In order to really understand the way I approach weddings, I feel like there’s something you should know…
There. I said it.
Until I was about 22, I was dead set on living my life a single woman and dying alone. The way I understood things, getting married meant that I had to put on this expensive, stuffy, patriarchal show in front of a big crowd, promise to honor and obey someone for the rest of my life, and never be my own person ever again.
It wasn’t until I met my husband (who was also anti-marriage at the time) and we started having those conversations about what our life together might look like that I realized that weddings and marriage don’t have to fit into that stale mold.
That’s why, when it comes to weddings, I like to do things a little differently than a lot of photographers. I prefer to capture real, organic moments instead of those stiff, overly-posed, "let's all smile in front of the altar" shots. I love to capture the details and moments that make your wedding unique, and am always looking to work with couples who want to do things that are a little out of the ordinary. You deserve amazing photos of your day, no matter what shape it takes.
I think that a wedding is a way for two people to express their values as individuals and as a couple to the world outside of their relationship, and I think that a wedding should be an honest reflection of the couple being celebrated, and not simply a cookie cutter reproduction of “ a wedding day”. Weddings obviously have centuries of traditions behind them, and I can completely understand the allure of making all of those traditions a part of your experience, but I have shot many of those weddings and seen those couples on their wedding day, and for many it is an overwhelming, impersonal, and sometimes alienating experience. I don’t think that anyone should feel uncomfortable or out of their element on their own wedding day!
My favorite weddings to photograph are the ones where the couple has carefully and intentionally selected what gets to be a part of their wedding based on their own values and not because “it’s a wedding thing.” I like to capture the details of the day where the couple really shines through.
I am always looking to shoot elopements, and weddings that are in locations off the beaten path. I love photographing LGBTQ+ weddings, and offer a discount for Vegan couples. If I ask you to describe your ideal wedding day and you have to start with, “Okay, well this might sound a little crazy, but…” chances are, I would love to work with you!
As both a wedding professional and a married person, I know that planning a wedding can be stressful, no matter what you do. It’s my goal to make your wedding photography one less thing you need to worry about. I offer quick and flexible meetings in person, on a video chat, or over the phone - whatever works best for you. Stressed about your budget? Let’s talk about setting up a customized payment plan.
HOW TO BOOK A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WITHOUT EVEN HAVING TO PUT ON REAL PANTS:
STEP 1: GET IN TOUCH
Tell me about you and your partner, and your dreams and plans for your wedding celebration.
I’ll help you put together a simple, straightforward photography package to make sure you get the perfect coverage that fits your plans and your budget.
STEP 2: RESERVE YOUR DATE
All I need is your date, a signed photography agreement, and your retainer.
No trees were harmed in the making of your photography agreement! Take care of everything quickly, easily, and securely online.
STEP 3: DON’T LET YOUR DREAMS BE DREAMS
I am in your corner. Need help finding your other vendors, or planning out your timeline? Just let me know.
I can help put you in touch with all sorts of different vendors who love to be a part of unconventional weddings like yours.
It’s my goal to make your wedding as low-stress as possible, and that doesn’t stop at your wedding photography.
STEP 4: PARTY, PARTY, PARTY
You made it! It’s your wedding day! Wow, time flies!
I’ll be there to document the whole thing, so you just worry about having an awesome time.
STEP 5: LOOK AT YOUR PHOTOS AND CRY HAPPY TEARS
Within a week of your celebration you’ll get a batch of some of my favorite photos from your wedding to share with everyone you know, or keep just for yourselves. Whatever feels right.
Before you know it, your full gallery will arrive in your inbox. From there you can download high-res files, order prints, build your own artisan photo book, order a canvas print the size of your couch, or share them to your social media.