what is it like to have me along on your wedding day?
I am so honored that you're considering me in your search for a wedding photographer! I know that for many couples, finding the right photographer is one of the most important initial tasks in planning their wedding. You'll also spend a lot of your day with your wedding photographer, so you should be happy to have them there, too. 🙂
That's one of the reasons I believe that the couple-photographer relationship is important to couples who prioritize and value their photographs. When you feel comfortable with the person behind the camera, it is easier to be genuine, at ease, and even vulnerable in the moments you invite me to document. And that is when some of my favorite images have happened.
I'm truly interested in each of my couples' weddings and love stories. I really do want to know what you're excited about, so I can be excited, too! I want my brides to share the fun of their planning with me. Text me pictures when you find your dress, send me a link so I can drool over your shoes. I want to hear all the details about the surprises you've planned at the reception and the moments that you're looking forward to most.
Engagement sessions are my favorite way to get to know my couples, so I do my best to get together with each of my couples for at least a short photo shoot. We can start off with a coffee or cocktail if you'd like, so we can chat and catch up before we shoot. Engagement sessions have a casual feel, but the intensity and length depends on the session or package you book. At the minimum, we'll spend 20-30 minutes in one location and call it a day. At the extreme side, with my Engagement Adventure Session, we'll spend a whole afternoon and evening exploring some of your favorite places and telling your love story in photos. As a bonus, you'll know exactly what to expect when I'm photographing you on your wedding day.
I love helping my clients plan their schedules around their photography desires and needs. I invite all of my clients to send me any questions they have, share their tentative itineraries with me, and include me wherever they feel they need me. I'm happy to accompany my couples on a walk-through of their venue when possible, or sit down with their coordinator to talk about the photography requests, challenges, and accommodations. When your wedding day rolls around, I want you to feel like you have an advocate in me. I want you to trust that I know what's important to you and that I'll do my very best to make it happen.
On your wedding day, I want to walk in and greet you with a hug. I want to know just what your wedding day means to you. I'll wear waterproof mascara because, well, I'll probably tear up at some point. I'll be ready for whatever your day throws at us. My goal is to be the person you can look to when something arises, because you know I'll have an answer, an idea, or at the very least, that "don't even worry, we're going to roll with it!" attitude. What else can ya do, right?
I'm here to be a resource and a friend, but mostly to put my very best effort into the preservation of your precious memories on an extraordinarily beautiful day that you have invested a lot of time and emotion into bringing together.
I have had the opportunity to work with many fun couples, who are very much in love. I really do believe I have the best couples ever. To hear what some of my past clients have said about their experience, read their testimonials here.
I invite you to reach out and start a conversation, and tell me about your wedding. Click the "contact me" button above, because I can't wait to hear what you're planning!