How long have you been shooting?
I started in high school for the year book and fell in love with photojournalism. In college, I got my BA in photography and graphic design. I started photographing weddings as a second shooter when I was 20 and haven't looked back! I currently have 7 years of experience post graduation. Mikhail spent a full year (2017) learning under me and other online educational tools and now has 3 years of experience.
Do you photograph families, babies and maternity?
Yes! Our main focus is photographing couples, weddings, brands, and portraits but if my style resonates with you send me a message and I'd be happy to learn more about what you are looking for and what kind of session we can put together.
Do you travel to shoot engagements and weddings? Where are you based out of?
We are based in Des Moines, Iowa but we love experiencing other places. Even if that means your special place is a small town a few hours away. If it's special to you, it's special to us. If you are looking for out of state or country we offer that as well, just send us a message and we'll hash out the details!
What's included in your wedding packages?
Our packages offer a few different options based on the needs for your big day. All collections include me (Heather) as your head photographer, Mikhail as your second shooter, a complimentary one hour engagement session (up to two outfits), and an online gallery of complimentary web and high resolution digitals for you to download and share.
Travel is included within a 20 mile radius of Des Moines, IA. Anything outside of that is .50/mile. I will work with you on a customized wedding day timeline that fits your big day. If you would like more or less, there are options to customize your wedding day coverage as well.
When will we see our stellar images?
2-3 weeks or less for all small shoots and engagement sessions. For wedding day, an online gallery email and link will be sent to you in 6 weeks or less.
How many images do we get?
This varies from each package that I offer and how the day goes. For small shoots and engagement sessions it will be around 50-100, and for weddings it’s between 300-800. Just know that I promise to give you your memories captured in all of the best ways possible in your final gallery.
Are you okay with other people taking photos while you're taking photos?
I do not allow others to take photos with anything other than a mobile device. A large part of the reason I include a second shoot in each package is to ensure we get maximum coverage of your day. If you have hired someone to video or someone has offered, I'm all good with that as long as I am able to touch base with them beforehand to go over expectations so we don't get in each others' shots.
Can we sharing the photos you take on Instagram and social media?
Absolutely! We love it when our clients post the images we have taken to share in the joy they are experiencing! We just ask that you don't apply any filters or make any edits to it. We work really hard to achieve the look and style we deliver in our images so please don't change that.