“It’s in the ordinary moments that we find the extraordinary.”
There’s magic all around us if we choose to stop and look.
I’m on a mission to capture this magic in the form of still and moving imagery that holds the power to incite extraordinary feeling in the viewer. Whether that’s YOU looking back at your wedding album on a Sunday morning to relive the love; your grandmother, who couldn’t make your baby shower but who feels like she did now she’s flicking through the photos on Facebook and feeling every ounce of your joy with you; or your ideal client, scanning your website and deciding to work with YOU because of the passion and authenticity they feel in you through your unique brand imagery.
SO, WHY CHOOSE US?
In short, we’re at your service for capturing your milestones and celebrations, giving you a way to enjoy them for a lifetime, long after you’ve taken off the dress and packed away the champagne glasses. But this takes a whole lot more than just pressing a shutter button at the moment of ‘I do’.
I believe exceptional photos and videos are born of:
- 1. Inspiration and intuition: two qualities I live and work by every single day to produce my greatest work.
- 2. Everybody feeling at ease! Which is why, aside from the execution and final deliverables, you can think of me as your mascot, here to hype you up all day! I make people laugh by being my goofy self, which makes other people safe to be themselves too. I can break down walls when clients are feeling uneasy. I’m not afraid to look silly in front of strangers.
While technical skills, an eye for lighting are important, it’s these qualities that I’ve found most invaluable as a photographer and filmmaker. They allow us to co-create together and to capture you and your loved ones in your full expression, totally at ease and fully embracing the moment.
I can’t do it alone!
When choosing the team for your project, I bring along or send out the kind of people I know you’re going to like having around. Yes, my associates have amazing credentials and do beautiful work, but most importantly, they’re good people and I trust that they’re going to provide you with a professional, outstanding experience.
The absolute most important thing to us is your experience. It’s our mission to make you feel heard, valued and appreciated. We take pride in our desire and ability to build lasting relationships with our clients and the vendors we work with on a regular basis.
As a team, we’re honored to have been included in so many joyous celebrations and we’re truly excited to be a part of encapsulating your happy moments.
a glance at what we do…
- Rental Space
- Selfie Booth
What we do best
- Bridal Showers
- Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
- Date nights
- Branding for vendors, artists, and entrepreneurs
- Lifestyle – continue the journey (growing families/anniversaries/just for fun)
The FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Figuring it all out is a big process, so I know you have questions! If you have a question that isn’t answered below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help you.
- What is your editing process? Do you have a team?
It’s my mission to provide you with an exceptional experience from start to finish— and I can’t do that alone! I have a superstar team of specialists to help me move your deliverables through the queue as quickly as possible while maintaining thoughtful, intentional and quality work. Outsourcing a portion of my shooting, editing and writing with private contractors allows me to spend my time doing what I do best: making connections, conjuring up creative ideas, telling stories and making you happy by lifting you up and helping you to feel fully present in the most cherished times of your life.
- I want to take footage/images with a drone! Do you have one?
We do! The drone is already included in certain packages and can be added to any package (regulation permitting) for an additional cost.
- How do you choose and source music for my video?
We use royalty-free music, and choose songs that pair well with your style, preferences, and footage that we have. If we happen to choose music that you don’t like, I’ll be happy to work with you until we get it right.
- What is a RAW cut?
Some of my packages include what I call a “RAW cut” which means we’ll mash up all the footage from our shoot into a home movie style video. RAW cuts do not include color corrections, added music or graphics.
- How will my photos and videos be delivered?
You’ll receive your final edited images through a handy link to a downloadable online gallery. Prints and keepsakes can be ordered directly from your gallery and the link can be easily shared with friends and family. Highlight films are uploaded to Vimeo and made viewable and downloadable through direct link. RAW cuts and long form video edits are delivered on a USB drive which we send out by mail along with photo albums or other keepsakes that may be included in your package.
- How long will my photos/videos take?
We have lots of ongoing projects and do our best to edit in chronological order, ensuring each of our clients gets the care and attention they deserve. We thank you in advance for your patience and are happy to provide updates along the way. For your reference:
- *Films can be expected in 6 months
- *Wedding galleries in 12 weeks
- *Lifestyle, Boudoir, Styled sessions in about 8 weeks
- What if I want them faster? Just can’t wait for your photos or videos? Rush delivery is available at an extra charge.
