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I do things a bit differently.

Take some time to read through my approach and what to expect to see if we’re the right fit for each other. 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 your photos later on.

I am there with you and for you every step of the way, so we need to like, nay, love each other in order for this to be done right.

I want us both to be so excited about working together that we are doing happy dances in our living rooms.

That's what you deserve from a photographer.

My style is heavily focused on real moments.

I want this to feel and look like you, so I won't make you do anything that feels cheesy or forced. No poses, no discomfort, no awkward half-smiles.

It's that real, authentic good stuff.

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 full of posing. 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.

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This isn't about you two looking perfect, because love isn't perfect.

Honest, true love isn't clean. It’s real and raw and vulnerable.

It’s something so palpable, you can feel it in the air.

Something that makes you ache and feel and settle into your bones.

The last thing I want to do in our time together is make your love look pristine.

I want to see its texture, know how it feels being in the room with it.

Your love is so achingly unique, tender and beautiful, it deserves to be on full display.

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. Let's focus on creating together rather than just 'getting photos done'. I am very close to all of the people that invite me to walk this time with them. Connection is so important to me, because photography is nothing if not personal and we need to like, nay, love each other in order for this to be done right. My main focus above all else is that my couples are having a good time. Most of my couples show up uneasy saying “Sorry, we’re awkward and hate getting our photo taken”, and by the end they’re talking 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.

Investing in memories,

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 focused on centerpieces, who’s sitting where, 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 is how much they regret it. Photographs are something that will only increase in value over time as the images get passed down for generations. If you’re shopping around just trying to find the cheapest deal, trust me, I’m not that. And that’s okay, because you deserve to have a photographer that will fit all of your wants and needs — including your budget. I’m passionate about capturing couples who believe in the value of meaningful, authentic photographs that will last a lifetime.

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This day is about the two of you.

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 in an art museum? Wear a red dress and green suit? Say your vow's in the valley of the highlands of Scotland? Pick an Airbnb and party with your best friend's family for the weekend? DO IT.

The last thing you should be saying about your wedding day is a list of all the things you wished you had done.

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 make you feel something 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.

This about your moments. The ones where your lips are parted and your hands are in each other's hair, where you hold each other close and take in the feeling of being in each other's arms.

I hold comfort, honesty, and intimacy above all else.

Don't worry about how you look, or where to put your hands.

Just close your eyes and breath each other in.

Relax into the moment and let yourselves love each other

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I want you to be able to remember you both this way forever.

These photos are for you.

I photograph with your future in mind.

For you to remember the feeling of leaning on your husband's shoulder as he zipped up your dress while you helped each other get ready to elope.

How the warm light spilled across your wife's face at sunset as she looked up at you, the joyful tears in her eyes.

The feeling of being wrapped in each other's arms on your worn and comfy couch in your first apartment, the way the floorboards creaked under you as you danced in the kitchen.

I want you to remember how it was, how it felt.

I want to create an experience where you come out of it loving one another more.

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