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Cue the confetti!

Are you looking for joyful, vibrant, and fun photos?! Do you love those classic portraits and epic floral arrangements but also want to remember exactly how you felt when you saw your partner for the first time? Are you dreaming of a modern celebration that some might consider a little "out of the box"?

You're getting married!

I BELIEVE THAT WEDDINGS ARE THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF LOVE and THE STARTING POINT FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFELONG PARTNERSHIP. 

My photography is a balance between beautiful, timeless portraits and candid, authentic moments - think modern 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 the galleries

Check out my portfolio to get a sense of my work! You can see even more photos on the blog and on Instagram. Fill out an inquiry form here if you connect with what you see!

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 our personalities are a great fit 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 what your dream day looks like. 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

Whether you're eloping or planning on inviting hundreds of your favorite people, 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 a few months before your wedding to make sure everyone is on the same page!

06

Wedding Bells

Your big day is here! YAY! Time to celebrate!!! I’ll be there to cheer you on every step of the way and will be keeping a close eye on our photo timeline so you can focus on each other, soak up every moment, and have all the fun!! 

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

Your photos will be true to color - not dark and moody, and not washed out and desaturated! This means beautiful skin tones, the correct suit and dress colors, and making sure 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 show off your personalities with thoughtful creative touches.

05

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.

06

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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