my philosophy

A TAILORED EXPERIENCE

My creative process involves working closely with each of my clients in order to get to know their vision and story. Each wedding is unique and offers an opportunity for a love story to be told in completely different ways. I focus on documenting authentic moments paired with a heavy emphasis on the pretty little details of your wedding day. My signature style is to produce editorial-style images, with a focus on classic skin tones with a film aesthetic.  

Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! 

Serving my clients and providing a tailored experience that goes well beyond simply documenting and delivering images is something I am truly passionate about. I am committed to establishing a trusting relationship with my clients and celebrating along with you on your journey to your wedding day!

I try my best to make sure that all of my couples are the perfect fit for us before officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be excited about the whole process with them.

THE WEDDING PROCESS

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We'll be spending a serious amount of time together on one of the most important days of your life. Following your inquiry, we will set up an appointment for a phone conference to discuss all of the fine details and to see if we would be a good fit!

We get to know each other over a cup of coffee & a call.

Once we’ve had the opportunity to chat and decide we are a fabulous fit, we will make it official with a signed contract and retainer. 

We accept a limited number of clients per year.  Popular dates can book 12-18 months in advance, so please inquire as soon as possible.

You become a Hope & Stay Couple.

I gift each of my wedding clients with an engagement portrait session. I encourage each of my clients to take advantage of this gift as this is a time for us to get to know one another and it gives us a chance to get you comfortable in front of my lens before your big day.

Love, laughter and time to be you at your engagement session.

We'll work closely together to draft a perfect timeline for your day, get you connected with other wedding vendors we adore & trust, and assist with crafting your family portrait list, so there'll be nothing left for you to do but relax and celebrate the best day of your lives!


I'm here to help make recommendations, coordinate timelines & more.

While we’re working to capture your beautiful wedding day images, I make every effort to create an accurate narrative of the story of your wedding day.

All images are thoughtfully composed to capture a mix of genuine moments and emotions paired with an emphasis on the pretty little details of your day.

It's time to say "I do!" 

All collections include a gifted engagement session, a second photographer, timeline curation, and an online gallery that displays all of your high-resolution digital images delivered in my signature style.  Detailed investment costs and further information for wedding photography & a la carte portrait sessions can be provided with a simple email inquiry.

Wedding Collections with two photographers and digital galleries begin at $3700.



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Investment

 WEDDING COVERAGE

albums

Handcrafted Albums are the perfect way to remember your wedding day

One of the best ways to make your wedding memories last is by ordering an album. These high quality professionally designed albums come in a variety of linen, leather, & suede colors. These aren’t the same albums your parent's wedding photos came in. They’re modern, lay perfectly flat and look incredible on a coffee table.

(20 page, 10x10 album)


Linen: $950 for Linen

Leather: $1150
Suede: $1150  
Additional 2-page Spread: $50

Album covers are wrapped with your choice of luxe linen, top grain Italian leather or the softest suede. This is the perfect ending to The Hope & Stay Experience and it’s a keepsake that you will be showing your children and grandchildren some day!

PRICING

(8x8, 20 pages) 

Linen: $450 each for Linen
Leather: $700 each
Suede: $700 each  
Additional 2-page Spread: $40 each

DUPLICATE PARENT ALBUMS

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engagement portraits

My goal during the portrait session is to capture the essence of my clients' personalities by leading my subjects into natural, candid expressions that will feel authentic.  

I gift each of my wedding clients with an engagement portrait session. I encourage each of my clients to take advantage of this gift as this is a time for us to get to know one another before your wedding day and it gives us a chance to get you comfortable in front of my lens.  

Prior to the session, we will work together to decide on the perfect location for your shoot based upon our collaborative vision. Throughout this process, I will educate you on everything from selecting the perfect wardrobe to posing. 

Engagement sessions are scheduled in accordance to my availability, typically on a Monday through Thursday within two hours of sunset. Complimentary engagement sessions take place at a location within the Lehigh Valley.

Requested locations outside of the Lehigh Valley will incur an additional travel fee. Please inquire for details.

How do we reserve our wedding date?

 My standard policy is for clients to retain the date for my services with a 25% payment of the total contract amount and signed contract. The remaining balance is spread out into equal payment with the final balance due 30 days prior to the wedding.

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How many images do you typically deliver from a wedding?

My philosophy is "quality over quantity." Generally speaking, a typical wedding with two photographers will yield 75-100 images per hour of coverage. However, because each wedding is unique, this number can vary.

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Do you provide the unedited or RAW files?

I do not provide clients with unedited or RAW images, nor would I consider including an unfinished product in your gallery for many reasons. Part of my editing process includes culling through all of the day’s images to discard anything that is duplicated, unflattering, or otherwise not up to my professional standards.  

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 If we opt out of the gifted engagement session, will our package price be reduced?


The gifted engagement session is an important part of your photography experience as it allows us to really get to know one another and it allows both of you to get familiar with the way that I work. The complimentary engagement session is strongly encouraged and it's my gift to you for booking. Because there is no extrinsic value assigned to it within the package, forfeiting it will not reduce your collection investment. 

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