WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FAQS 1

"Treat everyone you meet like God in drag." - Ram Dass

 

This isn’t your typical wedding photographer Frequently Asked Questions page. Most of you aren’t really wondering what brand of camera gear I use, or if I prefer natural light or off camera flash. You're really just wondering if it's gonna suck. You're probably wondering “Are you going to make me say cheese and peek around a tree?” kinds of questions. Once, after making a few wedding party photos, a groomsman wondered out loud if I’d stolen his soul (I told him I wasn’t sure, but I’d check the metadata when I got home and email it back to him). So, to ease your concerns a bit, I made this list to let you know what it’s like to spend a day with me.

You will love having me as your wedding photographer if:

You know all the words to the marriage ceremony in The Princess Bride.

You think posed pictures are boring and lame.

You want a photographer who will take more pictures of your grandmother than the centerpieces, but still make the centerpieces look good.

You want to make art but don’t know how.

You make art and want to be the art.

 

You hate getting dressed up.

You love getting dressed up.

You think Bill Murray should be in every movie.

You are picky.

You say “cool beans” and “awesome sauce”.

 

You like Star Trek and Star Wars.

You know everything is going to be all right in the end.

You know how to use a French press.

You think pictures should be held in your hand and hung on walls, not just downloaded.

You don’t follow trends.

 

You are cool by your own rules.

You’ve never been cool and you don’t care if you ever are.

You like British motorcycles.

You are passionate about things, whatever they are.

You love dogs.

 

You love cats.

You went to band camp.

You see beauty in simple things all around you.

You are a detail person.

You want to hire someone who is completely professional so you don’t have to worry about this one thing.

 

You believe that people have the power to be amazing.

You wish that more people would realize they could be amazing.

You want to know someone who thinks you’re amazing.

You’ve never hired a photographer before.

You hired a photographer before and were uncomfortable the whole time.

 

You need reassurance when there’s a camera in the room.

You want a photographer who won’t lose her cool, no matter what happens.

You want a picture of your kid/partner/self that captures THAT look, you know the one.

You believe equal rights are for everyone.

You have ever completely given your heart to a pet.

 

You believe that love is what makes a family.

You like people who say please and thank you.

You like nice people.

You talk to your grandma as often as you can.

You still love Lucy.

 

You want to look good — really good.

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Making neat pictures of nice people since 2009. You're not like everybody else, your pictures shouldn't be either.

 

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