If this is your first time working with a photographer, rest assured, you're in good hands! I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am that you're here, and trust me when I say I want you to feel seen, known, and loved through this gift called photography. This page will give you a clear picture of what working with me would be like and if we would be a good fit!! Are you feeling good? So am I, so keep scrolling!
If this is your first time working with a photographer, rest assured, you're in good hands! I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am that you're here, and trust me when I say I want you to feel seen, known, and loved through this gift called photography. This page will give you a clear picture of what working with me would be like and if we would be a good fit!! Are you feeling good? So am I, so keep scrollikng!
This short statement means so incredibly much to me and I mean what I say. This does not mean that I don't take my job seriously, in fact, I take it that much MORE seriously by saying this!! I believe the best experience begins with friendship and trust, and if you can trust me with your most precious moments, you know I'll always be in your corner. Soooo all that said, let's grab coffee!! Send me that soup recipe you are making for dinner tonight!! ALLL of the things!! I want to experience them with you as my FRIEND and client!
My goal behind your photos is to capture each moment in its purest form. This might mean giving you an extra second to snuggle, or taking a few more breaks in between shooting. Your photos should speak for themselves, and should express genuinely who you are as a couple. When you think about what having your photos taken will be like, imagine me as just an overly invested third wheel on your date!! Let that take any pressure you're feeling RIGHT off your shoulders!
I once heard it said, “I want to be known not by the things I achieved, or the people I knew, but by the kindness that my life displayed.” Kindness and compassion are two essential character qualities that can never be over emphasized. I fully believe that a kind demeanor stems from the inside out, and affects every part of a business. As a photographer, I want to be known for my kindness and compassion above all else.
I am not naive enough to believe that the photography world is not extremely competitive and I am not here to sell you a product, or unfairly charge you for a service I am not completely willing and excited to provide! The saturation of the market does not intimidate me, because I recognize that there is room for everyone and as a creative, we need others around us to push us to be better! I want to serve my clients fairly and with integrity.
My friend wrote this, and it accurately describes my thoughts on excellence-
"With God being who He is, we should find ourselves striving for the excellence in all things. A God who is in authority over all things, who tells the wind where to go, knows the stars by name, has His eye on the sparrow, spoke all of creation into existence and breathed life into the dust of the ground, deserves nothing less than the very best that we can produce. An excellent God deserves excellence in return. Every moment of work is a moment to honor, to glorify, to worship a most excellent God. So, I encourage you, “Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others.” -Courtney Smith
This is how I aim for my work to speak to everyone that visits. Excellence, but not for me, for Him.
I am so passionate about creativity not only in photography, but also in the conversations we have, in atmospheres of love, joy, and fun we are able to create, and of course in the fun and beautiful images we can create together. I am constantly pushing myself to go out of my comfort zone creatively, and to not be content with where I am now, because there is so much more I have to learn! I know I do not know it all, and I am so excited to take my photography to the next level. You can most likely expect me to say "I kinda want to try something new, is that cool?"
"The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears." -Dan Stevens
THESE FOUR VALUES ARE SO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY BUSINESS. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT WITH THESE ATTRIBUTES ROOTED DEEP INTO THE CORE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT WITH WHAT WE CAN CREATE TOGETHER!
After you inquire, within 24-48 hours (most of the time!) you will receive a BUNCH of information from me including an extensive pricing guide! Don't let this overwhelm you! You will be given a link to schedule a consultation meeting with me which doesn't solidify anything! It just helps me get to know you better and gives you an option to ask any questions that you might have!
If you decide to book (YAY I AM SO EXCITED ALREADY!!) I will send over a contract as well as a questionnaire to get the ball rolling! If you don't have a location for your elopement, I can help you find that! If you have ANY questions along the way, I am your best friend/go to girl for anything and everything!
Once everything is solidified, you just get to ENJOY yourself and all you're responsible for is to GET MARRIED!! It's as simple as that! Your day will be tailored exactly to who you are as a couple and the photos will show that as well!
Here's how I can help make that happen: