Frequently Asked Questions
What's inside your camera bag?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV (which has two memory card slots so a back-up is always recorded) and my back-up camera is a Canon 5D Mark iii. My primary lens is the 50 1.2L (my baby!) which vary rarely ever comes off of my camera but when I do reach for another lens -- it would be the Canon 85 1.8, Canon 28mm 1.8, Canon 100L or my Sigma Art 35mm.
How long will it take to get my photos?
Waiting for my own wedding photos was one of the most excruciating experiences! For this reason alone, I am diligent about ensuring that I do not accept so many weddings that I am unable to get final galleries out in a reasonable time. Part of the client experience is receiving your photos in a timely manner! Final wedding galleries can take up to 4 weeks but it's always a goal of mine to win you over by sending them to you earlier than promised. Portrait sessions take about 1-2 weeks.
Do you edit all of the photos?
Absolutely! I go through every image and adjust for crop, exposure, and color correct. I also do very light re-touching if needed.
DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?
I currently only offer mini sessions to new clients during the fall season. I will typically have 2-3 designated dates and will fit about 6 families on each date. These sessions are 30 minutes in length and include about 30 images. I usually announce the dates on social media in August.
Do you offer any discounts for repeat clients?
Yes! I absolutely want my clients to feel as loved and valued as they are. My repeat clients currently get $50 off portrait sessions.
DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE?
I do charge a travel fee for locations that are farther than 30 minutes from the Carlsbad/Vista area. This means that your portrait session includes an hour of driving time (30 minutes each way) I charge $50 for each additional hour of driving. So if we are 1.5 hours apart and you'd like me to travel to your city for our shoot, that would be a total of 3 hours of driving (which would be an additional $100 travel fee since a one hour round trip is included). Unfortunately, living in Southern California I have to go by the amount of hours and not the amount of miles.
Are you insured?