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Gettting Married?!

Yay!

I believe that weddings are the ultimate celebration of love and more importantly, the starting point for a beautiful lifelong partnership. 

They’re joyful and vibrant, and your photos should reflect that happiness! There’s no moodiness here. My photography is a balance between beautiful, timeless portraits and candid, authentic moments - think refined whimsy. Scroll down to learn more about my process and style!

The Process

I’m a list person, so let’s go through this step by step! Here's a look at the photo process from start to finish!

01

Browse Some Eye Candy

Get some inspiration over on my galleries! You can check out even more work on the blog and get a better sense for my personality over on Instagram. Like what you see? Fill out an inquiry form here.

02

FACE TO FACE

The three of us will have a Facetime call to get to know each other a bit better! Beyond photography, it’s super important that we all jive and have a connection since we’ll be together on your entire wedding day. Feel free to throw on your comfy clothes, grab a glass of wine, and snuggle up on the couch. I’ll get a better sense for your vision and will help you put together a basic photo timeline. You’ll have a chance to ask me anything and everything! 

03

Lock It Down 

Let’s make it official! I’ll send along a contract, and once I receive the signed agreement along with a 30% retainer, your date is written in permanent ink on my calendar.

04

Engagement Session

Not everyone chooses to do an engagement session, but I always recommend them. They’re a great way for us to get to know each other and have some fun, and they commemorate this exciting time in your life! They also get you a little more familiar with my directing style and used to being in front of the camera.

05

PreparE Your Timeline

Even though a wedding is an awesome party, in my experience it takes a lot of prep and planning to make sure the day goes smoothly. We’ll nail down your photo timeline with your coordinator a few months before your wedding to make sure everyone is on the same page.

06

Wedding Bells

The big day is here! YAY! Time to celebrate your love with all of your favorite people in the world! I’ll be there to cheer you on every step of the way, keeping a close eye on our photo timeline so you can sit back and enjoy the party. 

07

Post-Production

Editing is incredibly important to the final aesthetic of your gallery. I color correct each final image and give some extra retouching love to my favorite photos. It’s a very time-consuming process...one could even call it obsessive ;) 

When we find someone whose                   is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it         .

weirdness

love

- Dr. Seuss

Now this is

style

01

Vibrant and Clean

I’m all about bright photos, even on the cloudiest of days. Like a good Wes Anderson movie, I’m always looking for clean lines, negative space, and cool visuals!

02

Fine Art Meets Fun

It’s always my goal to capture your authentic selves in a way that is both classic and artistic, with a touch of whimsy. Your gallery will be a mix of editorial-ready images and documentary candids - the best of both worlds!

03

True to Color

It’s really important to me that your photos are true to color - so your dark green suit is actually dark green, or your pink bouquet is actually pink. Editing this way is time consuming but also timeless!

04

Planning Makes Perfect

Planning out each session helps maximize your photo time and makes things less hectic in the moment. I love scouting new places and researching locations ahead of time. I also love being kept in the loop from the very beginning - feel free to send me all of your inspiration and dress/suit photos! 

05

It’s in the Details 

I’m really inspired by the personal touches each couple puts into their day and I love capturing details! Give me a gorgeous tablescape or some cleverly named cocktails any day.

Ready, Set, Shoot

Being natural in front of the camera isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but I promise I’ll make it fun! I’ll direct you when needed (and will keep an eye on wardrobe malfunctions and flyaway hairs), but will also let your personality shine through! 

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(Mouseover the photos to learn more)

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You're my kind of people:

You love to laugh and enjoy life to the fullest.

02

You're my kind of people:

You aren’t shy of a little pop of color.

03

You're my kind of people:

You know your partner is your ultimate BFF.

04

You're my kind of people:

You want to make your wedding a true reflection of your personalities with thoughtful creative touches.

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You're my kind of people:

You can’t wait to be surrounded by all of your favorite people and throw a killer party together.

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You're my kind of people:

You have a unique style that’s all your own!

“If eating       is wrong, I don’t want to be        .”

cake

right

- Lorelai Gilmore

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