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frequently asked questions
How do we book you?
To reserve your date and make it official, I simply need a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer. I am unable to hold dates without a signed contract and retainer. The first step though? Send me a note on my contact form and we’ll find a time to meet up and chat!
How many hours do we need?
I offer elopement collections starting at 4 hours, and wedding collections starting at 6. Every wedding day will be a little different, but for many weddings 8-9 hours is perfect for telling the full story. For elopements, check out our pricing page for some sample timelines! I also offer full-day or multiple-day coverage (for elopements) for epic adventures and longer wedding days. I’m also more than happy to sit down with you to figure out how many hours we’d need to tell your full wedding day story.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
Yes – please do! I think it’s super important to check out full galleries from any photographer you’re considering, to get an idea of how well they tell a story from start to finish – not just those epic portfolio shots for social media. It’s often those little in-between moments that matter the most! You can see some full galleries here and here – or and you’ll find even more over on my client page.
Do you photograph anything other than weddings and couples?
I find that being able to specialize in photographing couples in love is the absolute best way to serve my clients – though I am happy to recommend some other fantastic photographers if you’re looking for something else!
Will you photograph my LGBTQ / multicultural / diverse wedding?
Yes, yes, I’d be delighted! One of the highest values of Between Two Pines is diversity and non-discrimination, whether that’s on the basis of sexual orientation, gender/gender expression, race, color, appearance/weight, religion, age, national origin, disability, or otherwise.
How will we get our photos, and in what resolution?
You’ll get a link to a personalized online gallery with your full resolution images that you can view, download, favorite, share, and print them all to your heart’s content.
What is your turnaround time?
8-12 weeks for weddings, or 4-6 weeks for portrait sessions.
What is your payment schedule?
A 50% non-refundable retainer, then the rest is due two weeks before the big day.
Do you do custom collections?
Yes, certainly! I have a few standard collections, with the option to add a la carte items such as additional hours/days, photographers, films, and products. I’m also happy to create a custom collection for you if you’re looking for something outside the box!
Do I need a second photographer?
It depends on your wedding plans! I’m totally comfortable flying solo for elopements and intimate weddings, though working with a second is great for larger weddings and/or situations in which it’s impossible to have coverage in two locations.
Do you offer videography-only coverage?
As a photographer first, I offer short films as an additional service for our couples alongside our photography. We do not offer video-only coverage at this time.
Do you travel? How do travel fees work?
Why yes – there’s not much I love more than traveling! Travel is included in all of my elopement collections, so you don’t have to worry about any of my travel arrangements or fees. For sessions and traditional weddings, there is a fee for travel 100+ miles from Frederick, Maryland.