Every couple has a unique story to tell. No other couple in history has had a love story that is quite like yours.
And every love story deserves to be told!
Words alone won’t do your story justice. The emotion on a groom’s face who sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day, the look in a bride’s eyes when she says “I do,” or the look of a parent beaming with pride.
These are the moments you will want to remember.
Choosing the right photographer is important.
Once your wedding day is over and…
...all your guests have gone,
...the cake has been eaten,
...the decorations have been taken down,
ALL you will have left are your memories and your photographs!
After months and months of planning my own wedding it seemed like it flew by like a blink of the eye. Everyone had said that would happen—and they were right! It was a whirlwind! One moment I was getting into my dress… the next I was holding my fiance's hands at the altar… and then we were stuffing each other’s faces with cake. Before I knew it the decorations I’d planned and designed were being taken down. My guests were going home. There were so many little details and precious moments I could barely remember even the next day!
That’s when I came to realize how valuable wedding photography is. That’s why I am so thankful for my wedding photos.
Your wedding day will inevitably be one of the most memorably, joyful, exciting, and nerve-wrecking days of your life! Let me sweat the small stuff! It’s my job to capture all the little moments—the precious fleeting details that you might miss.
You might not see the look on your guest’s faces when they walk into your ceremony. You might not get a good chance to see all the decor set up, and untouched, before the room is filled with people and you’re at the center of everyone’s attention. You might miss the way you grandmother kisses your brother’s cheek, the tear a father or loved one sheds as you walk down the aisle, or your grand debut as a lawfully wed couple.
I pride myself in making sure to capture all these things—and more. When your mother-and-law pins on your groom’s boutonniere, or your mother laces (or buttons) up the back of your dress. These are fleeting moments you can never get back! I want to make sure that you can remember them forever.
I believe that weddings are sacred, holy, events. I am so honored every time I’m considered by a couple to be their wedding photographer. It’s a privilege I do not take for granted. I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to be a part of and capture each one of my incredible couple’s amazing wedding-day stories.
You cherish the little details as much as the big moments…
You’ve often laughed so hard that you cried…
You’ve been practicing the “twirl” in your dress ever since you were a little girl….
You like chocolate a bit too much…
You enjoy getting all dolled up but also like to cuddle up on the couch in sweats or yoga pants…
You recognize that small moments of kindness and concern are what make the big moments grand…
Photography is the one thing—along with your vows—that will last a lifetime.
My favorite thing about the weddings I shoot are the unforgettable memories made with my couples! Genuine friendships, forged with my couples, often last for years to come. Nothing makes my heart soar more than being amongst the first to hear about and capture your growing families, receiving invites to shoot at your family reunion or special events, and celebrating anniversaries.
Every wedding I shoot is a sacred event—I care about you, my couples as much as the photos I shoot. Because I love getting to know you… I can be sure that the photos I take genuinely capture you… not just an event, or a list of requisite poses.
From the moment I receive your initial inquiry, until you receive your final images and products, my priority is getting to know you as a couple. It is an incredible honor to be the one chosen to capture your story in images—the beauty, joy, and emotion of the day. Lets tell your story together! It’s a story that your families will want to remember. It’s a story you’ll want to preserve for your future family, too.
Because I want to make sure that all my couples receive the attention they deserve, I only take a limited number of weddings each year. I’d love to talk to you so we can be sure we are the perfect fit for each other.
The biggest day of your life marks the beginning of a crazy adventure.
On your wedding day I’d much rather feel like a close friend than a “vendor” for hire. I’m going to be there for some of your most vulnerable moments—the things you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little kid. It’s very important to me that we connect with each other personally before your big day. I serve a very specific type of couple who recognizes that if they want genuine, emotion filled portraits together, then they need more than just "pretty pictures". They need the whole experience.
The first step toward working together is determining that we are a a good match. Once we find that we are a perfect fit then its time to move onto the booking process.
Up Next: Save the Date
You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once.
I know you have a lot on your agenda! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. So, I want to streamline this planning process as much as possible. I’ll keep all your documents and information in one location—our e-mails, proposals, contracts, your wedding questionnaire and your wedding-day timeline.
YAY! You and your fiance feel that I’m the right photographer for you, and would like me to document your unique love story! It’s time to save your date! All I require to make it official is a signed contract and a the retainer paid.
Once the date is booked we can move on to the fun stuff!
