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photo coverage FAQ

  • WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
  • I like to call it CREATIVE, FRESH, VIBRANT, FASHION documentary editorial style with a touch of FINE ART. My goal is to provide a good illustration of your day and relationships with minimal posing. I want to capture images that will expose the love and complicity you have for each other. The experience should be flowing, relaxed and energetic. My coverage is unobtrusive and I would never even think stopping you to say "cheese while you are cutting the cake, I would like to get some time with you two ( preferably 45m ) without wedding party and guests looking on. My best results are when my subjects trust me:) What inspires me as an artist is beauty, laughter, realness, nature. I look for the best light, details, the little things, emotions, motion and anticipation.
  • FILM OR DIGITAL?
  • I am a hybrid photographer. For me film has some beautiful advantages in certain circumstances but then digital allows me to be creative in a different way. So my choice is using both as I can’t compromise and neither should you. Don’t worry all film is scanned and also posted online as the digital files for ease of viewing. You get the best of both worlds! Film negatives are still the time tested way to have lasting negatives/images. Who knows where thumbdrives or discs will be in 5, 10 years from now? remember 8 tracks? floppy discs?
  • HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU BOOK?
  • Typically I book about 9 to 15 months in advance. There is always some more popular dates and of course once you secure your date and location make sure to call or shoot me an e-mail to check availability.
  • HOW MANY PICTURES WILL YOU TAKE?
  • There is no minimum or maximum preset. It really depends on the events, the size of wedding party, guests, details… No two weddings are the same but from experience you get more than 150 images per hour of coverage.
  • AM I STUCK INTO A PACKAGE?
  • Of course not! just let me know what is important to you and we can customize to your needs. Any item can be purchased a la carte just ask!
  • DO YOU STILL TAKE FAMILY PHOTOS?
  • although I would like to be able to get your family in a more candid , relaxed way. I put some time aside to shoot the formals so to speak. It is an important part of your family history. This process should be easy, fast and not drawn out, for this about 10- 12 combos will be captured. Usually best to capture right after the ceremony if not done before.
  • WHAT CAMERAS DO YOU USE?
  • I come to a wedding with at least 5 cameras and a wide range of sharp lenses at least 8. My brand of choice is NIKON, but I also like to “experiment” with a few specialty film cameras for different looks.
  • I LIVE OUT OF TOWN AND CAN'T MEET YOU IN ADVANCE. IS THIS OK?
  • We can still get to know each other and I have tons of examples of my work online. It is more the norm so not to worry. I usually get to officially " meet" my clients a few months after we sign a contract.
  • TRAVEL?
  • Definitely! There’s nothing or almost nothing more exciting then shooting in different, urban or exotic outdoor surroundings. Travel charges are discussed on an individual bases. There is no travel charges for the North Tahoe area. I am passport ready.
  • HOW DO WE HIRE YOU?
  • We together decide on the best offering, options.. We then sign a contract and the retainer to
  • secure your date is 50% of the package amount. Due to the demand of my services I can’t hold your date unless I have both items in hand. Everything is done online.
  • HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
  • I have shot over 350 weddings and have been in business for myself since 2000
  • MY VENUE WANTS A LIABILITY CERTIFICATE, DO YOU HAVE ONE? ARE YOU INSURED?
  • yes and yes, I can provide them with the paperwork they need.
  • DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR OFF SEASON EVENTS?
  • occasionally discounts are available but are based on time of year, day of the week and availability. if you have concerns about your budgetary needs, please contact the studio and let us know so we can look at options.
  • DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU DURING THE RECEPTION?
  • I would love to! so I don't lose any steam :) We prefer to be fed when YOU are fed, not afterwards, because when you are eating you're not at your most photogenic and when you're done, we want to be done as well to continue your coverage.

Lake Tahoe Wedding and Lifestyle photographer

Lake Tahoe based Wedding Photographer who loves to use Film and Digital formats to best document every detail. Having captured more then 300 weddings over the years, I am passionate about making beautiful images of people in LOVE. FUN + FRESH + VIBRANT fashion documentary editorial style with a pinch of Fine Art.