With every wedding I photograph, I'm reminded of my own wedding day. Pinterest didn't exist. I didn't have a wedding cake, or toss my bouquet at my single friends. My husband stepped on my dress during our first dance and we laughed uncontrollably through the night. There was Champagne. Lots of Champagne. And a conga drum my husband purchased from a guy he met on the street in Oakland. I still look back at the photos and chuckle. Surrounded by those who loved us, we got to be ourselves.
I believe in authenticity. The small, profound moments that arise when you aren’t trying to make everything perfect. Your wedding day celebrates love. Your marriage is the beginning, the joining of two families. I believe in people and relationships. The way a couple stare into each other’s eyes without speaking. The joy of celebrating with loved ones. And kicking off your shoes to dance. I’m honored to take part in such a momentous event, and tell your story.
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Every wedding is uniquely different. My pricing allows you to create a custom photography package to fit your needs.
COLLECTIONS begin at $3000 and include at least 6 hours of coverage.
ELOPEMENTS begin at $1200.
All wedding collections include digital images (high-res + web-sized) on a USB drive. Each package can be customized with extra services (i.e. additional hours of coverage, 2nd photographers) to create a custom package.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I book you?
For my availability and a complete price list, please complete this form. I will contact you within 1-2 business days to schedule an initial consultation—in person, via email, or by phone/video chat, depending on your location and preference. We will discuss your wedding day in greater detail and determine your needs in terms of photography. After we chat, I will send you a custom proposal.
A signed contract and non-refundable retainer (1/2 of the total photography fees) are required to reserve the your date. Please note that email inquiries do not guarantee or reserve your date.
How do you charge for travel fees?
Travel within Los Angeles (2-hour drive from Santa Monica, CA) is included with all wedding packages.
Are you available for destination weddings?
I love to travel, and if you are planning a wedding outside of Los Angeles, I’d love to join you! For all weddings outside of the Los Angeles Area, I travel for an easy flat fee within the West Coast. Travel fees for all other destinations will determined on an individual basis.
How much coverage will I need?
I calculate hours of coverage based on the total hours of photography, not the length of the day.
For weddings, 8 hours of coverage is usually enough to cover most weddings with a ceremony and reception. Consider adding additional hours of coverage, and/or a second photographer if you anticipate having a large wedding (more than 150 guests), if your wedding includes multiple venues, or if you are expecting a long ceremony. For those planning a smaller, intimate wedding (under 100 guests), with a short or no ceremony, 6-hours of coverage should be sufficient. Depending on the timeline of your wedding, you may also want to budget time before the ceremony for some getting ready photos and posed couples and group portraits.
For elopements, 2 hours of coverage is enough to cover your ceremony and portraits at city hall. If you’d like to include a reception immediately following the ceremony, or take portraits around the city before or after the ceremony, consider adding additional coverage.
Every wedding is different. Don't worry if you don't yet have a complete timeline and aren't sure how much coverage is needed. I will work with you to create a custom photography package for you.
What if on the day of the event, I realize I need additional coverage?
I do not book more than one event on the same day. If you discover you need additional coverage on the day, just let me know, and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Overtime will be applied to additional coverage added after contract signing.
What if something comes up, can I reschedule/cancel my booking?
Once your date is reserved, I do not book new clients for the date. If you cancel the booking, the retainer fee will not be refunded. This is to cover my loss due to loss of bookings for the date.
However, I do understand that unforeseeable situations sometimes come up. Determined on a case-by-case basis, it may be possible to avoid being charged a retainer fee. Please contact me at least 14 days before your event to discuss if you need to cancel or reschedule. If my schedule permits, I’d be happy to work with you to reschedule, and your retainer may be applied towards the new date. If rates have changed since, new rates based on the new date will apply.
What if I don't know how to pose for photos?
Don’t worry if you’re not comfortable posing yourselves, I will guide you. Please don’t hesitate to communicate any concerns you have; I will do my best to alleviate stress, and encourage you to relax and be yourself! Your wedding day should be fun—let’s create some memories together!
If you book a wedding package with a complimentary engagement session, I highly recommend taking advantage of it. It's good practice to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day, and allows us to get to know each other better!
When and how will I get my photos?
All wedding collections include digital images (high-res + web-sized) on a USB drive.
An online gallery for making prints orders will be delivered approximately 4-6 weeks after your event. Please allow time for shipping. If you are ordering an album, expect an additional 2-3 weeks for printing.
How many photos will I get?
Weddings vary greatly in size, duration, number of photographers/guests, so it’s hard to give an accurate estimate. Just to give you an idea, a typical 6-hour wedding might generate around 300-600 final, edited images. Elopements (2-3 hours of coverage) will generate less, around 200+ images.
Why don’t you give me all the photos?
I take hundreds and thousands of photos during weddings. As part of my photography service, I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, and all other unflattering images during my editing process, and only select the best images, the ones with the best colors, composition, balance of light, and sharpest focus to create a final, curated gallery.
Do you edit all the photos?
All images are color corrected with minor retouching. If you have any special concerns, i.e. an unwanted scar, acne, red eyes, and would like to request extra retouching, please let me know before the day of the event. Some adjustments can be made during the event to hide problem areas, and I am happy to retouch your images and pay special attention to the areas of concern during post production at no additional cost. Requests for additional retouching after the final delivery of your images will incur an additional fee.
How many weddings do you shoot a year?
I only take on a maximum of 15 weddings a year to provide the best experience to each client, and maintain the quality of images and products.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I shoot with professional Nikon digital equipment, and carry backup equipment and lenses.
Are you registered and do you have insurance?
Yes! I am registered with the state of California and fully insured. If your venue requires a proof of insurance, let me know right away, and I can provide you with a certificate of insurance.