Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm interested in hiring you, where do I start?
A: Contact me via the contact form to the left
Q. Do you shoot weddings?
A: Yes, and I love it. Weddings require a high level of precision, balance and speed under sometimes stressful conditions and difficult time frames. I have experience and a natural ability to excel in high pressure situations.
Q. What should I wear?
A. The biggest rule is to wear what matches your personality. Beyond that, most sessions are better off selecting simple items that are timeless - but that depends on your personality and the reason for the session. Check outthis website for some more great tips on how to dress.
Q. How long does this take?
A. That depends on you. I generally recommend at least an hour for a normal portrait session; However, I am able to complete simple portraits in just a few minutes, so if that's your style and you just want one picture to hang on the wall, let me know and I'll make it as quick and painless as possible. Keep in mind that the longer we shoot, the more shots we will have to choose from and ultimately, the better the final product will be. Certain sessions can also require more time such as Bridals and newborns sessions.
Q. Where are some good places to take portraits.
A. There are tons of areas around Ogden and Salt Lake. Check out this page for my top suggestions.
Q. Do you Travel?
A. Yes! And I love to travel for photography. Let me know when and where and we can decide on a fair price for travel expenses.
Q. Is a second shooter available?
A. Yes, I have a good network of photographer friends. If you want a second shooter for any portraits or a wedding, I am happy to arrange that.
Q. When is the best time of day for portraits.
A. The best time is when the light is right, and since light is constantly changing it's hard to pinpoint. Generally, within two hours of sunrise or sunset are the best times to schedule a session. Overcast and rainy days are actually great all day. I don't mind getting wet either. The hardest time is mid day on a bright sunny day because of the harsh shadows the sun creates.
Q. What kind of equipment do you use?
A. I use a Canon 7D with a Canon 450d as a backup. I also have a combination of canon prime and zoom lenses and frequently rent specialty lenses.