Shes a good girl. crazy about elvis. Loves horses. & her husband too.
What I also love —
Listening to music on vinyl. Dancing with my husband in the kitchen. Obnoxiously singing in my car. Traveling the world. Beer. Frozen margaritas with a side of queso. The movies Walk the Line, Empire Records, & Pure Country. My family & friends. My dog June Carter Cash. The smell of a BBQ grill. Karaoke. Quoting Will Ferrell movies. Pizza. Summer nights. Mountain hikes. Desert evenings. Emotionally eating ice cream. Thrifting. Turquoise jewelry. Sarcasm. The Office. Running marathons called Netflix. Connecting with strangers. Live music. Expensive sunglasses. Amazon Prime. Levi’s jeans. Avoiding cleaning. Pretending like I know how to play instruments. Driving around on country roads listening to loud music (preferably 90’s). Passionately disliking Nickelback. Puppies. Complimenting others. Photography.
Other things & stuff —
I’ve been shooting weddings for 4 years now. I live in a teeny tiny town in the middle of Oklahoma, but my passport has a lot of stamps & I have a ton of frequent flyer miles. Thankful for this career that allows me to see the most beautiful corners of the earth.
Q & A
How much do you charge?
Do you shoot family, maternity, or senior sessions?
I do! But I keep it local (within 50 miles round trip of area code 73717). I take a minimum of local general sessions in the year.
"Will you photoshop that?"
I do not do a lot of photoshop! I am a natural life photographer so I will not alter your physical characteristics. I will however fix any blemishes anyone may have.
Can I have the RAW files or any unedited images?
This will always and forever be a hard no.
Where can I print images?
Do we get the digital files?
Yes, you will receive all of the final edited images for your session and or wedding via online gallery, where you can directly download the images onto your computer. The link to your online gallery will be sent to you through email. You can even place print orders on your gallery.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes, I do! I live in northwest Oklahoma and most all my weddings are out of state or over 2 hours away. I love traveling and I offer discounted rates for all weddings located on my Bucket List. Also, check out my 2019 Travel locations to see where my camera is taking me so far this year. If you're around lets create some photo magic!
Do you offer a second shooter for weddings?
A second photographer is included in my two largest wedding packages & is also an add-on option for all other wedding packages. I feel 110% comfortable shooting a weeding by myself. Most always, I do have an assistant with me.
Do you offer engagement photos with your wedding collections?
Yes I do! An engagement session is included in all my traditional wedding packages. It's a great opportunity and time for us to get to know each other before the wedding. It is very important to have the bride and groom feel comfortable with me and the camera. In my past experience, there is a huge difference with how much smoother the wedding photos go and more fun compared to couples who have opted out of engagement photos.
Should we send you a shot list?
Other than a list for family photos, I prefer to shoot without one. I love being able to capture the day as I see it. Here is a great article that goes over the reasons why I prefer to shoot without one. Click.
Where are you based out of? & do couples ever travel to you?
A tiny town called in Oklahoma called Alva! Plenty of my couples do so they can make a little trip out of getting photos done. Where I live in Oklahoma has some of the most beautiful & unique photo locations — from salt flats, to sand dunes, to beautiful desert like canyons/mountains, to lush beautiful wide open fields. Bonus! I know these spots like the back of my hand!
Do you help with the wedding planning process?
Absolutely! I’ve shot countless weddings/elopements (and am married myself!) so I know the industry & how a wedding day should look to run smoothly! Let me know what you need help with, if you need recommendations, and if there’s anything I can do to make the process easier for you!
How does covering travel expenses work?
I just have you pay for the bare minimum (flight, transportation, & lodging) and I cover the rest. During the booking processes I also send you and estimated quote so you have no surprises! I am also game to share lodging to save on money!
For booking, I book flights and rental car on my own (you can book my stay if you’d like — especially if you have a hotel block, but I am firm on booking my own flights & transportation). Once booked, the payment for them is due within one week of receiving your invoice.
How do payment schedules work?
I require 20% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 80% is due 2 months in advance for weddings, 1 month in advance for shoots. You can split these payments (up to 3 payments) if you’d like to help make it more affordable!
What do we wear for photos?
I got you! I will send you a link to my engagement session guide!
How soon do we get our photos?
For portrait sessions my turn around time is 2-3 weeks. For weddings my turn around time is 6-8 weeks. However, I do send you several sneak peaks a day or two after your session and or wedding!