Frequently Asked Questions

My studio is located at 119 Wareham Rd. Marion, MA. However, I often meet clients closer to their homes if it is more convenient.

How far in advance should I book my photographer?

The earlier the better to ensure that your day is reserved just for you alone. The average time before an event to contact me is 9 months, however we also have bookings made for two years in the future! Make sure that you contact us even if you are withing the 9 month window, as we may still have your day available.

Will you travel?

Yes, I am willing to travel for you. The majority of my clients book me for events throughout New England, from Rhode Island up to Maine. I have also been hired for weddings and events as far south as Florida and even across the world in China! For long distance travel extra fees will be applied.

Why do an engagement shoot?

Your wedding day can be a stressful time to fit in all the photos you desire. Doing an engagement shoot is a great way to get these romantic, heartfelt shots in other attire. The session will provide you with photos that you can use on your save-the-date cards or invitations. And most importantly, it provides time for us to get to know each other, establishing a comfortable report before your big day. Ideally, an engagement session should be done 3 months to one year in advance of your wedding, depending on when you the the photos back.

Do you use a second photographer?

Most of my packages include a second photographer or assistant to help me throughout the day. Having a second photographer helps to ensure that we capture your cherished moments and give you a wider range of compositions for most shots.

Do you have back-up equipment?

Yes, I never leave without it! I always bring back-up equipment with me, so any malfunctions won’t ruin our ability to record your day in photographs.

Will you be the one photographing my wedding?

If you hire me, I will be photographing your wedding.

Do you book multiple weddings per day?

No. Once you book me, I reserve that day just for you.

Have you photographed at my venue?

I have photographed at many different venues. If I have never been to your venue, I make every reasonable effort to visit the site beforehand. This informs me on the available lighting conditions and allows me to find the optimal locations for the formal photos of the bride and groom, families, wedding parties, etc.

Why should I hire a professional? I have a friend/ relative that has a good camera.

Your photographs will be the memories that you will share and cherish for years to come. Having a professional photographer will help ease your mind on your big day, knowing that your memories are being captured as works of art. A wedding is a big investment, and you’ll always want to remember how amazing your day was, from all the details you aligned just right, the magic in the moment when your groom saw you in your gown for the first time, tears of joy as you marry your best friend, your walk down the aisle and introductions as the new Mr. and Mrs., your first dance that you wished would last all night! Using an inexperienced, amateur friend will normally result in the loss of these memories, so please don’t regret your choice later.

Do you offer military discounts?

Yes. As a way to show my appreciation for your service, I am happy to offer military discounts to those with a military ID. Please contact me for more information and special rates.

I am interested in hiring you, how do I start?

Send me a message via my contact page to find out if your date is still available. If your date is open, we can arrange a time to meet and talk about your wedding/event. This gives us a chance to get to know each other and for me to learn about how you envision your special day. I also believe that you have to really like your photographer’s personality. After all, this person will be spending the most important day of your life with you, including some very intimate moments.

How much of a deposit do you require?

For weddings/events, a $500 non-refundable retainer is required to reserve the wedding/event date. The remaining balance is due 14 days before your wedding/event. Sessions require a $100 non-refundable retainer and the balance is due at the session. Mini sessions require a $50 retainer and the balance is due at the session.

How many photos will I receive and when will I see them?

The amount of photos you will receive depends on the length of the event/shoot. For example, for a 1-2 hour session, you will receive approximately 30-60 photographs. I usually post a few photos within a week after your shoot/event to our blog/Facebook page. The final retouched images will normally be ready approximately 2 weeks after your session. Images from weddings/events take a bit longer, and are generally ready 6-8 weeks after your wedding/event.

How much time do we need for photographs?

The more time I have to work with, the more photographs you will have. This also depends on how many people will be in the photos. For most weddings, I recommend at least 1 hour for family photos and photos with just the bride and groom. The photos of the bride and groom are the most important since they will be displayed in your home, used on your thank-you cards, etc.