frequently asked Q's
How do you describe your style?
I love rich tones, photos that feel warm and inviting, textures and grit that add life, & most importantly captivating light. I show this off in my photos and my editing style.
What should I expect during a shoot?
Definitely expect an easy, effortless time hanging with me! I'm low-key fun and I enjoy hearing about you. On a wedding day, I'm with you like a fly on the wall. For portraits, as we walk around, I'm searching for interesting light and compositions for your photos. Sometimes I'm up close, sometimes I back off, while also communicating with you so you don't have to think about what to do next. Super easy. It's more like hanging out, and I'm a pretty great third wheel tbh! ;) And of course, I'm always making sure you look great.
How many photos do we receive from a session?
I give you everything that turns out and that I love. :) No limits. That goes for engagements, weddings, and other. That being said, I can share some averages; for 1-2 hour sessions, you'll normally receive 100-200 photos. Wedding days can average anywhere from 700-1100. I deliver online galleries, the coolest wooden flash drives, and leather bound album options. It's up to you how you'd like to receive them!
What happens in the case of bad weather?
On your wedding day, there's nothing more important than being flexible and understanding since none of us can control the weather! I look ahead for what to expect and will give you my best advice and suggestions for how to work with the weather we get, I'll be quick on my toes to find a solution that works! Sometimes we find a covered area, sometimes we go indoors, and sometimes we change the schedule around a tad to let everything work! Other sessions, depending on the scenario, we'll either shoot through or reschedule! Easy as that! If you want a golden sunset, then let's wait for it!
How long have you been "in business"?
I'm a full time wedding photographer but I also love portraits, styled shoots, and lookbook stuff. Anything that lets me get a little creative with light and show stuff off. I've been doing that sort of thing off and on for about 10 years. Weddings were sprinkled in here and there at the beginning and I assisted on several before ever shooting them solo. I've been taking on a full-load of weddings for the last couple years now! I like to stay around 25 weddings/year so that I give the best of myself to the weddings I take on, while also leaving some time for other stuff I love.. be it other types of shoots or travel, etc. The balance leaves me refreshed and excited rather than burned out! Though, let's be real, I always have something going on, because I'm truly a workaholic ... but that's just because I love the things I choose to do!!
Do you use a second photographer for weddings?
Yep! I do have one light package that skips the second photographer, but otherwise I love having the assistance on the day of a wedding. I prefer to stay primary shooter of all the things BUT it is super helpful to have someone else getting detail shots and candids and they can also be in places I can't at times! I have a couple highly trusted & wonderfully talented folks for the job! :)
Why should we choose you?
Great question! ;) There's the usual stuff... I have several years of experience and I also have a project management background, which is handy for keeping things in check and quick problem solving! But more importantly, I really CARE about you and your photos. Like, as much as you do! I believe in going the extra mile. I work hard so you LOVE them and never tire of looking through the memories. I make sure to capture the things that are precious to you and that you'll look back on fondly. Also, wedding day chaos? There's not much that can ruffle my feathers; you won't see me stressed. I'm calm and cool as a cucumber and I've got your back!
Let's do this! xo Karissa