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 used my canon 85mm lens. but i have a few others to use in different situations. when it comes to lighting, i tend to favor natural light, but i use my canon speedlite (flash) when necessary.
Q. Do you have a studio space?
A. yes and 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 studio in downtown davenport. i still have a space dedicated to indoor boudoir and newborn photos at my new location, just not commercially located.
Q. WHAT DO YOU EDIT WITH?
A. i edit photos on my apple imac desktop using a combination of adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop, and alien skin software. for my video work using a combination of adobe lightroom and adobe premiere pro.
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 to three weeks of the session date. however for weddings, it can take around six to eight weeks depending on if your wedding is during my busy wedding season (june through october). i ask that you remain patient as i finish photos in the order they were taken and 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 (it's always nice if 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 (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.