It may seem on paper that our relationship is strictly photographer and client, but to me it is just so much more than that!! Each of you is just so special to me and I cherish the memories and friendships we will make. The more I shoot, the more I fall in love with this job!!
From the beginning I have always been a detailed oriented person and a huge planner. This shines through in each of my sessions, from a wedding day, all the way to a family session. I want to make sure that everything is figured out and planned exactly how you imagined, so that on the day you can relax and just enjoy the people you're with!!
Let each piece show who you two truly are and the special pieces of your love and story together
Those first photos when it is finally official, are filled with the biggest smiles and overflowing love for each other
When two people really love to be together, it shows. And I love it.
You name the place and time and I'll be there. Yes, I am based in Lancaster, PA, but that definitely does not limit me to this area only. I recently have been bit by the travel bug and I just love seeing new places and getting so inspired. Just let me know all your plans in the contact form and we will work together to create a custom package based on your location and needs.
do you travel?
questions? no worries! read the frequently asked questions and answers below!
You will receive your photos in a Pinterest style online gallery. For my wedding we received our wedding photos on a USB. There have been a few times where I had a panic moment because I couldn't remember where I put the USB. I never want that to happen to you, so with this online gallery you can access your photos from anywhere and you will always know where they are.
how do i receive the photos?
Such a great question. My typical answer is 80-100 photos per hour, but since I know we are about to be great friends I will let you in on a little secret. If a photo is good and not a duplicate, you will get it. You deserve to have the full story of your day and I don't want to keep that from you by putting a cap on the number of photos you will receive. So let's just call that the minimum amount you will get :)
how many photos do you receive?
Drum-roll please!! You will receive ALL of your photos within 4-6 weeks of your wedding day. But the best part is because I won't be able to contain my excitement for your images, you will receive a few sneak peeks and a blog post filled with some of my favorites, within the first week, to hold you over!
what is your turn around time?
I know to some this might seem like a make or break question, but think about it this way. If I shot at the same venue all the time, it would start to get very repetitive. At a new venue, it is like a blank canvas where I can create something brand new! I shoot at new venues all the time and I absolutely love it!! I also make sure to visit the venue prior to the date, or if it is farther away, I arrive early to make sure I can walk around and plan out different locations for backdrops based on the lighting throughout the day. It will be as if I had already photographed there.
HAVE YOU SHOT AT OUR VENUE?
Oh I totally got your back! My husband and I are the same way, and I'm a photographer :) I will start with some simple poses to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and then from there I will just build off of them and let you two really just shine through the rest of the session. I of course want to make sure you look incredible in every photo, but I really want you to just have fun together so I can capture your unique love!
WE ARE AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, CAN YOU WORK WITH US?
Oh man, I literally want to cry just thinking about this! I create such close connections with each of my couples so it would break my heart if I couldn't be there to celebrate your special day with you! However, if it would happen, which (knock on wood) it hasn't happened yet; I know my second shooter is absolutely amazing and would step up in a heart beat to take over the primary shooter roll, and I have a close group of photographers that I can easily reach out to and fill the second shooter roll. I know they will take amazing care of you, just like I would!
What if you can't make it to our wedding?
Yes!! And I would be more than happy to provide a Certificate of Insurance to your venue or any other vendor if needed.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Absolutely!! I would be happy to share one (or even two) full wedding galleries with you so you can see what your full day can look like! And if you call right now I'll even throw in an engagement session gallery for you to view as well.
Can we view a full wedding gallery?
You certainly do! You will receive full printing rights so that you and your family can print any of the photos where ever you would like. If you order through the gallery system, it guarantees that the prints with be beautiful, and even more importantly, true to color. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee the color or quality if you print from your local drug store or online print shops.
Do i have printing rights?
Heck yea!! They are sooo incredibly beneficial!! They not only save time at the beginning of the day so we can do getting ready photos of you two at the same time, but throughout the entire rest of the day they are capturing different angles and moments to give you the full story of your wedding day!
do you work with a second shooter?
Heather made the experience as comfortable as possible for two people that can definitely be awkward in front of a camera :) Everyone in our bridal party and all our family members loved working with her and her bubbly, fun personality! She got our photos back to us super quickly and they were all so so so beautiful and amazing.
She is energetic, sweet, easy going and fun! She was responsive the entire process and amazing to work with! She kept up on our timeline....we appreciated this so we could enjoy the moment, and she would tell us what was next. The photos....wow, amazing... we have hundreds of favorites! We are so blessed and fortunate that she was our wedding photographer!
My husband and I could not be more thrilled about the experience we had with Heather! We had a blast getting to know her at our engagement shoot and could instantly tell that she would keep our wedding day up-beat and running smoothly. She definitely lived up to this expectation at our wedding. Heather made sure to know who all the family/wedding party members were, who needed photographed when, and what vibe we wanted to achieve. And besides the great experience, we now have absolutely GORGEOUS photos to cherish forever!
You're engaged! This is just the start of an amazing and exciting journey ahead! I am so honored that you would invite me to be part of such a special day in your life!! All I want is for you to feel so cared for and loved from the first time we chat all the way to the delivery of your gallery! I love becoming one of your friends through the process, hearing about your love story, and getting to know all the friends and family you cherish so much. I can't wait to celebrate with you!!
-All wedding collections include high resolution digital files, planning tips, vendor recommendations, a custom timeline, and a complimentary engagement session.
These may be my FAVORITE types of sessions! The love during this stage of life is just so unique! As you get ready for your wedding day, the idea of becoming husband and wife slowly becomes more and more real! All you have to do on the day is focus on your partner and just let the love and chemistry between you two do all the talking in the photos!!
If you are on a tight budget, and are struggling to make it work that you can afford me, I totally understand, don't click out of this page so quickly!! If you are truly so connected to my work and feel like I could be a perfect match for your wedding day (and become great friends with you :) ), please just email me and tell me your story, I may be able to find something here or there that could be tweaked so I fit into your price range! I never want the price to be the thing that makes me miss out on such a dream client, but PLEASE don't do it just to get the best deal!!