Wedding FAQ's
We LOVE your work and feel that you'd capture our day in the best way possible. How do we book you and reserve our date?
Firstly, thank you thank you for loving my art! I am eternally grateful. To reserve your date the first thing you need to do is fill out my contact form. I will then respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. IF the date is still available, I will then send you an online contract and payment portal. Nothing is official until the contract is signed and a 50% retainer fee is paid.
What if there is another couple who wants to book you on our date? Who gets the priority?
If I have received 2 wedding inquiries on the date then the priority will go to the couple who sent in their inquiry first. I will contact the first couple and allow them to sign and pay their retainer within 24 hours. If the first couple isn't able, then the priority will shift to the couple who inquired second.
I see that you are based on Maui. Do you charge a travel fee for weddings on Kauai, Oahu, Big Island, Lanai or Molokai?
I do not charge a travel fee for clients who have purchased my higher end packages (5-9 hours of coverage). Couples who have purchased my elopement packages (1-4 hours of coverage) will be charged a travel fee to cover the airfare, a car rental and a room at an economy level motel/hotel.
On my wedding day, are the sunset portraits of my partner and I important?
YES. Please allow 45 minutes before sunset within your timeline to take photos of you and your partner. This is the only time in the whole day where you have the chance to take romantic photos with your spouse, not surrounded by everyone. It is also, the time of day with the best light and most flattering light. Please inform your wedding planner that this sunset photos is a priority to you.
I see that you haven't listed your prices on your site. Can I see what packages you offer?
Absolutely! Just fill out my contact form and I will provide you with my packages.
What do you love most about weddings?
I really love being a documentary photographer. I like to photograph spontaneous moments the most. Moments between you and your parter of course, but also moments involving your guests. The sunset portraits are my second most favorite part of the day. This is likely going to be the images that you print and showcase in your home so I understand it's importance. Great portraiture is an art in itself.
Some of your packages include a second photographer. Why?
My full day coverage package options include a second photographer because this will allow us to capture more moments, more angles and to deliver more images. My second photographer will capture parts of the day where I can't because I'm either with the bride, or with the couples on their sunset portraits. The second photographer will also ensure that your most treasured moments are captured at a different angle than mine.
When will we receive our photos?
I generally quote a turnaround time of 4-8 weeks from your wedding date to get the images.
I have so many more questions. Can we schedule a phone or Skype meeting?
Yes of course! I highly recommend making a list of all your questions and scheduling a time to chat. This will also give us a better understanding of your expectations and whether or not I am the best photographer for you.