where should we shoot?
Generally I get asked this by people local to the Pensacola area wanting to figure out where we should take their photos! There’s lots of great options around and lots of commonly used spots. We totally could just go downtown for your couples session and shoot where everyone else does, but why do that when we have so much awesome nature around us? I love shooting on Pensacola Beach, NAS, National Seashore (great dual location for woods & beach), and really anywhere that feels very natural. Ideally somewhere not too busy or crowded where you guys can get comfy and relax with each other. (think “where would it be nice to have a picnic date?”) (PS: Downtown Pensacola is sick and I’ve found some super cool hidden gem places there – I just don’t want to be a clone of every other photographer taking pictures in the same spots there!)
how much do you charge?
Find out more about this on my pricing page!
Do you travel?
Heck yeah. Just let me know where. We’ll work together to find out all the best spots for your photos and if you’re bringing me to you (instead of meeting at a new place for all of us) I might have you help me by giving me a FaceTime tour of some spots. I try to keep my travel costs as low as possible but I do bring my wife on every travel job. (lucky for you guys she’s an incredible photographer and will shoot with me for no added cost to you)
where are you based?
I live in Navarre, Florida but usually I tell people I’m based out of Pensacola just since it’s more well known!
We’re really awkward / have never done this. help?
Hey we’ve all been there. We’ve all had our first photoshoot or memories of horrible yearbook photos. But you have no reason to worry about any of that. I want all the awkward, all the uncomfortable – I’m a professional and so like a sculptor turning clay into a beautiful pot or bowl or whatever I’ll turn your awkward and uncomfortable into a real, raw, beautiful representation of how you guys are right now in this moment. (example) If you dance funny and you’re afraid I’m going to make you guys dance?? Turn that fear into being stoked that we’re going to make something so authentic that’s all about you guys.
do you offer payment plans?
Yes! I’m willing to work with you guys to come up with a payment structure that you guys like. My only requirement is that everything is paid off before the shoot.
WHat does it take to confirm a booking?
I require a small $500 deposit and a signed digital contract to consider you guys “booked”! The deposit counts towards your total balance and is non-refundable (along with any other payments made) except for if I need to cancel for some reason (this has never happened).
do you offer discounts?
The only set discount I currently offer is for military and first responder families – 10% off any session or package. Like I say on my pricing page though, if you’re really in a tough spot but you’re super epic and you guys really respect me and my work then message me with what your budget is and what you’re hoping to get for that number and we might be able to work something out!
Do I have to pay to get my photos?
Heck no that doesn’t make any sense to me to make people do that! All of your edited photos are included in the pricing of your session or wedding. Every booking also comes with a print release.
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been shooting for almost 5 years now and doing weddings for around 4.5! I meant to be a videographer but found I don’t have the patience for video editing. I was 16 when I photographed my first wedding – the military told some friends from church that they had to get married that upcoming weekend or they were going to get split up! So some other friends threw them a last minute wedding and asked me to come photograph it. I’d never even been to a wedding as a guest at that point so 10 minutes before the ceremony I googled “what happens at weddings” so I could try to get it figured out!
will you photoshop me/us?
(taken from India Earl – she says it great)
I believe in promoting self love and body positivity, so I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, acne etc unless you’d like me to keep it the photos). If you’re especially self conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you. Also if you want me to photoshop in lightsabers or a dinosaur I can definitely do that.
What’s your turnaround time?
It varies! I always want to get my couples their session photos so fast that they haven’t even done the laundry of their clothes from the shoot yet. (if you’re like me laundry day is when I have nothing left to wear) Jokes aside, most sessions are turned around within 7 days and all weddings are turned around in 30 days.
what do we wear for our photos?
I’ll send you over helpful guides and/or Pinterest boards of some styles of outfits I think really benefit the kind of photos I take! I want you to be comfortable in the clothes you’re wearing and at the same time be stylish like a magazine. Don’t worry, I’ll help you!
What if there’s bad weather?
I always want to embrace whatever comes our way, as it can be beautiful and unique for photos. If it’s harsh enough that it would make for a bad time at our shoot (or be bad for my gear!) and I can reschedule then we will!
do you help with the planning procesS?
Yes for sure! I’ve shot so many weddings (and also not to brag but I got married) so I know it all pretty well! Let me know what you need help with, if you need recommendations, and if there’s anything I can do to make it all easier for you!
Next go check out my pricing! I want to work with you, your boo, and your budget