+ Q. Are you still shooting weddings?

A. I've been getting this question a lot lately! Unfortunately I am not currently booking any weddings for an indefinite amount of time due to the condition of my health. However, I want to be sure you are well taken care of so I would love to send some referrals your way and get you in touch with another photographer who would be the perfect fit for you.

+ Q. Do you travel?

A. I'm not currently traveling anymore for photo work. I relocated back to San Diego, CA.

+ Q. What kind of equipment do you use?

A. Canon 5D Mark iii with Prime L series lenses, usually my 35 and 50mm 1.2, and other fun gear!

+ Q. How far in advance do we need to book?

A. Typically brand and portrait/brand sessions are booked 1-2 months in advance and weddings are booked anywhere from a few months to a year out.

+ Q. How do we book you?

A. Send me an email with a little information about you and what you're looking for! If you're not sure how many hours of coverage you need, we can chat a little more to figure out what would best suit your needs. Once I email your contract, I just need you to sign it electronically along with your 50% retainer. Then the date is all yours!

+ Q. How many hours should we hire you for?

A. For brand and portrait sessions, it really depends on your needs! For weddings, 8 hours with an engagement session is the most popular option, but it really depends on your wedding. I would be happy to help you determine what would be best for you.

+ Q. If we need you to stay longer than expected, is that possible?

A. Yes. Just let me know if you need more time and I can add on an additional hour if needed!

+ Q. Do you edit all the photos we receive? Do you ever give away RAW files?

A. Yes, every single photo is individually edited by hand according to my style in Adobe Lightroom! And no, the RAW files are like a painting that is half complete. I want to be sure your photos each beatifully tell the story of your day and represent my style/brand.

+ Q. How do we receive our photos?

A. You will receive a custom online gallery to view and share your images, unlimited download of the digital files in JPEG form at 2 different sizes (high resolution + sized for web use), and print release to order prints. The majority of the photos are color and some black & whites may be mixed in. I will use my discretion to decide which ones work better in black & white.

+ Q. How many photos will we receive?

A. It really depends on your coverage time. For weddings you will receive anywhere from 600 to 1200 photos on average. For portrait/brand sessions, you will receive anywhere from 60-120 (for an hour or more).

+ Q. Can we post our photos on social media?

A. Of course! I love seeing your photos on social media! Though I retain copyright to the photos, you may post online for personal use to your heart's content! All I ask is that the photos are not altered or edited in any way with filters since I've done all that work for you. This just ensures that anything shared online is an accurate representation of my work. And if you give me photo credit, that would be so rad - I truly appreciate that!

+ Q. What should I wear to my engagement session?

A. I always suggest wearing something that you feel beautiful in and brings out your personality. Try to avoid distracting logos and bright colors if possible. Earthy, neutral tones look best in photos. Layers, accessories, and anything flowy is always a good idea. Feel free to bring options if you aren't sure. You can start with a casual everyday outfit and change to a more dressy outfit for some variety. I created a Pinterest board of wardrobe inspiration for ideas. If you like, I can send it to you!

+ Q. What is the best time of day to shoot?

A. It depends on the location and light. For outdoor sessions, I shoot just before sunset. The "golden hour" light has the warmth and softness that makes for beautiful photos. Indoor sessions work great any time of day, as long as there is lots of natural window light!

+ Q. Is there a cancellation fee?

A. Nope! There is no cancellation fee, however, the retainer deposit is non-refundable once paid.

+ Q. If we want to contact you, what is the best way?

A. For inquries: through the contact form on my site or by email // hello@elissavoss.co

The more info you include in your email/message, the better! We can also set up a time to chat over the phone after our initial email.

For any other questions, just ask and I would be happy to answer them!