Process

& Pricing

Photographs open doors into the past— doors of nostalgia and forgotten moments  and that wrenching joy you feel when you remember the way someone looked when they laughed. The more life we live and the farther we get away from past experiences and seasons of life, the more valuable photos become. As nostalgia creeps in and our hearts ache for ages past and relationships of old, photos are the thing that hold memories together and entire seasons of life in their palms. Photos do that. If you can understand that, if you can feel that tug to past years and old adventures and family traditions and the weight they hold when looking through photos, then I hope you understand the value of your investment into your wedding photography!

 

It’s a big one, I don’t deny that. But I can guarantee you that the hard work I put into photographing you will deliver memories that will be so so worth it for entire decades to come. Those little slices of life— the ones that speak into your family legacies and relational foundations and spirit as a couple— are enough to be worth all the money and ALL this time spent looking for the photographer who gets the absolute PRIVILEGE of capturing it all.


It’s really really more than just pretty pictures for me, and hopefully for you too. It’s permanent and enduring glimpses into the power of family, the sacredness of marriage, the importance of celebration, and the gravity of joy.

HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT:

the process

INQUIRE & BOOK

01

Fill out my inquiry form to start a conversation about your sweet wedding day! I’ll do a happy dance and then send over my detailed pricing guide. Customizations are totally available, as every wedding is so different and my goal is to create a package that fits all your hopes & dreams. If you don’t know what package is best for you, let’s hop on a phone call and I can steer you towards a winner. Then we book, sign, and celebrate!

PLAN

02

We’ll FaceTime (or grab tacos please) to get to know you and what your people mean to you. That part is really important to me. An engagement shoot is also a great way to get to know each other and get your photo jitters out! Then I’ll help you organize a timeline that focuses on your priorities.  Once we’re about 2 months out, we’ll finalize the timeline, chat about your expectations, and ensure everything will run smoothly!

03

PARTY

I’ll show up to your wedding with a wide-open heart, ready to pay attention to ALL the moments. I’ll help you feel really encouraged, beautiful, and focused all day. I’ll be a fly on the wall when I need to (especially during the ceremony), and I’ll step in to direct moments as needed. Then I’ll take really damn good-lookin photos of you,  prompting you to interact and showcase your love in a way that is true to you. And the rest is just you, your love, and your guests having one big family dinner and enjoying twinkle-light reception bliss. You'll get high-res glorious sneak peeks within 2 days (!!!!) and your full gallery will be ready to re-live in 6 weeks! 

the pricing

WEDDINGS

STARTING AT $2,800

Each package includes full timeline help,  6+ hours of coverage, a high-resolution online gallery/ print release, and a 6 week turnaround.

PORTRAITS

STARTING AT $300

Engagements/ Couples/ Families/ Seniors/ Boudoir

Includes 1+ hour of shooting, all photos edited and delivered via high resolution gallery, and one heck of a good time.

Mini sessions available in San Clemente for $200 for 30 minutes

ELOPEMENTS

STARTING AT $985

Intimate ceremonies of 30 guests or fewer. Includes 3+ hours of coverage, a high-resolution online gallery/ print release, and a 4 week turnaround.

FOR MORE DETAILS & FULL PRICING GUIDE,

FAQ

01

Joyful and honest photojournalism with an emphasis on natural light, color, and people. It's all about the people. I bring energy and encouragement, but know when to be reserved & unobtrusive, letting moments unfold naturally. Read these reviews for other couples' experiences with me!

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WHAT'S YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
DO YOU TRAVEL?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
03

YES! I've travelled to Puerto Vallarta, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and all up and down the CA coast for weddings. I book my own travel and accommodations, and all you’re responsible for is the total rate. I do my best to cut down the costs for you! Discounts are available for destination weddings because I love traveling!!

This is SO normal. And I assure you, my job is to help you feel comfortable! I have mental prompts to get you moving, talking to each other, & groovin' to the music. Just bring your own quirky selves to the session, and I'll do the rest! And you can always bring some liquid courage if need be. ;) 

WE'RE SO AWKWARD. HOW WILL WE GET GOOD PHOTOS?!
04
DO WE NEED A 2ND SHOOTER?

This is entirely based on the unique nature of your day! Second shooters come in handy when the bride and groom are getting ready in different locations, when the pre-ceremony timeline is extra crunched, when you want different angles of the same moment, and during cocktail hour when we are off taking family photos and portraits. Second shooters are a great asset but not necessary! You can always add one down the line once your timeline falls into place!

05
CAN YOU HELP WITH OUR TIMELINE?

YES! I’ve experienced many different timelines, so after booking, I will work as closely with you as you’d like to coordinate an ideal timeline for you. We can chat about it over the phone/ in person, or I have a helpful PDF that has timeline suggestions. I also make sure to include REST time, so you’re not going a million miles an hour on this incredible day. My priority is for you to be able to truly experience what’s happening, and a well-thought out timeline can help with that SO MUCH.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE & BACK-UP GEAR?
06

Heck ya! This girl is professionally insured with a general liability policy, which many venues require from vendors. I also always carry a back-up camera body and multiple lenses on me, so if anything happens, we’re still ready to roll. Oh, and I’m always shooting on TWO memory cards at one time, meaning your photos are being recorded to two separate places. Once I’m finished shooting, I import all photos onto two separate hard drives, so I have back-ups of my back-ups! 

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HOW MANY PHOTOS & HOW LONG?

I am constantly taking pictures throughout the day, so you’ll get every photo I take that is in focus and important to the story of your day. But on average, I deliver 100+ photos per hour of shooting. It takes up to 6 weeks to edit weddings, and 2-3 weeks to edit portrait sessions. You'll always get sneak peeks within 2 days (!!!!!!). 

 
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