- I’ve already booked but now I want to add something to my package!
That’s cool! You can add to your package anytime— I’ll just send a new invoice and might need you to sign an extra document or two, but I’m always happy to make changes. If you’re requesting an additional shooter, I’ll need some notice. Please let me know at least a month before the date of our scheduled project so that I’ve got time to lock in one of my associates. Additional editing can be requested up to 60 days after the date of our shoot.
- What about sales tax/travel fees?
We collect 7% sales tax and charge a Travel fee of $0.58. More details about fees are laid out in my standard service contract.
- What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Retainers are non-refundable. We may choose to offer a credit for cancelations made due to extenuating circumstances. Cancellations must be made 45 days in advance or the client will be responsible for the remaining balance. Rescheduling is addressed on a case by case basis.
- How far out are you booked?
I typically book about a year in advance. I’m currently accepting inquiries for 2022 and 2023.
- Do you offer mini sessions?
Absolutely! I do my best to reserve a few weekends in my calendar throughout the year for seasonal mini sessions. When you book a mini session, you’ll get:
- A 30-minute session
- 20 images
- A print release
Stay up to date with mini session dates, prices and deals by subscribing to my email list.
- Do you offer discounts?
I don’t offer discounts, but if you’re on a tight budget, let me know and I’ll keep that in mind when I’m creating your proposal. I offer seasonal deals and special offers to my existing clients and email subscribers, so be sure to opt-in to stay up to date!
- Do you offer payment plans?
If you’re not able to pay your 50% retainer in full, we can discuss a payment plan on a case by case basis. Please note any concerns in your questionnaire when you sit down to fill it out.
Keep scrolling for a look at my process from start to finish!
- 1. Inquire through the Contact Form.
- 2. Check your inbox for my Welcome Guide.
- 3. Fill out the questionnaire
- We’ll get to know your vision right off the bat by asking some fun questions in a digital questionnaire you need to fill out before we lock anything in. This will ensure we’re the perfect fit before we move on to the next step.
- 4. Proposal
- Once we have your details, I’ll put together a custom proposal that you’ll be able to review, sign, and pay online when you’re ready.
5. Schedule a 15 minute Q+A upon request
at this point, you’ll be able to schedule a call with me to walk through the shooting process and resolve any unanswered questions
6. Signature and Payment
We can now lock in your dates once we have 50% of the total payment down and your signature on all required contracts.
7. Receive your Proposed Timeline and Shot List
When you book, I’ll create a proposed photo or video timeline that you’ll be able to reference throughout the rest of your planning process.
8. Check in
A month ahead of your project, I’ll check in with you to collect any final details and make sure we’re on the same page
9. Review Final Timeline and Shot List
A week before the shoot, I’ll send over a final timeline and shot list including emergency contacts so that you’ve got something to share with anyone involved on the day of the shoot (eg. family, bridal party and vendors.)
10. Final Payments
Any remaining balances are due 7 days before your project to avoid any unnecessary stress on the day of the shoot.
11. Post Production: Patiently Wait in Anticipation for Your Deliverables!
Rest assured—we will archive and back up your RAW files so we’ve got copies in at least two places at all times! Next, we’ll begin to process the images. I work with a team of professionals who specialize in certain areas of editing. This speeds up the process and provides you with consistency and excellence in your final product.
You will receive digital copies of our work as well as a USB drive and any deliverables your package includes. Drives, albums and prints can be added to any package.
Have further questions? Email me at email@example.com.
” Shannon is an exemplary professional to work with for any photography and videography needs. She makes the entire process so easy and seamless. Shannon is a vibrant, caring, helpful, and fun person who is an absolute pleasure to work with for a wedding or any event/milestone.
During one of the most stressful events a couple could possibly go through together, Shannon’s care and helpful attitude was insurmountable. The quality of the product Shannon is able to produce with her team is excellent and any couple would be proud to have her cover their wedding.
Shannon also provided us with engagement photo-shoot and those pictures turned out iconic! There is nothing too big or creative for Shannon to take on. I am confident that for any of your photography or videography needs Shannon will make excellent work of it! We have absolutely loved working with Shannon and I would recommend her services to anyone!!! What an absolute gem!“