Do you shoot film?
Yes. Most of what you see on our website and instagram was photographed on film and we love the timeless quality and tones of film. Film renders skin tones so perfectly and offers the beautiful light and airy look that will never go out of style. There are always trends in the photography world and film is beautiful and timeless- meaning your wedding photos will not look outdated in a few years based on a photo editing trend. We believe that the only thing that should date your wedding photos are the fashion trends worn by you and your guests- not photography trends. We are hybrid photographers meaning we shoot a combination of film and digital. There are times when film is far superior over digital (during portraits and in bright light) and other times when we switch to digital to take advantage of the great low light capabilities and fast auto focus.
Do you work alone or with an assistant?
I am so lucky to work as a photographic team with my incredibly talented husband, Andreas. We have worked together since the beginning of my business.
What cameras do you use?
When shooting digitally, we shoot with Canon 5d Mark IIIs and Canon L series lenses. We also shoot film with my Contax, Mamiya and Pentax 645 Medium Format cameras and Canon 35mm film cameras.
We are interested! How do we book you to photograph our wedding?
Wonderful! In order to secure a date, we require a signed contract and a 50% retainer. We work on a first come, first serve basis, so whoever signs the contract first secures a date, regardless of when we receive an inquiry.
Do you work internationally?
Yes. Our work has taken us all around the world and we are so grateful for that. We are so inspired by our travels and jump at the opportunity to explore new places for work or fun. We also travel for the majority of our weddings, so we are used to traveling with equipment on planes, trains and by car.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes, and LOVE them. They are a great way to get to know each other before the wedding and always a lot of fun. They are also a great opportunity for you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day.
How many images do we receive?
Every wedding is so different, but for 8 hours of coverage we deliver around 600 images.
Are your wedding packages adjustable?
Definitely. We are always happy to create a custom package to best suit your needs, just ask.
Do you have any tips for planning our wedding day timeline?
Absolutely. I can also help give tips for how to get the most of your photography. Light is such a huge factor, and planning around good light makes a huge difference in the images you will receive. I love natural light and a lot of the images I share in my portfolio are photographed in natural light. Of course we can also photograph and light a reception and dance floor and take great photos after the sun goes down. Part of our job is finding the best light for photos, but the schedule of the day also plays a huge role as well. I do also always try and sneak away with my clients right before sunset for 10 or 15 minutes of photos in that gorgeous golden light. I work together closely with planners & our clients to perfect a timeline that is custom to each and every wedding day.
What is your photographic style?
I think of my work as a blend of fine art documentary and editorial style portraiture. I capture a couple and their personalities and love naturally and try to keep your time in front of my lens fun and relaxed. There are times of the day when I am totally “hands off”, documenting the emotions and love of a wedding day, and other times I am inserting myself and giving directions to create the best images. I do have a defined style and idea of how I think your love story is best told through my images. The portraits are one of my favorite parts of a wedding day and also one of the only times the bride and groom have “alone” (just me, Andreas, and the couple).
How does the wedding photography coverage work on a wedding day?
I typically start one hour before the bride is finished with hair and makeup and the coverage runs consecutively and we usually stay until 30 minutes or an hour after the first dance. Every wedding day is different and I am happy to discuss with you how to best schedule our coverage. We also work closely with clients before the wedding to put together a custom photography timeline to ensure we have plenty of time for photos and a stress free day.
Do you take posed family photos?
Yes, of course. I would strongly argue against clients who do not want these. They are so important to your family and friends after the wedding. I do try to make them as quick as possible, so I ask for a list of all groupings in advance. It also helps to have a friend or family member who knows your guests help organize the groups so it doesn’t take more than 30 minutes to photograph all of the groups. Typically the best time for group photos is during the cocktail hour so the guests who are not being photographed can enjoy themselves. Family photos typically take around 30 minutes for 10 groupings.
How long does it take to receive our images after the wedding?
The online gallery is sent within 8 weeks after the wedding day.
Do you have a back-up camera & lenses and liability insurance?
Absolutely. We have back-ups for our back-ups including a wide range of cameras and lenses in the rare case equipment fails. We also carry business liability insurance as well. All professional photographers should have both of these two things.