My go to phrase is that there's a photographer for everyone. My shooting style will affect how the wedding day photos or session goes and I want you to know ahead of time how I personally work.
I like to be flexible in that I get both posed or gently directed photos as well as purely candid documentary style photos with some prompts here and there and possibly some music. Of course it depends on the amount of time I have for portraits, but with enough time not only can I get these types of photos, but also very creative, quirky or unexpected shots. I truly believe everyone is unique deserves a unique experience. I'm not 100% documentary or 100% hands on because I believe these events, especially a wedding day, are a beautiful blend of so many moments you have to be flexible. I will say that if you're looking for a lot of posed, smiling at the camera photos or having your dress look perfect in every single image, I'm not the photographer for you. I love a variety of posed and unposed photos, I especially love laughter and creating movement.
Building a relationship and trust is so important which is why I talk about it all over my site, when we chat, etc. I will be a part of your life, especially if you're booking me for the wedding day, and I want everyone to have a damn good time! This means trusting me fully and being comfortable with my shooting style. I photograph weddings and people because I love it, more than anything else. It gives me energy and life when I capture wedding days. I actually get a wedding high!
It's totally normal to feel a bit awkward in the beginning especially if you've never been professionally photographed, but no one should feel awkward after about ten minutes. I don't photograph models, I photograph people. Once you loosen up, realize I'm a tiny 5' unintimidating goofball, the fun begins! I get to know you more if we do an engagement session, but it's definitely not required. I've met people on the day of their wedding and we all have a great time!
I say this all the time, but I'm here to help whether it's photography related or not. If you're planning a wedding from long distance or just have no idea where to begin, let me know! I have tons of experience from shooting hundreds of weddings and planning my own wedding. No matter what style you're going for, I have tons of resources. Your wedding should be fun and stress-free, even the planning part.
I got into photography because of the ability to freeze time. I know most people say this, but I didn't fully understand the importance of this until I lost my mom in 2011. Looking through photos was one of the only ways I could cope with what happened. I care about everyone that emails me whether they book or not, I know you all deserve to have an awesome photographer. While I love photographing fun moments between you guys as a couple, family and other group photos are extremely important as well. I don't want any part of the day to be just "getting it done" I want the entire day to be about you and your loved ones creating moments together. If we plan the timeline correctly the family photos will be a time to hang out with family as well as document everyone as they were that day.
I know this is a lot of information, but I want you to be prepared. There's a ton more info I will send you in my wedding guide book that goes into detail about timeline, first looks, etc that I will send you to separately if you're booking me for your wedding day.
If you have any other questions at all that aren't covered here or in my FAQ's please do reach out to me by filling out my contact form here. If you want to see full galleries, which you should, please ask and I'd be happy to send you some!
Let's meet! My goal is to meet with and connect with you to get to know you and also to make sure we're a good fit for each other. I am open to photographing anyone and everyone! I'm excited to get to know all of you and hopefully get to be friends and work together. I have decided to take on less weddings in in the coming years, so please make sure to reach out to see if your date is available. I am doing this for several reasons, but the number one is to create a better experience for everyone.
Throw your email in the area below and I’ll reach out for a time or us to connect soon! In the meantime, I'll send you my guide on how to look good in photos. Photos don't need to be stressful! (Make sure to check your spam/junk folder.)