Being part of the STP family means giving back. When you book your wedding, 5% of your booking price is automatically contributed to Girls, Inc. an organization that offer girls (ages 6-18) life-changing programs and experiences that help them navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.
This organization empowers young girls with programs that support their academics; teaches them how to lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. It’s supporting the next generation of women who will be leading our communities.
My shooting and editing style is simplistic, truthful, artistic and modern. I love both the genuine feel of a candid moment and the dramatic effect of a stylized one. I don’t like to pose people but instead encourage them to be themselves, offering some “coaching” along the way.
I have been photographing professionally since 2006.
Yes. Travel fees may occur, just ask!
The amount of images is just as individual as couples themselves. On average you’ll receive anywhere between 600-1000 images, depending on the length of your day, if you choose to do a “first look”, size of your wedding party, location, etc…
Our average turnaround time for images is approximately 1-2 weeks for engagement/portrait sessions and 2-3 weeks for weddings.
Absolutely! There are numerous reasons to do a “First Look” but the biggest reasons are being able to share your first moment together in a private setting. Also, a direct result of taking photographs beforehand is being able to enjoy cocktail hour with your wedding guests.
Click on the CONTACT section on the site and fill your information out accordingly. We’ll set up a time to talk about your wedding day, dreams, how you met (oh yeah, and some of the business details.)
8-12 months prior to your date is suggested.
Yes to both questions. I’m equipped with all the latest equipment and technology. I bring back up equipment and plenty of batteries and memory cards. I also carry liability insurance, which some venues require.
Many people book weddings far in advance. In order for me to guarantee that I can block that day off for you, I require a deposit and we sign a contract legally binding me to you and your date. The retainer is not an additional fee on top of the collection prince, it’s simply a percentage of the balance that would be due for my services anyway, 30% of the selected collection.
For portrait sessions, I require a 50% deposit of your session price to secure the day and time for your shoot.
Yes. In fact, most of my wedding collections include both. An engagement photo shoot consists of a planned “date” of sorts. It’s casual. It’s an adventure, exploring the places that most fit your style. Maybe it’s having a picnic in a field at sunset, riding bikes, canoeing the river, eating ice cream or going to the movies. We’ll talk through wardrobe ideas, props if necessary, and even the possibility of incorporating your dog if you have one. Engagement photos are a great way to warm up to the wedding day photography.
I do! Having beautiful photographs of your wedding is monumentally important. The design of the pages will make your photographs exceptional. We’ll collaborate together to determine the best images that tell your story, creating an heirloom piece to pass down for generations to come. Your can choose a cover that is either leather, silk, or image wrapped. Color swatches will help you further display your unique style on the cover. You also determine the size and number of pages. After that, I’ll take care of everything else.