A love letter, for my job
Each year, couples reach out to me from all over the United States to spend time with them on one of the greatest days in their lives. I don't take this lightly. Weddings are a lot of work, for you and for me, so first and foremost, thank you for showing up here. I am honored you would consider me. If you choose me as your photographer, you can expect honesty and a dance party, if that is what you are into. Documenting people makes something in my heart come alive. My goal is to honor all people with my gifts and time. All people are welcome in this space. There is room for you and your love.
I love intimate, unique, one of a kind weddings, but guess what?! They are all unique. When I photograph people I get the chance to see them. Really SEE them. Seeing people is what makes me keep coming back after hard, long days. My couples and families are a gift, because they let me in. Even if it is just 30 minutes, they give me such vulnerable moments. To me, that is bravery. I live for it.
Memories are dear to me. At the end of the day, when I have been working, or I am tired, and maybe I have had enough of what the world had for me that day, I can search for a memory that gives me hope. Mine is the day of my wedding. A blizzard. Flights canceled. Dress stained. I didn't care one bit, because I married my person. At the end of the night, it is all a blur, but specific things stick out. Walking down the aisle, I wasn't expecting to weep, but I did. I am reminded of the moment my husband read me his vows and everyone in the room vanished. That memory, captured in photographs and our vows are held forever in our video. I will hold deep affections for that day for the rest of my life, even with the chaos. When marriage gets tough, I can look back at the babies that my husband and I were when we got married, and remember, I am loved by someone very special. That's how I document your day and that is what I carry in the door with me. Trust me when I say, these memories, these photographs, will last a lifetime.
Lastly, thank you. Again. From the bottom of my heart. It takes work to remember why photographing weddings means so much to me, but every time I come back to feeling. The energy of creating together. The feeling of watching someone's beloved be free, just in that moment. To my couples, families, and friends: Gratitude isn't enough for your bravery to step in front of the camera, so thank you.
It's all in the details
When I book a wedding with someone it is more than being a photographer. Most of the "work" part, comes before the wedding. I am helping with the timeline, learning about your story, and finding how I can serve you best. I book zoom or in person meetings with all potential couples before they book. If you are just looking for a photographer, I might not be the right fit for you. Part of my process is really getting to know the couple. I do this through the engagement shoot and multiple meetings before your wedding day. I meet up with each couple for coffee or a cocktail, to go over wedding details and ask all the questions. I want to be able to use my knowledge about weddings to help ease your stress and make your wedding day personalized to you!
Couples who book with me spend an average of $3,300