WAIT LET'S BE FRIENDs!
Being photographed can be stressful - especially if you're the b r i d e ! It's so important that you find a photographer (and other vendors, for that matter) that are going to make you feel comfortable. I've been a bride - I know it's pretty awesome but can also be pretty overwhelming - and I love making folks feel at ease. I've helped zip a dress that wouldn't zip, I've helped rehearse vows, I've poured drinks for groomsmen and calmed lots of nerves. I'm the only person who isn't a friend / family member that will be with you throughout the ENTIRE day!
During our shoot, I'll give you some pointers so you don't feel lost, but I'll keep it loose so you still look like you! We'll joke around, I'll probably show you pictures of my puppy, and promise to laugh at a good handful of your jokes! I'll tell you about the conversation I had with my dad while we walked down the aisle, I'll make jokes with your wedding party, and help you capture the best moments of your day. My focus is always on the candids, but there's still something really beautiful about formal family photos and a few dramatic shots of just you two.
Whether you're looking for a photographer to capture your wedding, engagement photos, or just a day in your life, finding the right style and price are probably your top priorities. Above all else, I work to keep my photography authentic. I won't put you in poses that don't feel like "you," I don't do much with props, and the emotions I work to capture should feel like the best, most honest expressions of who you are. I do everything I can to be exactly what you need - far from intimidating, relaxed when nobody else is, and attentive to YOU. Kind of like your best friend for the day.
...Outdoor weddings, real laughter, candid smiles, adventurers, sunrises and sunsets, the details, guys who show emotion, natural light, elopements, unplugged moments, timeless traditions, when brides ask my opinion, artistic flexibility, bold colors, cool people and cool places.
I don't love...
...Poses you found on pinterest, heart-shaped shadows, people in my way with iphones, requests for "skinny" editing, meaningless traditions, stiff poses, selective coloring, couples who focus on me instead of their wedding, studio set-ups, matching outfits (unless it's for the sake of humor..), naked babies in baskets.