I think what I love most about photographing weddings is creating art from people's most cherished memories, art with meaning and a story. My hope is that my couples look back on their photos not only on the good days, but during the hard times too. When marriage is tough and they forget why they started the journey. I hope the way they looked at each other, the spark of their connection and the joy of the day comes flooding back, when they see their images and they remember all over again why it's worth it.
My talent for easily connecting with people and helping them to feel comfortable has become a defining aspect of my work. To help create and capture authentic connection you first have to recognize it and then cultivate it, which I have worked hard to master.
It may sound corny, but I love love! The ability to love is something that sets us apart. It teaches and pushes us more than anything else. I unashamedly relish all things romantic. Not the surface level, cheesy stuff, the raw, the real, the painfully vulnerable love that changes you as a person. You know the kind I mean, you have it! And I am truly honored when I have the privilege of witnessing and documenting it.
It's so important your photographer can efficiently and clearly direct any size wedding party while also creating flattering groupings. You shouldn't have to worry about all the photos that need to be taken on your wedding day and with me you won't have to.
I create fine art images with a "painterly" quality, with a sharp focal point and a soft, textured background. I capture your moments in a way that is more than just a photo, they are a piece of art that can be appreciated no matter the generation.
I use light, connection, sense of place and architecture to help tell the story of your wedding. I never just "take pictures". I'm intentional in how I capture the day so you'll end up with an album that tells a clear story from beginning to end while beautifully conveying the emotions and events of your wedding.
The details of your wedding day are what make your story personal and unique. I make sure to give special attention to all your carefully thought out details and capture them beautifully so you won't ever forget them.
I'll never leave you standing around wondering what's happening next. I'm really good at directing a couple into flattering and natural looking poses that help create connection.
Film has that timeless, fine art quality that can never be duplicated or replaced by digital. Digital cameras capture moments in low light without using a flash unmatched by film. Both mediums produce their own amazing qualities and I use them strategically in telling your wedding story the best way possible.
I've learned the balance of creating a fun yet comfortable space for you to be yourself, which will result in stunning, easy going images that capture the real you.
Every couple loves uniquely and I thrive off discovering your personal connection and translating it on camera.
I am constantly investing in mentorships, courses, shadowing, second shooting, research and editorials so I am always expanding my skill sets. I believe you can never reach a place where you don't need to learn more and that attitude insures you'll receive top quality images from me.
After shooting dozens of weddings I've learned to expect the unexpected and know exactly how to prepare! Rainy weather, running late, change of plans, whatever the day throws at us, it's my job to not let it affect the outcome of your images. When you look back on your day you'll only remember the best moments.
My mom. She has impeccable taste and a keen, professional editorial eye. She's also taught me what a strong, compassionate woman looks like.
I'm most described as passionate, honest, vulnerable, outgoing, funny and assertive.
Be found eating - cake if possible. I also enjoy a good movie night or occasional book.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." - Nelson Mandela 1994 inaugural speech. Can the whole speech be my favorite quote?
Almost all 50 states as well as Canada and France. Next on my wish list is Ireland and New Zealand. All the world is beautiful, but I'm partial to lush, green places.
Camille Pissarro, but it's a close tie between him and Claude Monet. My work is heavily inspired by Impressionist paintings.
No, it's not butter - although I do love to bake. It's actually love. Love is real-life magic and when sincerely practiced can bring about miracles.