The Nitty Gritty

The Nitty-Gritty


The Nitty Gritty

The Nitty-Gritty

Let's talk money

I'm here to be as transparent as possible with you. My booking process is simple and stress-free, and I'm always available to discuss any worries you may have. If you connect with my work and want to have a conversation about money, then let's chat

If you feel like I'm the right photographer for you but are unsure about your budget, please reach out anyways!
Photographing weddings is my livelihood and what keeps my bills paid, so I cannot always work with every budget. That being said, I believe in giving back as often as possible, and taking care of others whenever I can.  I'm more than happy to customize packages and coverage if you are genuinely open and honest with me. Money is scary, but it doesn't have to be when you've found the perfect person to work with.
From the planning process to the big day, I'll be there cheering you on and pouring my heart into your celebration.

Ready to join the Shawnee C Family? Click over to the BOOK ME form and let's get to know each other!

    richmond va wedding photograper

    Every package includes:

    • Your edited hi-res images with printing rights

    • A coffee/wine or Skype hangout so we can get to know each other and say hello!
    • An online gallery to share with those you love

    • Tips and helpful advice for getting the best photos
    • Travel (you don't have to worry about booking anything for me, I'll take care of it - you focus on your wedding day!)

    Wedding day coverage starting at:

    Engagement + Day-After sessions are:

    Travel within the USA is included in all packages

    *Special rates are available for small elopements, off-season (November-March) & weekday weddings*

    Travel Dates 2017

    Travel Dates

    Travel Dates 2017

    Travel Dates

    I travel quite often, and love meeting up with folks along the way. Give me a shout if I'll be near you!

    San Juan, Puerto Rico 2016

    San Juan, Puerto Rico 2016

    2017 Travel Dates

    March - Beaufort SC

    April - San Francisco, Salt Lake City 

    May - Eagles Mere Maryland, NYC, Hartford CT

    June - NYC, Washington DC

    July -  Asheville NC, San Diego, LA 

    August - NYC, Folly Beach SC

    September - Albany NY, Cape Cod MA, Washington DC, LA

    October - Houston TX, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Wellesley MA, San Francisco

    November - Washington DC, NYC






    Q. What kind of equipment do you use?

    A. I've always been a Canon person, and I have a serious love for the Sigma Art lenses.

    Q. Do you have insurance?

    A. Sure do! Just let me know if your venue needs my information.

    Q. Will you be the one photographing our event?

    A. Absolutely. Emails, consultations, shooting, editing, and delivery is all handled by me. I have a handful of very talented photographers I call upon when a second photographer is booked with your package, but I will always be the primary photographer at your event.

    Q. How many years have you been doing this?

    A. I started shooting weddings a little over 10 years ago, and haven't looked back since. I left my 9-5 at a vet clinic about two years ago, and have been photographing weddings full-time ever since. I seriously have the most amazing clients, and absolutely love what I get to do everyday.

    Q. Do we get the digital files from our portrait session or event?

    A. Yes! You will always receive the edited high-resolution images in an online downloadable gallery, with printing rights included. You can order prints through me (they won't break the bank) and they will be printed at my professional lab on archival paper and last a lifetime. Or you can take them down to the local market and print them off there, whatever you prefer!

    Q. Can you make me thinner/taller/airbrush off all my features in my photos?

    A. Short answer, no. I think you are beautiful just the way you are, and focus my work on body positivity and genuine moments. Aside from removing any surprise blemishes (zits, bruises, or injuries), I don't "retouch" any of my images.

    Q. We really want to work with you, but live so far away! How do we make that happen?

    A. Living far away is no problem! I love to travel, and will go wherever you are or want to have your celebration. I always want to meet my couples so we can chat and get to know each other before working together. We can do this via Skype/Google Hangout/Facetime or by phone. Whatever works best for you is great for me.

    Q. How long until we get our pictures back?

    A. My goal is to have your images back to you in two weeks. Sometimes my shooting schedule becomes a little insane and that isn't possible, but I will always have your pictures and online gallery ready in no more than 30 days from your event.

    Q. We're ready to book! What's the process?

    A. Yay! In order to reserve the date with me, I require a $1000 retainer fee (that is applied to your total balance due) and a signed contract. Both of these can be taken care of online, and you can pay by card or check. The remaining balance on your package is due 30 days before the event.

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