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How long have you been doing photography/ videography?

Effervescent Media Works was established in 2009 while I was still in film school. My first year I did weddings part time while going to school and worked with a handful of couples as I built my portfolio.  In 2011, I was full on busy with 35 weddings, dozens more families, couples, seniors and children.  Hundreds of couples have entrusted me with their love stories and I feel truly blessed to be a part of that.   

Now I have learned to pace myself and therefore only take on a handful of weddings each year for a proper work like balance and to bring my A game to every couple I serve.   

Why is photography and videography so expensive?

For every hour that I spend behind the camera, I spend countless more and money in prep, research, location scouting, continued education,  and of course, editing. Each image and film is masterfully perfected with the creative skills I have accumulated over the last 13 years. I am always honing in on my craft.  

Then of course there is the cost of equipment, editing software subscriptions, permit fees, insurance, taxes, travel expenses, online galleries, marketing costs the list goes on.  As a couple looking for a photographer on a budget, be wary, as this industry can certainly offer the "you get what you pay for" dilemma, so be sure to do your research!  If you would like to set up a payment plan with me we can arrange that, however, note that you will not receive you images until the full amount has been received.  

I want to be transparent about the quality of work that I offer.    Be sure to browse through one of my full weddings to get the best idea.

 What is in your camera bag?

 Cameras:  Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera, 2 Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Cameras

Lenses:  Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens, Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens, Canon RF100mm F2.8 L Macro is USM

Flashes:  Canon Speedlite 600 EX II-RT, Light Stands, Diffuser light box, reflectors

Other: Memory Cards, extra batteries, Lens cleaner, silly things to get the kids to look and much more! 

I'm interested! How do I get started? northern colorado wedding photographer
To start we will set up a complimentary consultation. The consultation will allow you the opportunity to meet me in person, discuss the wedding and to preview large prints, wedding albums and a Slideshow. We will decide the look that fits you best and discuss potential locations for engagements and bridals. At the consultation we will decide on the wedding collection that best fits your needs (or create a custom one.) We will also schedule your engagement and bridal session if applicable to the collection. If you prefer to meet over zoom or facetime we can arrange that.  I also have Duo. Especially if you are from out of state!

If you are only interested in scheduling an engagement session, wonderful! We will still find a time to chat. 

All wedding packages include an online viewing gallery post wedding day or per session (varies per package) After we meet for engagements or bridals, pictures will be posted within 2-3 weeks.

When they are done being edited you will receive your gallery with all images edited with a full personal print release included. For the wedding day itself, all formal portraits are provided in their highest resolution, however, all other images, such as the cake, guests chatting etc, will be provided up to size 8x10. If you need a 20x30 of your aunt chatting it up with your uncle then simply refer to the online gallery to download the highest resolution. This arrangement allows me to provide you with the most images I can! 



How much is a portrait session?

Please contact me for a full price list. My email address is

What is the start to finish process for a portraiture session?
After you call or email us to schedule a session, and we decide on a location then we will meet for the session at the directly location, shoot some fun pictures. Within 3-4 weeks your pictures will be posted in an online gallery, where you may download your images.

How long is your typical turn around to receive our pictures?

Please allow 3-4 weeks for portrait sessions. Weddings take a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Remember, I offer a LOT of fully edited pictures compared to any other photographer I have encountered.

newborns utahHow many pictures will I receive?

A LOT! Each package is different though so it will vary depending on how many hours of coverage there are, the sessions your choose, the number of locations included etc. For a quick idea, for example, an engagement session will include approximately 40-60   fully edited beautiful pictures.

Do you offer a rush service?

If you are needing pictures or prints in a hurry I do offer a rush service. Cut the usual time in half and receive your prints or proofs faster than my usual turn around time. Just add a 25% charge to the standard session price.  To apply the rush, please notify me at the time of the session.  For rushed wedding day photos, please contact me directly with your needs and desires for the rush . . . as it is challenging to rush edit ALL of the pictures from the wedding day.  I am more than happy to discuss rush editing a specified group of the desired pictures from the wedding day (i.e. family pictures, bridal and groom at location, cake cutting, etc.)     Sneak Peeks of the wedding day are posted to our social media within a week of the wedding.

What does it mean to own the personal print  release to my images? Will I own the rights to my images so I can print them best denver wedding photographerswherever I like?

It means you can print your pictures with whomever and wherever you like, and as many as you like. No restrictions.

YES! All sessions, collections etc include a FULL copy right release, meaning you can print your pictures with whomever and wherever you like! However, please note that in the printing world there is as vast variety as fine china compared to paper plates.     I highly recommend getting your pictures professionally printed though your online gallery. A quick super market one hour photo won't give your images the visual quality they deserve! 

Do you offer print services?

Yes! You can print through me through your online gallery. To order prints you will see a button in the right corner that says 'buy' and you can click it to reveal 'this photo'. From there you can order and check out all your favs, and go to the cart when you are done.

How do I use my print credit included in my collection?

Shopping for your prints occurs from within your online gallery, simply placing the cursor over each photo will allow you to select print options and add to-be-printed photos to your cart. Then when you are done, go to your cart and go through the check-out process. Near the end of check-out the system will ask you if you have a code (displaying a small coupon code box). Apply the code you received just like you would a coupon code.   

What is the benefit of having print credit with my collection as opposed to just buying prints later?

Doing print credits as part of a package get you a great discount. It varies per collection, but for example, a $400 print credit will really only cost you about $300 if done as part of a collection. Plus, you will end up with beautiful professional quality prints!

What print finishes do you recommend?

Matte or Lustre.

