Q: Do you shoot film or digital?
I have been shooting film for the past couple of years and I have just feel in love with the process of creating images in the medium. Film images have such an organic look to them that digital just can’t replicate, plus it lends itself to creating a more timeless image. All portrait, branding, and editorial work are shot on film.
Q: What type of camera bodies do you work with?
I use a combination of cameras depending on the commission. My workhorses are my Nikon 35mm film cameras and Mamiya medium format camera, however, I also shoot with a Yashica TLR medium format camera, a Holga, a Polaroid SX-70, and a Fuji Instax.
Q: Do you still shoot weddings?
No and Yes. I have turned my focus to my film work shooting portraits, editorial, and personal projects. However, I still occasionally take on weddings from referrals from past clients and any kindred spirits that I meet. You can see my wedding portfolio here.
Q: How many images should I expect from my session?
For a studio session generally expect ~50 images and for a lifestyle session ~100.
Q: Do you provide only color photos or black and white as well?
In general I shoot most sessions primarily on color film and shoot one roll of B&W, however, B&W images are some of my favorites. Because of this I offer the option to do sessions completely in B&W film.
Q: What is the turnaround time?
Online galleries are available generally 3 weeks after the session and proof prints are in the mail 4 weeks following the session.
What are proof prints?
These are prints that allow you to “proof” your images. In this digital age we have gotten so use to seeing everything on a screen but physical proofs gives you an idea of what the image will look like in print. To me it brings back the memories of going through prints after getting film back from the lab.
What products do you offer?
I encourage all my clients to preserve their memories in some tangible way and I offer fine art museum quality prints, heirloom quality albums, and presentation boxes.
What should I wear for my session?
I always say simple is best and always recommend something comfortable yet neat. Its not about being stylish or trendy but being you. I also recommend staying away from busy patterns or colors that clash.