BUT... I'M NOT GOOD ON CAMERA.
You're in luck! I don't know how to take a bad picture of happy people. In fact, my favorite photographs are the ones where your hair is a little windblown and your smile is 0% for my camera and 100% for your favorite person in the world. I get really excited when you have no idea how incredible you look laughing your asses off together. And I will tell you as much in the process. Probably in an outburst of expletives. Sorry. Not sorry.
WE'RE PLANNING A REDWOOD ELOPEMENT.
Is there anything better than running around Humboldt with your beloved... except marrying your beloved while running around the Humboldt redwoods? Whether you are planning a rendezvous in a cathedral of Redwood trees or a contemplative affair on Luffenholtz beach or Patrick's Point, you already have my heart. I'm also partial to "oh hey, it's Tuesday, donuts, let's get hitched." Drop me a line with your plans!
WHEREVER YOU GO, I GO, MY DEAR.
Currently taking a limited number of destination bookings. Standard collection rates plus accommodation and airfare apply.
WHAT ABOUT PRODUCTS?
I strongly advocate for tangible print pieces because I fanatically/enthusiastically believe that your memories belong in your every day space.
Digital files are fine (and available) but have an uncanny knack for being forgotten, lost or inadvertently deleted.
ARE WE A GOOD FIT?
You might be my ideal couple if...
You believe that love is love. Full stop.
You want photos that remind you what the day felt like, not what you had for dinner
Your first e-mail to me includes some or all of the following words and phrases: my dress will get dirty, we’re going to cry, there will be dogs, champagne, cake, maybe rubber boots, Redwoods, bare feet, bourbon, probably standing in the ocean
Rain is a punctuation mark, not a problem; puddles are made for jumping.
You want wedding photos that make you @#$%!!! excited!
ALL OF THE YES. LET'S TAKE THE NEXT STEP.
I'm basically a heart eyes emoji right now. Or a dancing girls emoji. Okay, probably more like the dancing girls. Assuming those dancing girls are terrible dancers.
Spirit emojis aside, please get in touch here for a quick consult to make sure that we are in fact experiencing a melding of the minds. I will then send you an electronic contract that must be signed and submitted along with a non-refundable 50% retainer to hold your date. The remainder of your payment will be due three weeks prior to your wedding date.
Please note that your date will not be held until a contract is signed and your retainer submitted.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SHOT LISTS?
The only time I use a shot list is during family and group photos. Because drafting family trees from memory is not my thing. I am not that guy from Memento.
I will capture your wedding day in an organic style that mixes documentary with creative portraiture and a solid dose of artful interpretation. Pre-event consultations are very important to me. Your job is to enjoy the day, my job is to mind the details that make it amazing.
DO YOU USE A SECOND SHOOTER?
No. I'm really more of the hold my beer and watch this sort. Chalk it up to my commercial photography-you'd-better-be-prepared, Macgyver-find-your-zen-in-the-crazy training. Well, at least that's my theory.
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
I know. I know! You want to see your photos rightnow. ME TOO! Because I edit each photo personally, my typical wedding turnaround times range from 6-8 weeks, sometimes 10 during the height of the season. Swimmer, do not panic - the wait will be worth it!
Lifestyle session turnaround time is 2-4 weeks.
WILL WE RECEIVE EVERY PHOTO YOU TAKE?
Nope. Culling out closed eyes, inadvertent sloth impressions, repetitive sequences and mechanical flukes is also part of my job. Your collection will be sorted to deliver every true and beautiful image needed to tell your story in a mix of color and black and white. And yes, some images just look better in black and white. Wedding collections typically average 50-75 edited images per hour depending on the nature of the event.