+What are your rates?
Full day wedding sessions start at $2600
Portrait sessions start at $350
Headshots start at $175
+will you help me pick out my clothes, do my makeup and style me?
when it comes to portraits and headshots, i want you to look like you. that means that most of my attention is focused on creating a warm environment that allows you to be yourself and, obviously, capturing you in that element. if you're interested in bringing in stylists i am more than happy to work with them to create a visual representation that you're happy with.
+Do you ever hire a second shooter for weddings and is there an additional cost?
Yes and yes. The cost will depend on the specifics of your wedding. During our initial consultation, we can work out exactly what the second shooter will be doing and how long they will be assisting me. If you're thinking about a having a second shooter for the entire day and I haven't told you to check out Crystal + Zoe Weddings yet, do it.
+DO YOU DO RETOUCHING?
HAVE YOU HEARD THE OLD FOLK TALE, "THE TIME THE PHOTOGRAPHER AIRBRUSHED OUT THE CLIENTS FAVORITE FRECKLE"? PROBABLY NOT, BUT YOU GET THE GIST. WE HAVE SPOTS AND FRECKLES AND IMPERFECTIONS AND PERFECTIONS. WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT PROJECTS A VERY SPECIFIC KIND OF BEAUTY STANDARD. WITHOUT GETTING TOO INTO IT, MY GOAL IS TO RESPECT YOU AND YOUR BODY. STANDARD RETOUCHING INVOLVES ADJUSTING COLOR, TONE, AND CONTRAST AND MINOR SPOT REMOVAL (WE ALL HAVE HAD ZITS. I GET IT). THAT BEING SAID, I AM HAPPY TO OFFER ADDITIONAL OR EXTENSIVE RETOUCHING FOR AN ADDED FEE.
+When do I have to pay you?
A non-refundable retainer of 25% is required upon booking. The remaining balance must be received two weeks prior to your wedding day, or day-of for non-weddings.
+How do you deliver your photos?
I give clients the option of a downloadable folder, mailed USB drive, or both-- each including all the high-resolution files that have been selected and edited.
+Do you use a watermark?
+Do you travel outside of Minnesota or New York City?
Yes! And I love to. I charge $.50/mile after the first 50 miles (if drivable), or airfare reimbursement and require accommodation costs to be covered.
+DO I GET COPIES OF ALL THE ORIGINAL RAW FILES WITH MY PHOTOS?
NOpe! TO ME, GIVING ORIGINAL FILES TO CLIENTS IS LIKE HANDING IN THE ROUGH DRAFT TO A PROFESSOR. PART OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS IS SELECTING THE BEST IMAGES OF THE BUNCH, MAKING THEM LOOK EXTRA PRETTY AND PRESENTING YOU WITH A FINISHED PACKAGE THAT REPRESENTS MY BEST WORK.