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Located in Healdsburg, Northern Ca.
Documenting wedding days throughout wine country, the Bay Area and worldwide.

A LOOK INSIDE 

our PROCESS

1. initial consult

Once you inquire I'll get back to you with pricing and two full galleries so that you can see some of the in between moments.We'll also set up a call to see if we're a fit and answer any questions you have at the moment.

We've decided to work together! I'll send over your agreement and retainer invoice for 50% of your package. When your signed agreement and paid retainer are returned, the day is officially yours. Prior to their return, the date is considered open to other potential clients.

2. PROPOSAL DELIVERY

3. planning / consulting

Once you're date is officially yours I'll send over a document to be completed by you, as your date approaches. There I'll gather all of the pertinent information that I'll need in order to deliver to you images with your important details included.

4. engagement session

As a storyteller, I know that your relationship is more than just a wedding day and I'd love to tell the engagement part of your story as well. 

5. Pre-wedding prep

As we get closer we'll keep in touch and, along with your planner, work to concretize your timeline. I want work with you to ensure your wildest photo dreams come true and be sure that I know what is most important to you on your day. 

6. wedding

I'll be there every step of the way, likely with a second shooter, to make sure the moments that matter are caught. When photographing a wedding I bring my softest energy. I want to blend in & shoot in the quiet of my mind. Also you deserve to receive kindness and care from all of the people around you on your wedding day; I'll be one of those people.

Delivering your images will be on my mind from the moment I upload them. I edit in the order weddings were photographed and delivery is between six and twelve weeks. They'll be delivered in a password protected gallery that you'll be able to share, order prints and albums and download high and low resolution images. 

7. post-wedding

I CAN'T IMAGINE MORE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS GRETCHEN. I TEAR UP EVERY TIME I SEE THEM.

—  JEANETTE, BRIDE

Frequently asked questions

BOUNDARIES & INCLUSIVITY

My commitment to championing inclusivity, respect, and equality is unwavering. I am dedicated to creating an environment that upholds these core values in my business and in the world. Therefore, I want to make explicitly clear that I do not work with organizations or individuals who are members of any hate group or whose values align with them. It is my resolute belief that diversity, understanding, and compassion should be at the forefront of all interactions. By ardently advocating for these principles, I strive to create an unwaveringly positive and inclusive experience for all my potential clients. 

I know you focus on true moments but can you talk about formals?

Yes, I’m more than happy to follow a list of formals. I totally understand that having a deliberately shot photo of you and your grandmother matters. I ask that you create your shot list of family formals before the wedding so that you can let those folks know when to be where and I can cross those images off as we shoot them. Consider that each of those images takes 1-3 minutes to shoot so create conscientiously. It’s easy to go wild with a list but remember it’s a wedding day for two. It’s not super likely that you’ll print and frame a shot without your new spouse in the image also. There are always exceptions but something to consider.

Do you have travel fees?

Travel fees depend on where I’m traveling to. Within an hour of my hometown of Healdsburg there are no travel fees. Within a few hours of that, and depending on hourly coverage, I ask that clients book a hotel room for me. Outside of that there are many variables and I’m happy to chat about your specific needs.

Have you shot at my venue? Do you need to do a walkthrough with us?

It’s likely that I have shot at your venue but if I haven’t that’s great too! They were all firsts at one point. I always try to arrive an hour before my start time to wander the property, say hello to the team and gather some inspiration. Walkthroughs beforehand are usually unnecessary. If you have a particular set of circumstances that require beforehand knowledge and would like to book a walkthrough we can work together to do so. Please inquire for walkthrough pricing.

How much coverage do I need?

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TOGETHER

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