About your photographer
Do you only shoot small intimate weddings & elopements? I specialize in photographing intimate weddings and elopements because that is where my passion lies. It’s the kind of wedding I had myself – I believe and care deeply about this growing movement. I choose to devote my business to small, intimate weddings of around 50 people or fewer. Also, as an introvert that’s where I am most comfortable & creative.
What’s your favorite kind of intimate wedding?
Honestly? I love them all! Whether it’s an elopement, a friend-only kind of affair, or a small family group. I love kind people, adventurous types and demonstrative folks! Especially people that throw their heads back and laugh with wild abandon. I like those. I adore couples that challenge convention, embrace their quirks and invent their own meaningful traditions.
How would you describe your style of photography?
I’ve written more about my style and approach here. The type of wedding photography I make is bright and airy, with a predominance of light tones; soft, artistic, romantic and with shallow depth of field. I love pastel colors and natural light. In a nutshell, I mix a fine art feel with a photo-journalistic way of capturing unscripted moments.
What equipment do you have?
I shoot with two professional Canon cameras (5D Mark III) & three Canon ‘L’ lenses, a 50mm F1.2 (great for blurred backgrounds, flattering portraits and low-light scenarios); a 24-70mm F2.8 (great all-rounder, perfect for ceremonies where movement is restricted) and a 100mm macro F2.8 (for magnifying details e.g jewelry).
Do you have insurance?
Yes I do! I am insured up to $2m through the US’s leading photographic business insurance provider. I can provide documentation direct to your venue and I ask that you allow two months to do this comfortably. I’m licensed by the City of Oakland.
At your wedding
How do you work at a wedding?
I work stealthily in a way that doesn’t disturb you or your guests, but at the same time I do interact with them because it brings out their best! I think the most important thing (apart from getting the shots, naturally) is to have a smile on my face, be courteous and not overbearing or bossy!
How many photographers will be at our wedding?
Due to the nature of intimate weddings that are my specialty, I find generally that one photographer is enough. If it’s your preference to have two that can definitely be arranged! How many photos do you take? I will take a lot of photos and will deliver every viable image. I try not to make a selling point out of how many images will be produced, as the aim is to document the day with a wide variety of quality images. Generally speaking, you will receive about 50-75 images per hour of photography.
After the wedding
How long until I receive the images?
I endeavor to deliver your digital gallery within two months of your wedding. I usually get your images to you faster!
What editing do you do?
Editing or post-production simply means turning my RAW files into the jpegs you will receive, using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. This means everything from correcting lens distortions, to removing distracting backgrounds, to color & exposure tweaking. Each photograph is lovingly hand-edited in-house. Editing takes frequent rounds of revision as images must look cohesive as a set.
Our wedding is a midweek shindig and we don’t need many hours of coverage. Can you still work with us?