frequently asked questions
where are you located?
I am currently based out of Spokane, Washington but YES, I am absolutely open to travel, near and far. I'm passport ready! Where are we going? I do require a traveling free if you're outside of the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area. Fees vary on your desired location.
how would you describe your photography style?
I am a modern, natural light lifestyle and wedding photographer. What that means is I focus more on your relationship and less on the posey, stuffy stuff. You can expect my images to be bright and airy with a touch of warmth. My images are never over edited (my philosophy is less is more!) and at my core is highlighting your best. I want to see your hair move with the wind and those beautiful smile lines when you are laughing so hard it hurts. You should always be comfortable because when you are comfortable your photos look comfortable and that will always remain a priority for me. If your down to do anything for the shot (within safety reasons, of course), we just might be the perfect match!
how far in advance should we book a session or wedding with you?
I typically book sessions 1-3 months in advance. Weddings should be booked anywhere from eight months to a year from your wedding date. But I have book weddings only 3 months in advance. I tend to book up year round, so the earlier the better.
how do we book you?
Send me a message and we'll get planning! I require a digital contract to be signed and a non-refundable deposit to hold and secure your date!
how long does a lifestyle session last?
Sessions usually last from 45-75 minutes. It tends to vary because each session is different.
do you provide props?
No! I do not provide anything prop related. As I previously stated, my style is very organic and I try to tray away from anything overly staged. However, if you have a killer prop you'd love to incorporate, I'm all about it! Please bring it along!
what should I bring to our session?
Bring a beverage and a snack, especially for your little ones. All that looking good can be hard work!! ALL final payments are due on the day of our session, unless details were worked out prior. No exceptions. AND most of all, bring that A game smile of yours and your grateful heart!
what should we wear to our session?
I am so glad you asked!! I think its important to know what colors photograph best for different photographers. Because I have a brighter styler and love light and airy images, I strongly recommend soft palettes. They are more flattering for all skin tones! You simply cannot go wrong with soft colors and solids! I also send out a WHAT TO WEAR pdf upon booking to answer any more questions.
do you edit all of our photos?
Yes, once I have culled (sorted) through your gallery, I lightly edit and color correct. Being that I am a lifestyle photographer I do not over-edit my images. I don't do any airbrushing or body manipulation ever. I do, however, remove noticeable blemishes or anything that doesn't compliment the photograph.
what is the turn around time for us to receive our online gallery of images? how do we get our images?
Lifestyle session turnaround time is anywhere from 1-2 weeks after your sessionand wedding galleries are typically delivered 4-6 weeks after the wedding. Each gallery is placed on an online gallery that is password protected and easy to download.
can we see other images taken from the session besides the ones given in the gallery?
No. Please know that you are thought of during the editing process and I have chosen the best images from our session together. I do not release additional, unedited or untouched (RAW) images. There is no reason to have an image in an unflattering angle or a shot not entirely in focus. I've got your best interest at heart. Promise!