FAQ:

My family + I currently live on the Big Island of Hawaii. I have Big Island Collections for couples + families + weddings & elopements.

Each of my Hawaiian Islands Collections for Weddings & Elopements includes my travel fees to all of the Hawaiian islands.

And heck yes, I am also down to travel to mainland USA (check out my Travel Collections for Wedding & Elopement pricing) + international locations.

Where Are You Located? will you travel?

How much do you charge to travel?

Each of my couples + family collections varies (refer to my investment page to see the differences); however, I deliver approximately 50 images per hour of the session length.

For Elopement Collections, I deliver approximately 200+ images.

For Intimate Wedding Collections, I deliver approximately 350+ images.

For Full Wedding Collections, I deliver approximately 500+ images.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

Nope! Editing is a major part of the process with photography. Asking a photographer for unedited images is like asking a famous author if you can read the first draft of their novel; it's just not complete + they wouldn't want you to read it until it's perfect!

Do you give us the RAW (unedited) images?

Nope! I do not deliver every image. After your shoot, I go through all of the photographs I took and carefully delete duplicate images, test shots, blurry shots, shots where people's eyes are closed, ect. Candid laughs and emotional tears usually are apart of some of the best photos that I take; unfortunately, capturing those authentic + timeless moments sometimes leads to images with unflattering facial expressions so I take more photos than I need of these moments so I can be sure to capture a good one. Rest assured though, I work hard to make sure your final delivered gallery includes the very best images from your session, wedding, or elopement.

do you deliver every photo from our session, wedding, or elopement?

WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE WITH MY DIGITAL IMAGES?

You have the right to reprint images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without my written consent.

WhAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T BE AT OUR WEDDING or ELOPEMENT?

First of all, I want to assure you that this would only happen if I was severely sick, in the hospital, or having a family emergency/death. However, if one of these worst case scenarios were to occur, I would do everything in my power to ensure that another talented photographer would be take my place for your special day.

First of all, I want to assure you that this would only happen if I was severely sick, in the hospital, or having a family emergency/death. However, if one of these worst case scenarios were to occur, I would let you know as soon as possible + reschedule our session for a later date that works for both of us.

WhAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T BE AT OUR FAmily or couples session?

WhAT If we need to cancel or reschedule our session, Wedding, or elopement?

If you’ve already signed the contract + booked a specific date with me, and then need to cancel or reschedule your wedding, elopement, or session, the retainer fee for the original date is non-refundable. In most cases, in order to book a new date, a new retainer will need to be paid. In some cases, I may be able to reschedule if I have an avalibility for the new date and if it is within the same month.

Again, I do this because once a date is in my calendar, I am counting on that money to help pay my bills that month. I’ve also most likely rejected other sessions for that same date.

Will you photoshop us?

Nope! My style is all about embracing the raw & authentic moments + memories. I want to showcase what it is that make you and your loved ones unique + special.

What should we wear for our session?

I won't pretend choosing your outfits will be easy. I agonize over outfits for my family photos EVERY YEAR!

However, my quick advice is to avoid any neon colors, logos and stripes or plaid. Also, avoid over matching everyone (long gone are the days of white t-shirts & jeans). Find something you feel beautiful in! You can always send me your outfit ideas beforehand and I can give you feedback.

The point is, I'm here to help + serve you to the best of my ability! After after you book a session with me, I will send you a helpful guide including tips on what to wear + what not to wear!

What exactly are your travel expenses? Why do your travel collections cost more?

My Travel Collections cost includes my travel expenses for a roundtrip ticket to your wedding or elopement destination, a rental car, 2 nights in a hotel + food. If you are inquiring for an international wedding or elopement, I will give you a custom travel quote using roughly the same guidelines.

Do you have a travel schedule?

Yes, if you click right here, you will see the most recent update to my travel schedule. Depending on if your wedding, elopement, or session happens to line up with my existing travel schedule, I may be able to create a custom travel quote just for you.

I require a 50% non-refundable deposit/ retainer at the time of booking and signing the contract.

The remaining 50% is due two weeks before your session. I am currently accepting payment through Paypal.

How does payment work? Do you require a deposit?

The reason your 50% deposit is non refundable is that when you book a session for a certain date, I am counting on the income from that session to pay my month to month bills + I will be rejecting any other inquiries for that date.

Why is my deposit non-refundable?

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