Step 1. Shoot me an email.
Step 2. We set up a phone call, meet-up, or email to feel out if we would be a good fit.
Step 3. Once we know we’re going to click, a 50% non-refundable retainer and signed contract will secure your date!
**Changes during COVID: I have reduced the non-refundable deposit to an even $500 (usually around $1000).**
My default payment schedule is: 50% up front, 25% midway, and the remaining 25% paid 30 days out from the wedding. If you need a custom schedule, we can talk and set one that works for both of us.
On average, I deliver around 100 photos per hour of coverage. But there is no set number. I deliver the images that turn out and aren’t repetitive. I would never hold back any of your precious memories.
I love editing photos, so I get them to you quickly. My contract says within 30 days, but I usually deliver much sooner. Getting you your photos is my top priority. I send your photos in an online gallery. Through the gallery you’ll be able to download, share and print.
It depends on the schedule of the day. I usually encourage having a second photographer because I can’t be everywhere at once. However, small weddings generally don’t require a second photographer. Weddings where everything, including all getting ready, is in the same location helps alleviate the need for a second photographer as well. We can talk to see if you would benefit from having a second photographer.
It’s not crucial, but it’s really beneficial for both of us. I have a different approach to engagement sessions than most photographers. My goal is to create a space for you guys to be yourselves together like I’m not even there. Think of something you do together, whether it’s date night, going to get ice cream, or just watching Netflix at home, and we’ll just do that. I won’t tell you to do any uncomfortable poses or make you do something you wouldn’t normally do. We can get some nice portraits at the end but the main focus will be capturing you in your actual environment the way you actually live your lives. These would be amazing photos to show your grandkids, like look how we spent our time together back in the day!
HECK YES! I will follow you to the ends of the earth. I often travel within the Midwest but will gladly travel anywhere. Pricing varies depending on location.
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"Where do I begin... Caitlyn not only did an amazing job photographing our wedding day, but also did an amazing job at being there through the chaos. Caitlyn was so good about asking questions that didn’t bombard my husband and I. When I didn’t know what i wanted or didn’t know what to do she was there to help me figure out what I wanted. If you are looking for more than just a photographer who *clicks* a button then Caitlyn is your girl."
"Caitlyn has all the secret tricks to bring out the fun energy between a couple. Because it’s there. Putting your love out there for the world to see can be uncomfortable. But the best part is that Caitlyn doesn’t ask you to do anything uncomfortable.
Jess and I can’t be more happy with our photos (and we got 50 sneak peek photos the same day!) and how quickly they came to us. She captured the good, the ugly tears, and the better. She captured our love again, one year later; on our wedding day. And she did not disappoint."
"I don’t even know where to begin with Caitlyn. She is insanely talented, truly dedicated, has the sweetest heart, will go well out of her way to make sure you are happy and I could not attempt to find anyone else as caring as she is. I’ve done three shoots with her and I’ve never felt more comfortable being photographed. She also delivers the absolute best results.
Do yourself a favor, and book Caitlyn."