Frequently Asked Questions
We want to book you for our wedding, what are the next steps?
First of all, I'm so excited! Weddings are so much fun and are what I love to do. After you contact me we will set up a zoom meeting to explore my wedding collections and find the perfect coverage for you. Once you decide on what fits your wedding best, I will prepare an agreement for electronic signature as well as a 20% retainer to secure your date. I unfortunately cannot hold a wedding date for more than 48 hours without a signed agreement and retainer.
How long is a typical engagement session?
I allot up to 2 hours for my engagement sessions but rarely use the entire time unless you are planning to visit multiple locations and/or have an outfit change. Typically if you just want to spend time at one location without an outfit change your session will last between 45 minutes to an hour.
What is your turnaround time for photos?
I don't copy and paste purchased filters on your photos and will take time to select and edit each image in your gallery. Even though I take the time to do this, I stay within industry standards when delivering your photos. My portrait session photos are delivered within 5 days of your photo selection. Typically, the turnaround time is about 2 weeks for my one to two-hour session (engagement, couples, formals). For my wedding collections, the typical turnaround time is 6-8 weeks. I know the 6-8 week timeline can feel long to see your wedding photos, so I always edit a few sneak peeks within 48 hours that you can enjoy right away!
Do you do other editing styles?
There are SO many editing styles when it comes to photography. You have light and airy, pastels, browns, dark and moody….I like to think of my editing style as vibrant and warm. Personally, I believe it's timeless and won't age in a generation. As an established photographer, I've developed a consistent editing style that I stick to. I encourage clients to choose a photographer they not only vibe with but who will edit their photos in a way they want to see their memories preserved.
How soon should I book?
As soon as possible. Most couples book their photographer right after securing their venue. Typically I start booking weddings nine months to a year in advance. If you are looking for a photographer last minute, don't hesitate to reach out. I may have an opening; if not, I am happy to refer you to other great photographers in the area.
Do you charge sales tax?
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” -Benjamin Franklin.
In Texas, wedding photographers are required to charge sales tax for their services, not just tangible prints and albums. The combined state and local sales tax is 8.25%, which is automatically calculated as an addition to the listed price. As an established business within the state, you can trust that I am more than just a hobbyist and professionally run my business in all aspects including taxes.
Do you do Pro Bono work?
A couple of times a year, I make an effort to use my talents to support a local charity or organization pro bono. I feel it is important to give back to my community, and photography is a great way to do that. Don't hesitate to contact me if you think my services will help your fundraising event. Due to the nature of my work, I am usually limited to weekdays but will consider weekends based on availability. As much as I would like to help in every event possible, I cannot do more than a couple a year.
2022: Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. Auctioned a session where the proceeds would go to providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrants.
2022: One of the official photographers for The League of Business Role Models event. This event was held to fundraise La Posada Home, a shelter for women who are victims of abuse. Work consisted of capturing models on the runway and the event in general.
2021: Highlight film for Keystone Heritage Park, a local botanical garden and archeological site that depends 100% on local donations. The goal was to create a short film for the garden to generate more interest for the public to visit, donate, and hold their events there.