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      LET'S CREATE MAGIC TOGETHER

      I’m here to to capture real moments of your love story and translate them into art.

      I believe that love is vibrant, spontaneous and sometimes magical and I want your photos to reflect that. I want you to feel the butterflies of walking into forever with your best friend and soulmate every time you look back at your wedding pictures. 

      Wedding Collections

      Because I want to capture your big day on a deeper level, I don’t take any shortcuts and put my whole heart and soul into each wedding I photograph. It’s important to me to make this experience unique to each one of my couples and that takes time and effort well beyond the day of the wedding. I only take 20 couples every year to be able to create that special magic.

      Each couple joins me on an adventure for their engagement session and I truly believe that it helps me bond with my couples in a way that no other experience can replace.

      Because I care so much about you having the best day of your life and not just about the photos, I always provide any and all advice + help throughout the whole process.

      I meticulously select only the best pros to be my second shooters and pack all kinds of backup gear preparing for any case scenario. If it rains, if it snows, if it gets dark early and if your venue has no natural light – I make it my job to get equally great photos.

      When the day comes – I show up early, cry at your vows, dance with your guests and become besties with your friends and family. The following week I post a sneak peek because I know how excited everyone is to see your photos. Then a few weeks later you get to relive your day through carefully curated and beautifully edited gallery.

      Every step of my photography process is done with love, because my couples deserve it.

      PS I Love You

      $6,850

       

      – Nine hours of wedding day photography

      -private online gallery

      – engagement session

      – second shooter

      – 20-page wedding album

      – high res wedding day digital files

      – unlimited downloads

      – personal printing rights

      All My Loving

      $5,550

      Eight hours of wedding day photography

      -private online gallery

      – engagement session

      – second shooter

      – high res wedding day digital files

      – unlimited downloads

      – personal printing rights

      Oh Darling

      $4,250

      Seven hours of wedding day photography

      -private online gallery

      – engagement session

      – high res wedding day digital files

      – unlimited downloads

      – personal printing rights

      You can customize any collection by adding items based on your unique vision:
      ADDITIONS

      Additional Hours – $500/hr

      Second Shooter – $800

      20-Page Wedding Album – $800

      Additional Album Spread – $50/sp

       

      Be sure to read FAQ below to learn more

      Elopement Collections

      Imagine you and your soulmate on top of a mountain, saying your vows to each other witnessed only by trees that surround you and earth beneath your feet. Imagine making your wedding day just about having an adventure together instead of picking out table napkins and sending out invitations. Let’s sail to an island, let’s hike into a desert, let’s get lost in the forest with your best friend. I will help you plan your perfect elopement, join you on your adventure and document all the magic.

      I’m not just your photographer, I’m also your planner, your guide and your dream catcher. We’ll do everything together from selecting locations, creating mood boards, finding vendors and picking your outfits.

      Below are the most popular packages, but this is a completely customizable experience.

      I’ll Follow The Sun

      $3,300

      – Six hours of photography

      – location recommendations

      – up to twenty five guests

      – planning assistance

      -private online gallery

      – high res elopement day digital files

      – unlimited downloads

      – personal printing rights

      All You Need Is Love

      $2,200

      – Four hours of photography

      – location recommendations

      – up to one guest (officiant)

      – planning assistance

      -private online gallery

      – high res elopement day digital files

      – unlimited downloads

      – personal printing rights

      Adventure Session

      Let’s celebrate your engagement, anniversary, dream trip or even maternity by going on an adventure together. I promise it’s going to be more than just taking photos in pretty outfits. Let’s be spontaneous, let’s be daring, let’s be real. I want to help you dream up an epic experience and bottle up exactly what it feels like to be you in this very exciting moment in your life.

      Be sure to read FAQ below for more info on Engagement sessions.

      $750

      – You and your love

      – Two hours of photography

      – location recommendations

      -private online gallery

      – high res digital files

      – unlimited downloads

      – personal printing rights

      FAQ
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      What does your logo mean?

