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QUESTIONS

You have questions. I have answers.

What is your photography style?

My main focus when shooting is to communicate through imagery how your life looked and felt at that moment. I consider my style a healthy mix of photojournalism and artistic imagery. 

How long have you been a photographer?

I’ve been a professional photographer since 2010 but have studied photography since college. Though pursuing an English degree with the goal of one day teaching composition, my photography electives renewed my interest in a long time hobby and I found both an outlet for my creativity and my passion.

Do you work outside of virginia?

Absolutely. I am based in Northern Virginia but love to travel!

Are engagement sessions really that important?

Yes! An engagement session is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this important time in your life. It also gives us the chance to work together before your big day. Having photos professionally taken can be intimidating and a little uncomfortable at first, so having a comfort level already established with me before your wedding helps to ease some of the stress of the day. Plus it’s just a lot of fun!

What is your turnaround time?

For portrait sessions, my turnaround time is usually two weeks. For weddings, it’s four weeks. 

Will you pose us? I don't know what to do with my hands.

 Being very awkward in front of the camera myself, I do give lots of directions to pose you in a flattering way and for you to have natural expressions in your images. 

How will i receive my files? Do i get a print release?

All portrait and wedding collections include high-resolution retouched images delivered via private online gallery. The images are downloadable and I strongly encourage (cough, demand) you back them up. And yes! A print release is provided if you need one. Print those pictures!

What should i wear to my session?

I gladly provide general outfit recommendations when you book your session. If you’re still not sure, pack a bag with all the clothes that make you feel good and bring it to the session. Together we’ll create a few looks for you that work well for the location and your personality.

Can I have the raw files or any unedited images?

No. You’re wonderful and I love you but no.