Frequently Asked Questions
+ How long have you been a photographer?
I have been in business since 2009 with the last two years being my biggest yet in terms of clients and weddings. While weddings are my specialty, I do offer lifestyle sessions for families, kids, and high school seniors. I also offer my time to charity events especially Big Brother Big Sisters, Golden House and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
+ What are the details of your wedding day package?
You're making so many big decisions why not make your wedding photography the easy one?! I keep my package simple so you know exactly what you're investing in and you'll be confident you're receiving the best coverage on your wedding day. Should you want a different package because you are having a smaller, more intimate wedding please don't hesitate to ask as I will be flexible! Grab the details of my package on my investment page.
+ What is the initial investment and how can we pay you?
To reserve your date, it is $500 down payment. After that I require a 6 month payment as well as the final balance. You may pay with cash, check or through your online invoice.
+ Where do you hold client meetings?
I typically meet with clients at my studio in downtown Green Bay, WI at 320 N.Broadway St. #320 Green Bay, WI 54303 located inside the Titletown Brewery Taproom building. If coffee or a cocktail is more your style, name the time and place and I'm there!
+ What happens if you can't photograph our wedding?
While I do have an assistant photographer, unless I am physically unable to photograph your wedding I will be there no matter what the circumstance may be.
+ How long will it take to receive our engagement photos?
Typically within 2-4 weeks your session will be edited and delivered.
+ How will our engagement photos be delivered?
You will receive a link from a website called PASS. From there you will download the folder of all the high res images on to your desktop and print at your vendor of choice. Locally I do recommend Camera Corner Connecting Point since they are very affordable and have high quality print standards.
+ Do you edit all our photos?
Due to the nature of digital photography, several more images than what you will receive are taken. All blurry, inappropriate and awkward images are deleted. From there all other images that you will receive are edited for blemishes, other imperfections and for creative purposes.
+ Do you recommend having my makeup professionally done?
Yes...the cameras and lights tend to wash out your features and magnify imperfections. While I do slight touchups for wrinkles and blemishes, I cannot "add" makeup to your images. Professional makeup may look and feel heavier than what you are used to in every day life, but a great makeup artist knows how to tastefully enhance your face for your wedding day. It is one investment on your wedding day you won't regret!
+ Do you recommend artificial or real flowers?
Always real! They look so much better in photographs and have more vibrant colors. If you are trying to save money on flowers, at a minimum I recommend a real bouquet for the bride. Again, it is another investment you won't regret!
+ When do you start taking photos for our wedding?
That depends...your package is 8 hours and some couples prefer more getting ready photos or other couples prefer more reception coverage for the bouquet/garter tosses and Grand March. That is up to you and typically we discuss that at our final meeting before your wedding. Additional hours may be purchased with your package. If you would like to have some photos taken before your ceremony, I recommend at minimum to start two hours beforehand. I take photos of the dress and jewelry, the ladies getting ready and the men getting boutonnieres pinned on in addition to any other photos wanted before the ceremony.
+ How long should we allocate for outdoor photos?
Keep in mind that a receiving line after your ceremony takes up time for your outdoor photos...family portraits after the ceremony take about a half hour and depending on the distance from ceremony to outdoor site to the reception hall all that travel time also impacts how long you have for outdoor photos. Ideally an hour and a half is a good amount of time.
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Education for Brides
Throughout the years of photographing weddings, I've had the pleasure of learning so much from other wedding vendors, my experience, and my clients. Below are blog posts where I share the details!