What kind of equipment do you use?

    •    Canon 5D Mark lll
    •    Canon 6D
    •    Sigma Art 35mm 1.4
    •    Canon 135mm 2.0
    •    Canon 85mm 1.8
    •    Tamron Macro 60mm 2.0
    •    Canon 600 EX RT Speedlights

What should I wear to my photoshoot?

I would recommend clothing that you're most comfortable in that fits your personalities. Depending on the session type, I suggest 2 outfits for engagements (one formal, one casual). For inspiration, you can view my Pinterest Board here.

What should I expect during my Engagement Session?

I always advise to arrive and be ready to shoot about 15 minutes before our session begins, that way we’ve gone over any last minute details and that we are all set and ready to shoot! I would also suggest that you bring water, towelettes (y'all know how hot Louisiana gets haha), and ladies, a pair of flip flops if you decide to wear heels. In any scenario, I always like to make sure we capture the real emotions of your personality. There will be a wide variety of images shot from start to finish making sure we accomplish what you are looking for in your session with me. My sessions are very personable. I help with all of the posing and guide you through every step of the way. I know sometimes being in front the camera can be intimidating. I want your experience to be as comfortable as possible, so feel free to be yourself, show affection, and most of all, have fun!

What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?

I understand that not everything goes as planned. I never pack up before the contracted time; and moreover, I’m not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, I will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. You will be charged the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 15 minute increment.

Why is the deposit non-refundable?

Deposits are used to reserve your date. Once I’ve reserved your date, I do not accept new clients for that particular day. However, in the event that I can book something else of equal value to the amount paid, your deposit will be refunded.

When should we book Engagement and Bridal Portraits?

I recommend my clients schedule their engagement session between 12-15 months and 2 months for bridal sessions before the wedding, to ensure that all images are edited and products are ordered in a timely manner.

How do I make a payment toward my balance?

Wedding payment arrangements will be detailed in your contract. Whether you opt for monthly, quarterly, or paying the full balance, all payments are due 4 weeks prior to your wedding. You will be notified by e-mail when your payment is due. Accepted payments are as follows:

• Cash (in person only)

• Checks (in person only)

• Debit/Credit (On-Line only)

How long does it take to receive my products?

Product design and shipping times vary.

Once images have been selected for wedding albums, design takes 14-21 business days, and another 10-14 business days for review and shipping.

Flash Drives take 1 business day for design and ordering, and another 10-14 business days for shipping.

Additional Print Products like Canvases and Thank You Cards take 3 days for printing, and 10-14 business days for shipping.

How long does it take to get my photos back?

Post Processing

Each image is color corrected to bring out natural colors, properly exposed, retouched and hand edited with love and care. Post Processing takes anywhere from 8-9 weeks. Once your images are completed, you will receive a link and password to view your on-line gallery with further instructions about your wedding products.

What would you recommend for an out of state consultation?

Consultations are a great way for us to get to know one another to see if we're a good fit. If we can't meet in person, I find that video calling is the next best option. Skype and FaceTime are two of my favorite video calling options, as they can be downloaded to any device or on your PC or laptop. Contact me today to schedule your consultation!

We love candid photos...

We love candid photos...

But we'd still like to a few formal photos with family. Do you do these?

While I specialize in candid moments, I understand you'll also want a few formal portraits with family members. We can set aside 10-15 minutes just for formal photos with family members. These can arranged to be taken prior to or after the wedding ceremony.

I recommend creating a list of all family members, starting with grandparents and children first. Also, informing them to meet at a designated location for portraits so that when the time comes, we don't spend time looking for people.

What is a "First Look"?

Somewhere along the way, it became bad luck for a groom to see his bride before the wedding - and somewhere else along the way, someone decided that this tradition needed to be thrown out the door. While some couples opt out for a First Look, others have found it to be a special moment for just the two of them. Your wedding day will be fast paced, and you won't have much time to yourselves until after the reception.

First Looks are intimate and emotional, as the day you've been planning is happening faster than it took to plan it, and seeing the person that you're about to say "I Do" to for the rest of your life is gong to fill you with even more happiness, excitement, anxiety and love - and that isn't something you can really express in words. It does however, photograph beautifully. With a First Look, you can hug, kiss, cry, and check her out in that beautiful wedding dress she hid from you for months, see how debonair he looks in his tux, and have that private moment to yourselves. It also helps to calm down your pre-wedding jitters, and you can focus on the moment and each other.

First Looks are also a great opportunity to knock out some of those formal photos with the wedding party and family members so that after the ceremony, you can go straight into the reception!

Special Note: First Looks are recommended to be limited to just the bride and groom.

 

Bridal & Groom Prep Suggestions

Bridal & Groom Prep Suggestions

The big day is here, and things are happening faster than it took to plan your wedding. As you're getting ready for your wedding, rooms tend to get cluttered and kind of messy, and clutter and mess does not photograph well. I advise my clients that on the day of the wedding, keep all items that you'd like photographed together (i.e. dress, shoes, tux, jewelry, and any other sentimental items you'd like). Also, have room service come and clean the room or designate someone to keep the area clean prior to our arrival, that way, when we get there, we can automatically go straight into shooting.