frequently asked questions
How do I book my wedding? Can you hold a date for me?
Weddings are often booked a year or more in advance, so please connect as soon as you have your date to check for availability. To hold a wedding date, a $1000 non-refundable retainer and signed contract is required. I accept bookings on a first come/first served basis. To focus on each couple and honor the art of my work, I serve a limited number of weddings to 10-15 per year.
Can you tell me more about your style and approach?
Creative storytelling and effortless, elegant images. I lean against the wall, a quiet observer, constantly watching that deep connection…
"To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh is enough." Thank you, Walt Whitman.
It could be a subtle look, simple touch, and fleeting moment captured that fills my heart, soul mates intertwined. More than just a photograph, my own story of love. What sets me apart is simply, myself. Calm and positive energy, the eye to see the perfect shot and the passion to discretely capture these moments for my clients.
Who is your dream client?
Adventurous, inspiring, loves to travel, creative. Whether it is a week-long destination wedding in Italy, or an intimate wedding of ten loved ones in the mountains, my clients trust my vision to create and tell their story. My clients often become dear friends and a ‘lifetime’ photography relationship is created, documenting their growing families each year.
Do you shoot RAW and can I have the unedited images?
Your wedding photographs will be shot in RAW format and then carefully culled and hand-edited into jpeg format, for the best quality. The RAW images are not passed along to the client, as they are unedited and not an accurate representation of the Sparkle Photography vision. You will receive a personal usage release to print the images at a recommended professional lab for the best quality. The photographer retains the copyright and rights to the images, to use them for promotional purposes.
What is the online gallery?
The online gallery is a private, password protected website for your wedding photographs. Family and friends can view and order prints and albums from this website. The client has a special login to ‘hide’ any images before releasing them to guests. A pin is also given to download all the images.
Do you travel for destination weddings?
Yes, I love to travel! I have been lucky enough to travel to some incredible destination weddings in Italy, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Hawai’i, East Hampton, New York City, North Carolina, Scottsdale, and California. If you have a magical elopement or destination wedding idea, please ask about discounted rates for my bucket-list locations.
What are your wedding photography rates?
I love to allow enough time to document those quiet moments getting ready, to the celebratory send-off at the end of the evening. A 10-hour wedding begins at $4,000 for one photographer and includes the edited high-resolution images in an online gallery. Wedding albums, second photographers, prints, engagement, boudoir sessions, and rehearsal dinner coverage, can be added on, to create your custom collection.
Do you have recommended vendors you like?
Yes! With a combination of growing up in Park City, and photographing weddings for the past 12-years, I have connected with some incredible vendors. Please inquire for my personal list of favorite venues, florists, planners, videographers, stylists, bands, DJs, transportation & other vendors.