What's included in your wedding packages?
Every wedding I shoot is slightly different, depending on your needs and what's best for your day, but one thing is for sure: I will be your right-hand woman, errand girl, and boss babe on your wedding day.
All wedding packages include a personal consultation, a custom wedding timeline, digital gallery of hi-res images for you to download, print release, and a ton of bad jokes provided by yours truly. Want extra goodies? Second shooters, additional time, albums, wall art, bridal & boudoir sessions, and anything else you can think up can be added to your wedding package—let me know what you're dreaming up, and we'll make it happen.
For more information, please view the "Weddings" section of My Work.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based out of Des Moines and LOVE any and all excuses to travel. Depending on where you want to explore together, we'll work together to find the most affordable way for me to make your destination session come true.
For car travel, I offer the first 50 miles free.
When will we get our photos?
Expect to receive an online gallery link 4-6 weeks after our session. Depending on my schedule, I've been known to delivery galleries much sooner! You will be able to download all your photos, as well as have the ability to share them, choose your favorites, and order prints all from your personal gallery.
Can I bring my pet to my session.
YES. YES YES YES. YES.
Will you edit out _________?
My motto is if it won't be there in two weeks, it won't be in your photos. That means things like blemishes, bug bites, bumps and bruises will all be removed from your photos. I will do some mild correction to skin for close-up images, but will not alter the way you look beyond minor corrections.
Your photos are about capturing you as you are, and loving yourself for who you are in this moment in time!
What should I wear to my session?
While I do have a style guide I've created that can help you pick outfits that will be flattering for your shoot, at the end of the day, your session is a representation of YOU. I will never tell you you can't wear something or need to buy a new outfit, I only give you advice on why certain clothing items might not be the best on camera.
My general rule of thumb? Pretend you're going on a dinner date with your partner or friends. Photos are a special occasion, so treat yo' self and dress up a little! You're more than welcome to send me endless photos of outfit choices before our shoot, or bring items with you in your car so we can pick them together day of!
Another great way to pick out outfits is to hop on Pinterest and look for outfits you love, then try your best to copy them with pieces you have at home.
Do you offer rain dates?
I do! As a Midwesterner, I understand that the weather can change at the drop of a hat. Cancellations due to weather will be discussed with the client and made at the photographer's professional discretion.