      The two whales in my logo represent two beautiful unique creatures who found each other in a crazy world and they are in love. They may be nontraditional, they maybe any gender, but it's clear that they match together perfectly. They are adventurous, worldly, colorful and enigmatic.

      What equipment do you use?

      I use top of the line Nikon cameras with a wide selection of lenses. Although I love shooting with natural light, I come prepared with professional lighting equipment for any situation.

      What is your style?

      Dreamy, inspired and vibrant. Love is magical and I strive to capture that magic in my work by use of lighting, composition and artistic techniques. It's more than just making pretty pictures. I want you to look at your wedding portraits 50 years from now and remember the taste of wedding cake on each others' lips, the smell of her perfume mixed with the aroma of wedding bouquet, the sound of his heartbeat during your first embrace as a married couple. Also, I am a true believer in capturing the moments as they unfold and showing the whole spectrum of emotions in my work - I will bottle up all the laughter, tears, joy and nostalgia of the day in a very photojournalistic manner. Additionally, I also want to provide you with traditional posed family portraits because those will be the photos that your parents would want to frame. No detail is too small to document, from your cake to your jewelry, I take pride in presenting the full story of the day.

      Do you have insurance?

      Absolutely! Let me know if your venue requires a certificate of insurance 2 months before your wedding day and I'll make sure to provide you with one.

      What is your contingency plan?

      I've never missed a wedding in my whole career, but I do have a plan B in place. I have a network of photographers who have a similar shooting style and experience and in case of emergency I can arrange for one of them to step in for me. I would still handle all of the business side and deliverables and make sure that you are taken care of in every way.

      Who is your second shooter?

      While I believe in giving back and training the new generation of photographers, I would never bring a newbie or an intern to your wedding. All of my second shooters are experienced professionals who take pride in their work and brand and have a business of their own. I am very selective in my choice of second shooters and always make sure their shooting style is similar or complimentary to my own and their equipment is top of the line. I usually work with the same team of 3-4 photographers.

      Do you do black and white photos?

      I adore black and white photos! Each wedding gallery will have a separate folder that will include select photos from each portion of the day. Also, I never deliver black and white photo without a color version of it.

      Do you offer any other sessions besides weddings and engagements?

      Weddings and engagements are my specialty and the main focus of my business. However a lot of my previous clients come back to me for other milestones in their lives. I have done boudoir, maternity, newborn and family sessions for the couples whose weddings I have photographed. It's a big honor and I love staying in touch!

      Turnaround Times

      Galleries are available for viewing approximately 4 weeks after the wedding and 2 weeks after engagement session. We may post a few images on our blog and facebook as a sneak peek because we love what we do and can't wait to share.

      Digital Files

      Your final edited images are delivered in .jpeg format at 8 x12 in at 300 dpi. RAW files are not available for purchase and remain property of the studio. Print release is included with your digital file purchase. We retain the copyright.

      Number Of Images

      The number of images shot at your wedding is based on the amount of hours, activities and the number of guests. We do not guarantee a set amount of images, but as a guideline you can expect approx. 45-60 images per hour of service that you contract. If you have two photographers the number increases to approx 65-80 images per hour of service.

      Payment

      We accept checks and major credit cards . A non-refundable retainer fee of $2,000 is required to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due one month prior to your wedding. Time requested on the day of the wedding will be billed at our a la carte hourly rate. It is best that you reserve sufficient time at your initial booking.

      I’m ready to book my wedding, what is the next step?

      After you’ve decided that you’d like to hire me to photograph your wedding, i will send you a contract and retainer invoice to hold your date. We can meet in person for this or I can send you the documents via e-mail.

      How soon in advance should we book our date?

      Most brides book approximately 9-12 months in advance. If you want to guarantee that I’m available on your wedding date, I recommend signing up at your earliest convenience.

