WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am in the Ybor Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. However I love to frequently travel in and out of the state and even around the world! I'm always up to capture an adventure!
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
It’s sophisticated fun! I love both natural light and using portable flash. I take a photo-journalistic but creative approach. I strive to tell the story of your love using details, the big picture, and of course emotive portraiture.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I am proud to say that I am a Fuji shooter! I have 2 Fuji XT2 bodies and 1 power boost grip. I also have a full line up of Fujinon X Series lenses. Including: the 16mm 1.4 (24mm equiv.), 56 mm 1.2 (85mm equiv.), 35mm 2.0 (50mm equiv.), 50-150mm 2.8 (70-200mm equiv.), and macro extention tubes. I also have 3 speed lights: 2 Nissin Di700A's with commanders, and 1 Nissin i60A, + MAGMOD modifiers. I've got my eye on the digital medium format Fuji GFX too! Dear Santa...
DO YOU TRAVEL?
I am based in Tampa Florida but I consistently shoot everywhere between Sarasota and Dade City. As I've said I am more than happy to travel ANYWHERE! I’ve photographed in Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, NYC, Nashvile, Iceland, Turks & Caicos, Australia, Thailand, Bali, and Chile! My passport is up to date and always begging for some new stamps. 2018 will bring me Hawaii so far! Please contact me for more details on specific travel fees.
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND SHOOTER OR ASSISTANT?
I work either solo or with an assistant for holding lighting equipment etc. However, I will be the only photographer capturing your wedding or session in almost all cases. I am confident in my abilities to cover the most valuable moments and details of your day and prefer to stay in control of making sure all priorities are covered. This also ensures that the work and quality I deliver is consistent. I take a lot of time and effort at every stage leading to the big day or session to make sure everyone is properly prepared and that a suitable timeline is ready. I say “most cases” because every wedding is unique and sometimes there is a need to divide and conquer. Circumstances in which I will suggest bringing on a second shooter would be: if your wedding is VERY large (200 guests, more than 10 in your wedding party, etc), if your getting ready, ceremony, and reception locations are all separate and/or across town from one another, if covering your cocktail hour is SUPER important, and if you have an interesting ceremony location that would benefit having someone in the rafters sort of speak. I would be happy to share with you full wedding galleries to illustrate what I deliver.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE SEE?
Engagement and portrait clients can expect to see between 80 and 120 images from their 2 hour session lovingly re-touched and ready for printing. Wedding clients can expect an average of 100 final edited images per hour of wedding day coverage.
CAN WE SEE THE OUTTAKES AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE FINAL CUT?
No. I do not deliver images of anyone with closed eyes, malfunctioned lighting, someone walking into the frame etc. Images that did not come out are deleted during the editing process.
DO WE GET THE DIGITALS?
My coveregae on the wedding day includes my time and talent as well as all of your images at high resolution with a print release. For portrait and commercial clients your session fee may or may not include any print released digital files. The rights to the digital files may be purchased individually or in total.
DO WE GET THE RAW OR UNEDITED FILES?
No, these files are not available to you. It would be the same as asking your favorite designer to give you their fabric, sketches, and materials for you to then go home and sew your own dress.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes. I have liability and business insurance as well as a policy for all of my equipment.
HOW CAN YOU HOLD MY DATE?
To maintain fairness I can only reserve a date once you have booked and paid your 50% non-refundable retainer/deposit.
WHEN CAN I SCHEDULE SESSIONS?
Sessions, such as portrait, maternity, boudoir etc may only be scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays (Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for wedding events, and Sunday/Monday are strictly for office work and editing).
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
A note about inclement weather: For sessions, once the shoot has started, it cannot be rescheduled. If inclement weather is predicted, we must decide together before the shoot begins to either postpone/reschedule or continue with the shoot that day. In the case of weddings and events I am experienced in working around and with various challenging weather conditions. I also carry supplies to protect my gear and even a clear umbrella for you to pose under. I'm happy to risk my gear and get out there, hopefully you're adventurous too!
DO YOU DO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes! And I love it! My studio partner Regina and I have teamed up to offer a specifically awesome boudoir brand called Offbeat Boudoir. We offer full sessions in our vintage bungalow complete with professional hair and make up, use of our creative backdrops and vintage furnatuire, plus a small centerfold book. Offbeat Boudoir is for the fun and adventurous. We love to be nerdy, artistic, and mood driven. We are also open to intimate portraits with women, men, and couples. Please inquire at www.offbeatboudoir.com or directly at email@example.com