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What you should expect.

Whether this is your first time hiring a photographer or not, I think its important you know what you’re getting into first to make sure we are a good fit for each other. I want you to be sure the experience I wanna give you is everything you could dream of and more.

I do things a little differently.

Although I can take beautiful images putting you in front of a cool sunset, that’s not my jam. Even though I could just show up to your wedding and be a fly on the wall and get good shots, that’s just not who I am.

This isn’t going to be an afternoon of staged, awkward feeling, forced smiles and poses. I’m not going to be making you to turn to the right a little bit and smile at me on your wedding day while making sure your dress is always laying perfectly flat.

It’s way, way more than that to me.

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. If you’re shopping around just trying to find the cheapest deal, trust me, I’m not that. And that’s all okay, because you deserve to have a photographer there that will fit exactly all your wants and needs.

I'm not a vendor and you're not my client. We're friends. It's cheesy and weird, but I get really invested in my couples because I really do care so so much and want to be more than just a photographer to you.

Connection and trust foster all sorts of good things around here.
Let's focus on creating together
rather than just 'getting photos done'.

Comfort.

You know how I keep stressing how important connection between us is to me? It’s because it’s how I make my best work for couples I consider friends. My main focus above all else is that my couples are having a good time. Most my couples show up uneasy saying “sorry, we’re awkward and hate getting our photo taken” (I’m talking about you, guys) and 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 damn good time.

Help.

You probably haven’t been a bride or groom before so you’re 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 weddings. The to do’s, not to do’s, how to save $$$, get permits, get the most out of your day, create memories with your friends and family, plan, prepare, and info on how to get ready for your wedding that I’ll share with you. I’m happy to help in any big or little ways that I can to make sure this is a stress-free experience for you!

Value.

I want photography to be more than something on your checklist of things to do for your wedding. You don’t realize it now while you’re so focused on centerpieces and who’s sitting where and bridesmaid dresses and florals, but 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 say they regret it. It’s something that will only increase in value over time as the images get passed down for generations.

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. Wanna get married at a music festival? Hell yeah. Or maybe go backpacking through the desert for the weekend and exchange vows on the edge of a cliff? Wear a black wedding dress and a green suit? Maybe go bar hopping with your friends and family through a foreign country before the big day? Skip out on all the pressures of a wedding and elope with your best friends?

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.

I want
them to speak
your truth.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT
THIS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT.

A FEW THINGS
YOU SHOULD KNOW

It turns out it's pretty important we are a good fit for one another. I would much rather you go with another photographer in order for you to get the best possible experience, because the experience you have with your photographer strongly reflects how you feel about the photos later on. I'm not trying to swindle or trick you into booking me. 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.

I'm not going to make you do any
cheesy shit that feels forced.
*GAG*

My style is heavily focused on real moments. Nothing staged, nothing forced, nothing set up, no awkward half smiles. It’s the real good stuff. I of course will guide you as we shoot so you’re not awkwardly standing there wondering what to do, but it’s important to me that you two are being fully yourselves and present with one another. This way, we can capture you for who you really are.

We create together.

I DON'T STICK TO ONE SET STYLE
Because every couple's story is so different.

I make sure that the way I’m interacting, shooting, and editing is reflective of who my couples are and how things actually felt. Its 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.

I only take on a few weddings and elopements per year
and I only take on a few sessions per month.

I do this because I’ve been on the opposite end of the spectrum, shooting 70+ weddings per year, and I hated it. I don’t feel it’s fair to my clients if I’m overbooking myself because in the end, they won’t be getting my best work if I’m physically, mentally, and creatively exhausted. Most of my couples don’t just book me for one day, I’m typically shooting at least 4 (engagements, wedding weekends, and day after coverage) and anniversary sessions down the road. So to keep my schedule open for these couples and keep my turnaround time quick, I limit my schedule.

LETS BE FRIENDS

and make rad stuff together

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