Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions I get asked. If you have other questions please send me a message!

What are your rates?

For a full wedding day, most Orange County & Irvine couples spend around $3500.

 

For elopements I start at $1200 for 3 hrs of photography.

 

Engagement & Couples sessions start at $450.

 

If you’re looking for the cheapest photographer available I’m not your guy, but I promise to give my absolute ALL to your wedding or special event - Which is why I take a limited number of bookings rather than trying to do as many shoots as possible and having to sacrifice on quality and heart.

 

After all, this is one of the most important occasions in your life, and these photos are going to be one of the only things that you get to remember it with. You want someone who will give their very best.

 

For more information or a custom quote, contact me here!

How many weddings do you shoot?

I take a limited number of weddings per year (Typically 1-2 per month max). I’ve learned that taking on too many events means I couldn’t spend as much time or attention as I’d like to on each wedding, and so I’m careful not to book more than I can handle.

How do we book?

Great question! After you’ve had a look through the portfolio and read about me and my style, you can reach out on my contact page or message me directly - [email protected]. From there we can chat about some of the specific details of your day and get to know each other a little bit! We’ll go over all the details and make sure its a great fit. To book the day I require a signed contract and $1000 retainer fee. The remainder is due no less than 4 weeks prior to your wedding day.

How many photos will we receive?

Great question! This one is a little tough to give an exact number because every event is different and so the flow of a day / length of time I’m photographing will affect the number of finished photos. On average an 8 hour wedding will be around 400-600 finished photos.

How long will it take to get my photos?

I think 6 month editing times are absolutely crazy (and possibly a sign that a photographer has taken a little too much on) so I promise to have your finished photos as soon as possible. For smaller sessions like engagements or couples shoots, my average editing time is 2-4 weeks. For full day elopements and weddings, this is closer to 4-6 weeks. At the end of the day I would much rather spend a little longer finishing your photos so that every single one is beautiful!

How are photos delivered?

All finished photos are delivered on your own online client gallery. This will give you instant access as well as the ability to share your photos with friends and family around the world. You can then download the photos to your computer, upload to facebook, and do whatever else you want simply and easily.

Do I receive the copyrights?

Great question. You’ll receive all the rights to print, download and share your photos for personal use. As the photographer I retain the exclusive commercial copyright to the photos.

Do you take LGBYQ Weddings?

You want a photographer who will put their entire heart into capturing your day, and as a Christian who believes that marriage is something God created as a man & woman thing, I just wouldn’t be able to do that for you. Because of this I’d recommend finding a photographer whose beliefs line up with your own. I have gay friends who I admire and respect, but on the subject of marriage we have different beliefs. I don't try to force my beliefs on them, and they do the same for me. This is such a hard topic to answer in a short paragraph, so please contact me if you have any questions.

Do you do travel?

I LOVE destination weddings! I’d be happy to create a custom package to fit your wedding plans. Travel and accommodation fees are included in destination packages, so you won’t have to worry about a thing. If you happen to be headed somewhere amazing that I’d love to travel to anyways, you might even get an incredible deal! *hint hint*

Do you require a reception meal?

So that I’m able to eat & recharge without needing to leave and miss any of the action, I ask that you provide a meal at your reception.

How long will you photograph for?

Coverage time is up to you! Anywhere from 6 to 60 hours of continuous wedding coverage – I’ll fit it to you. As a starting point I’d suggest around 8-9 hours to capture the entire day. Should your wedding go longer than your chosen package includes, we can add coverage time on the day.

Do you offer video?

I have a partnership with an incredible cinematographer and can provide a 5% discount with combined bookings. Cinema prices start at $4000

How much experience do you have?

I’ve been lucky enough to photograph weddings as my full time gig in 3 countries for the past 6 years. Its been a wild ride and I’m so grateful for the amazing people I’ve gotten to know and places I’ve been able to see!

How would you describe your style?

Awesome question. When I married my wife I realized the photos that we cherish the most aren’t the picture perfect posed photos.

 

The most meaningful, incredible, amazing photos were the REAL, authentic, candid shots taken during the day.

 

The tears in my eyes as I said my vows (I’m a cryer apparently!) My wife’s ear to ear smile as I spun her on the dance floor. The candid shots of friends and family laughing and having a great time.

 

Ever since then my style has been about capturing those real honest moments.

 

I still step in to tweak and provide direction, but its less about posing and more about setting the stage to get you interacting with each other in a way that is real and genuine.

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