What is your overall style?
My shooting style is organic, intimate, down to earth. I don't like cheesy. Don't worry if you hate being in front of a camera — I do too. I will direct you every step of the way so you're never uncomfortable.
My aesthetic is non-traditional, moody, romantic. At the end of the day, I want to give you a timeless fine art collection that's uniquely you — not just a bunch of snapshots.
My edits are either in color or B&W, pulling heavy inspiration from classic analog films. No sepia, spot coloring, collages, or vignettes.
When would I receive my photos? Can I have prints made?
You will get a preview of 3-5 edited photos the very next day on my Facebook page, and it takes me around six to eight weeks, give or take, to completely finish a wedding. Finished collections typically include 700-1,000 photos, depending on length of time shooting. They will all be in high-resolution and edited (from fixing a blinking bridesmaid to cloning out a stain on the best man’s suit). And yes — my contract also includes a non-commercial print release!
What payments do you accept, and when are they due?
Cash, check, or Venmo. I’m very sorry, I do not take credit cards. Engagement/couples' shoot payments are due the day of, and no deposit is required to book. Weddings require a 30% deposit and signed contract to hold the date, with the remaining balance due two weeks before the big day. Please note the deposit is nonrefundable even in the event of cancellation, as it requires turning down other clients.
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
No more than 5-7 per year, no more than one per weekend (including Fridays). I book most weddings between early summer and mid-fall.
Why do you no longer shoot large weddings?
Large weddings are incredible, and I’ve been so fortunate to shoot many in my decade-plus long photography career. However, life had other plans for me in the form of a chronic health issue. I’m still shooting and loving every minute of it; but I’m sadly more limited in my ability to manage extremely large crowds and shoot 8+ hours at a time. I’ve adapted to this new chapter in my life and am super excited to hone my focus to stunning intimate weddings, elopements, engagements, and couples.
Are you insured?
Yes! I can provide your venue the paperwork if they need to see it.
Do you work alone?
Yes, I am a sole proprietor and I typically work alone. I do hire second shooters as independent contractors based on their availability and my client’s preferences.
I'm worried about my dimly-lit venue...
Low light is my thing. I do use flashes, but moody atmosphere is where I thrive, and dark venues are actually my preference. If you love super bright wedding photos, I'm probably not your girl.
How long have you been shooting?
I first picked up a camera in 2007 as an art school sophomore. After graduating, I went into commercial photography full time and shot mostly food and product for several years, occasionally doing some portrait work along the way. In 2013, I married the boy I met in my freshman Drawing 101 class. We had an amazing alternative wedding of our own — and it inspired me to do what I do today.
Do you shoot video?
I do not shoot video, but I’d be happy to recommend a few great videographers!
Do you still shoot family, maternity, senior portraits, commercial, etc?
Weddings and couples are what I love, and the only things I currently shoot professionally.
Is photography your full-time job?
It is my side business and has been for a decade. On a full-time basis, I work in the publishing and editorial space for several internet companies.