HOW DO WE HIRE YOU?
Unlike catering or finding the perfect dress, commissioning me as your wedding photographer is very easy. First, determine that you love my work. Look through this site and look at all the images. If you feel you need to see more or something specific, send me an email to request that. Once you have decided you love the work, we should talk to make sure we are a good match personality wise & to give you a custom quote (details below). This meeting can be in-person or over the phone, whatever works best for you. On your wedding day you should be completely at ease and your photographer should always make you feel comfortable. And finally, booking. Booking is super easy and takes place online with just a few clicks of your mouse.
I do not have set packages because weddings can be so very different. I’ve done everything from a typical small casual wedding in San Diego, to a huge black-tie wedding in Japan. I’ve been hired to photograph a 3-day celebrity party on a remote ranch in Austin. Happen to be planning an elopement to Italy or the Caribbean for a week? I’ve done all of it. All of these very different events require a custom quote. My pricing is based on: Engagement sessions, albums and wall prints are also available.
JENNIFER WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING.
When you hire my studio, you hire me. I will be the one at your wedding capturing the images you have come to expect after seeing my examples. You are allowing a stranger into your personal life and relationships; I don’t take anything about that lightly, and I will always be the person you can rely on. There may occasionally be a few exceptions perhaps due to budget constraints or those “extra” wedding events – rehearsals, golf outings, brunches, etc. – where you might choose to hire my associate “Dream Team”, but otherwise, I will always be present for your big day.
Yes! I travel to weddings all over the US and the world.
There is NO travel fee for weddings in San Diego.
There is nothing more exciting to me as an artist than to photograph new places. I have been commissioned to photograph weddings from Japan to Jamaica, with every experience proving to be unique and worth every minute in that cramped airplane.
The added bonus is that when I am traveling for your wedding, I am spending much more time with you and your guests, lending to an even closer, personal connection to everyone involved. Because of this connection, your photographs will reveal your relationships on a much deeper level. Traveling together means I will understand even more how you relate to those around you over the course of a few days – and I am always excited to show those connections in your photos.
DO YOU DO ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
I love to do engagement (portrait) sessions! This is the best way for me to get to know how you photograph before the big day. It also gives you the time to acclimate to being photographed, in public, with (gasp) people watching! It is normal to be uncomfortable in front of the camera, but I always find it is better to work through this on a day other than the wedding whenever possible. I do my best to make it easy and fun, and it doesn’t usually take long for people to find their comfort zone in these session.
Side note: If your guy has no clue what you are wanting from your engagement photos, please have him check out this website so that he can see what kind of pictures engagement sessions typically produce. He is much more likely to get on board when he has a better idea of what to expect and what is expected of him.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE OUR WEDDING IMAGES?
We generally have a 4 week turn around, with the only exception sometimes being around the winter holidays. If you need your prints back sooner, we can probably accommodate you though. All you need to do is ask!
WHAT IF MY PARENTS OR I WANT TO ORDER SOMETHING AFTER THE WEDDING?
All the images are available to order for up to 18 months after your wedding. You can call or email anytime to place individual orders. Your parents may call directly if they prefer. We are happy to help them find a parent album, holiday card or wall print that suits them.
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS IN SAN DIEGO, WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?
The best place to start is with some simple questions to ask yourself and your partner:
- Do you love the style you see on their website?
- Can you happily spend up to the next year communicating with this photographer?
- Do you see a consistent style across all of their images and albums?
- Do you love that style?
- Are you willing to gamble on someone new, or do you want all the extras that experience can provide you?
- do you want more albums and products or do you want higher quality images?
I have over 10 years’ experience as a wedding photographer, and an eye for the details that many other photographers may miss. When you hire me, you are paying for quality, but you are also paying for a photographer who is deeply committed to producing the images you will cherish forever. I pride myself on the relationships I form with my clients, and the ways I am able to capture their connections, emotions and special moments with my camera. While there will always be cheaper options, I can confidently say that the clients who hire me never regret spending more for that extra quality I am able to produce.
I hope for the opportunity to show you exactly what that quality looks like!