HOW DID YOU BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER?

I've got my fist camera as a gift from my parents at the age of 7. I can still remember it, it was big, yellow and red with film insert.
Soon I discovered that taking photos of people, moments and emotions is my passion and I want to evolve it later in my journey.

WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

This one might be the most important question of all... So here's my answer:
I'll be honest, I'am NOT the photographer for everyone. I'm 100% okay with that because I want you and I want for me to have the BEST photography experience. If you are looking for someone that will help you every step of the way and be your calm & prepared, yet stoked side kick then I'm your gal. I pride myself on creating beautiful, meaningful photos that make you feel amazing. I am DEFINITELY down for adventure and can go wherever you want to go. I am ready to create something beautiful with you so when you look back on these photos, YOU REMEMBER WHY YOU LOVE EACH OTHER.

CAN WE DO AN ENGAGEMENT OR PRE-WEDDING SESSION WITH YOU BEFOREHAND?

I highly recommend that you do an engagement session with your wedding photographer before the wedding. Not only are engagement session great to get photos for your invites or guest book or just to capture this awesome milestone in your life; An engagement session is essential to getting comfortable with your photographer. It alleviates a lot of stress to know by experience, how your wedding photographer will operate on your wedding day. This is an easy way to actually see how they work and how their photos turn out. That way you can discuss what your favorite poses and photos are so your photographer can do more of that on your wedding day. Or if you end up not liking the photos or don’t jive with the photographer then you still have time to find a new photographer.

DO YOU ONLY SHOOT WEDDINGS?

I work with couples, weddings, elopements, families, boudoir and with open air portraits.

CAN WE HAVE RAW (UNEDITED) IMAGES?

RAW images: I honestly don’t know of any photographer that gives out RAW images nowadays. A RAW image is the image straight out of camera, the largest file size, with no editing. RAW digital images typically have very little contrast and are underexposed. It is faux pas to ask for the RAWs since that is not the final photo. That is like asking a baker for the cake batter instead of getting a baked cake with beautiful frosting. Photographers spend a lot of time editing the photos so they look amazing! So, just to be sure, I unfortunately can't give any RAW images.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?

Depends on the coverage. Usually up to 1000 for a 12h wedding coverage.

CAN WE ORDER ALBUMS AND PRINTED PHOTOS FROM YOU?

Yes, YES! Of course you can. I believe there is nothing better than holding a piece of that meaningful memories in your hands. You can place it on special place close to your heart or eyes as wallets, home walls, gifts, jewellery etc etc.

CAN WE MEET BEFORE THE BOOKING?

Yes, absolutely. Since I want to provide personalised experience to every couple, I would like to meet you both in person before booking. To chat a bit about your expectations and the wedding/elopement itself. In this way, we instantly know if there is a genuine connection between us.

WHAT IF THERE'S A BAD WEATHER?

That’s the only thing you cannot control. That’s why I encourage to have fun in any weather condition. The photos will be great as long as you guys are taking it easy, are relaxed and have fun. And yes, if the weather report gives us time to prepare, we need to think about other options (different places, umbrellas, etc).

WHERE ARE YOU BASED? ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR TRAVELS?

I'm Slovenian Wedding photographer, but I'm always excited for travel anywhere else.

WHAT WILL YOU WEAR ON OUR WEDDING DAY?

This is one most couples don't think about. I (as your wedding photographer) should blend in with your day. If you are having a black tie affair, you don't want me in jeans and a polo. And vice versa, if you are having a low-key wedding in the woods you don't need a photographer in a tux. I am usually in a black jumpsuit or wide long pants with gold earrings for the occasion (so I can run around or get on the ground to get the best angles). I really like to blend in with whatever the vibe of the wedding is. With other occasion shooting I will dress weather appropriate.

CAN WE CUSTOMIZE OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE?

Your wedding day is unique! You should totally be able to customize your photography needs as you wish. My two pieces of advice are that you get more coverage than you think you need (so you don’t have to stress if anything runs behind) and that you get some form of printed product. Ways to customize your photography collections usually include: The amount of hours of photography coverage, photographer assistant, additional photographers, engagement session, bridal session, rehearsal dinner coverage, prints, canvases, albums, and more.

WHEN WILL WE GET OUR IMAGES?

Industry standard is about a 4-8 week turnaround. But why? Editing that many images takes a lot of time and cannot be done in one sitting. My turnaround is about 4-6 weeks, sometimes faster if it’s not busy season. I deliver my images via an online gallery and USB key. Sometimes (if there's time) I will ask you to meet for a gallery reveal in person.

DO YOU HAVE AN ASSISTANT OR ADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS?

It's true a second photographer is great to have peace of mind knowing you are gonna get all the angles. An assistant is super helpful too, to take care of you (fix hair, fluff your dress). Normally couple or photographer ask your best man or. maid of honour to help. On some weddings I have an assistant or. additional photographer when I estimate that it will be necessary. It's important to know who you want with you on your wedding day because personality is important.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING?

If your wedding is on Saturday from May-October, usually a year in advance would be sufficient. Other weekdays are typically free a few weeks in advance. However, dates do fill up quickly. If your wedding date is set, I suggest to secure it as soon as possible.

WHAT IS YOUR BACKUP PLAN? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO OUR WEDDING?

This one is so important! Make sure you not just hiring a photographer, but a wedding photographer! Regular portraits can be retaken, but you only get one shot at the photos on your wedding day. I heard some horror stories - cameras breaking, sd cards corrupting, images getting deleted, gear getting stolen, etc etc. It's important to know and understand that in most of the cases photographer can't do nothing about it. I personally carry a backup lenses, and lighting equipment. That way if something happens to my primary gear, I can still capture the rest of the day.
I also always shoot to two cards, then immediately backup the images in 3 places to prevent any loss of the image files. I carry my cards on my body so that they don’t get stolen or damaged. In case of illness or whatever reason that I can’t make it to your wedding; My second shooter will take the lead or I have a list of awesome photographers I’ve worked with that I will contact to take over (Knock on wood...I have never missed a shooting yet).

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT A YEAR?

This will be a gut check for you. Do you want someone who is super experienced shooting 40+ weddings per year or do you want someone who shoots 10 weddings per year so they have more time to focus on you?
Wedding Photography is my second job or better -my main passion work. Experience is needed, but as long as you love my work and personality, amount of yearly shootings doesn’t determine how good of photographer someone is. For me, less (or just the right amount) is more. I would rather have less weddings and give all my couples 110%. My couples deserve the best and to me that is quality attention and time.

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