Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Photography do you specialize in?
I like to consider myself a "wedding and lifestyle portraiture photographer." Weddings and engagements have my heart and is probably my favorite thing to shoot. I love the thrill and excitement of a wedding day. I love following a timeline and the anticipation before a big moment that I have to capture. I love it all and it fills my spirit.
I also really love anything "lifestyle." That means more of an "in the moment" type of photography. So I would much rather take photos of a family all laughing together on their couch, than posing perfectly on some rock in a park. I love photos that depict a story and have a memory attached to them. I want all of my images to depict authentic emotion and real moments.
Do you have a studio or use flash?
Generally, no. Again, I love real moments. Real moments don't have flashes firing off in your face every second unless you're like Beyonce or something. So I use natural light to give you images like you remember them. I want your friends and family to see your photos and feel like they were there. I want your photos to look real, authentic, natural: Images like you're looking through a window.
The only times that I do use a flash are if the reception or event runs late into the evening, and it only makes sense to fill the darkness with some light.
What should I wear to my session?
Well if I'm photographing your wedding... then you should know.
But for all of my other sessions, I've created a Pinterest page to give you some outfit and color ideas for every season of the year. Check that out here.
Weddings: These days are unique and special. It's your one wedding day and that means that I'm playing an important role in capturing that; I don't take that lightly. I try to make myself as much in the background as possible (it helps that I don't have flash!) and I do my best to blend in. Obviously when it comes to the family sessions, portraits, and what not, my presence is known, but other than that I blend in. I make sure that the couple is happy and getting any and every shot that they want because, it's their day! I let the overabundance of love and excitement of the day guide me in photographing the wedding. I love to photograph the wedding through the eyes of a guest: natural and in the moment.
All other sessions: Our time together is more of a conversation and "hanging out" over anything. I walk with you, talk with you, get to know you, and I let the session flow naturally. I will of course help you feel comfortable when it comes to how you're standing or where to put your hands, but for the most part I focused on a very un-posed, real time together. I make sure you feel comfortable which results in an easy-going session filled with lots of laughs.
What can I expect during my session?
Weddings: You can expect your images within 4-8 weeks after your wedding, however I do my absolute best to get them to you ASAP. You can definitely expect a few sneak peeks on social media before then too! You will get an online gallery with all of your images to share with friends and family as well as an "Archer Inspired Wedding Box." In this box will have your USB with all of your images as well as a few other gifts. To know what those are, I guess you'll just have to book me! ;)
All other sessions: You can expect your photos within 2 weeks after our session, however I try my best to get them to you ASAP. I never really have a limit on how many photos you will receive. I believe in giving the best of the best images to my clients. So that means I won't hold any photos back that I think you will love and are within my photographic standards. I believe in sharing my art with others, and this is how I do that. Your images will be delivered to you in an online gallery where you can download and print as you wish.