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I am a wedding, portrait, & family photographer with a strong love for natural light, great scenery and genuine connections. Using an approach that combines fine art and journalistic styles, I’m able to capture and create portraits that are fun, timeless, and authentic.
Look, I get it. I really do. I’m planning my own wedding right now and I have witnessed many weddings as well. I can confidently say that you probably feel how I feel. You don’t want to be stressed out. You don’t want to feel like the whole day is one catastrophe after the other. You don’t want to feel like there’s no room to breathe. You want to have fun on your wedding day and not feel like the whole day is scheduled around photos. You want to be relaxed, you want to be able to spend time with your guests, and you want to dance the night away. You don’t want to be rushed and pushed around. I’ve seen that happen so many times on people’s wedding day and when I first started wedding photography, I didn’t know how to help with this, but I do now.
I’m not there just to take pictures at your wedding, I’m also there to create portraits, to tell your story and to ensure a great experience. I know that you don’t want just another cliché Pinterest-y wedding album. You want something more personal. Maybe you’re a silly couple that loves to watch comedies. Well let’s capture the funny side of you! Or maybe you’re a quiet couple that loves to stay in and watch romantic movies. Let’s capture that! The way you express your love is different than any other couple. I know because my fiancé and I aren’t the typical couple either. We are the definition of “opposites attract”: He’s clean, I’m messy. He’s always on time, I’m always late. He loves to cook, I love to eat out. We are a unique couple, just like you. My goal is to get to know you so that I capture that personality. I’m not going to make you do silly things if you’re more reserved and if you’re silly with a big personality, I’m not going to make you keep that in! I’m going tell you to let it all hang out! The way I photograph is completely customized by what kind of couple you are.
Your portraits should tell your story, capture your personality, and express your love. I aim to create portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime and you can pass these portraits to your kids and grandkids. You’ll have proof that you were hip and with it.
The way that I do that is by creating a timeline that works for you and matches your vision. This process starts early in the wedding planning and I’m there every step of the way. I want to make sure that your day unfolds in a way that leaves you relaxed and having a great time.
This philosophy of mine applies to my other services I offer as well.
Moms. Dads: I’m not there just to take pictures of your family, that’s what your iPhones are for. I’m there to create a portrait of your family. Are you the type of family that loves to explore? Well let’s capture the adventurous side of you! Do you like traditional family portraits? Let’s capture that!
Seniors: Are you creative? In the arts? In band or choir? Let’s capture that!Are you into sports? A fashionista? A future president? Glamourous? Let’s see that side of you. I want to get to know and only you.
When I’m not pursuing my love for photography, I’m spending most of my time with my fiancé Aaron, our dog Moxie, reading, venturing for awesome food spots, and photographing for my food blog Let’s Taco Bout It Blog.
My portraits match myself in a lot of ways: colorful, happy and sentimental.
I look forward to meeting you!