This is hands down the most common thing I hear from couples when they first inquire. Couples come to me wanting authentic + raw imagery, but thinking they're too awkward to achieve this.
If you feel this way, too, I can confidently say that I am the photographer for you! I have a number of methods + tricks up my sleeve to ensure my couples are having fun and not feeling awkward. I place equal importance on capturing effortless + natural images, while making sure my couples feel comfortable, resulting in that candid style of imagery I'm known for.
As long as couples are willing to put their trust in me + be vulnerable with me during our time together — I promise we can make photos you will love forever!
My work is heavily focused around real moments. I'm not going to make you do anything that feels forced. Nothing staged, nothing set up, no awkward half-smiles. Just the real stuff. We create together. I am there to offer my couples directions + prompts if needed, but chances are you'll be having such a blast - you won't need my help!
I believe what’s more important than looking “perfect” — is getting photos of moments your grandkids will one day tell stories about. These photos are your legacy, and there is so much beauty to be found in the raw + real moments.
If you’re just wanting a photographer to show up and get the typical, posed, smiling “perfect looking” shots, we might not be the best fit.
Vulnerability and trust are the special sauce in all my best work. I aim to connect with all of my couples on a level much deeper than simply a vendor-client relationship. The real magic happens when my couples feel they can be themselves around me. Your wedding + elopement day will be full of emotion and I'm in charge of capturing that. In order to do so, you have to be vulnerable and willing to share those emotions with me.
Let's focus on creating together rather than just 'getting photos done'. I stress the importance of trust because I make my best work when couples put their faith in my wholeheartedly. Most of my couples show up feeling uneasy, saying “sorry, we’re awkward and hate getting our photo taken”, but by the end they’re going on about how easy and fun it was. Trust me, getting photos taken doesn’t have to suck or be awkward in any way, and I will make sure you have a blast.
I don’t stick to one specific style, because every couple's story is so different. I shoot everything from adventurous elopements to modern luxurious weddings. The link between all my couples isn't their style, but rather their love + connection. The all come to me wanting images that capture the raw + authentic moments, and they value that I make photos that evoke emotion.
Some of my couples are extroverts, some are not. I make sure that the way I’m interacting, shooting, and editing is reflective of who my couples are and how things actually felt. It’s a lot of small little things like this that go a long way. The artistic choices I make aren’t to benefit me because these are your memories, not mine. I focus on quality over quantity so we can create something together you’ll value forever.
Photography is really the only thing that lasts past your wedding day. The number one thing I hear from couples who went cheap on photos for their wedding is how much they regret it. Photographs are something that will only increase in value over time as the images get passed down for generations.
If you’re shopping around just trying to find the cheapest deal, trust me, I’m not that. And that’s okay, because you deserve to have a photographer that will fit all of your wants and needs— including your budget. Couples on average invest $6000 - $8000 with me. I’m passionate about capturing couples who believe in the value of meaningful, authentic photographs that will last a lifetime.
Planning a wedding or elopement is a foreign language to most couples, so you’re probably figuring all of this stuff out as you go. Since I’ve been to hundreds of weddings, I have a lot of know-how when it comes to all of the details. The to dos, the don'ts, how to save $$$, get permits, how to get the most out of your day, create memories with your friends and family, plan, prepare, and all kinds of other info on how to get ready for your wedding I’ll make sure and share with you.
I’m happy to help in any big or little ways that I can. I pride myself on quick + clear communications, and on making this a stress free- experience for all.
I'm all about couples breaking traditions and doing things their way— because that’s how it really SHOULD be. It breaks my heart when I hear couples saying “I wish we had a smaller wedding” or, “we wish we would have eloped” or, “we actually don’t even like cake” as they’re about to cut their wedding cake. I am a huge advocate for couples doing what feels true to them.
Whatever it is that would make your day feel like your own, I’m a full-on supporter, and am here to help you every step of the way. Whatever you’re wanting documented— it’s worth being captured in a way that will bring back all the feels for generations to come. I want you to be able to look back at these photos for decades and feel the love you feel for each other right now. I want them to be meaningful to you.
If you've made it through points 1 through 7, you'll know I do things a bit differently.
I put this all out in the open to give couples real insight into my business, to see if we’re the right fit for each other. If you don't vibe with these points, I would much rather you go with another photographer for you to get the best possible experience. The experience you have with your photographer strongly reflects how you feel about your photos later on.
I want us both to be screaming from the rooftops and doing happy dances in our sweats at home about working together— that’s what you deserve from a photographer.