How much is the retainer/deposit for weddings?
For weddings, I charge a $500 non refundable retainer to hold your date!
Do you travel?
YES I love to travel, anywhere and everywhere!
How many pictures will we receive for a wedding?
For weddings I guarantee 75+ edited photos per hour booked! I am an oversharer though, so this is your warning. On average my clients receive between 700-1,000 images.
Do you have Videographers you recommend?
Yes!! I have two awesome video partners! We work seamlessly as as team. See my website tab - Honey Fox X Takke
and Alexia Gornichec X Takke.
On average, how much do clients typically spend when booking with you?
My wedding couples typically invest between $5,000-$7,500!
Do you offer albums?
I sure do! Custom top of the line heirloom albums that will stand the test of time! They're amazing and handcrafted here in the US.
We're awkward, and need help with posing. Do you pose us?
Yes! I pose and prompt you to bring out those good laughs and sweet emotions. I'm always trying to make your experience fun and easy going so it won't be those awkward smiling at the camera photos, but don't worry you'll get some of those too.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
Absolutely! Email for past gallery links!
How will our photos be delivered?
All your photos are delivered in high resolution via online gallery which you get to download/share as many times as you want with full printing and social media rights. I also keep your edited photos on an external hard drive just in case, but it's best if you download them to a safe place!
Do you offer printing? Do I have to print through you?
I do offer easy access printing directly through your gallery!
Nope!! You can print with whoever you want, with full printing rights for personal use!
Will you photoshop things out of photos or alter my appearance?
If something is small and easy to take out, I usually will remove it! If it's a regular part of the landscape/area, then no, I will leave it. I try to shoot in a way that is flattering while also creating a lovely. I like to save that time of your editing to work on skin!
I try to keep my photos more lifestyle and less "perfect" because that's just how life is! It's messy and I'm more focused on capturing the moments and the emotions.
When will we get our photos back?
My turn around time for weddings is 15-90 days! I do typically send previews within a week of the wedding. I am such a perfectionist and spend a lot of time editing.
Do you have a bucket list?!
I sure do!!!! Email for this info!
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
5 years full time doing this wonderful gig! I've had the chance to travel and meet so many incredible people. I've been doing photography for 7 years as my job, but 15+ years as a hobby!
What gear do you shoot with?
I primarily shoot on the Canon R6 + the Canon 5D MKIV. I also have a backup Canon 5D MKIII, Sony A6000, and a Canon A-1 film camera.
photo session FAQ
When will we get our photos (regular shoots)?
My turn around for regular sessions (like engagements, formals, family, maternity, etc) is 2-3 weeks!
How many pictures will we receive for a regular shoot?
A regular hour shoot I typically send anywhere from 60-150+ edits. You're guaranteed 40 edited photos per hour! So 20 edited photos for a mini, and 80 photos for a two hour session (etc). You'll always get the best photos and I'll never cap it at a specific number!
Can we get all the photos you took at our session?
I don't share RAW files because first they are HUGE. For example a 64GB card only holds 1,500 RAW photos. 64GB!! Secondly, you hired me for my editing/style. You can't see this with RAW photos because 50% of the work is in editing!
The only exception is content creators who use their own editing, and commercial photography for advertising and inventory purposes.
Do you do boudoir?
YES! I love doing boudoir shoots but I don't share them because the comfort of my clients is very important to me. Email if you want to see examples!
do you allow for reschedules (regular shoot)?
I understand that things happen, but your retainer is essentially "holding your spot" and I only take on so many clients at a time/per month. So your retainer fee is good for ONE reschedule as long as notice is given at least 2 weeks before your session for weekends + 72 hours before your session for weekdays. A new date must also be chosen at the time of cancellation. After this, a new retainer is required to book a different date and your old one does not go towards your total. Previous rate is only good for the time it was originally booked. Retainers are 100% non-refundable and always required to book a session. If you downgrade your session (example from a full session to a mini session), only 30% of your original retainer will be applied to your session, and a new retainer will be required to book. The retainer fee is non transferable for mini sessions.
How much is the retainer/deposit for regular shoots?
The retainer fee is $100 for most shoots. This amount goes towards your total and is non-refundable.