This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you when I first held a camera and how I’ve been “hooked on photography ever since”.
Also that I love photographing the “Wild Hearts and Adventurous Lovers”.
And it’s all true! I’ve been photographing a long time and I love dem adventurous lovers! But can we be real here? Let me tell you what I’m actually about and how that can help you!
First… I can tell you that I’ve invested some hard core time and cash into my education.
Not just going to a university (NMU - Art Education - Concentration: Photography), but also every webinar, online class, live workshop, mentor session, anything that India Earl has sold…. just about anything that I have found relevant to how I like/want to run my business I have paid for without hesitation (okay maybe a little hesitation). I am constantly looking for the best way to shoot, pose, organize, and treat my clients so that I can give the best experience possible! I am confident in what I am doing and how I do it as long as I have a willing and enthusiastic participant!
Casually posing with some of my favorite photography idols…. omg.
From the workshop, Alpine Northwest, that was such a game changer for my business.
I love hipster stuff, but I’m also a little bit basic.
I love being nontraditional in sooo many ways and planning your wedding by your own rules is totally baller. Who says you need to do a garter toss? Or that it’s bad luck to see each other before the ceremony? I say screw it to all the traditions as long as you’re having the kick ass day of your dreams.
But all the mushy gushy love stuff? I’m a huge sucker for it. And I’m going to make you kiss and laugh together and be all intimate under your (or your partner’s) veil because that sh*t is romantic and I want you to feel all the love when you look back at your wedding images.
Getting Uncomfortably Close since 2014
I make a great third wheel though.
Pictured below: Shameless Plug! Photos from my own wedding where Grant and I prided ourselves on making a day unique to us!
This included Star Wars ships on our invitations, hiking shoes so we could go up Sugarloaf for pictures + outside time, a ceremony that was at 7pm so we could spend all day together without rushing too much - aka having time to stop and pet dogs! AND instead of a receiving line after the ceremony, we went straight to the dance floor where people came up to hug us and dance with us, which was wayyy more fun.
^^^^ (Click the photos to see more)
The number one thing we wanted was a good photographer and she was the majority of our budget…. But worth it because I’m still showing off these photos! hahaha
I’m a Type-B personality but I will be Type-A AF for your wedding day.
Your timeline? I’ll help you build it. What family photos should you do? I’ve already got a list for you. Worried about awkward situations? I used to be an RA and am a child of divorce - I gotchyou. I never take a wedding day lightly. Ask my husband and second shooter - I feel like I’m going to poop my pants every wedding morning because I care so much about doing the best that I can do my people! I’ve shot over 50 weddings now and I still get nervous every time! This is your day! And I will never treat it like “just another work day.”
I’m just handing a bride her bouquet…
But taking a picture of me typing up a timeline is less exciting… Plus they’re smiling!
Ultimately, I care about you and want to be your friend!
For real. I love people and I just want you to trust me, goof off with me, and let me capture your beautifully weird self. I know I will get good photos no matter what. But I get GREAT photos when I have the time and a willing + enthusiastically in love couple. Are you interested? Come On Down!
Some Final Notes:
- I’m 5 feet tall and always carry around a stepladder during wedding days.
- I used to be an art teacher for three years and still paint in my free time.
- I love to rewatch my favorite comedies while editing, which include The Office, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99, Community, The Good Place, and How I Met Your Mother.