I am so excited at the prospect of making some new friends!
I believe wedding photography is done best when there is a genuine connection between a couple and their photographer. After photographing weddings for the past decade, I have learned that my best work happens when I’ve made great connections with my couples and feel more like a friend than a stranger upon arriving to a wedding day! So before we jump into all the nitty gritty, let me give you a better peek at who I am behind the lens and beyond…
I am more than just the girl behind the lens..
I am a wife, a momma, & a dog lover who believes I was blessed with a talent that is meant to be shared with others. I spent several years working as an occupational therapist helping people return to activities that brought them so much joy. During that time, I realized I needed to pursue my own passion for ultimate happiness. I took a leap of faith to be a full time photographer, and I'm sure glad I did because it led me here to this conversation with you!
Paul is my husband and biggest supporter! We are celebrating 5 years married this year. He’s a teacher, coach, and someone who always seems to know how to put a smile on your face!
We have a beautiful little girl named Nora and she lights up our world! Since she was a teeny baby she has loved music and dancing. I can’t wait to see if that’s a passion that sticks with her!
I love a good clean-out and reorganization party (party of one?! Haha) I think it's just so refreshing once you get through a project! I'm a little obsessed with the cleaning and organizing tik toks right now...
I'm a school and office supply nerd… I can never have too many flair pens and don’t even get me started on planners!
I started this business while I was in graduate school for occupational therapy. I graduated and began my career as an OT while continuing to build my photography business which has slowly grown to become my main focus and passion. I only work as an OT to fill in for jobs here and there now, but still love that career and its purpose as well!
I believe that most people want timeless, natural, and joyful images of the moments they are hiring me for. In order to get pictures that look like that, you have to feel completely comfortable with the person taking them. This will allow you to be fully at ease knowing your photographer is capturing who you truly are. If you are comfortable and feel good while you’re having your photos taken, you will love how you look in them later and will be filled with joy when looking back through your memories. I strive to make this comfortable connection with the couples I serve and I’m excited to share more with you about what this experience with me looks like!
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPERIENCE & WHY
I have structured my wedding experience very intentionally to ensure that my couples are set up to get those timeless, natural, joy-filled images they are hoping for. Over the years, I have learned what I need to offer in order to fulfill my promise of creating a comfortable experience along with images that my couples love and treasure for many years to come! The most important aspects of the wedding experience that lead to this include:
-8 hour minimum-
I have found for a traditional wedding day, 8 hours is the sweet spot timeframe required for me to capture the full story of your day with a stress-free timeline.
-Complimentary Engagement Session-
I include a complimentary engagement session to allow us to get to know one another before the big day and to empower you as a couple to feel comfortable in front of the camera. This is crucial for your comfort level during portraits on the big day!
This is a non-negotiable part of your experience. So many details and candid moments can be missed when only having one photographer. This is a key component to a stress-free timeline as well as an automatic safety measure in the event of an emergency on your wedding date.
*pricing information and full outline of wedding experience below
THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE
COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION
8 CONTINUOUS HOURS OF WEDDING DAY COVERAGE
DIGITAL FILES OF ALL HIGH-RESOLUTION EDITED IMAGES
(FROM BOTH THE WEDDING DAY AND ENGAGEMENT SESSION)
POST-PROCESSING TIME AND PROFESSIONAL EDITING
ONLINE VIEWING GALLERY TO SHARE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
60 MILES OF TRAVEL FOR WEDDING DAY
60 MILES OF TRAVEL FOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION
The Wedding Experience with 10x10 30-page heirloom album
(album is $850 if not purchased at the time of booking)
WEDDING EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENTS
ADDITIONAL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE: $350 PER HOUR
(INCLUDES BOTH PHOTOGRAPHERS)
ADDITIONAL ALBUM SPREADS (2 PAGES): $100 PER SPREAD
After confirming we are a good fit for one another, if you would like to move forward with reserving your date, a $1000 retainer and signed contract are due to officially secure your date. If you have any questions at all, please let me know!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
I consider my shooting style to be bright and true-to-life with a mixture of traditional poses and more candid-style poses that capture sweet moments between my couples!
I’m so glad to hear from you and I’m so excited for you! Enjoy this season of engagement because it goes by so quickly. Plan and prepare, but keep in mind that when it’s all said and done, the food, florals, and decor all fade away. After you walk out of your venue’s doors at the end of the night, you begin your life as husband and wife and you’ll have your photos to remember the day it all began. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you!!