Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
How much do you charge?
I know this is the real reason you clicked on FAQ but there is never a simple answer. It really depends on the type of photography you want to hire me for, the duration, the amount of worked involved (pre, during, and after), and the location. No two jobs are ever the same so I would rather discuss it with you and come up with a plan and possible options that work best for all parties involved.
Do you have your own studio?
No not really...I'm an on location photographer. All my gear is portable and as long as there is space I can go anywhere indoors and weather permitting outdoors.
I really like your work! Do you shoot (insert genre)?
I shoot personal portraits, engagements, couples, weddings, furnerals, or basically any event with people. I also occasionally shoot sporting events like mudders and races. When I'm not shooting people I just may take off and do some travel and landscape photography. I'm not one of these photographers who says "I can shoot anything". I know my limits and have no problem turning down a job if I feel you won't be happy with my work.
I've never had a photo shoot before so I have no idea of what to wear, how to do my makeup, or where to shoot?
That's OK! I work with a certified makeup artist (MUA) and esthetician to help you look and feel your best. And depending on the style of images you are looking for we can suggest things that work best for you clothing and location wise.
I can do my own makeup do I really need an MUA?
Above is a photographic example of what a great MUA does and why someone who does this professionally is recommended. On the left is a typical cleaned face before makeup and not retouched. Working with a certified professional brings out the beauty we all know is there. (credit: Raven Reed/MUA & Angelica/model)
How long will it take to get my images?
Depending on the shoot, and the amount of images, it usually only takes a few days before they are ready for review. That's no guarantee, but it is something that I strive for.
Everything looks and sounds great! How can I contact you or the makeup artist?
You can reach me by email or phone:
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