okay so that's more of a statement rather than a question but we get this all the time. part of what we do is to break you down (in the best possible sense) and get you comfortable in front of the camera. most of our couples come at us telling us they're awkward and not sure what to do in front of the camera. that's another great reason to book a session because it is then we're able to really get you camera ready. we'll find that inner model in you just yet.
we only charge for the bare minimum - which is flight, transportation, stay. if we can travel to and from in one day by car, then we just charge to the mile one way that's over 80 miles roundtrip. if it requires overnight stay / out of state / out of the county then we ask for our flights and stay and, if necessary, transportation. but honestly we're not fancy and we are always open to work with you on your budget. whether that means staying in the same airbnb as your friends, having a family member pick us up, etc. we've done all that and it always makes for the best bonding experience for us. we don't make money from our travel charges, it's simply just covering for travel.
in the words of Kendrick Lamar we are "so sick and tired of the photoshop." we're not photoshoppers, we're photographers. we believe in making you feel good and comfortable in front of our cameras, just as you are. if you have a blemish or if there's something in the background that's distracting then yes we will, otherwise we like you just the way you are.
for weddings, we typically say 4-6 weeks. for sessions, about 2-4 weeks. never later, most times sooner. once we're done with them we'll upload all the photos onto your gallery first and send you the link so you can view them right away.