I thrive from creating images that are meaningful to people and will continue to be meaningful to them years from now.
Some of the best moments happen when people forget about the photographer, so I aim to be unobtrusive while I'm working so that you'll be able to recall not only what happened at your wedding, but more importantly, how you felt, through a beautiful set of carefully curated images.
This doesn't mean I'll stand in a corner in all black with a giant sniper lens the whole time.
You'll see me with you on the dance floor, moving among the guests during cocktail hour, and being there for all the congratulations and hugs after you've just kissed as newlyweds. I'll laugh when I hear a good joke and applaud with the rest of the guests after an incredible, heartwarming speech.
Most importantly, I'll encourage you to hang out with your family and friends instead of dragging you away for two hours for pictures.
Think "Photojournalistic coverage of a happy historic event" rather than "Feature of lavender and green on Brides magazine."
Nothing staged "just for the picture."
I won't instruct the best man to help the groom put on his jacket and then give him a hug, all while standing in front of the window “just for the picture” if the jacket had already been put on an hour ago. I'd rather show the guys comparing pocket squares with each other, or frantically googling how to tie a double windsor five minutes before they were supposed to leave.
people and relationships are a priority.
You've spent a lot of time planning the unique details that have a special meaning to the both of you, and I make sure to capture those too. They're important, too!
But in a year, two, or ten - the photographs that will matter most will be the people, the relationships, and what makes us human.
I am the photographer who prioritizes how you experience your wedding. It's your wedding, not my photoshoot.
This means that I am the photographer who...
... Encourages you to hang out with your guests at cocktail hour instead of taking photos for another two hours.
... Encourages you to forego "traditions" that don't truly resonate with you and do something meaningful instead.
... Will photograph your wedding in a documentary way, anticipating moments that happen organically without my interference.
... Still knows how to guide and direct you during couples portraits so you look your best.
... Doesn't need you to fake anything for my sake.
... Wants to make images that are so meaningful that you'll still be looking back at them years from now.
Basic coverage starts at $3700 and include 7 hours of coverage, your high resolution un-watermarked images on a USB drive, and 100 4x6 prints in a beautiful wooden box.
Send me an email to view full my full pricing and FAQ page, and we can schedule a meeting to start the booking process and check out my albums in person.
(Special weekday City Hall wedding pricing is available, please send me a message!)
The first heirloom of your new family.
I do the image selection and design work for you.
You simply take a quick look and let me know if you want to make any changes.
You'll have a beautiful, handmade heirloom-quality leather album in your hands sooner than it would have taken you to find time to make a scrapbook in between your busy schedules and newly married lives.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE WE A GOOD FIT?
If you want to concentrate on enjoying the day and making memories with your loved ones rather than feel like the day is a photo shoot with a photographer telling you what to do all day, we've already got a good thing going on.
I celebrate and welcome all love.
DO YOU STILL TAKE POSED FAMILY PHOTOS?
Absolutely. Traditional posed family portraits are still important documentations of family history, and often end up in a beautiful frame on a wall to be seen for many years. We will work together to make sure we have a list of family formals that are important to you so that on the wedding day, we can make them quick and painless for everyone.
I'M BAD AT BEING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA!
Me too! I understand how nerve-wracking being in front of a camera can be (I myself get anxious when I know I'm being photographed!). For couples photos and family formals, I will definitely give some direction and guidance so that you look your best. I won't pull you away from your wedding for 3 hours to take photos. You let me know how much time you'd like for portraits of just the two of you. I recommend at least a solid half hour alone together.
The rest of the time, please enjoy your day with your loved ones and just ignore me!
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
You'll get to see your online gallery around 4-6 weeks after your wedding, but I try to get it to you quicker than that, depending on the season. Products will be shipped after the online gallery is delivered.
HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN I EXPECT?
For an average 7 hour wedding, I typically deliver between an average of 400-500 final images. This number may vary depending on the number of guests you have, how many events you have (such as cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss, first look, dancing), any special events (lawn games, a flash mob) and how much time we allow for couples portraits. I carefully select the best images from the day, weeding out unflattering and repetitive photos. Ultimately, I want you to experience a set of solid photographs that tell a complete story without overwhelming you.
Of course, all packages include your un-watermarked high resolution images with a license for personal use.
HOW DO I SECURE YOU FOR MY WEDDING DATE?
A 30% non-refundable retainer is required along with a signed contract to officially reserve your date. Everything is done online, and I accept all major credit cards. Send me a message and we can start the booking process!