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Hi, I’m Moriah! I am a wedding and engagement photographer based in South Florida. I’m passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated to capturing beautiful, creative images of couples in love and of their most important day – their wedding.
I focus in on the details – capturing those unforgettable moments that fly by so quickly so you can re-live your wedding day over and over again; while maintaining a highly driven artistic vision. I am extremely fortunate to be able to shoot with my best friend, my husband Jared. Together we make a fantastic duo ready for anything! We love working together and our sessions are always relaxed and fun.
Here are some frequently asked questions that will give you an idea of who I am and what I do. I hope to hear your story soon!
// DO YOU TAKE GETTING-READY PHOTOS?
Yes! We’ll help you plan the best time for us to arrive to capture this exciting time of the day.Typically, Moriah will stay with the bride and her girls, while Jared hangs out with the groom and his groomsmen. It’s okay if you’re not getting ready at the same location – we can arrange to be wherever you need us to be.
// WILL YOU COVER EVERYTHING HAPPENING AT THE RECEPTION?
We have found that 12 hours of coverage is more than enough to capture every important event of the day, including everything that goes down at your reception: first dances, cake cutting, bouquet tossing, your grandma dancing to “Gangnam Style” and everything in between. If you think you need morethan 12 hours, we can certainly add on more coverage after discussing your timeline.
// WHEN WILL I SEE MY ENGAGEMENT OR WEDDING PHOTOS?
We have a very fast turnaround time. Your gallery will be ready for viewing within 1-2 weeks of the engagement session, and 3-4 weeks of your wedding. Many couples get their photos even quicker than that!
// CAN I PRINT FROM THE HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE DISC?
Absolutely. The High Resolution image disc includes print rights. We do encourage printing from a reputable lab, but you’re more than welcome to print anywhere you like.
// CAN I PURCHASE PRINTS FROM THE ONLINE GALLERY?
Yes! They are easy to order, and they are printed at professional labs that produce amazing, high-quality prints. Our prints are priced affordably so that everyone can have a beautiful keepsake from your big day.
// CAN I GET AN ALBUM MADE FROM MY WEDDING PHOTOS?
Absolutely. We strongly believe having your wedding photos displayed in a tangible product is the best way to preserve your big day. Imagine if you came across your parents, or your grandparents wedding photos stored on a old-school floppy disc. How would you view them? It would be near impossible, because it’s an obsolete technology. DVDs, USBs and hard drives will likewise one day be a thing of the past. The albums we design are hand-made, flush-mount leather or linen books made with the finest materials, and in a variety of styles and colors. It’s made to stand the test of time, so that it can be treasured and enjoyed for generations to come. Want to see what our amazing albums look like? Click here!
// DO YOU EDIT THE IMAGES?
Yes, all images are edited by myself in my signature style. Select images will also be converted to black and white, if the image lends itself to it. I will also retouch photos as needed.
// HOW WILL YOU DELIVER MY PHOTOS?
We include a high-resolution image disc in all of our packages, and that will be shipped to you right after the photos are processed. Check out our packaging for wedding image discs here!
// DO YOU SHOOT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
We love shooting engagement sessions! We highly encourage it and include it in our top packages. Shooting an engagement session is a great way for us to get to know each other and for you to get used to being photographed. By the time the wedding day comes around, we are already like old friends! Want some tips on what to do and what not to do for your engagement session? Click here!
// DO YOU SHOOT FAMILY, MATERNITY OR CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS?
While we have shot these in the past, (and while we do love kids!) at this time we are specializing in wedding and engagement photos only, as that is where our heart is and where we feel we excel. However, we would be more than happy to provide you with a list of referrals to some amazing family and children photographers in the area!
// WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We shoot with all professional digital Nikon gear, with enough backups to ensure even in case of a malfunction, we continue shooting without skipping a beat.
// ARE YOU INSURED?
Of course! We carry enough liability insurance for any venue you may choose. We will provide your venue with a certificate of insurance in a timely manner before your event to make sure everything is in order.
// DO YOU USE A SECOND SHOOTER?
Yes, my husband Jared and I always shoot together! I shoot the bride and her girls getting ready, while Jared hangs out with the groom and his groomsmen. We meet back up at the ceremony and continue shooting together for the rest of the event. We work wonderfully together! Even when we can’t communicate with each other verbally on a wedding day, our non-verbal cues to each other are loud and clear. That’s one of the many perks of working with your best friend!
// WILL YOU TRAVEL TO SHOOT MY WEDDING?
Jared and I love to travel and we would be thrilled to shoot a wedding anywhere! Travel fees will be based on airfare, hotel and transportation costs.
// YOU SEEM YOUNG! HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I look much younger than I am! It comes up very often in conversation, so I think it’s worth addressing. I’ve been in love with photography and shooting for 15 years. I learned on a film SLR handed down to me from my father and have been addicted ever since. Learning on film really hones your ability to see light and capture it masterfully, making the transition into digital easy. Jared and I have been shooting weddings together professionally for 6 years. As of writing this, I’m 29 years old. That’s 203 dog years. Also, I love dogs. Here’s a photo of my dog, Ginger!
// WE LOVE YOUR WORK AND WANT YOU TO SHOOT OUR WEDDING! WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE TO BOOK OUR DATE?
Great! We need is a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee to secure your wedding date! The balance is due 2 weeks prior to your event. That way you will not have to worry about making a payment the day of or after the wedding. You can pay with check or credit card, whichever is most convenient for you! We can also arrange for alternate payment plans if needed. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability!