frequently asked questions
Where are you located and what areas do you serve?
I’m located in York (Central PA) and proudly serve the York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and surrounding areas. I love to travel and would love to shoot your wedding wherever it may be!
How would you describe your style?
My style is a mix of photojournalism and editorial. I never want to intrude on your special moments but instead want to be there to capture them as they happen without you even knowing it. However, I sometimes need to pose you so that I can capture beautiful portraits of you. I usually like to "set the scene" and position everyone for the best picture possible and then let the moments unfold as I capture them from a distance.
Do you work with second shooters?
Absolutely! If you decide that a second shooter is necessary for your wedding, we will discuss that during our meeting and I will take care of making the arrangements.
What equipment do you use?
A: I use professional grade full-frame Nikon digital cameras, lenses, and flashes. I also have a completely wireless portable flash system that can handle any lighting situation. My camera has dual card slots which allow me to automatically back up your pictures to a second memory card during your session so that you don't have to worry about your pictures being lost.
Do you have liability insurance? Our venue requires it.
How do I book you?
How far in advance should we book?
It’s recommended that you book as soon as possible as many couples usually book their photographer about a year in advance. However, please feel free to contact me with your date as I may be available for it.
Do you require a retainer/deposit? If so, how much is it?
In order to hold the date for your wedding, a $1,000 non-refundable retainer is required. The retainer will be applied to the final amount of your package. The remainder is due one month before your wedding date.
Can you temporarily hold my date?
Since I often get multiple inquiries for the same date, weddings are taken on a first come first served basis. The only way I can hold your date is with a signed contract and paid retainer fee.
prints & products
Will we receive the digital files?
Absolutely! You will receive all of the digital files in high resolution on a crystal flash drive. You will also receive a print release with the digital files so that you can have them printed at a place of your choosing.
How long will it take for us to receive our pictures?
Engagements are delivered in four weeks and weddings are delivered in eight weeks. You will receive a sneak peek and a blog post with some of my favorites within a week of your wedding to hold you over.
What makes your prints and products so special?
I use a professional printing lab that is recognized as one of the best in the country and has been in business for nearly 20 years. All of their prints and products are of the highest quality and you will be able to see the difference when you see one of my prints or products for the first time. I also offer unique products, such as metal prints, that you aren’t going to find anywhere else.