FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been doing this?

Once I graduated college in May of 2013 I immediately pursued an internship within the photography field and then, professionally, I have been on my own since the end of that summer. However, I grew up with a father with a love for photography so it has always been an interest of mine. I really started to feel more like a "photographer" during college. You can see my work from my Senior Art Show in the Creative gallery under the title, "Stories Come to Life."

Did you study photography?

The answer is actually no! I did take two college courses on the subject, but that is the extent of my "formal training." I am mostly self-taught through books and good ol' hands on experience. I actually  have two Bachelor's degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design with minors in Psychology and Sociology. I think that NOT studying photography actually has helped me develop my own style as well as allowing me to understand what photography is really about. Sure, learning the technical side of things is obviously important, however, it is CAPTURING a very specific  moment that is the most precious and important aspect of photography. What is the point of knowing the insides and outs of your camera if you never learn when the right moment is to actually use it!?

What kind of experience do you have?

For not being in this field for too long I have acquired quite a bit of varying experience!

College Career: I spent my time in two photography classes learning the technical aspects of the camera while also developing my style and focusing solely on creative projects.

Professional Internship: Joni Simpson Photographic Impressions. If you end up not liking my work and are around the Eastern Shore area, this woman is AMAZING. She has been doing this for over 20 years and has absolutely perfected her art. And it is TRULY art.

Wedding Photography: At the time that I am writing this I have now done 60+ weddings! Barn, beach, country, indoors, indoors with TERRIBLE lighting, BIG, 600+ people BIG, small, simple, elaborate, rain, sunshine, young couples, mature ;) couples, classy bridesmaids, drunken groomsmen, culturally and religiously diverse, you NAME it! Not matter the circumstances I do my absolute best to capture everything to perfection.

Fashion: South Moon Under. I had the privilege of working for this awesome company as their photo editor. Once they discovered "Oh, hey, you can actually take a decent picture!" I also found myself becoming a sub-photographer. Many of my pictures are still floating around the website as they were used for product images, emails, banners, and I even had some used for magazine advertisements! Great fun working in fashion both in-studio and on-location. I learned a LOT about lighting and the technical aspects of photography from the head photographer, Jamie Koslow, and a LOT inspiration and technical tips as well from SMU's other photographer (and my dear friend), Alex Ashman.

Travel: My true passion. I have been very blessed to have seen many places most people can only dream of. You can see some of my work that I have posted in the Travel gallery. I have been to cool places in North America such as Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and even our lovely brother in land, Canada. But I have also been blessed to go overseas to Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, England, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Germany, Uruguay (South America), Guinea (West Africa), India, Nepal and Israel! And I plan to NEVER stop exploring the world. There are still so many places to discover!

Portrait: Family, senior, baby, engagement, bridal, boudoir, ect....pretty straight forward! You can check out the Portrait gallery for yourself to see my work :).

Will you travel and, if so, do you charge extra?

HEEEEECCCKKK YES. If I can get there I'll be there.

For smaller sessions such as portraits and family, if you are within 30mins I will not charge. For events (3+ hours), If you are within an hour from me I do not charge. Anything further away I will charge unless you book a package that it is or can be included into.

Are you willing to negotiate your prices?

DEFINTELY. If you are on a very fixed budget I am always willing to work with you to fit your needs. EVERYONE deserves great wedding photos, whether you have a big or small budget.

I will say this, though: I do base my pricing on what I feel my experience and photographs have made my services worth. I do hope that we can find a common ground that fits your budget needs while also keeping to the standard that I have set for myself as well. 

What kind of equipment do you have?

-Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera

-Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L 

-Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L

-Canon EF 50mm f/1.8L

-Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

-AlienBees B800 flash unit

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