Here is a collection of my most frequently asked questions. These are questions you should definitely ask your wedding or business photographer, whether we work together!
What's the best time of day for a photography session?
Based on my style of wedding and business photography, I always recommend the first or last 2 hours of the day. This brings flattering light, a romantic feel and more options for shooting. I'm an early bird so I'm very happy to meet you at dawn if dusk doesn't work.
Photos created in bright lighting will yield different results. I'll always be up front about how lighting can affect your images.
What should I wear?
For wedding photography, engagement photos and/or portrait photography, I suggest wearing what is most flattering to you in fit and color. You know if you look good in orange or not. Don't wear that cute new shirt if you're always tugging at the bottom or if it's unflattering from behind. Wear what makes you shine and be sure to iron it.
Avoid logos, wrinkles, distracting colors/patterns. Go for a timeless look.
Don't forget your hands! Avoid chipped polish or dirty nails (unless you're a farmer, then it's kinda charming).
What should I prepare?
Nada. Unless you have an outfit change or something specific to the location, I don't ask you to bring anything to our photo shoot. I'll guide you through the session including how to pose & where to look. I'll prepare every detail for your business or wedding photo shoot.
Do you have any good location ideas?
Definitely! As a destination wedding photographer, I have suggestions for beautiful elopement venues and small ceremonies. For business photography or portraits outside of the cubicle, there are a lot of fun and charming historical spots to capture the perfect background. Email me and let's chat.
Do you know any models we can include in the small business photos using our product/service?
Yes! I'm very happy to connect you with local models who can show-off your beautiful product or service. I can assist in finding the model you envision that also fits in your price range!
What if it rains?
We're always running that risk for outdoor sessions for engagement and business photos. The risk is worth it, though! Do yourself a favor and don't check the weather until 24-48 hours out, it changes SO quickly here in the mountains. Have a back-up location in mind in case we do get rained out and you're unable to reschedule (your Air BnB, your favorite donut shop, where you had your first date, your personal workspace).
I have access to rent out studio space too.
How long before I receive my final images?
For wedding photography packages, I ask for 45 days but you'll likely receive them within 14-21 days. For all other clients, including small business and product photography, I ask for 30 days and you'll likely receive them within 14 days.
How long have you been photographing?
Over 10 years! I started with film then moved into digital and began accepting Asheville NC photography clients in 2014.
Should I tag you in images on Facebook or Instagram?
Yes, please! My social media is all linked at the bottom of this page. You recommending me (in any form) is how my business as an Asheville professional photographer succeeds, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
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