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. 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’m married to the most kind, weirdest and most handsome musician of a man. I dig creativity, laughter, honesty and just enough sarcasm. I admire people who aren't afraid to love, who kiss passionately and who laugh all throughout the day.
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.
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Thank you for getting in touch, and for thinking about having me along on your adventure of a love story.
This is more than just a little package guide that tells you about my pricing. It’s to share much more, because when it comes to weddings there is a lot to know & think about. And, well, because right away if this doesn't hit home or interest you, chances are we aren't a great fit. And being the right fit is the MOST important thing for me, and the service I provide.
Read this together with your partner, too. Make sure you both dig what I believe, that you both believe in the work I do, and can picture yourselves working with me. If you are just shopping around for the best price, comparing photographers based on dollar value, and generally not grasping that photography is more than just photos, that is totally ok but; hit delete on this now and let me know so I that I don't hold the date for you - There are SO many weddings out there, but only a handful of awesome people & people who truly value photography.
I’m after those people. Those awesome people that aren't afraid to love openly and know that photography is one heck of an important part of the day. Your photos are what last, and the way they are created affect your day. I’ve shot over 500 weddings and that is what I’ve come to know and believe. I hope if you are that couple, we get to work together. It would be pretty darn awesome, if you ask me.
Note: I wanted to add the image of you and Anthony brushing your teeth here but couldn’t find it. Let’s add it in here, it’s so great! And I can credit the photographer. Or if theres one here you have of you guys that you took that would be amazing too if you don’t want to have another persons work on the site. It’s nice having images of you to show you how much you know what each day is personally.
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.
You have a love story. You are each others best friends. You hold your hands a certain way that only you know. You hold her a way that feels right. 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 are the things that make up your relationship. They are real, they are small insignificant things that you might not realize the greatness of their importance, but without them something would feel like it’s missing. Each one is important to me and important in telling your story. I want you to remember it all, every single thing. I want you to trust me so much that you are able to forget I’m there and just be you two, with nothing but love and your quirks.
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 my inspiration. I watch how you smile, how your eyes get shiny when you look at each other, even those eye rolls, embarrassing snorts and how you love one another.
If you want someone to show up with a fancy camera, tell you to stand and smile. If you spend more time looking into my camera then the eye’s of the person you love; then we won’t be the best fit. Staring into a camera isn't a story. I think the most magical thing about photography is that it brings you back to that moment and if the moment is real, it comes with a million emotions, smells thoughts and memories.
Yes there are the traditional family shots, details of all the things that make up your wedding day; because they are part of the day and important. But beyond that, I aim to find the most unique and honest way to tell the story of your day. I stray from the traditional because that’s not what makes your heart skip a beat and i want to make you feel something with each photo.
But it works with you trusting me, and if you do, we really will create some amazing authentic masterpieces that’ll rock you and give you all the feels.
Interesting light, movement, kind hearts, quirky moments, moving stories, intimate moments and raw, real love is what inspires me. I want to document all the big memorable moments, but also the in between moments and that things that are so yours that you don't even know they are a thing until you see it and its like your secret is forever timestamped. Couples that put photography high on their list are my favourite.
I cannot wait to work with you and tell your story.