I am currently looking at Wedding Photographers. Can I set up a consultation?

Yes! I offer free consultations! Come in and have a look. Wedding photography is very important and thus finding the right look for the right price fitting your needs can be difficult. Contact us today to set up a free consultation! 385-218-9660 or email us at I am located in Longmont.

I am out of State or too far away to meet for a consultation, what can I do?

boulder wedding photographersLet's talk. A phone consultation or facetime will have to do:)

Do you offer specials and discounts?

Yes! Updates regarding specials, discounts, coupon codes and even giveaways are posted on our facebook page. Be sure to 'like' our page to stay informed on all of the fun deals.

What do you charge for travel?

To give you a quick idea, travel to Denver from Longmont would be $35. Please see my price list for a larger list of travel pricing.  Destinations further afield (ie out of driving distance) will need to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis

Travel is included for cities along the Front Range (Longmont, Lyons, Boulder, Broomfield, Loveland, Fort Collins, Eerie.)

What are some good locations in Northern Colorado for Pictures?

 I know of so many beautiful mountain scape locations, then there are the forests, the lakes, mainstreet in Longmont, Pearl street in Boulder, so many beautiful parks and of course downtown Denver.  If you want something indoors, I know of a few studio options as well.    

I see you were based in Utah before!  I am a photographer looking for location ideas.  Can you share? 

If you want to stay mostly inside (during the winter): Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Various building interiors in downtown Salt Lake City, University of Utah Historic Circle, and I also have a portable studio for indoor shooting of small groups. Even when it is chilly outside and a bit grey doesn't mean that your pictures will be! I have a lot of colorful locations, elegant snowy ones, indoor/ outdoor variety, locations that are just as colorful in the winter as in the summer.

If you want to stay mostly inside (during the winter): Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Various building interiors in downtown Salt Lake City, University of Utah Historic Circle, and I also have a portable studio for indoor shooting of small groups. Even when it is chilly outside and a bit grey doesn't mean that your pictures will be! I have a lot of colorful locations, elegant snowy ones, indoor/ outdoor variety, locations that are just as colorful in the winter as in the summer.

For a detailed look at some locations click here! Or you can ask us for more details! We have tons of fun locations to take pictures at all over Utah valley. We know of all types of fun engagement locations in Salt Lake City , Sandy, Orem, Provo, Bountiful, Draper, Park City, etc. We also can recommend a wide variety of engagement locations in Utah depending on what types you are looking for. Rustic Engagement locations, traditional, contemporary, classical, all nature, garden tended nature, even several urban grunge locations located throughout Utah valley. We will work together to find the perfect match for you!

What kind of editing do you do?

I am a meticulous editor. I treat every photo I touch like I am the one in it. Goodbye zits, double chins, red eye, a sunburn, tired eyes, trash, undesired background objects and people, etc. My editing style is typically very colorful. I love color! I clean up my pictures without making the people look like plastic. Natural is best! However I will smooth skin tones, enhance colors, etc as needed. When you review my portfolio you will notice a variety!  I have been doing this for 13 years! So yes, there will be some variety.  Each couple is unique and has had specific edit requests to fit their personal vibe. My work typically has a looks like film classical look with a little pop of color.  Sometimes I will work more moody as requested.  I like to stick to true to color. 

Do you outsource your services to just editing?

Unfortunately I do not outsource my editing talents. I cannot guarantee that the quality will match what I myself offer as a photographer.  Poorly shot images often involve very time consuming editing that may not even result in an adequate final image . . . with limited editing time available, I must place my efforts in providing the very best final images to my photography session clients.  Please tread carefully when selecting a photographer.

What suggestions do you have for what to wear for engagement pictures?artistic wedding photography salt lake city

Please check out the following blog post here. Put a few quick tips, dress up, dress for the location/ season, and dress for your personalities but not too busy.

What should I bring for my bridal photography session?

Please check out the following blog post here.

Why do a first look?

I can not emphasize enough how much I recommend doing a first look or pre-wedding bride and groom formals.  I will help you to feel relaxed and ensure we get all the pictures you could want!  And their is more flexibility on locations as you are not limited to your schedule and venue. One of the things that is so special about a first look is the special time you two have together that it really makes for such a beautiful moment.

Do you offer Boudoir services?

No. Boudoir is not one of my specialties. 

Do you do Slide shows?

Yes! Many of my complete wedding packages include them. Slide shows contain up to 99 slides (From experience, this is the highest number of photos that guests will be comfortable watching either sitting or standing!)

Slideshows can contain any of the follow combination's:

Engagements, Bridals

Growing up pictures, engagements, bridals

Growing up pictures, engagements

Engagements, Bridals and Wedding Day

Slideshows are $100 as an add-on. Additional pictures may be added. It is $50 to add an additional 50 images. We do not do per image pricing. 


If you are wanting to include growing up pictures, they will need to be provided in an envelope, in the desired order and lightly penciled on the back. If they do not need to be scanned in, then a CD with pictures, numbered in the order can be included.

And lastly, a CD with the desired songs, please provide 5 songs (all may not be used as song length vary) and specification as to the desired order, and 1-2 give or take songs.

Do you offer Videography Services?

Yes, we do!    You can view more of our wedding day videos over on vimeo.  As well as our engagement love stories. Videography services may be added to your photography collection or arranged seperately.

Do you design albums?

 Yes I do!  Our most popular album is our 10x10 leather lustre layflat album.  Don't let your wedding day sit buried away on your computer!  Display your pictures.  Share them often with family and friends.   To see more about the process of our wedding albums, click here


 Don't see your question here?  Contact us with whatever you need. 

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