Investment Guides


Hi! I'm so glad you're here! A lot of photographers don't have their pricing on their website, but I know that price is a huge factor when looking for a photographer, so I list all of my rates and exactly what you'll receive in each collection down below. If you'd love to work with me, but are on a tighter budget, PLEASE reach out and let me know what type of budget you are working with. I am more than happy to create a custom package that works better for your price range!!


*A 40% nonrefundable retainer is required upon booking for weddings & elopements, and a 50% retainer is required for regular sessions.


FAQ

Where are you located and do you travel?

I am based in San Jose, CA. I absolutely love to travel and have done sessions & weddings all around California and have gone as far as Washington DC for an elopement!
FOR WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS: I do not charge any extra travel fees. Please see my wedding and elopement packages page for pricing!

FOR REGULAR SESSIONS (such as engagement or couple photos): Please reach out to me if you are interested in booking me for travel and I can give you a custom quote. My travel fee covers the cost of travel but also the additional time it takes me to travel. For trips over three hours one way OR ending later than 10pm, hotel or bnb accommodations may be needed.

How many photos will I receive?

Full galleries can range from 10-100 images depending on the Package you booked and the nature of your session.

Do you offer any discounts?

I offer discounts for all packages to first responders (law enforcement officers, firefighters, field EMT) active US military & veterans. I also offer a discount for regular sessions to single parents. The person claiming the discount MUST be participating in the session.

Can I have all of the photos you took?

I do not send clients every single photo I take. During any session, I take a LOT of photos. I eliminate test shots, missed focus shots, duplicate shots, and any other images that may dilute the final gallery. Part of the work you are paying me to do includes going though potentially thousands of images to pull out the good ones and remove the bad ones.

Do you deliver RAW images?

I don’t provide the .RAW files to clients for two main reasons. The .RAW images are files are straight from my camera & untouched. At the .RAW state the images are not edited and they don't represent my photography. It also takes special software I’ve purchased to convert them into an image so that you can view it on your screen. This is a very long process and the file sizes are massive. The action of converting these files is part of what you paid for with my services. Your work is done after we wrap the shoot & all you have to do is wait for the final result.
When you chose a photographer you are also choosing their editing style, and I hope my editing style is a big reason why you chose me as your photographer.

Can you hold my date?

I operate on a first come, first served basis, and the only way to secure a date with me is by paying the retainer & signing your contract.

How long does it take before I recieve my photos?

Turnaround time for most sessions will be between 1-2 weeks. For longer sessions, like for a wedding or an elopement, you can expect to receive your photos within 4-6 weeks as there will be hundreds of photos to edit.

How will I receive my photos?

I deliver photos using an online gallery where you can view and download your photos as well as share them with friends and family!

Can I add an extra hour?

WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS: Yes! The rate for extra time is listed on each collection.

REGULAR SESSIONS: As long as I don't have another commitment or session right after yours, absolutely! Please contact me for a quote for a custom session.

What if I am late to my session?

I highly encourage you to arrive early, at least by 20 minutes, to accommodate for traffic or time spent parking and walking to the location. I schedule sessions based on the best lighting, so arriving late may affect your images. The time you are late cuts into your session time so the amount of images delivered will be affected as well.
Refunds or transfers are not available for sessions cut short or entirely missed due to your late arrival.
If you know you are going to be late, PLEASE let me know and I can do my best to accommodate or come up with a solution!