Frequently Asked Questions


1. What's your photographic style?

I am a fine art wedding and portrait photographer. I am inspired by film (this is where I learned how to photograph). While I shoot exclusively digital now, my style reflects my first love: film. My images have been described as candid, emotional, romantic and airy. I love making real connections with couples and bringing out their personalities in my portraits. I will create images that tell the story of your wedding day in the best way possible. Also I've got a serious love for floral crowns and all things bohemian. Fancy bohemian.

2. What gear do you use?

I use professional grade Canon camera bodies & lenses (all L-series lenses, the best ;). I have backups to all of my gear. You are in good hands, you get to kick back and enjoy your big day.

3. What if I want you to stay longer on my wedding day?

No problem! Let me know before the final hour of your wedding and I'll plan to stay longer! An extra hour of photography coverage is $425/hr. I'll invoice you to pay later and you get back to your party!

4. What does Elm & Olive mean? 

Good question! Elm & Olive was started in 2012. I wanted a playful name that represented what I try to include in every photograph: an element of strength and fragility. To me, a strong Elm tree and a tiny Olive represent both. 

5. How many photographers will be at my wedding? 

It depends on the type of package you build. A second photographer can be added and is a great option to get multiple angles. It's highly recommended for large weddings. 

6. How many photos will I receive?

It varies but you can expect to receive approximately 65-75 images/hour. (For example for a 10 hour wedding, you can expect around 650-750 final photos). 

7. Do you take credit cards?

I take all major credit cards. 

8. What's required to save our date?

To book and save the date, please send an email to to request a contract. A signed contract and 40% non-refundable retainer fee is required. The remaining balance is due 1 month before your event date.

9. How far in advance do you book?

I typically book 12-24 months in advance. I take a limited number of weddings each year to stay fresh and focused on my clients. I highly recommend booking your wedding photographer early in the planning process.