What is it like working with you?
When we work together, I want you to have fun! That is one of my goals for our session. I also want to come away with images that will showcase your love just as it is, unique to you. I do very little conventional posing, I find it creates stiff and forced moments that are manufactured by me. I would rather allow your connection to shine through by giving you situations that will foster real laughter, movement, and may result in some funny stories. We'll likely do a lot of walking, some running, maybe a little hiking. I'll guide you through the shoot and will be there to capture everything, including the in-between moments that often result in the strongest images. Before our session and during, I'll ask you to tell me some stories and to answer questions about your partner. I just ask that you give thoughtful and honest responses and let the rest unfold naturally!
Do you travel?
Oh heck yeah, I travel. Fun fact, I have visited 7 countries so far and counting. I am always up for an adventure, especially a destination wedding or elopement. No matter the distance, if you want me there, I will be there - so don't shy away from contacting me just because of location.
Tell me a little about how you edit.
I edit each image that is provided in your gallery by hand. Some images will be in color, others in black and white. I have a distinct style of photography, but I want the uniqueness of each event to shine through. Given that, I edit for the event in a way that best suits the lighting, environment, couple, and details of the day.
As a side note, I do not Photoshop people into something they are not. I will remove any distracting elements from photos as necessary and can fix inconsistencies that might detract from the image, but that's as far as it goes. I want you to look like you because you are beautiful.
Do you have a type?
I would say so. While I am available to anyone, that does not necessarily mean that I am the best fit for everyone. Sessions are a two way street. My style of photography requires something of the couples I work with to achieve the look you see in my portfolio: the ability to be candid, open, and emotional. I prefer to work with those who will express their truest self, let their guard down, and have fun. Those who are not afraid to be a little adventurous and artistic. If this sounds like you, where have you been all my life?! I kid. But really, I'd love to hear from you.
Do you photograph families?
On a very limited, case-by-case basis. I typically will photograph maternity and family sessions only for existing clients.
What do you charge?
Every single wedding is unique, so I don't want to slap a sticker price on your day. Get in touch so we can discuss your plans and I will provide a proposal that is specialized to your event.
I can tell you that I price weddings + sessions fairly and with respect to the work I will be doing. Often, this work consists of considerable planning, scouting locations, traveling to and from the venue, potentially staying overnight nearby, covering the event as desired, and then culling through images that do not meet my artistic standard. Afterward, each image is edited by hand and either delivered via USB or hosted in a gallery for 90 days. It's more than just being there with a camera, so I appreciate your trust in valuing my services.