When it comes to weddings, I pretty much always work by the day instead of by the hour, because it lets me keep the focus where it belongs - on you, your spouse, and your wedding day. For example, there are no charges for "additional hours," because the concept doesn’t apply - I'll be there just as long as you want me. There are no required purchases or add ons - you get high resolution, unwatermarked copies of your pictures, and a document that authorizes you to print them wherever and however you'd like. I am 100% transparent with my pricing. No gimmicks. No upselling. No unnecessary complications. No nasty surprises.
I approach every wedding with one major underlying goal: I want to take the kind of pictures that would make a stranger think “hey - I feel like I know that person!” Though I am more than happy to provide input and guidance when you want it - both before, during, and after the wedding - I’m not there to control your big day. I’m not going to shape you or your loved ones into some kind of bland, flawlessly posed “ideal.” You are much more than some generic bride or groom, and I want your photos to reflect that fact.
So yes, I’m going to capture the heartwarming moment when the mother of the bride adjusts her daughter's veil…I’m also going to get the sugar-crazed flower girl who steals the Maid of Honor's fancy bra and uses it as a hat all morning. I’ll be there for the ceremonial cutting of the cake…I’ll still be watching when the ring bearer starts gnawing the heads off of the cake topper. I’ll photograph the touching grace of the parent/child dance, but I’m also going to be snapping away when your crazy uncle has a few too many cocktails and tries to do the Gagnam Style dance to When a Man Loves a Woman. You love your friends, your family, and your future spouse. My job is to take photos that reveal them as they actually are.
In the end, it all boils down to this:
I'm not there to write your story. I’m there to help you tell it.