Up Next: Engagement
Your Engagement Session
This is one of the most overlooked, but one of the best parts of the planning process! During your engagement session I’ll really start to get to know you as a couple. I’ll see the subtle ways you show your love to each other. It really helps set us up for amazing wedding-day images! You’ll also get a chance to get conformable in front of the camera, get used to my shooting style, and I’ll get to share some of my posing tips and tricks that will help you look fabulous in front of the camera on the big day!
Engagement sessions are a crucial part of our wedding experience together! It will really set the stage for us to make “photography magic” together on the day of your wedding.
Up Next: Planning the Timeline
I aim to give you more than you thought possible. After all, you deserve it.
As your photographer, a big part of my job is to keep your day as stress free as possible! Because of that, I like to be a part of your planning process.
Roughly 2 months before your wedding day I’ll send you a questionnaire. A lot of couples say that this questionnaire brought to their attention a lot of details that they might have overlooked in the planning process otherwise! I’ll use your questionnaire to construct a personalized wedding day timeline to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos! You know, all of those amazing portraits and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine???
Up Next: Wedding day
The day has finally arrived!
It’s going to be amazing—one of the biggest days of your life! It will also fly by, so just relax and let us get to work! I usually arrive earlier than our scheduled start time so I can scope out the venue, meet your family and wedding party, and be there to kick off our day with a hug!
I believe in telling the full story of your day—from all the pretty little details that you’ve been planning for months to the grand moments and the all the moments in between.
Remember! Today is about you and your spouse-soon-to-be! I’m there to help you remember every moment!
Up Next: Image Deivery
Image delivery + Album design
I like to get “sneak peeks” to all my couples as soon as possible so you have something you can share with friends and family, or on social media. I’ll have a small gallery for you along with a “link” open to anyone with whom you want to share your sneak peeks. I like to get the blog up about a week after your wedding so you can enjoy it once back from your honeymoon..
Once I’ve edited all your images we will meet again for the big reveal! This is when we’ll comb through all your incredible wedding-day images so you can choose which ones you’d like to include in your luxury hand-crafted heirloom album and which portraits you’d like as wall art. This is also when you'll receive your complete gallery with high-resolution images.
Up Next: Client for life
Your not getting rid of me that easily!
Your wedding is only the beginning.
I want to capture each moment of your new journey as you grow, change and continue to love one another.
Being a Client for Life includes a free portrait session every year for the rest of our lives. Whether it is maternity, anniversary, lifestyle, newborn or family. I am there with you.
Out of state? The cost is only a flight or hotel room to get me there to do your yearly session!
But it will fly by like a whirlwind! It will be crazy, exciting, and thrilling from start to finish. When it’s all over you and your spouse (yes, finally your spouse!) will find yourselves closing the door to your wedding night suite and telling yourselves, “I can’t believe it’s over already!” If you’re like I was on my wedding day, you’ll already struggle to remember all but a few highlights from the day. That’s where photography comes in! This is an investment in your memories. You can’t go back in time to relive these moments—except through your photos! You deserve beautiful, timeless images that do justice to the magic of the biggest day of your lives. You want images that can tell this story to your children, and your grandchildren. This is the day that your life—and the lives of those whom you’ve only dreamed about in your future—will change forever.
ON AVERAGE COUPLES INVEST $3500 on their wedding photography experience. I am dedicated to providing my couples with the best photography experience possible. This is my passion, not just a job! So, I only take a limited number of weddings each year to make sure I can give you the attention you deserve! Your love story is one-of-a-kind, and I want to make sure you have a personable wedding experience that fits you and your fiance perfectly. Lets make sure we are the perfect fit!
I am so grateful that you’ve considered me to be your wedding photographer. I am looking forward forming our friendship soon! But if this is the last time we meet, I want to give you my best wishes on your wedding and, even more importantly, your marriage! Planning can be stressful—but don’t let anyone rob you of the joy that should be yours during this special season of life. To find the love of your life, and to get to spend your lives together, is an incredible gift! I’m so excited for you!
That’s a picture of me helping pull down my bride’s underskirt. I absolutely love serving my couples in every way I can. It’s always so much fun getting to know my couples during their wedding planning season. It’s such a humbling experience being chosen to capture the wedding of their dreams while being a part of one of the best days of their lives. This is the kind of passion and enthusiasm I put into all of my weddings—the same dedication I will have when I’m working with you!
"I love serving my couples in every way I can..."