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FAQs

I’ve always found it the most helpful to meet in person or via video call to go over all the wedding photography details and for you to decide if I’d make the best fit as your trusted photographer. If you’re in the Salt Lake City area, I’d love to connect over a beverage or snack!

Are you available on my wedding day?

Good question and a great place to start! There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to Contact Me. I promise I’ll respond within 48 hours!

What are your rates?

You can see my full price list here. Wedding collections start at 3100; elopement collections start at 1100; portrait collections start at 400.

Do you have any limits on coverage time?

It all depends on the collection you purchase. My base collections includes up to eight hours of coverage. I offer a collection that covers the entirety of your wedding day so we won’t have to miss any moments. And if your intimate wedding won’t last eight hours, I offer coverage by the hour, with a minimum of four hours.

Where will you travel to and do you charge extra travel fees?

I’ll travel wherever, whenever. Hiring me as your destination wedding photographer isn’t much more than hiring me as your Utah wedding photographer. For destination weddings, I ask that you reimburse the expense for my flight and two nights stay in a reasonable hotel of my choosing. Beyond this, there are no additional travel fees.

How do we book and pay?

After you decide on the collection you’d like, I’ll need half of the total, including tax, to save your date. I’ll send you a digital contract that you’ll sign digitally and your invoice. You can pay by credit card, debit card, or check.

When will I receive my images and what do I get?

I typically have several images ready to send to you and to post on social media within 48 hours of your wedding.  The typical turnaround time to receive your full online gallery is approximately eight weeks.

What do we get in our online gallery?

Your online gallery has fully-processed, edited, downloadable, and printable high-resolution .jpeg images. It will be organized into several albums by parts of the day. To access the gallery, you’ll have a unique password, which you can share with your loved ones. You’ll also receive a download PIN. While there is no guaranteed fixed number of images you’ll receive from your wedding, you can generally expect approximately 75 images per hour in your online gallery.

Are all of our photos edited?

Yes, every image that you receive in your online gallery has meet my exacting standards and looks exactly as I intend for it to.

Do you offer a print and distribution release?

Yes, of course. Feel free to send digital images to Aunt Sally or print the high-resolution images wherever you’d like. That said,  I’d recommend that you purchase prints through my site. I work directly with a professional lab to ensure that your prints look amazing (definitely way better than Costco, promise).

Do you have backups of all your gear?

Sure do! I have backups to my backups even. I’m not a hoarder though—I promise. Right now, I’m shooting with the Sony Alpha system, and I’m absolutely loving it!

Do you use an assistant?

Depends on your collection, I will either have a lighting assistant or second shooter come with me to your wedding.  I have a network of amazingly talented colleagues whom I work with. Sometimes I work alone, and I actually really like that too!

Is this your full-time job?

Yep! Wedding photography is the best. I also take commissions from commercial clients under the brand 13% SALT Studios. You can check see my commercial photography portfolio here.

Did I hear you on the radio last Saturday morning?

Well, if you live in Utah and tune into KUER 90.1FM, then yes. I host the “beats” section of Books & Beats, where I yammer into a mic about music. Truth be told, the producer makes me sound really smart (Thanks, Tim!). I used to be the music editor at the City Weekly years ago, but the Saturday morning show is about the extent of my writing these days. Well, I guess I also write about photography on my blog.

You’ve shot a lot of wedding in Utah’s national parks and at ski resorts. Are you “outdoorsy”? 

Like most of my friends, I moved to Utah for the outdoors,. So, yes, I guess. Fun fact: During the first 2.5 years I lived here—working as an instructor at a wilderness therapy program for youth—I camped outside for about 700 out of 850 days! I am, however, a very mediocre rock climber, mountain biker, and skier, but I sure do love it all!

What non-profit and charities do you support? 

This is really important to me and a big part of my business ethos. Through a fundraiser that I founded in 2015 called Portraits for a Better Beehive, proceeds have benefited Candy Cane Corner, Utah Food Bank, Volunteers of America, and Spy Hop. Over the years, I have also donated my time and prints to non-profits such as Local First Utah, Ching Farm Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, Utahns Against Hunger, and The Road Home, to name a few.