Where are you located?

I live close to downtown Napa but happily travel to many Bay Area locations for shoots.

How long have you been a photographer?

I decided to make photography my profession in 8th grade, studied Photojournalism at RIT and began shooting weddings in 2010. I have been a small business owner since 2013.

We are awkward in photos. Can you help us?

Yes! I have worked with many self professed awkward people and love to interact with my subjects to get natural expressions. I balance posing with natural movements and will always take the time to explain my thought process while we work together.

Do we get to see every image?

No, truthfully, you don’t want to. I go through your images and weed out all of the unflattering angles and expressions. What you receive is an artisan edit of the best of the images captured that day.

How long after my session can I see my online gallery?

For weddings, I promise delivery at no more than 2 months past the wedding date. For portraits I aim for about 2 weeks from the session date.

What rights do I have to the digital files?

You may print the images on your own, share with family and friends, and post on social media. The requirements with social media are that you cannot crop or edit the images, always provide image credit, and link back to me when you post.

Where do you recommend we get our files printed?

I highly recommend using my professional lab. It’s super easy to order prints through your online gallery where they have already been calibrated to their printers so that what you seen on your screen is what your final product looks like. Using big box stores to print images greatly diminishes the quality and durability of your photos. If you would rather print on your own, I recommend www.mpix.com for the best consumer quality results.

Do you provide the RAW files?

I do not. When you hire a professional photographer you are hiring them equally for their ability to artfully curate and edit your session and their talent with a camera.

How many images do you deliver on the image download?

For weddings, usually around 100 images per hour I am scheduled. Portrait sessions range from 100-200 images.

Do you do destination weddings?

Yes! Traveling is a passion of mine and it is one of my biggest career goals to combine travel with photography. If you are interested in a destination wedding or documentary vacation session please get in touch!

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