You know the drill!
If you don't see your question listed below, then be sure to reach out. Every project is unique, so please don't hesitate to contact me!
What is your pricing?
Contact me with the details of your project and I'll send you pricing options best suited for you!
Hiring me as your photographer is more than just someone pushing a button; it's an investment in you, and one that will last a lifetime! Your investment goes toward all the planning and pre-shoot coffee dates, the day-of experience, the hours of me editing until 2 am, and the high-end equipment I use for your shoot. When it's all said and done, I know you'll be completely happy with your investment!
Are you willing to travel?
Adventure is my middle name! If your story involves travel, I am on board. I've been around the world and back, yet I never seem to get enough. I am based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but let me know if you need me somewhere else. I especially have a huge crush on the mountains. But I never pass up the opportunity for a tropical oasis and I love a good stroll through the city.
Travel costs are extra to the cost of the shoot itself; however, I am a very go-with-the-flow kind of person and do my best to make travel costs reasonable! Heck, let's share an Airbnb and go exploring afterward!
What is your photography style like?
I am a lifestyle photographer.
That means I photograph the everyday life! No crazy edits, no overly-fake scenes, and absolutely no awkward poses. Once in a while, I use studio light, but most of my work is done with the beautiful natural light provided to us. I capture the raw moments, the smiles, the tears, and every emotion and little detail in between. This style is perfect for artistic portraits, brand storytelling, and passionate couples.
Along with that, my edits are very natural. I'm that perfect sweet spot between
light + pastelly and dark + moody. The world is so beautiful and rich in colors of every shade that I don't want to change it. I describe myself and my work as creative and adventurous. I have the ability to take the craziness we call life and turn it into a perfectly framed photograph that tells your story.
What services do you offer?
Photography | Art Direction | Social Media Management | Graphic Design
My primary service (and love) is photography. However, through my life journey, I have developed plenty of other skills as well. All in all, you could call me a content creator! I actually went to school and first started working in advertising and marketing. I have adequate graphic design skills which can really come in handy. I also have experience being an art director which will always carry into anything I do (I can't help it haha). Lastly, I have social media management abilities. If you're a business, I can help run your social pages! I love being able to not only create the content but also help share it. Social media can be so fun because it's one of the fastest ways to interact directly with your followers!
Do you offer a payment plan?
I require 50% of the investment to be made when planning the shoot. This confirms your date and it will be added to my calendar! The remaining 50% is due within 15 days of me delivering the final photos. So right away, it's split into two payments, instead of one.
However, I know that life gets crazy sometimes, so I can be flexible if need be! I want to make sure the process is as easy as possible for you.
Can I reschedule my shoot?
Short answer - yes!
Sometimes life doesn't go as planned - I get it! If something comes up and you need to reschedule, we can work around it. If you reach out to me two weeks prior to your scheduled shoot, there is no penalty. However, if it's less than a two-week notice, another down payment will be required to schedule another date. In either case, I unfortunately cannot guarantee how soon after we will be able to get something on the calendar, but we can still work something out!
Sometimes Mother Nature also causes problems. In the event of some slight rain/snow, I usually suggest you don't reschedule! Sometimes the most fun photoshoots happen in the rain/snow :). Severe weather, on the other hand, will be rescheduled at no extra cost or a new location will be decided on.
How do you deliver photos?
I use an online digital gallery!
Once your photos are all beautifully edited, I will email you a link to an online digital gallery. From there, you can download for print and web and share directly with friends and family!
When working with brands, I may use a shared Dropbox link instead or whichever method is easiest for you and your team to work with!
I want to work with you, what do I do?
Yay! I can't wait! Contact me!
The first step would be to reach out to me. I would suggest filling out the form on my contact page. The more details you add, the easier it will be to get started. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, find me on Instagram + Facebook, or shoot me a text at 651.756.9037.
Do you give RAW or unedited photos?
Nope! Editing is where all the magic happens!
I get all the good stuff during our shoot, but then I make it really come to life through editing! I take pride in making the edits professional and consistent with the natural, creative, and adventurous vibe while still being unique to you!
When working with commercial or editorial work, arrangements can be made to create an advanced collaborative space - just ask!
What is your editing process like?
It's complicated. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It starts with sorting through every single photo...including the ones of my feet and that one where you sneezed haha. Once all the perfect photos have been selected, I adjust things like color, exposure, and contrast. From there, I look at every inch of every photo to clean up any flyaway hairs, minor acne or cuts, the mustard stain you forgot to wash out, etc! I NEVER do any altering to bodies and faces. All humans are beautiful no matter their shape, size, or color. Trust me!
Do you help with the planning of a shoot?
Depending on the size of your shoot (I'm talking like commercial shoots and weddings), things can get complicated. My goal is to make it as easy as possible. My 'OCDness' and love for organizing comes in handy with these kinds of things! Being part art director also helps with the creative side of planning and concepting a shoot!