FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’ve owned my photography business since 2007— that’s when I decided that I wanted to create magical pictures for my clients (rather than continue working at a fishing magazine, which, while fun, wasn’t very creative). I studied photography in college and have continued my education with yearly workshops and conferences, and through training with some of the best in the industry. I’ve recently begun teaching my own workshops! There has been an influx of new photographers in recent years, and while I encourage everyone to practice their craft, it’s important to know that your photographer is a real professional. I have experience with all kinds of situations, and I have a business license and the right kind of insurance to cover the needs of many venues.
Heck yes! I’ve photographed weddings in California, North Carolina, Mexico, and extensively throughout New England. My passport is always waiting for its next adventure. Please, someone get married in the Greek Isles??
For locations more than two hours outside of Greater Boston and the Cape, I may require accommodations for two nights, or a travel fee. This ensures that I am not waylaid by any travel snafus!
The number of photos you receive will be based on a number of factors: the length of your wedding day, the number of locations where we photograph, whether or not you do a First Look, etc. I typically deliver anywhere from 600 to 1000 images from a standard 8-hour wedding, but that number is flexible. It’s more important to me that I am delivering quality rather than quantity. I carefully cull through the images shot and deliver only the very best so that together we can create the most beautiful wedding story.
Your photos will be delivered within six weeks of your wedding day, and your album design will begin shortly after that. Delivery times for albums and any fine art prints will vary.
My top three wedding packages include a digital download of all of your delivered files. Portrait customers can purchase a digital package, or buy individual digital files separately. While I do understand the impulse to own digital copies of your sessions, I also strongly encourage clients to print their photos. Make albums! Display canvases in your home! Frame those gorgeous faces and show them off! The digital world moves at a frightening speed; the chances that your digital files will be unreadable (remember when all computers had CD drives?) a few years down the road is a distinct possibility. I encourage sharing on social media, but unless you want all of your relatives to gather ’round the laptop at your 50th anniversary, I say PRINT!
I used to live in sunny California, where rain on your wedding day was rarely an issue, but here in the Northeast we get lots and lots of practice shooting in less-than-favorable weather. That’s a bonus for you, though! Even though I like to think that I have good weather juju, I’ve had plenty of experience in working around the rain, snow, and fog. I will always have a back-up plan in place for your photos. I will keep you warm and dry, and I know how to light any room that we may have to use if we are forced indoors. And then, if you’re willing, I will be the first person out in the rain to make some truly unique portraits with you!
Headshots for business are a specialty that some photographers have worked very hard to perfect. I, however, am not one of them, so unless you are looking for images taken outside with a very casual feel, I will likely refer you to another photographer if you are looking for headshots. The same is true of boudoir sessions — I don’t work in a studio, so I’m happy to link you up with one of my super talented colleagues who can rock your solo or couples boudoir shoot!
If you are a former bride of mine and you are looking for a maternity session, please do reach out. I am always happy to photograph the baby bumps of my couples 🙂
Extended family sessions are taken on a case-by-case basis and will only be done locally (Cohasset, Scituate, Hingham). I would be happy to refer you to other photographers who do these kinds of sessions.