I love open windows and loud music. I love the smell of rosemary, baked goods and lavender. I’m an excellent parallel parker and it takes me almost 6 hours to finish a cup of coffee. I am a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, an artist, a woman, organized chaos and I’m proud of the life I’ve built. I love deeply, I give my trust too freely (I’m working on that one), I love adventures and being at home with my husband and dog. I’m ordinary, but different. I’m kind, but I’m definitely a firecracker. I end most weddings at home in the bath with a whiskey on the rocks. I’m married to the most kind, weirdest and most handsome musician of a man and I get excited just coming home to see him. I dig creativity, laughter, honesty and just enough sarcasm. I admire people who aren't afraid to love, who kiss passionately and who open their hearts to the right people.
They say that you have to have a little darkness, because without it you wouldn't be able to see the stars. I’m fascinated by all the chapters that make up your life story. Life is messy, it’s real and raw. Life is beautiful.
3 THINGS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
Planning my own wedding gave me an entirely different perspective on weddings. After the 450 weddings I’ve been honoured to be a part of as a photographer, its only now, after being a bride, I truly understand how it's possible to lose yourself in the craze, the details, and the opinions of others. Looking back at my own wedding I can see how important it is to focus on the things that truly matter to you as a couple. Finding unique ways to make the day yours and doing everything with heart will leave you with the best memories. If you’re interested in more advice from one bride to another, click here.
my career in a nutshell
A lot of photographer's stories begin with the old, “I was holding a camera since I could walk”. As much as that's true, my story has three beginnings:
You are each others best friends. You hold hands a certain way that only you know. You kiss his forehead before you leave for work. You know who’s the big spoon, and the little. You know if she needs water before bed. Maybe you brush your teeth together. Maybe you always open the car door for her. Maybe you make her coffee every morning.
These things are real. They are small insignificant things, and you might not realize the greatness of their importance, but without them it would feel like something's missing. Each one is important to me and important in telling your story.
I’m about people, I’m about you. I’m all about the real moments. I’m about unique photos because they are yours and you are unlike any other person, unlike any other day with any other couple. This is YOUR story and I want your photos to be, well, yours. I look to you for inspiration. I watch how you smile, how your eyes get shiny when you look at each other. And, even those eye rolls, embarrassing snorts and how you love one another.
If you spend more time looking into my camera then the eyes of the person you love; then we may not be best suited for each other. Staring into a camera doesn't capture the full story. I think the most powerful thing about photography is that it brings you back to that moment, and if that moment is real, it comes with a million emotions, smells, thoughts and memories. Being a storyteller means that I weave together all the elements that were carefully crafted to create this day. Yes there are the traditional family shots and of course the details — the dress, the bouquet, the tablescape — all the things that make up your wedding day. But beyond that, I aim to find the most unique and honest way to tell the story of your day.
Interesting light, movement, kind hearts, quirky moments, moving stories, intimate moments and raw, real love is what inspires me. I document all the big important moments, but also the in-betweens. The things that are so yours, you didn't even know they were a thing until you saw it, and it's like your secret is forever timestamped.