Frequently Asked

A huge part of my photography process involves connecting with couples & families ahead of time to chat through details & answer questions. Here are a few of the most common questions that come up to get you started… please feel free to reach out & ask more. I would love to hear from you!

  • What do your photography packages include?

    Whether it’s for a wedding, family session, or special portrait, each package includes our time together planning & creating photographs, a combination of medium-format/35mm film & digital imagery, & the collection of beautifully edited, high-resolution files. I also include a specially selected collection of prints - boxed collections for weddings & individual prints for other sessions - because I believe photographs are at their best when viewed off of a screen & held in your hands. Options such as albums & framed wall art can easily be added to create a custom package.

  • What’s the process for booking?

    We’ll start with a phone call or in-person meeting to chat about the details of your wedding or photo session. It’s nice to hear about your photography needs, tell you about my approach, & just get to know one another a bit. From there I can recommend an existing package or create something customized for you. Once the package elements are settled, you can sign the photo agreement & submit retainer through my easy on-line system. The signed agreement & 50% retainer formally holds your date. The balance is due one week before your wedding or photo session. Please reach out through my contact form or call 415-641-4226 to start the process & schedule some time together!

  • Can you help us with locations... timelines... general photo-related ideas for our session or wedding?

    Absolutely! One of the reasons I take a limited number of weddings & portrait sessions each year is so that I can be present with & available for my couples & families in the planning process. Whether it’s brainstorming activities for your engagement session, easy locations to document your always-on-the-move toddler, or advice around how long you’ll need to set aside for group portraits on your wedding day - I am here for all of it. Documenting families & events for over 10 years has given me huge insight into how to collaborate on a timeline & craft a session in a stress-free & authentic way. A little time together is all we’ll need to make the details come together & the photos unfold naturally.

  • Do you shoot destination weddings & portrait sessions?

    Yes! I love traveling & documenting new places. I’ve photographed weddings & portraits all over the United States as well as Italy, Mexico, Spain, & France. Please reach out to learn about destination wedding timing & travel expenses. Also, when multiple family or portrait sessions book in the same area, travel fees can be shared. So wrangle up your friends & neighbors & I’ll plan special travel session dates for you!

  • When will we receive our image collection?

    After your wedding or photo session, the film goes to my fantastic, professional lab to be processed & scanned. When it comes back, I freak out from delight & immediately send you a little preview cause I know it’s hard to wait. From there I begin the process of creating your collection - giving attention & care to each image so it looks its very best. The whole process takes about 4 weeks for portrait sessions & about 8 weeks for weddings. I want you to receive a well-crafted collection that’s ready to share with your loved ones & that takes some time… but I do promise to send some sneak-peeks along the way.

  • Why do you still shoot film?

    Well, first I’ll say that I actually shoot both film & digital! Different light, locations, or scenarios call for different mediums & I like to choose the best option for the moment. That being said, film is my absolute favorite & it plays a big part in the look & feel of my work. There is a depth to the colors & tones, a luminosity, & a timelessness that I’m totally in love with. I feel these qualities still can’t quite be matched in digital… at least not without hours spent editing on a computer screen & to be honest, I'd rather be out making photographs than sitting at a computer. I also enjoy the deliberate process of shooting film. It reminds me to slow down, connect with the people I’m documenting, & respond to the moment at hand in an artistic way.