They're some of the only things that last beyond your wedding day, and will only get more valuable as time goes on, which is why hiring a photographer that you vibe with and can be comfortable around is vital if you want photos that tell a genuine story of your relationship and of your wedding day!! I want to do more for you than show up, snap photos, send your gallery... and never see you again. HECK NO! I want to get to know you + really become a friend + supporter of your relationship!
I want to help you remember your day for what it truly was. So my editing is going to reflect that! I love adding a touch of warmth to create pretty skin tones, but for the most part I want it to look how your eyes actually see it. I also will always remove any blemishes! :)
Some photographers take 30+ weddings each year, but for me, I never want to be burnt out on your wedding day because I'm over working. I like taking my time with each couple. I want to get to know you, and not just have your wedding as a date on my calendar. I limit my bookings to 2-3 weddings per month, so I have plenty of time and energy for each couple. I'm not showing up already burnt out, I'm showing up well-rested + ready to party with you!
You wouldn't believe how many couples I've heard say "I'm just glad it's all over!" by the end of their wedding day. What a sad thing!! It's one of the best days of your life, and shouldn't be something you rush through or stuff too many things into.
So if you aren't for the big wedding scene, or you want to incorporate some unique things into your day, I'm all for it. I think it's so much more meaningful that way. If you have questions about how to make your day truly feel like you, or you're feeling burnt out and need a change, please reach out to me! I love helping couples re-define their wedding in their own terms, and inspiring them to design something that truly is so "them."
Couples sessions are one of my favorite things to shoot. It's a chance for you guys to love on each other in a relaxed setting. Let's make it a date with your fave third wheel-maybe get tacos or go somewhere you've never been and have an adventure! Couples sessions (including engagements) start at $250.
Elopements have a suuuper special place in my heart. There's nothing sweeter than spending the day with the two of you as you commit to each other privately, or in front of a few of your friends and family members. Elopement coverage varies from a few hours to all day, starting at $1300.
So ready for this party with your family and friends! I'll be by your side as you get ready, seal the deal, and party all night long. I'll capture all the important stuff, and those sweet in-between moments too. Coverage options range from 4-8 hours starting at $1300.
Here are some of my most frequently asked questions. Feel free to reach out if you have a question not answered here!
My sweet spot is 1-2 weddings per month. I want you to have the very best of me, so balancing my work + life is super important. I usually take on 2 sessions per month as well.
I'm in the Boise, Idaho area. I travel occasionally, to places within Idaho and sometimes Oregon. I'm open to travel, just know that travel expenses will be added on to your package.
For sessions 50+, and for weddings it varies depending on your package. I don't put a limit on how many I send you! Just know that I'll send you as many as you need to be able to remember your wedding day perfectly.
For sessions typically 4 weeks or less, and for weddings 6 weeks or less. I do my best to give each image the attention it needs, and I'll keep you updated-I know how hard it is to patiently wait for your photos haha!
Raw files are the images straight from my camera without any editing, and I don't send these out. Raw files are only half done, so editing is a huge and important part of the process.
A non-refundable 25% retainer holds your wedding date on my calendar, and the remaining amount is due 1 week before your wedding. You're welcome to split the payments (up to 4 payments) if you need it. Sessions are due in full upon booking, with 25% being non-refundable, and must be paid prior to starting our session.
I want your photos to be accurate with what really happened on your day, but I'll always remove blemishes and anything that wouldn't normally be there. If there's anything you're self conscious about, please let me know ahead of time so I can be sensitive to that. Other than that, I won't be doing any crazy photoshopping to alter how you look.
I'll have you cover my flight, stay, and rental car. Anything else will be on me. If I'm traveling within a few hours of my home, I'll just have you cover gas.
Occasionally, yes! I love shooting the families of couples I've worked with in the past. It's sweet for me to see your family grow after your wedding!
If you've already paid your retainer, I'm happy to transfer it to your new date. If you cancel, your retainer will not be refunded.
This would only occur if something out of my control happens. I'm not legally required to find you a replacement, although I would do my best to find someone similar to my style for you. If I'm not able to contract anyone for your wedding, you will be refunded.
I think some pretty magical stuff can happen when you embrace whatever weather comes our way during your session! If it's so bad that it'll ruin our good time or my equipment, we'll reschedule.
Your photos will be so much more "you" if I capture the in-between, real laughs + smiles! So for sure I can do some really pretty poses, but a lot of what I do is centered on those sweet, genuine moments.
I'll always give you as much direction (or as little) as you need, but more than anything I think getting your photos taken should feel like a fun date!!
You guys feeling relaxed and happy is important to me. If we do an engagement session before your wedding we'll probably play music, and just explore while we take epic photos. Also getting tacos before or after we hang out is highly encouraged. :)
If you like the perfect, posed photos, or are shopping around to find the cheapest deal, I may not be the best fit for you. And that's totally fine, because you should have exactly what you want!