Oh hey, bride-to-be!
I was just in your shoes!
You’re researching wedding vendors - for YOUR wedding!! Are you excited? Stressed? Overwhelmed? On cloud 9? If you’re anything like me when I was planning my own wedding this year, a little bit of everything!!
I understand how precious your relationship is to you - how unique your story is, how wonderful it feels to finally meet someone who is as weird as you are, and loves you for it! ;) I know how much time, detail and emotion goes into creating a wedding day that expresses your style, quirks, personality and relationship. I spent hours and hours DIY’ing, scrolling Etsy, Pinterest, wedding blogs, you name it to create wedding that was beautiful and meaningful to my husband and I! That’s why I prioritize documenting every little detail you include on your wedding day. I promise to capture genuine smiles, affection and laughter - and not just of the two of you, but of your family and friends, as well.
I promise to be a calming presence for you on your wedding day and help with any other details or logistics that come up. I also promise to be assertive, organized and keep your day on schedule in the frenzy of it all!
I would argue that your photographer is one of the most important vendor decisions you make - because your photographer stays by your side all day long! That’s why it’s so helpful to hire a photographer who you really click with - someone you can laugh with, be honest with, and feel truly cared for by! I hope to be that person - and I would love to treat you and your fiancé to drinks or coffee to get to know each other more!
Here’s all the good stuff I’ll capture…
Sweet Family Moments
Your nearest and dearest are here, all in one room! I always have an eye out to capture special moments of connection, as well as scheduling plenty of time for family photos.
All the Details
You've spent months (if not years) choosing every detail to create your wedding day. I will capture them all, so you can look back and enjoy all of your hard work.
You have your best girls and your best guys surrounding you on your wedding day. We'll make sure to get great shots of the whole group, as well as individuals!
And of course, the main attraction! Whether you decide to do a first look or save the happy tears for the altar, we will take some time to get some beautiful portraits of the two of you, as Mr. and Mrs.
Working with Me
Throughout your engagement and especially on your wedding day, my goal is to set your mind at ease. Several brides have commented that I was a very calming presence on their wedding day (which makes me so happy to hear!) I am able to be assertive and keep the schedule on track when needed, while also staying light-hearted and calm to help you relax! I pride myself on being a professional, but I also don’t take myself too seriously - I promise to be myself (quirks and all!) so that you feel free to be yourself, too! Authenticity is way more fun (AND makes for way better photos!!) I limit myself to a certain number of weddings per year, so that I can provide the best experience possible, and give you my time and attention. I highly value the investment you make in me as your photographer, and my goal is to make you feel totally taken care of.
Nervous? Don’t be!
Literally no one thinks they are photogenic or feels 100% confident in front of the camera (even me!). I don’t expect you to be a model - promise! My goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident so that your images capture real expressions, hugs, giggles and kisses! I will teach you the basics of posing so that you look photogenic as you interact. The best thing you can do for great photos is be willing to laugh, interact, be affectionate, and help each other laugh and smile!
My Photography Style
Vibrant, natural + genuine. I love shooting outdoors using natural light, greenery, and blooms! I’ll teach you how to pose so that you feel confident (+ look photogenic!), but I promise you won’t feel over-posed, stiff or fake! I love capturing all of the little candid moments throughout the day, but I’ll also help set up those moments - because a lot of the times those moments don't just happen naturally during the craziness of a wedding day.
How do we book you for our wedding?
I will send you a wedding photography contract, and then 50% retainer is due to secure your date! The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to the wedding. Then let’s set up a time to grab coffee or a glass of wine and get to know each other better! I generally like to review your wedding timeline and talk more in more detail about your unique wedding day vision.
You will receive your images within 1-3 weeks after your engagement session, and 4-6 weeks after your wedding. I always send a Monday sneak peek as well! I deliver between 800-1400 images per wedding (largely dependent on length of coverage and whether or not you choose to also hire a second shooter), and 150-350 for engagement sessions.