And in retrospect, our song really should have been “Till Kingdom Come” by Coldplay, but in my head, “Forever” was my wedding song before I was even dating my husband. (I’m lucky he liked Ben Harper a lot, too… and Ben Harper at Red Rocks was one of the best concerts we have EVER seen.)
I studied journalism in college, and I teach high school English and journalism; because of this, I bring a journalistic and storytelling style to my photography. I love staying out of the way, documenting the big moments and moments you didn’t even know were going on at your wedding. I’ll do some portraits and help you craft a schedule, but most of the day, I will be documenting every moment, hoping no one really notices I am there.
I like working with small, intimate weddings (of 150 guests or less) and chill brides and grooms who just want to experience their big day with all of those they love and who were along for the ride with their journey.
I know that from my experience, weddings are family reunions of sorts (it’s honest to God the only times my eight siblings were ever in one spot… I think we had four of those moments between 1986 and 2007), so if you want some large posed, crazy family photos, I’m game, but I’m also going to encourage you to be in the moment and limit the amount of time spent on those group shots. Be in the day. Enjoy your spouse. Forget about the details. And if you have little kids at your wedding, I probably won’t be able to resist capturing a few of them and how they are soaking in such a big event through their tiny eyes.
While I’ve been a professional photographer since May 2016, I’m just diving into the world of wedding photography. I have shot with Carol from D’Corzo Photography and Laura from Laura’s Focus Photography. I am so thankful for them since they gave me the opportunities to learn schedule and see different weddings and photographer styles. While the couples in these galleries are their clients, the images in my portfolio are all my work with my gear when I was working at weddings with these other photographers, and they are all my edits. If you want to trust me with your big day, I can promise you I’m a perfectionist, and I’ll stay out of your timeline except to give advice on lighting for your portraits.
I’ll be portfolio building from October 2019-December 2020, taking just a limited number of weddings each year. If you would like to chat about pricing during my portfolio building year, please let me know! Pricing starts at $1,100 for four hours of coverage (about $275 per hour). All collections include consultation prior to engagement session, engagement session (fee is applied to total wedding cost), online gallery of edited images, print release of entire gallery, and two photographers for your big day. To get the ball started, fill out my survey here so I can learn more about you, and then I can give you more specific pricing; also, feel free to e-mail me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.