Q. How long have you been shooting elopements?
A. About 11 years
Q. Can we get our images on the same day?
A. No. I do take time to do edits, just the same as I would for a large wedding.
Q. Do you shoot anything else?
A. Elopements and Weddings make me super happy, so I stick with them. However, if I got a really interesting request I may consider it.
Q. How would you describe your style?
A. Well, I don’t have a tagline and I don’t have any deep philosophical answers for you. Journalistic, natural, unobtrusive and fun would be the best way to describe my work.
Q. Do we need a planner?
A. No. You're eloping. There is really nothing to plan, in all honesty. Besides, the cost of each professional is normally half of what it would cost by going through a planner. You are not saving any money or time.
Q. When you transfer our images to us, are they high resolution and is there a watermark?
A. They are high resolution and there is no watermark, these are YOUR images and you can do what you wish with them. We will also send you low resolution images with our watermark for all your social media use.
Q. Will you give us all the RAW files?
Q. We want to get married in Central Park but our Hotel is Downtown what do you suggest?
A. First take a look at some locations that are closer to you. If nothing excites, you just make sure to plan your day accordingly. Many officiants agree to marry 2 or 3 couples a day so their schedules are tight. If you are planning to be married at 2pm make sure you know how long it takes for travel to ensure you are there on time. I will develop a timeline with you and make suggestions accordingly. Please remember you are responsible for permits in certain locations, but I can certainly guide you.
Q. How long will it take to see our photos?
A. My goal is always 30 days to complete, but with elopements most often it’s about 14 days with a sneak peek in about 24 hours.
Q. I want to hire you, can you just go ahead and mark us in and we’ll send the contract another time?
A. We can’t hold dates without a retainer and a contract. The reason being, is that I often get many inquiries for the same date, which puts me in an awkward situation. Therefore, no date is booked without a retainer and signed contract.
Q. How much should we expect to spend?
A. We are not a "Budget Photo" Service by any means. However, an elopement is much less expensive than a wedding and you can expect to spend anywhere between $2000-$2500 USD. This would include photography, officiant, license, filing, some bubbly, cupcakes, a few flowers, and a good time! Just photography and an officiant including legalities on average is about $2000 USD.
Q. We would like a horse and carriage ride. Is there time for this?
A. Due to the not so great conditions the horses are kept in, and the idea as a whole. I do decline to document any images in these scenarios and would love all the horses to quietly and happily retire on a farm upstate. Pedicabs are fun, we fully support them!