I use both digital and film cameras to achieve my style of work. I choose the appropriate medium depending on the lighting situations. I'm a Nikon girl and I shoot with two main bodies, one a primary and the other as backup. My cameras also have a dual memory card system so that in case a card goes corrupt, I always have a backup.
I'd say it's more on the documentary side of "style". My main goal is to cover your story in an authentic and real manner. I love subtle colors, sun flares, a pop of color and black and white edits make my heart melt. More than the way it looks, I want people to FEEL something when they experience my work.
I'm currently based out of Hawaii, USA. Although the island is now home, I do travel to other states within the country as well as international destinations. As for travel fees, it is already incorporated into the package rates.
I'll take a look at your pinterest board but I'd rather our time together be original and about YOU. Trusting me gives me the freedom to be creative and unique. I want YOUR photos to be someone else's inspiration on their pinterest board .
Portrait/film sessions are typically booked 2-3 months in advance. Prewedding events, elopements and intimate weddings are booked 8-12 months in advance.
For smaller prewedding events, I'm usually the only shooter. Depending on how large your pre-wedding event is, I may recommend adding on an additional photographer (if this is the case, I'll bring one of my talented friends). For intimate weddings, a second shooter is included and to keep elopements small and private affair, there is no second shooter involved.
Who doesn't love rain or snow?! Since family sessions are held in your home, there won't be a need to reschedule. However, if you've booked an adventure session, I like to go with flow. That's what makes it an adventure! If the weather is absolutely terrible and safety is in question, of course we can reschedule.
I do not release any sort of RAW media.
All images and video files are delivered within 4-5 weeks of the session/event/wedding/elopement. I use an online gallery system where the images/footage will be uploaded and it's easily accessible for not just you but for family and friends as well. You can download the media directly to your computer without waiting for a USB in the mail.
Part of the Nim Tom experience is getting to know you and guiding you through all your questions and concerns. So yes, I will recommend things that work and don't work but overall I want you to be comfortable. For example, I'd tell you that it's better to avoid props as they can be distracting and take away the focus from the moment.
Don't you worry! I like to think that I have a ton of tricks up my sleeve to make everyone feel comfortable and relaxed, especially kids. Just the idea of having your photos taken is stressful and that's the last thing I want for parents. This is why I set up a call or two and even send a questionnaire to know exactly what you need from me. All you need to worry about is not having too much fun!
Ooof- this is hard! There's so many beautiful places in our world but my all time favorite has to be New Zealand. The landscape is just out of this world and there's all sorts of adventurous activites you can incorporate into your elopement. It's just an overall epic place!
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