frequently asked questions
you have questions, I have answers!
Q. Do you offer engagement photos?
A. YES! All my wedding packages come with a complimentary engagement photo session.
Q. Are you available on the weekends for our engagement photos?
A. Depending which month you decide to schedule your engagement photos will depend on my availability. I only book a certain amount of weddings a year to ensure my couples get the utmost customer service!
Q. Where are you willing to travel for engagement photos and do you have a travel fee?
A. I am located in Reading, PA. With that being said, I travel up to 60 miles with no travel fee. After that, there is a $75 one time fee.
Q. How many images will I receive?
A. I deliver between 60-100 images in the form of an online gallery. All the images I deliver are fully edited, and full resolution. You will never receive a RAW unedited image in your gallery.
Q. Will you help with planning the session?
A. Absolutely! I will walk you through location suggestions, as well as wardrobe options and what to wear!
Q: How many hours do we need?
A: My wedding coverage starts at 8 hours, and goes up to 12. There is a 4 hour minimum for elopements and intimate weddings. The ideal coverage all depends on your wedding timeline and logistics. Usually a minimum 8 hours is enough time to photograph the ‘getting ready’ through the reception if everything is at one location. Give me a call or email and I’ll help you figure out exactly how many hours of coverage you need.
Q: Who will photograph my wedding?
A: Me of course! I am a one (wo)man studio. I am the sole photographer here, and will be the one responding to all your emails and the one behind the camera on your wedding day! I will be in charge of hand picking the very best person to shoot beside me on your wedding day. I have a wide array of photographers who work for me.
Q: Do I need a shot list?
A: No shot list necessary! Upon hiring me, I'll send a questionnaire that asks everything I need to know about your wedding plans. The only list I ask for is the groupings for your family formals and a few other small details.
Q: Can I see a full gallery of your work?
A: Of course! We love showing off our work. Here’s a link.
Q: Can we meet before the wedding day?
A: UHM, YES! We will be best friends come your wedding! I do highly suggest we meet before you book so I can get to know you two, and see if we are a good fit. Along with this meeting, we will meet for your engagement session, engagement session reveal appointment, delivery of your Print Products, and maybe coffee/dinner to finalize your timeline.
Pricing & Deliverables
Q: How do we book?
A: Easy peasy! To reserve your date all I require is a non-refundable 25% retainer and a signed contract. If your wedding requires over 75 miles of travel or other accommodations, I ask that those expenses are paid for at the time of booking, keeping travel costs as quoted. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event date. Send me an email and I’ll get the booking process started if you’re ready to go.
Q: We’re having an intimate wedding or elopement and don’t think we need 6+ hours of coverage. Do you have packages for smaller events?
A: Absolutely, I have some great a la carte options that cater to intimate weddings and elopements. Send me an email and I’ll work something out for you.
Q: How much do couples usually invest in wedding photography?
A: My couples usually invest anywhere between $4,000-7,000 for wedding photography. Since I offer printing services, my couples love taking advantage of purchasing through me!
Q: What’s the turnaround time?
A: Fast! Jimmy John’s fast. I deliver sneak peeks on social media within 48 hours, a blog post within 1 week of the event date, and the final gallery between 4-6 weeks.
Q: How many photos will I get?
A: Depending on your wedding, I usually edit, and deliver 50-100 images per hour of photography. I also include black & white copies of my favorite portraits, details, and moments.
Q: What’s the album process like?
A: I take pride in designing all of my wedding albums in-house. My primary goal in curating your album layout is to convey the full feeling and events of your wedding day, showcasing moments, details, and emotions as elegantly as possible. At your reveal appointment, I will show you the album design I have created for you. You then can change out photos you don't want, finalize the design, and then I will order it!
Q: How do we receive our photos?
A: Once we schedule your Reveal Appt 4-6 weeks after your Wedding, I will send you your online gallery which includes all the selected images in a high resolution. We will then sit down for your Order Appointment, where we will go over your album design, design Wall Art from your portraits, order any gift prints, and you will receive your USB with all the selected high resolution images from your wedding.
Q: Can we have unedited images?
A: All your photos will be fully edited, just like you see online and on social media. I do not give out un-edited images.
Q: Do you travel?
A: Nothing excites me more than going on new adventures to stimulate my creativity. Working at places I’ve never been and taking on new experiences drives my passion for photography. Culture and diversity is something I strive to express in my photographs.
Q: Where are you based?
A: I am located in Reading, PA, serving Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, Maryland and beyond.
Q: What are your travel rates?
A: Travel is included in my pricing within a 80 mile radius of Reading, PA. Please contact me for custom interstate and international travel rates.
Q: How many nights accommodation do you need?
A: American East Coast: 2 Nights
American West Coast: 3 Nights
International: 4-5 Nights
Arriving with enough time before your wedding date to buffer any possible travel delay is extremely important to me. I would rather be prepared and have backup options if a flight were to get cancelled or delayed