describe your approach and style?
Colorful, emotional, artistic, and candid. I love spur of the moment and unexpected shots – definitely more photojournalistic than posed! Though I do focus on getting many great shots of the couple on a wedding day, I also love capturing guests, family members, and details just as much. Most people who choose to work with me want an equal focus on various aspects of their day and do not want a cookie cutter approach. I do not use a standard shot list with the exception of family photos as I value capturing the day as it unfolds, but, I will make every effort to capture images most important to you. You can expect me to be flexible and respectful of your requests and preferences. I can either be completely hands off or be give you very specific direction and input on your wedding day.
What should I consider when hiring a photographer and why hire you?
When choosing a photographer, it's important to take a very careful look at their portfolio and assess whether or not a photographer's style and theme of photos speak to you and if you'd be happy to get a similar set. I can share at least 4-5 full galleries so you can see a few full sets before choosing me. Also, it's important to feel a sense of trust with your photographer and some people value working with someone they feel they "click" with and like, which is something you can assess after meeting me or speaking with me over the phone. I think fit and comfort are extremely important to consider when hiring a photographer as I'll be the one vendor you will be interacting with throughout the entire day. In terms of my personality, I consider myself to be conscientious, assertive, and flexible. I don't mind helping you do various small tasks as I'm shooting or give you reassurance and support if anxiety surges or something unexpected happens (I am a psychologist during the week, so this role comes easy to me)! Finally, since I love editing, I typically try to edit as many great shots I capture and don't like to limit what I give - I deliver everything I take that's good but not repetitive.
What do your packages include for weddings?
My package starts with 6 hours of coverage on your wedding day and the rights/print release of 500+ high resolution images delivered via a private online gallery that expires after two years. A second shooter, extra hours, and a custom file drive can be added to your package upon request. I do not offer albums but can provide a list of album companies if you choose to make your own after the wedding. If you would like to customize your package to eliminate or add some of the options above, I can work with you to create a package that best suits your needs.
What do you deliver after a wedding and how long can be expect to wait? Can you give us the originals?
I make sure to clear my week following a shoot to dive into editing, color correction, and post-processing! You can expect to see all of your pictures 2 weeks after the wedding. I deliver 500-1K of my best shots, about two thirds of these are in color and one third are black and white, but this configuration may vary pending what preset I feel looks best for a particular image. You will also have the rights to the images but cannot sell or distribute your images for marketing or business purposes. I do not give clients RAW images as I add my artistic brand to each image I deliver.
What equipment do you use?
I currently shoot with two professional camera bodies: Nikon D600 and D750. I use prime lenses and my favorites are the 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, and 85mm 1.8, and 135mm 2.0. I use on camera flash and have one SB 700 AF and one SB 900 AF speedlight that both work well in low light or night time settings. Simple, light weight, and no complaints!
Do you use second shooters for weddings?
Sometimes - if your guest list exceeds 100 guests or you want an extra set of eyes on your day, we can discuss adding a second shooter to your package.
What happens if you get sick (or a child/parent gets sick for a family session)?
I have never missed a photoshoot or wedding to date! But, in the rare chance something very unexpected happens, I work with a wide network of professional photographers in the Boston area and have a list of backups who can provide the same quality and style of services in case I am unable to shoot your wedding. I always try to accommodate families when they need to reschedule and will work with you to find a new date for a family session.
How do I book you?
After you get in touch and we speak or meet in person to discuss your wedding and we decide we'd work well together, I'll send over a customized contract based on the package you choose for you to sign and send back. I require a 30% deposit to hold your date that is non-refundable. The remaining balance can be paid two weeks before your wedding. For family and lifestyle sessions, I also require a $100 deposit to secure a date and require clients sign a contract and fill out a questionnaire to ensure I know your goals for the session and focus on capturing the images most important to you.