You’re scrolling through Instagram and dreaming of having those gorgeous, glowy, romantic photos for your wedding day, but some part of you feels a little nervous. What if we’re awkward? What if my main squeeze is SO not into getting their picture taken? What do we do with our hands?
I 100% understand and I promise you, I’ll make the process so relaxed and fun for you both! Yes, even the introverts (it’s kinda my specialty). My number one priority is to ensure you have a blast with me and fall a little more in love with each other (and me – oh heyyy) in the process.
During getting ready and portraits, I take a hands on (ish) approach making sure to put you into the best light and backgrounds and give you traditional and modern prompts and poses so you never have to worry about what to do with your hands/face. If I had to describe the experience, I’d call it “Fine Art Fun”. I’ll capture your gorgeous blue steel moments immediately followed by cracking up when you can’t take yourself seriously anymore. ?
Once the ceremony and reception start, I switch to photojournalistic mode and let you all have fun without any interference from me. (Except to help you figure out where to stand and cut the cake – who knows how to do that really?)
My editing is bright (but not overly so), true to color, and I LOVE a good soft background or bokeh for the photo nerds. ? I love happy, genuine, goofy and romantic af images. If you’re looking for dark and moody or super sharp and crispy, I’m not your gal. I shoot in natural light as long as possible to preserve the natural beauty and glow of nature and switch to on and off-camera flash at night time. And you’ll get a few choice black and white images as well because they’re a classic for a reason!
2019 is fully booked and 2020 is starting to fill up fast, especially in the fall! Dates are first come, first serve and I freaking hate having to say no. So no pressure, but hit me up soon for your date! ?
I want your photos to feel very romantic and candid, but let’s face it – 99% of the time, if I pointed a big camera at you and said “Guys, just look in love and comfortable,” most people would freeze. I promise I won’t leave you hanging! We’ll take the traditional posed photos that your family will want and I’ll help guide you into other prompt/scenarios to bring out the real connection between the two of you.
Each of my couples will receive a comprehensive engagement session style guide upon booking, plus my sage advice and wisdom. ?
I currently offer wedding, engagement, anniversary, and senior photography. At this time, I’m not taking any family or newborn sessions to be able to focus more on my big love – weddings.
It’d be pretty boring if I shot at the same venues every weekend! ?I shoot at new venues all the time, it’s never a problem. The same venue can look totally different from one day to the next depending on the light and the weather. I can find good light and locations anywhere, rest assured!
I’m a huge homebody so my ideal weddings are under an hour drive. But I’m totally willing to travel up to three hours by car. Reach out to me for details! I’m not currently taking any destination weddings because airplanes and I aren’t friends. I’ll tolerate flying for the occasional vacation, but even then I’m a mess. ?
For engagement sessions, at least 50, but typically more. For weddings, it depends on how long your day goes and how many events are happening, but I average between 700-1000. You’ll receive each image in color with a few specially chosen black and whites.
Of course! You’ll receive a print release form from me so you and your families can print them wherever you’d like! Ordering directly from your gallery guarantees beautiful prints that are true to color and long lasting. I unfortunately can’t guarantee prints from drug stores or online print shops. (Sometimes they run low on ink and turn your skin purple or bright orange. ?)
After your engagement session, I’ll send you your photos in 1-2 weeks. For your wedding, I’ll send you a preview gallery 1-2 days after your wedding and the full gallery of photos 3-4 weeks after your big day!
I shot my first wedding in 2011, then another in 2013, and started shooting weddings on the regular in 2014.
Yes and yes! I can provide proof of insurance for your venue or other vendors if needed. I also bring backup cameras, lenses, and flashes to every wedding.
I am a Nikon digital photographer with an editing style that’s inspired by the timelessness and beauty of film.
Your wedding photography needs won’t be the same as every couple. We’ll talk through your venue plans, guest list, what your wedding timeline will look like, and what type of albums you’ll want.
(Trust me folks – you and your fam are going to want to show off your gorgeous wedding in an heirloom album!)
Each collection comes with a second photographer, a complimentary engagement session, online high resolution galleries of your engagement and wedding images, full printing rights, and an extra friend on your wedding day.
You take a look through my website and social media and love what you see so you send me a message through my contact form. The more thorough and detailed - the better! I love to hear all about the two of you and what your vision is for your big day. It’s like receiving a baby romance novel in my inbox. Never saying no to that.
If your date is free, we’ll chat some more either in person at my home office, on video chat, or through email. Everyone has different schedules, so whatever works for you is good for me too! After booking I’ll give you access to all of my sage wisdom and advice on how to make your wedding day and photos as amazing and easy as possible.
We’ll then schedule your engagement sesh for anytime prior to your wedding day! When you book, you’ll receive my engagement style guide that’ll help you choose your outfits because that’s honestly the only hard part. And don’t worry, I’ll guide you through everything and guarantee you’ll have an awesome time! At the end of every engagement session I always hear “Wow, I was not expecting to have that much fun!” When I hear that, I become the human embodiment of the sunglasses emoji.
Around two months prior to your wedding, you’ll receive a pre-wedding checklist from me to fill out before I create your custom photo timeline. This covers all of the information I’ll need to know before your big day such as family formal lists, your awesome vendors, etc. Once that’s complete we’ll hop on a quick 30 minute phone call to go over your timeline and all the fun little details!
And then it’s time for fun, frivolity, and a whole lotta love! I’m a big believer in telling your full wedding story so my collections cover up to 10 hours. I love to have time to create beautiful vignettes of your details while you’re in hair and makeup, fun shots of you and your wedding party getting ready and hanging out, lots of gorgeous dreamy portraits, magazine-esque photos of your incredible reception details, and tons of dance floor shots! But at the same time, I’m not the type of photographer that takes forever with your portraits. I believe that having a great time at your wedding is #1 and pride myself on efficiency and systems that allow you to actually enjoy your day and not feel like it’s an all-day photoshoot. (Your wedding party will thank you!)
After your wedding, you’ll receive an edited preview gallery in 1-2 days!! WHAAAT!! No need to make your profile pic a blurry iPhone photo the day after your wedding. (Sorry Aunt Helen, I know your iPad takes great pictures!) Your full online downloadable and shareable gallery will be available 3-4 weeks after your wedding. If you ordered an album, I’ll create the first draft of the page design 8-10 weeks after your wedding and send it over for you to review and customize.
I’ve seen it all, so please feel free to use me as a resource when planning your wedding! I’m not just here to take pretty pictures, I’m also here for guidance, reassurance, or to lend a sympathetic ear if your seating arrangements (or loved ones) are driving you nuts.