I do things a little differently.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT.
Whether this is your first time hiring a photographer or not, I think it's important you know what you're getting into first to make sure we are a good fit for each other. I want you to be sure the experience I want to give you is everything you could dream of and more
Although I will take beautiful images putting you in-front of a gorgeous sunset, that not all I want to do. Even though I could just show up to your wedding and be a fly on the wall and get good shots, that's just not who I am.
This isn't going to be an afternoon of staged, awkward feeling, forced smiles and poses. I'm not going to be making you turn a little bit here and there and smile at me on you wedding day while making sure everything is perfectly staged.
It's way, way more than that to me.
If you're just wanting a photographer to show up and get the typical, posed, smiling "perfect looking" show all the time, we might not be the best fit, as I love to capture authentic moments. If you are shopping around just trying to find the cheapest one, trust me, I'm not that, and that's all okay, because you derserve to have a photographer there that will fit exactly ALL your wants and needs.
Connection and trust foster all sort of good things around here.
Let's focus on creating together rather than just "getting photos done."
Let's focus on creating together
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You know I am keeping stressing how important connection between us is to me? It's because it's how I make my best work for couples I consider friends. My main focus above all else is that my couples are having a great time. Most couples show up uneasy saying "Sorry we're awkward and hate getting our photo taken" (Yes, I'm talking about you!) and by the end they're going on about how easy and fun it was. Trust me, getting photos taken doesn't have to suck or be awkward in any way, and I will make sure you have a damn good time!
You probably haven't been a bride and groom before so you're figuring all of this stuff out as you go. Since I've been to hundreds of weddings, I have a bit of knowledge when it comes to weddings. The too do's, not to do's, how to save some money, get the most out of your day, create memories with your friends and family, plan, prepare, and info on how to get ready for your wedding that I'll share with you. I'm happy to help in any big or little ways that I can to make sure this is an stress-free experience for you!
I want photography to be more than something on your checklist of things you need to do for your wedding. You don't realise it now while you're so focused on centrepieces and who's sitting where and bridesmaid dresses and florals, but photography is really the only thing that last last your wedding day. The number one thing I hear from couples that did not connect with their photographer or who went cheap on photos say the regret it. It's something that will only increase in value over time as the images get passed down from generation to generations.
I'm all about couples breaking traditions and doing things their way.Because that's how it really should be.
Whatever it is that would make your day feel like your own, I'm a full on supporter and I am hereto help you
every step of the way.
However you want it to be documented...
it's worth being captured in a way that will bring back all the feels for generations to come. I want you to be able to look back at these photos for decades and feel the love you feel for each other right now! I want them to be meaningful to you, I want them to speak your truth. Because that's what this is really all about.
...A few things you should know...
I'm not going to forced you.
My style is heavily focused on real moments. Nothing to staged, nothing forced, no awkward half smiles. It's the real good stuff. I will of course guide you as we shoot so you're not awkwardly standing there wondering what to do, but it's important to me that you two are being fully yourself and present with one another. This way, we can capture you for who you really are.
I don't stick to one set style.
I make sure that the way I'm interacting, shooting, and editing is reflective of who my couple are and how things actually felt. It's a lot of small little things like this that go a long way. The artistic choices I make aren't to benefit me because these are your memories, not mine. I focus on something you'll value forever.
I don't over-book.
I don't feel it's fair to my clients if I'm overbooking myself because in the end, they won't be getting my best work if I'm physically, mentally, and creatively exhausted. I'm typically shooting weekdays and weekend as I have a few different options for shoots (Business, editorial, portrait etc.) so to keep my schedule manageable for my clients and myself and to keep my turnaround time quick, I limit my availability for weddings and sessions