• Where is Entwined located?
Entwined is located 30 minutes outside of NYC in Montclair, NJ. I shoot anywhere.
• How do we book with you?
It’s super easy! We just need a signed contract and retainer and we are good to go.
• Do you travel?
Yes! Anything within an 80 mile radius of NYC is considered local. Anything outside of that requires a small travel fee based on how far away you are.
• Do you have insurance?
Sure do. Tons of it and I’m happy to provide it to your venue if needed.
• When can we expect our photos?
You can expect your photos within 4-6 weeks of your wedding date.
• How many weddings do you shoot in a year?
I limit myself to 15 weddings a year and I NEVER book anything, not a wedding or even a portrait session, the same weekend as a wedding. You deserve to have all of my attention and energy as well as flexibility should anything change. We once shot a wedding on four hours notice the day before the original date due to Hurricane Irene shutting down Tribeca.
• What equipment do you shoot with? Do you set up lights for the wedding/reception?
I shoot with professional Canon equipment- I have two Canon bodies and I mostly shoot with the 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 24-70mm 2.8 as well as a macro lens for those glorious ring shots I love to take. Flash is a big deal to me! I use only the flash on my camera and I know how to shoot in dark spaces. I do not use off camera flash or set up light stands as I find them intrusive and a total vibe killer.
• Does Matt still shoot weddings with you?
Matt is still a hugely important part of Entwined Studio, but he isn’t shooting weddings at the moment so he can be home with our young son, who has life threatening food allergies. Having both of us gone for up to 10-12 hours shooting a wedding and knowing we couldn’t leave if anything went wrong became too stressful. The last wedding Matt shot with me was in November of 2016, so everything you see on the blog after that was shot by me.
So, I read something once. It was about how Scientists from Hamilton College in New York state ran a study where they tested how people’s responses to faces changed the more times they saw them, and it appeared that the more familiar the face became, the more attractive it became. When I read this a light went on in my head and I thought, “Well, this explains EVERYTHING!” Because truly, as your wedding photographer I am staring at your face for hours on your wedding day, and then even longer after while I edit your photos. It explains why I root so hard for you on your wedding day, feel protective of your experience and your feelings, why I sometimes cry during parent dances and why I work so hard to make your photos reflect all the beauty I see in my couples and their loved ones. This work is emotional. It has to be. I work very hard to create and support a calm environment around my couples on their day, to capture moments as they happen without intruding upon it. There is so much beauty in a wedding day and I believe it’s all right there for the taking, all I have to do is point my camera and click.