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 How long have you been a photographer?

I STARTED TAKING PHOTOS AFTER TAKING A PHOTO CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I WAS 15. I TOOK MY FIRST ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS OF SOME FRIENDS A FEW YEARS LATER, AND I’VE BEEN GROWING MY BUSINESS EVER SINCE!

WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF?

BORN AND RAISED HERE IN FORT COLLINS, COLORADO. MOST OF MY PHOTOS COME FROM THE SURROUNDING AREA, THOUGH. COLORADO HAS TONS OF PICTURESQUE NATURAL LANDSCAPES AND NATIONAL PARKS, SO I LIKE GETTING OUT AND EXPLORING THOSE AREAS. IF YOU EVER NEED IDEAS FOR PLACES TO SHOOT, I’M THE EXPERT.

 
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How many images do you include?

EACH SERVICE I OFFER VARIES IN THE AMOUNT OF PHOTOS I SEND BACK, BUT I ALWAYS INCLUDE PLENTY OF IMAGES TO CHOOSE FROM AND USE AS YOU PLEASE. I PREFER NOT TO INCLUDE A CUTOFF NUMBER, BECAUSE THAT JUST MEANS I’D EITHER BE WITHHOLDING IMAGES OR INCLUDING IMAGES THAT AREN’T MY BEST, AND I WANT YOU TO HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST FROM YOUR DAY!

WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?

I GENERALLY TRY TO GET PHOTOS BACK WITHIN A TIME FRAME OF 2-4 WEEKS. THIS CAN VARY A LITTLE DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF SHOOT, HOW BACKED UP I AM FROM OTHER SHOOTS, OR IF I HAVE OTHER OBLIGATIONS (LIKE TRAVEL OR SCHOOL WORK). BUT IF IT’S BEEN A MONTH OR MORE, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT ABOUT THE ETA OF YOUR IMAGES, I PROMISE I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU!

 
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DO YOU INCLUDE A SECOND SHOOTER OR VIDEOGRAPHER WITH ANY OF YOUR PACKAGES?

NO, BUT THAT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING WE CAN DISCUSS AND ADD ON. I HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS THAT ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS I TRUST THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP MAKE YOUR DAY THE BEST.

DO YOU GIVE RAW, UNEDITED IMAGES?

NO, 80% OF THE WORK I DO IS ALONE, EDITING THE PHOTOS. MY EDITING STYLE IS WHAT SEPERATES MY PHOTOS FROM OTHERS AND IT’S WHAT MAKES ME WHO I AM AS A PHOTOGRAPHER. FOR THAT REASON, I ABSOLUTELY NEVER GIVE UNEDITED PHOTOS TO MY CLIENTS, EVER.

 
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CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP US?

MY PHOTOS ARE INSPIRED BY NATURAL BEAUTY, AND I DON’T BELIEVE IN REMOVING EVERY LITTLE WRINKLE AND BLEMISH OR MAKING YOU LOOK SKINNIER, PRETTIER, YOUNGER, ETC. THE ONLY THINGS I ALTER ON YOUR BODY ARE SMALL, TEMPORARY, UNCONTROLLABLE BLEMISHES, LIKE ACNE, SCRAPES, BRUISES, AND OTHER THINGS OF THE LIKE.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

THIS CAN VARY, DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU BOOK AND WHAT KIND OF SHOOT IT IS, BUT FOR WEDDINGS, I ALWAYS REQUIRE 50% UP FRONT TO SECURE YOUR SPOT AND THE OTHER 50% IS DUE AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING. I CAN ALSO OFFER PAYMENT PLANS OF 4 PAYMENTS IF THAT’S EASIER.

 

WHAT DO I WEAR?

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CLOTHING CAN EASILY ENHANCE OR RUIN A PHOTO. WEAR CLOTHES YOU LIKE, THAT FIT THE MOOD. I, PERSONALLY, LOVE CLOTHING THAT HAS EARTHY TONES, MUTED OR PASTEL COLORS, WARM COLORS. WHATEVER FITS THE SCENERY AND FITS YOUR PERSONALITY. IF YOU LIKE LONG, FLOWY DRESSES THAT PLAY IN THE WIND, THEN GO FOR IT! IF YOU HAVE A MATCHING WOLF TEE SHIRT WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER, WEAR IT!

THE LAST THING I WANT IS FOR YOU TO SHOW UP IN BAD FAMILY PHOTO ATTIRE, LIKE MATCHING WHITE SHIRTS AND JEANS. WEAR SOMETHING THAT’S UNIQUELY YOU. LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT HELP OR INSPIRATION AND I’LL BE HAPPY TO THROW YOU SUGGESTIONS.

 
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WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE OUR SHOOT OR WEDDING?

IF YOU’VE ALREADY PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN, IT’S LEGALLY NON-REFUNDABLE, AND A NEW DEPOSIT WILL HAVE TO BE MADE IN ORDER TO SCHEDULE A NEW DATE.

WHAT IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR WEDDING?

THIS WOULD ONLY EVER HAPPEN DUE TO SOMETHING COMPLETELY OUT OF MY CONTROL, AND THANKFULLY THIS HAS NEVER BEEN THE CASE, BUT IN THE EVENT THAT THIS DOES HAPPEN, I WOULD DO MY BEST TO FIND A REPLACEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER WITH A SIMILAR STYLE TO MINE. IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO YOUR WEDDING, YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED.

 

WHAT IF THERE’S BAD WEATHER?

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IN TERMS OF PHOTOS, “BAD WEATHER” ACTUALLY MAKES FOR REALLY UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL SITUATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, SO MY ADVICE IS TO EMBRACE IT WHEN POSSIBLE. IF THE WEATHER IS SO BAD THAT IT WOULD MAKE FOR A REALLY UNPLEASANT TIME OR RUIN MY CAMERA GEAR, THEN WE CAN RESCHEDULE.

HOW DO TRAVEL EXPENSES WORK?

I TRY MY BEST JUST TO HAVE YOU PAY FOR THE BARE MINIMUM- FLIGHTS, TRANSPORTATION, AND STAY. I’M FIRM ON BOOKING EVERYTHING MYSELF, SO THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO MISCOMMUNICATION. I LOOK UP THE AVERAGE COST OF FLIGHTS FROM DENVER, RENTAL CARS/UBERS, AND HOTELS/AIRBNBS IN THE AREA I’M TRAVELING TO AND BASE THE PRICE OFF OF THAT. IF YOU'D LIKE TO DOUBLE CHECK THE PRICES TO FIND THE ESTIMATED COST, YOU CAN DO THIS STEP AS WELL. IF YOU’D LIKE TO CUT DOWN SOME OF THESE COSTS, I’M OPEN TO STAYING WITH YOU OR A FRIEND/FAMILY MEMBER, BEING PICKED UP FROM THE AIRPORT, OR WHATEVER ELSE WOULD HELP TO CUT THE COST ON YOUR END.