Q. How long have you been doing this?  Is it your only job?
A. I began shooting weddings in 2001, professionally as my own business in 1999, and escaped my  job as an employed journalist to become a full time photographer in 2003.  I am absolutely head over heels in love with photography.  I study it daily, I shoot daily (seriously.  One of my cameras lives on my kitchen counter), and I can't imagine my life without photography.  It's a huge part of who I am, and I am constantly seeking out ways to push myself and become better.

Q. How many weddings do you shoot in a year?
A. I typically limit myself to an average of 20 weddings each year, with a max of one per weekend.   This allows me to show up bright and cheery on your wedding day, and not sleepy from a  20  hour wedding the day before.  It also allows me to have weekend availability for engagement and other sessions.   Woohoo!

Q. Do we get the digitals?  Are they edited?
A. Yes!  I include the digital files with every package, along with paper proofs for weddings.  The files are edited, un-watermarked, and ready to go!

Q. What kind of camera do you use?  Do you have backups?
A. My main gear is all top of the line Canon.  I have backups of everything, as I tend to be overly cautious.  Backup cameras, lenses, flashes, batteries, you name it...  And my camera even has two drives, so it can back up your photos onto a second memory card as I'm shooting!  I have a lengthy backup system in place for files, the details of which I will happily bore you with if desired!

Q. Will you be the one shooting our wedding, or someone from your team?
A. From day one, it will always be me answering your emails, returning your calls and texts, photographing you, and designing for you.  Unless I am seriously ill or injured (which has yet to happen, knock on wood!), I will be the one photographing your wedding day!  I am very hands on throughout the entire process, which is one reason it's so important we click. Of course, on events that requires the second shooter, someone very trustworthy will come to assist.

Q. So um...what happens if you *are* seriously ill or injured?
A. Of course this is a situation no one wants, especially me.  However, I do have a variety of backup plans in place for just this event, including a network of incredible local photographers behind me.     If you have a second shooter in your package, they would become the main and a replacement second shooter will stand in.  I take my health very seriously, as being at your wedding is a top priority, but I also believe that there's no such thing as being too prepared.

Q. Will you travel for my wedding/engagement/family photo/birthday party?
A. Yes!!  I love to travel!  Seeing new places is one of the most exciting things for me, and working in new spaces inspires me like nothing else.  A surcharge and/or accommodations are required for any locations outside my city.

Q. So, we have this crazy idea for our engagement session...
A. Say no more, I'm in.  There's a reason I've started calling them engagement adventures.  We work together to create something custom, fun, and YOU.  I've climbed mountains, gone ice skating (yes, camera in hand), jumped into the ocean, talked my way into locations where no photos are allowed, you name it.  I also love ending the shoot with a plate full of wings and/or some cupcakes, so let's hear what you've got!

Q. So...what do you do for fun?
A. Of course photography is an easy answer, but I swear I have other interests as well!  I'm in love with staying fit by way of weightlifting and macro tracking. but you can bet I take FULL advantage of my weekly cheat days.  I have a mild [incredibly intense] addiction to cupcakes,  chocolate and ice cream.  As mentioned above, I adore traveling and am a pro at planning last minute vacations just days in advance.  Exploring new places invigorates me.  I live for music.  My taste is bizarrely eclectic, and makes no sense.  Very few things compare to seeing one of my favorite bands live.  I love hiking, biking, walking, and all things outdoors.  Other interests include misters movies, Star Wars, Gotham, nail polish, makeup, dancing in public, fonts (yeah, I know), puppies, the beach, being ridiculous, surrounding myself with the most awesome friends a girl could ever ask for.

Q. Okay, I'm convinced...you seem pretty cool.  How do I go about hiring you??
A.  Woohoo!!  Okay, so the best way is to click over to the contact page,  shoot me an email  (like, right now!) and let's get things started!  We can meet up and chat more over cupcakes, set up a Skype call, or plan everything over email.  Really, whatever's most convenient for you!   A retainer and signed contract are required to hold your date.
Most importantly, yay!  I can't wait to get to know you!!