Denver Photography | Photography Denver Colorado
What’s you photographic style?
There are some buzz words in the world of wedding photography, photojournalistic is the main one. While most of my day is spent shooting candid photographs, I have a strong background in photojournalism as I have previous experience as a newspaper shooter, I would not describe myself as a true photojournalistic wedding photographer. A true wedding photojournalist take on the day is that it should be documented as it naturally unfolds and there is very little emphasis on the portraits. I agree with this philosophy in that I do not intervene much as the day progresses, but the portraits are very important to me. My favorite portraits do not consist of the bride and groom simply looking at the camera and smiling, rather I guide my couples into poses and scenes, often with lighting for dramatic effect. I prefer a candid look to my portraits, but I know what it takes to get those images, and they often do not happen naturally. This approach is described as lifestyle photography.
My portraits are often fashion inspired, generating a signature look through posing, lighting and editing, I’m able to create images that have a fashion-forward look. Therefore I’d describe my style as fashion-inspired, lifestyle photography.
How long have you been a photographer?
I picked up a camera for the first time 12 years ago. I studied photography in college and just after graduating I entered the professional world. I have been shooting professionally since 2006, and have been wedding and portrait focused since 2007.
How does the booking process work for weddings?
First thing is to set up a day and a time to meet. We’ll meet for some coffee or a drink or via Skype, and simply get to know each other. You can ask any questions you may have, and I’ll bring a sample album, and a packet for you including the contract, and some need to know things for the day to ensure smooth sailing through the photo portion of the day. We’ll discuss package options, and by the end of it, you should have a sense of who I am, and if I’m the right fit for your big day. There is no obligation, I completely understand that photography is a big investment, and not a decision made lightly. We’ll discuss the following steps you’ll need to take if you do decide you’d like to hire me as your photographer. If I’m your gal, you’ll submit the contract, signed with a deposit, and I’ll officially hold that day for you. You’ll have another meeting either in person or via phone to discuss your wedding day timeline. It will help you plan the entire day out and let you know when your flowers need to arrive, when the bridal party and family need to be ready, ect.
Do you use an assistant or 2nd photographer for weddings?
Yes. My 2nd shooter will act as an assistant during the portrait period of the day and during some of the reception, assisting with lighting when needed while capturing various candids from the sidelines when their assistance isn’t needed. They will co-shoot the getting ready photos, ceremony and part of the reception with me, getting an alternate perspective on the day.
Your bridal party wedding photos are pretty untraditional, do you shoot traditional bridal party photos?
I will take the line-up shot upon request only. I typically get a variety of wedding party photos ranging from standard look at the camera shots, to funny, to serious. I don’t love the line-up shot personally, so unless requested I will not automatically pose your party in that fashion. We will discuss things like this in our various meetings. I do however shoot traditional family portraits.
Can wedding packages be tailored to fit the needs of my day?
Of course! We will go over all of this in our meeting, and I’ll be able to give you a custom quote based on your needs if my current packages are not working for your specific needs.
Are albums, canvas prints and other fine art photographic products available through you?
Absolutely. I offer high-end, custom designed albums, canvases, prints and various other fine-art products.
Do you travel for weddings?
I LOVE to travel for weddings and do it regularly! Shooting in new locations is one of my favorite things in life. Depending on where your wedding will be, a custom quote will be required.
I have no idea how long I’ll want photographic coverage for my wedding day, can you help me determine that?
Oh what, you don’t get married every weekend?! I’m the professional, I’ve been a part of so many weddings that I’ll be able to let you know realistically how much time will be needed. We’ll discuss this in the meeting, a lot will depend on photographic locations, and what is most important to you at the end of the day.
How long does the editing process take?
More than likely you will have your images within 6 weeks. Although because wedding season can be very busy, and it is unlikely, editing could take up to 10 weeks.