Rippetoe Studios

Frequent Questions

Frequent Questions 

Whats Your Style?

I’m not sure you could nail down one style. I truly love candid moments, and try to document things as they happen as much as possible, but also kick ass during the posed pictures part of the day. I will say that I really try not to be a cheesy photographer. At no point of the day will I ask you to “say cheese”, or look directly at the camera, or awkwardly make out in front of me (basically a stranger). It’s pretty clear when people are forcing a smile, so I focus on making you laugh and enjoy yourselves rather than pretending to. Check out the photography page to get a better sense of the style. 

Do You Travel?

Of course! Just tell me where and I'll be there. 

Do you shoot engagement sessions?

I do! I always suggest doing a session with me, even if it is just a short 30 minute one. It's best to work together prior to your wedding, so that on the day of you are comfortable being around me and my camera. 

Do you take in-person meetings?

If you are in the Sacramento area I would love to sit down and chat! If you are anywhere else I would love to Skype/facetime/phone it up though! 

Do you shoot family group photos?

This is the one time every member of both your families will be in the same space together, to not capture that would be a crime. Typically I like to take big group shots right after your ceremony, but I also try to get photos of everyone naturally throughout the day as well. 

We’ve never been in front of a camera and are a little freaked out, will you help?

I’ll try my best to make sure you are comfortable with me and my camera, which is a big reason I really push doing an engagement session with me prior to your wedding. One of my favorite compliments was after a session: "That really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be." - Groom. That's really what I'm going for.

Do you have insurance?

Absolutely, if your venue needs it let me know, I'll get them a copy asap. 

Should we give you a shot list?

Only of the family groups you want photos taken with! 

When do we get to see our photos?

Generally I like to deliver a sneak peak within a few days of your wedding, and the full gallery within two months. 

How many photos will we get?

Our galleries range anywhere from 200-400 photos, all edited, all beautiful. 

Do you like dogs? 

Probably a little bit too much. Dogs in weddings rate among my top ten things in life. I also have three dogs at home: Snape, Lola, and Burrito.