frequently asked questions
Q. WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
A. i primarily shoot using a canon 5D mark IV but i keep my canon 7D close by as a secondary body. for lenses, my go-to lens for weddings and portrait sessions is my sigma 35mm art. for weddings, especially ceremonies, i tend to use my canon 85mm lens. when it comes to lighting, i definitely favor natural light, but i use my canon speedlite (flash) when necessary.
Q. Do you have a studio space?
A. no. in 2017, i closed my preston storefront studio to relocate to downtown davenport. you can view what my old preston space looked like by clicking here. i now operate from an in-home office in downtown davenport. i still have limited indoor space that is available for boudoir and newborn photos at my new location, just not commercially located like before!
Q. DO WE MEET IN PERSON? OR JUST BOOK VIA EMAIL?
A. totally up to you! i am available to meet with you for coffee and discuss your wedding or session, but i am also able to book you and discuss things via email. or if you’re super busy or live out-of-state, i can also skype or facetime you!
Q. WHAT DO YOU EDIT PHOTOS WITH?
A. i edit photos using a combination of adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop, and alien skin software.
Q. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET MY PHOTOS AFTER MY SESSION?
A. on average, portrait sessions will be ready within two weeks of the session date. however for weddings, it can take around six to eight weeks. wedding season gets crazy for me and i ask that you remain patient as i finish photos in the order they were taken. i promise i will deliver your images as soon as they are ready! i don't rush through your photos because i hold myself to a certain standard of quality and i don't want to deliver something less than wonderful!
Q. DO I/WE GET TO KEEP COPYRIGHT FOR MY/OUR PHOTOS?
A. no, as the photographer, i retain full copyright on all my work. however, you as the client are granted “usage” rights. basically, this means you can print and post your images as you please as long as it is for personal use (and you credit me when you post them online!) for example, you can print photos for frames or coffee table books, post them on your facebook pages (again, please make sure to credit me by tagging my page!), etc.
Q. DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
A. most definitely do. i have a policy to cover my gear and a policy to cover liability while on-site so you are in safe hands!