Wedding FAQs

I want your pictures to look amazing too! I also can't control the weather. I believe in making it amazing for you rain or shine. However, if the weather for a session would make it awful for you two or put any of us in danger, we can reschedule!

What if the weather is bad?

Oh boy, I hope this never happens! But if there were an emergency where I was unable to make it to your wedding I would do everything in my power to find a replacement photographer with a similar style and cost. If I cannot make it to your wedding all money that has been paid (including the retainer fee) will be paid to the replacement photographer with your consent OR refunded to you in no replacement is found/accepted. 

What if You can't make it to our wedding?

I will always try to reschedule with you if I can. If you have already paid the retainer fee, it is legally non-refundable. Any payments that have been made after the retainer may be refunded. 

What if we need to cancel or reschedule?

I'd be happy to come up with a custom quote for your needs if one of the packages doesn't work for you.

Do you have any other packages?

If you're my sibling, then yes!

Do you offer discounts?

Currently I don't offer payment plans. I strongly believe in staying out of debt for your wedding. However, if my services aren't in your budget, I'd be happy to refer you to another photographer who is.

Do you have payment plans?

A retainer fee is due to book your date. It's 50% of your total package cost. The other 50% is due 30 days before your wedding date. This makes it so all the nitty-gritties are out of the way so you can relax and enjoy your wedding. If you decide to add on something later like more coverage, prints, albums, etc. those are due one week after you receive the invoice.

How does payment work?

YES. I'm married to a pilot and I love traveling. Travel within 25 miles of Layton, UT (one-way, so 50 miles total) is included. If you don't use all your travel for one session, you can apply it toward the other. Any travel outside of that is extra. I usually charge travel at a rate of $50/hour for driving. If I need flights, transportation, lodging, etc. I'll book all of my own accommodations and give you a quote before before I book anything to make sure there are no surprise costs for you! Once I've booked my accommodations, the reimbursement for them is due within one week of your receiving the invoice. Totally contact me for a specific quote for any travel! 

Do you travel? And How do your travel costs work?

If they are close enough that we can get good lighting at both, then yes!

Can we Go to multiple locations?

You bet! I recommend bringing one outfit that is dressier and one that is more casual.

Can we bring outfit changes for our engagements?

Typically we do your engagements 3-6 months before your wedding, or as soon as we can after you contact me. The bridal/formal session is usually about 2-4 weeks before your wedding. I usually do engagement and bridal/formal sessions on weekdays since weddings are typically on weekends, but I can be flexible with your schedule. The best time for lighting is an hour or two before sunset or after sunrise.

When do we do our sessions?

We usually go for around 1 hour for your engagement session and 1.5-2 hours for  your bridal/formal session. However, I don't really put a time on them because we just go until we've captured everything we need to.

How Long is Each Session?

I recommend you choose somewhere meaningful to the two of you or somewhere gorgeous! If you don't have any ideas, I have plenty.

Where do we do our sessionS?

Layton, Utah! That's up to you! There are amazing locations by me and I also love to travel. Contact me and we can decide what would be the best fit for you.

Where are you based out of? DO WE COME TO YOU OR DO YOU COME TO US?

YES. I am ALL about helping you. You can read my bride guide, see my vendors page, or just email me at with any questions.

Can you help us plan and find vendors?

This is a session where you dress in your wedding clothes so we can capture you and your sweetie in your wedding attire with perfect lighting at a stunning location. It takes stress off of the actual wedding day and can be a chance for your man to see you for the first time in your dress ("first look"). I highly recommend this session!

What is a formal/bridal session?

I totally understand that everyone has different comfort levels with getting their pictures taken, that's why I'll pose you and your sweetie however you need! I like to do very relaxed, candid poses but if you want it to be more structured, let me know.

What if we're nervous about posing?

I will send you a guide with tips about what to wear and how to plan for your session!

What do we wear?

I don't offer heavy editing like slimming weight, removing double chins, removing blemishes, removing distractions in the background, whitening teeth, smoothing skin, swapping faces or other objects, etc. However, if you are planning on printing a canvas, large print, etc. let me know and I can arrange a custom quote for additional retouching and editing.

Can you photoshop us?

I don't think you should have to wait AGES for your wedding pics, so I'm pretty quick. You'll always get images from a session within 3 weeks from the session and images from your wedding within 6 weeks from your wedding. If you need them back sooner, you can request that for an additional fee when you book.

How Fast do we get our pics back?

Yes! With your gallery you get access to my high-quality print shop where you can order prints or design your own album. If you would like me to design an album, contact me and I can give you a custom quote.

Do you offer prints or albums?

You'll get the edited, high-resolution images in a professional online gallery. From there you can download, print, and share them! In the gallery, you also have access to my high-quality print shop.

How Do we get our pics back?

I don't offer RAW image files. Think of it like a movie. You don't want to watch it before scenes have been clipped and music added and all that jazz. Editing is a HUGE part of what I do and adds so much to each photo. I include all the important moments and spare you all the blinking and blurry photos. If you feel like I missed something, totally let me know and I'll see if I have any images of it.

Can We have all the unedited (RAW) picS?

Every session and wedding is so different. But I guarantee you'll get at least 40 images per hour of coverage at minimum. It's usually waaaaay more than that. Don't stress, I always include all the moments worth including.

How many images do We get?

As soon as you can! The earlier you book the more availability I have. If you have a date, let's get it on the calendar.

How soon should we book?

Just head to my contact page and send me a little message with the details you have so far. Then I'll answer any questions you may have. Once you're ready, I'll send you the invoice and contract. Once the 50% retainer is paid and the contract signed electronically, you're booked!

How do we book?

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