      Do you charge extra for travel?

      Travel within a 50 mile radius of my studio is included. If your wedding or engagement session takes place outside of that range additional fees may be added. Destination weddings are an exception.

      Do we need a second shooter?

      I would recommend selecting a package with a second shooter if:
      - you have a guest list of over 100 people
      - there are multiple locations for getting ready, ceremony and reception
      - you want more photos

      How many hours do I need to book?

      All wedding days are different so we will go over your unique scenario during your initial consultation and make the best estimate. In general, 8 hours should be enough for the full day coverage starting with getting ready details and ending with some candid moments on the dance floor.

      How do I schedule my consultation?

      All of our wedding packages include in person or over the phone consultation. We care about your big day and want to make sure we are a good fit and address any of your questions or concerns well in advance.

      Email me for available time slots!

      Why do we need an engagement session?

      If you want your photographer to tell your love story, you need to let them in and open up. Each couple is different and requires a different approach and it's so important to figure all of it out before the wedding day. It's more than just getting pictures done for your save the dates. It's about building trust, experiencing what it's like to be in front of my camera and seeing a preview of what your wedding photos might look like. It's also about taking a break from all the wedding planning and making some time for just the two of you to connect and go on a romantic adventure.

      What is a good location?

      My advice is to make it epic! Pick a place that means a lot to both of you, don't just do what everyone else does. A lot of places around DC require permits for commercial photography, so that's another incentive to think outside the box. Some of my favorite sessions involved hiking, climbing and rolling in the grass and I can provide you with a list of suggestions. Also, if you are planning a vacation somewhere scenic - don't forget to mention it to me, I might meet you there for your session!

      What should we wear?

      Whatever you decide to wear - it should reflect who you are. Not just an everyday version, bet the best version of you. Whatever outfit makes you feel the most beautiful, the most in love and the most adventurous. I personally love maxi dresses that flow in the wind, flower crowns, bowties and hats. You can bring multiple outfits, but I always feel like the session has more magic and flow when there is one carefully curated look instead of two or three casual ones.

      Do we need to bring anything?

      Props can make an ordinary session into something unique and beautiful and can help you infuse your session with personality. Something as simple as a bouquet of flowers will elevate the whole experience and look. I'll be sending you tips on this as we get closer to your session.

      How long is the typical session?

      Typically engagement sessions take place during 2 hours before sunset or 2 hours after sunrise. It's just enough time to relax and explore together.

      How many photos will we get?

      On average I deliver somewhere between 60 and 80 photos in color for engagement session. Your gallery will also have a separate folder for select black and whites. You'll see a sneak peek within a week of your session and the complete gallery within 2 weeks. You will get unlimited downloads and printing rights.

      Why design our album with you?

      Call me old-fashioned, but I think wedding albums are family heirlooms to be cherished for generations. When I'm taking photos at a wedding, I already do so with a visual storytelling in mind. I know what pieces of the day were significant and what details should be included. I will be able to resize the images to the correct parameters and design the layout unique to your day. I have already done all the research on the printing labs and tested the quality, so that I can offer the best of the best to my clients.

      What albums do you offer?

      My standard album includes 20 spreads and prints 10x10. A full spread includes the left and right sides of the page while laying open and have a center crease for a seamless lay flat design. All albums are crafted by hand with best archival materials. Cover options include European leather, linen and silk.

      What is the process?

      Once your final gallery is completed, you can select your favorite images to be included in your album from within your gallery. I will design the first digital proof using those images and send it to you for approval. Most couples love the first version right away, but I offer a few rounds of edits if needed. Once the design is complete, I will send it for print and it will be in your hands within a matter of weeks.

      Do you offer other prints?

      Yes! My printing lab has my color calibration profile and will print my images on the high quality paper. You can order anything from a simple 4x6 to a giant canvas print from within your gallery and the photos will be delivered to you within a week.