are we a good fit?
I hope that you've found yourself here today because you crave something different. You cringe at the stuffy and the fake smiles. You want your day to be captured in a way that tells its true story, unapologetic and real. You want someone behind the lens who is going to notice the littlest details, the tiniest moments, because you, too, know that those are the ones that really matter.
Photos from your wedding day will also, almost literally, be the only thing you have in one, five, fifty years from now. Unless you're counting that saran-wrapped cake cutting knife you'll have stuffed away somewhere in a closet. Really though, think about what you'll actually hold in your future with your granddaughter on the couch. What will mean most to you?
I don't want you to choose me because I'm local or because I offer the cheapest package. I want you to get butterflies when you see my photos, and I want your gut to say, yes, that's it. I want you to want me.
bucket list weddings
I'm a HUGE travel buff, and this year I want to add weddings in more locations for a STEEP discount...as in...FREE. Yes, you heard it right..I'll shoot your wedding for free as long as you cover travel expenses.
Here are the places on my bucket list right now:
Anywhere in the Pacific Northwest
Joshua Tree National Park
Anywhere in the desert
Anywhere outside the U.S.
Come on, you know you want that dreamy Icelandic elopement! My bags are already packed!
Wedding collections begin at $2975. For a brochure of all packages, please fill out the contact form and I'd be happy to send you my full rates.
My typical bride is not the one with the most exuberant budget, but the one who values wedding photography as a huge part of her big day. Ultimately, wedding photography should be considered an investment.
Elopements and small, intimate weddings make my heart sing. Contact me for pricing on these smaller arrangements.
Please send me the details of what you've dreamed up and how I can be a part of it! Rather dawdle over coffee? Now you're talking.
frequently asked questions
do you specialize in weddings? yes, yes, yes. weddings make my heart throb, and i've spent the last few years shooting them full time (20-30 per year).
should we do an engagement session? i hope so! i stress doing them for several reasons, but mostly because it gives us the chance to work together before your big day. when couples are able to see how i handle a session, how laid back and fun photos can be, they really relax (especially the guys!). engagement sessions are also an incredible opportunity to get photos together when you're in your saturday clothes, when you're in your own environment and not all dolled up.
will you be the one shooting my wedding, or will it be someone else? it's always me. i will be the one communicating with you before your wedding, meeting you for coffee in the months beforehand, by your side during the big day, and post-processing your images in the weeks after.
do your packages include a second shooter? yes! i feel very strongly about having a second perspective during your day, so three of my four collections include an assistant for the entire duration of your contract.
do you offer albums or books? absolutely! i also feel very passionate about seeing your photos in print, especially as stunning wall art and handcrafted artisan albums. i offer several different albums for every type of budget, and my top three wedding collections include either a layflat signature book, or handcrafted artisan album.
am i allowed to print my wedding photos with a print right? no, i reserve all print rights as the photographer. this is something that initially may turn a lot of clients away - and over time that's become OK for me. and this is why: i spend an enormous amount of time editing wedding photos. my style is rich and colorful, full of muted greens and grainy black and whites. taking those files to a consumer printer like walmart or shutterfly quite literally erases all of my hard work. you might as well have hired the $1000 photographer who barely edits and couldn't care any less about where his photos were printed. when someone like me puts a tremendous amount of love, time, and expertise into processing them, those photos are art, and they should be treated as so. i strongly believe clients should print, so that's why my print prices are affordable, and all packages include a print credit.
when will i get my wedding photos back? portraits are returned in 2 weeks. please allow up to 2-3 months for wedding photos, although you will receive a sneak peek blog post 7-10 days after the wedding which includes 50-100 photos all throughout your day...kind of like a mini gallery that will hold you over until they're all ready! i share an initial Facebook sneak the day after your wedding and will continually post updates throughout the 2-3 months as well.
do you shoot same sex weddings? i'm sad this is a question people still have to ask in 2017, but your answer is a full blown, shouting-to-the-sky YES. i love love, in all its forms.