I strive to be as much of a fly on the wall as possible capturing beautiful candid moments and delicate details, I step in as needed to direct groups and can help pin boutonnieres or fold pocket squares. I love a tricky bustle! I want you to live in the moment as much as possible so I shoot with equipment that allows me to be a little sneaky!
Unique weddings deserve coverage that is custom to the story being told. From adventure elopements to couples celebrating with intimate weddings of 30 guests or less. You’ll feel authentically yourself in beautiful images.
Wedding days are extremely fluid events. I never want my couples to feel the pressure of coverage time. You’ll always feel taken care of and grounded in my calmness under pressure. This isn’t my first rodeo and I never forget to floof a dress or fix a tie before an important moment.
I INCLUDE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN MY PACKAGES
It'll make you feel more comfortable on your actual wedding day. I'll be with you for the majority of the big day, capturing really personal and emotional moments. An engagement shoot helps to break the ice and feel comfortable about how we'll be working together at the wedding.
It'll give you a better sense of what to expect from your images. I'll be able to learn about you and how you feel you look best in photos in advance of your wedding day. Also what makes you laugh and smile.
ARE WE A GOOD FIT?
...in TRUE love
it was meant to be. You should celebrate that with each other in the most authentic way.
...in NEW adventures
this is just the start of your next chapter. It’s important to strengthen your bond as you enter in this next phase of life.
...in LIVING in the moment
let me take the wheel so that you can be present for your own love story. The click of a camera shouldn’t distract you from taking in every part of your wedding experience.
WE'RE READY TO BOOK - NOW WHAT?Reach out through my contact page. Tell me a little about your wedding details, vision, and what you are hoping to capture. I will send you my Wedding Guide book which will give you even more details about my approach, the investment options, and exciting tips. We’ll set up a time to chat on the phone, via zoom, or in person over a drink to solidify that we’re a good fit and what coverage best suits your day. After you sign your custom proposal which will include a contract and invoice, the 30% retainer fee will secure your wedding date in my calendar and we’ll go from there.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?To provide my couples with the best results that is true to my style and artistry, I primarily offer full day coverage beginning at $5,000. Most couples invest around $6,350 for single wedding day coverage and $7,200 for wedding weekends. Elopement coverage begins at $2,800.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?Every wedding and session is different. I tell a story through your images and try not to overwhelm you, but you have your favorite "sides" I might not know about so I like to include options. For weddings, couples can expect anywhere between 400-800 images. Depending on the type of wedding, size of party goers, and whether or not you have a second shooter will determine a more accurate estimate. DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS AND PRINTS? Through your online gallery, you will have the opportunity to order prints and create your own albums. I strongly believe in printing your images and I offer custom album creating. I do allow clients to print at their place of choice and will give you a release as needed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE HAVE TO RESCHEDULE?If you have to reschedule and I can accommodate the new date we just change the date (simple). If I cannot make the rescheduled date then I would offer you an associate shooter who would come in my place, but I would still be directing them as far as the day of and then all of the editing is done by me. All of your communication, would also still be with me.
ARE YOU INSURED?YES! I carry general liability insurance and of course all of my equipment is covered. I can provide documentation for venues that need it.
WHO IS YOUR SECOND SHOOTER?I use other professional photographers who I know and trust. I have a small handful of “go-to” colleagues who I’ve been shooting with for the last 5 years. Even I get to second shoot sometimes!
WHAT IF I OR MY PARTNER FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE HAVING OUR PICTURE TAKEN?I know the feeling. This is why it’s so important we have that engagement session (or two) to get the jitters out. I try and keep things fun and lighthearted. I use prompts like “whisper in their ear what you had for breakfast in your best southern accent” instead of posing you and telling you to smile. Also - get a drink or two before our engagement session, it helps!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I REACH OUT?Most couples book with me 8-18 months in advance. Some dates are more popular than others and I do book out sometimes two years in advance. Once you know your date and venue, reach out and let’s get the ball rolling.
HAVE YOU SHOT AT OUR VENUE BEFORE? CAN YOU RECOMMEND VENDORS?If I haven’t shot at your venue before I will do my research. I’m always scouting and know that in order to do the bang-up job I always do, I have to put the time into the backend prep. I have so many vendor friends I can’t wait to recommend to you. Videographers especially! We work closely during your day so having someone Im familiar working with is an added bonus!
Do yourself a favor & hire her
now, she is amazing!
I did a lot of research, went through a lot of portfolios, and I knew before I met her that Maxine was the one without a doubt. She met me in person at my local coffee shop before I booked her to get to know me, get to know what style of photography I liked, review her past work, etc, which I thought was really sweet! face! On our wedding day she was calm, collected, and fun! She knew how to handle all of the awkward family stuff that comes up with photo taking. Do yourself a favor and hire her now, she is amazing!!
JESSE & MIKE