frequently asked questions

How does pricing work? do you have packages?

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What happens after we book you?

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With my couples there’s no “Great, you’re booked! I’ll see you at your wedding day...” I want to help with everything, from timeline advice to outfit suggestions. We’ll be in contact regularly in the months leading up to your day. Before the wedding, we’ll go over your entire day and the memories that are most important to you. Read more about the experience you'll have with me here! If you do an engagement session we will schedule that right after you book!

WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF? DO YOU DO DESTINATION WEDDINGS?

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I'm a Chicago-based photographer. HECK YES I also shoot destination weddings. I love to travel so just shoot me a message!

How many images do you deliver?  

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For weddings, I deliver between 400-900 photos. For sessions, I deliver between 50-200 photos. But I don’t put a limit on how many images you will receive! Every wedding is different and varies from the last and numbers are always changing. If you’d like to see some full wedding galleries, please feel free to ask! I’m happy to send over a few so you can get an idea of what I deliver.

What is your turnaround time?

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After your wedding, you’ll want to see those pictures ASAP! I'll always deliver a sneak peek of 30-50 images the very next day to give you a lil something while you wait! Typically, I’ll have your final online gallery ready 4-6 weeks after your wedding. For engagement sessions, your final gallery will be delivered within 3 weeks.

Does every package come with a second photographer?

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A second photographer can be added on for $50/hr (4 hours minimum) to any package. I shoot 90% of my weddings solo and I am super confident in doing so! But I have no problem adding a second shooter on if you'd like. You can even pick the amount of hours you have one for. I would suggest having one if you have 250+ guests or if all your wedding locations are far from each other! I can help you figure out if that is something you truly need.

How do payment schedules work?

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To secure your date with me, all I require is signed contract along with a non-refundable retainer of $500. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the wedding. If you’d like to split up the payments to help make it more affordable, let me know! I’m happy to work with you to make it easier.

What happens if we need to cancel or reschedule?

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If you’ve paid the retainer for your wedding date and have to reschedule it, it must be rescheduled within 6 months from original date for it to be applied. If the new date takes places after 6 months from original date, a new retainer will have to be paid in order to hold your new date. I don’t do this because I’m trying to take money from you, but because I’m counting on that money during that time to pay bills and I only take on limited amounts of jobs per month.

what happens if there is bad weather?

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We can reschedule if the weather is really awful or if my camera will get ruined by it. But some of my favorite sessions have been in the rain/snow! And wind? Pshh.. wind is what I pray we get before every shoot! Embracing the weather makes for incredible photos. We can make the decision together whether we need to reschedule or not.

still have questions? No worries!

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