An experince focused on you
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It can be a stressful, emotional day with many ups and downs. I want to ensure you have a strong supportive person by your side to help. I want to be that person who can help make your day a little less stressful.
My approach is focused on you! I realize every couple is unique so I strive to provide a more relaxed and personable approach to wedding photography. I will work with you to ensure everything up to the big day is organized & then document everything naturally as it unfolds. And I will ALWAYS be there to help you hold your dress, bustle your gown, fix the little details to ensure you're picture perfect and be your new best friend along the way. Your wedding day goes by quickly; I want you to enjoy everything from the stolen glances during the ceremony, the sweet kisses as you say I do, the fun bridal party shenanigans to the thoughtful words you share during your first dance.
I want you to know I am capturing all the details big and small and the moments between the formalities to ensure you have the time of your life! I want you to be carefree because you know I got this!
A stress free wedding day starts with knowing what to expect
Planning a wedding is hard (I know I’ve been there!). Enjoying your wedding shouldn't have to be. As your wedding photographer I want to ensure you have a stress free day that you can enjoy. I also want to be sure that I capture every last moment so you can relive your wedding though amazing images in a stunning wedding album.
I've found one of the most helpful tools for this is a wedding day timeline. It may sound super simple but it helps so much. About a month before the wedding we'll get together to discuss what is most important to you on your wedding day. Weather that be the little candid moments, the large family portraits or the more intimate sunset photos, I want to be sure I am there to capture it all.
Please keep in mind every wedding is unique and each timeline will be unique. Here is a sample timeline to get you thinking about how your day will unfold.
12:00 Arrive for details (These details include the dress hanging, the rings styled with the shoes, invites, and flowers)
1:00 candid photos of bride with bridesmaids (We'll get those fun candid moments and all those cute semi posed photos here)
1:30 bride getting into her dress (Yay! It's time to get you into your dress!)
1:45 first look with bridesmaids (You'll get all those warm fuzzy feelings as your ladies you for the first time)
2:00 first look with dad (Make sure to have tissues this moments are usually tearjerkers)
2:15 bridal session (This is your time to shine girl, you'll be center spotlight with a session just for you)
2:45 drive to first look location (It's very rare that I am able to photograph the first look with the couple at the same location that the bride is getting ready at)
3:00 first look with groom (May I suggest tissues again?)
3:15 couples session (this is where we'll make all those romantic images you've wanted since you were a little girl)
3:45 Bridal party photos
4:15 Drive to ceremony location (Factoring in drive time is very important to ensuring we stay on schedule)
4:30 prep for ceremony (This is a great time for the bridal party to touch up make-up, grab a small snack exct before the ceremony)
5:30 family formals
6:00 Drive to the reception site (If you're not ready to head in we can travel to another location for photos while your guest enjoy cocktail hour)
7:00 prep to enter the reception (this is a great time to hide your bags, fix your make-up and chat with the DJ before you enter)
7:10 enter (Bridal party is announced)
7:20 cake cutting
8:00 Depending on when you're getting married you may want to consider adding time before the dances start to step out and grab some sunset photos
8:15 first dance
8:20 daddy daughter
8:25 mother son
8:30 open dance (Time to party!)
9:30 this is a great time for me to take you outside for a backlit session (you'll get some stunning photos with unique lighting
What's your style, how do you approach photographing a wedding and what will it be like with you as our photographer?
While I wholeheartedly agree your day should be captured in a natural candid manor I also want to ensure you have family photos that your parents will hang on their walls, I want to ensure you have modern images you'll want to hang on your walls and I also want you have images to fill your wedding album that tell the story of how your day unfolds.
I'll be there every step of the way to ensure you have proper guidance in posing, that you're getting the best possible lighting, and that your images will be unique and amazing.
When it comes time to process your images, I take great care in ensuring each image is hand edited before they are presented to you. You'll receive a mix of light and airy colored images and timeless black and white images.
When it's time to order your heirloom wedding album, I'll be there to help you choose the best cover fabric (with many unique choices), I'll help you choose images that tell the story of your day and I'll hand deliver your final product with a lifetime guarantee.
We thank you for coming.