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FAQ

We want to save you as much time as possible. To help you find the answer you need, we will continuously update this page with questions that we are asked frequently. Don't hesitate to contact us if you don't see what your looking for! Were always happy to hear from you.

Q. WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?

A. Sony a900, 24.6MP. Sony a500, 12.3MP

Q. WHAT DOES “3 BIRDS” MEAN?

A. may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”

-E.E. Cummings

The name is a combination of the two and the 3 comes from me and my girls.

When it was time to come up with a name I want to accomplish 2 things. 1} It had to have a personal meaning to me. My artwork is personalized so my business name needed to be as well. 2} I wanted to be a brand name, not just a name.

Q. WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR EXTRA HOURS AT A WEDDING?

A. We sit down and plan the schedule with you so that everything fits comfortable in 10 hours. But we know wedding days and they don't always run as planned. For reasonable accidental overage, we don't charge anything. If you know you will need extra time and want to plan that in at a rate of $150/hr.

Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCATION?

A. The best location is the one that means something to you! WE can take awesome pictures ANYWHERE. For this reason, we will usually insist that you choose. In the event that you absolutely cannot, we are happy to ask you a few questions that will help us figure it out together.

Q. WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

A. Be your favorite self. Wear what makes you feel incredible! It doesn't have to be plain, it doesn't have to complicated. It just has to be YOU. We will be inspired by however you choose to choose to express yourself.

Q. CAN I SWAP OUT OR REMOVE THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION FROM MY WEDDING PACKAGE?

A. Occasionally we are approached by clients who have already had engagement pictures taken and want to know if it can be removed or if they can structure a package ala carte. At 3 Birds, the engagement session is much more than just engagement pictures. It’s an important get to know you, and getting you to feel comfortable in front of the camera. 3 Birds artwork is very personalized and always turns out best when you are relaxed. Both of these things are accomplished during the engagement session, which is why we include it in every wedding package and do not allow it to be removed or swapped.

Q. WHAT WILL MY SESSION BE LIKE?

A. A typical session with me is casual and relaxed. I find that the best photos are captured when everyone is relaxed and having fun. We may take a stroll through a park, snapping photos along the way, or spend some time playing in your backyard. I tend to shoot a combination of candid and semi-posed shots. I enjoy trying all different kinds of styles, from semi-traditional to urban. All sessions are conducted on location. It could be your favorite park, your home, a historic building, almost any location of your choice. I also have a long list of recommendations of local spots that are great options for a session.