I want your time with me to become a core memory, not just another photo session.
Our time together.
If you're looking for quick, super traditional, "look at me and smile", you may be in the wrong place. Okay, you are definitely in the wrong place haha I'm not offering images of fake smiles and posed emotion. Our time together will be laughing, playful, and fun but also deep, soulful and genuine. What I'm offering is raw moments that capture the truth between you. I feel completely honored to be let into some of the most deep, personal moments of peoples lives. I see a special glimpse of pieces of them that not everyone gets to see and get to reflect that back to them in their images.
FULLY expect to be adventurous, get dirty and leave our time together having left all reservations behind.
A common phrase in the business world is "ideal client." Many companies even make an avatar of who they imagine their exact ideal client to be. If I could hand pick my ideal client it would be simply this: someone who wants their truth captured in a way that represents who they are, is open to the process of creating artful images, and wants more of an experience than just a quick, "for the Christmas card" photo session.
I want you, the whole you, and nothing but you. I love the things that make you unique and finding ways to make each session or wedding/elopement tailored to who you are as a person, couple or family. Part of the process of planning our time together includes us talking about all those personal touches that we could include that will make your images so...YOU.
A huge part of this experience will be that you feel safe to share yourself with me. For some people that comes easy. For others, they know they want this experience and these types of images of themselves and their partner, but they feel nervous about the process. Trust me, I tend to fall into the 2nd camp so I completely understand. I want you to know that I hold space for everyone and want you to feel safe and secure and accepted just as you are. No matter where you're at on your journey in life. I strive to create an atmosphere where you feel completely comfortable being both silly and deep in front of my camera, even when you might not typically feel that way. I often hear my couples deepest insecurities and desires and learn all about their journey so I can capture them on a deeper level. You are SAFE to do that with me. We're in this together.
Organic + Art
Sometimes I'll be in the zone at a session or elopement, clicking away absolutely in LOVE with a moment that is unfolding in front of me and then I see that look from my couple. That, "I don't know if I'm doing this right" look. Rest assured, that I am capturing a raw, organic moment and you're doing it perfectly! The very best moments are the ones we cannot plan or pose. When you're feeling safe and comfortable and you're just being yourself. Often this starts with me giving you a prompt or an idea of a way to interact with each other and then seeing what naturally happens. But don't worry if the thought of that makes you uncomfortable...I will always be creating interactions to produce some really epic, artful moments, by telling you exactly what to do for some shots too! I'll never leave you on your own to figure out what to do. I got you.
I don't put myself in a box as far as what my "style" is. I think artists -like all humans- are always changing and evolving and growing. How images feel and look is very much dependent on many thing, several of which aren't in my -or anyone else's- control. You may WANT that sun drenched golden hour look for your images, but we could arrive to our location and it's covered in clouds. Choosing your location and styling plays a big role into how your final images look and I am so happy to walk along that path of planning with you! What I can promise about what my "style" is -no matter what nature brings us- is this: I love keeping my images warm WITH the true colors of the moment and combining that with grainy, filmy vibes that you can FEEL. I love capturing motion. I love beautiful light. I love shots with wide open spaces, but also those ultra close intimate details. I love making YOUR LOVE the centerpiece of the photo while utilizing the beautiful surroundings to help tell the story. I love a dramatic moment -whether that's through light or choosing where to place you. I love making you get dirty haha. I love getting to know you and getting to help tell your story. Getting you a beautiful, unique gallery that you will LOVE is just as important to me as it is to you. The best way to know if my style is your style....STALK ME. lol Look at my work here, all over my website, and check out my Instagram where I post new stuff much more regularly.
My work is for those who want their images to be a lot more than a posed picture smiling into the camera. My work is for those who love adventure or who want to step out of their usual safe box and dip their toe into adventure for the first time. It's for those who want to capture themself and their love in true, raw moments. It's for those who love a more documentary style. My work is for those who know they will never have these moments in life again and want to see and FEEL them over and over again. Its for the ones who know THESE moments are what life is all about. My work is for those who are down for anything, trust my vision and want to have fun.
I know that you likely have a general idea of what you want, but may not know exactly what you want. That's ok! I am here to help you figure that out. My experience through the years has taught me so much about how to plan a photo session and be ready for anything at a wedding or elopement...and I am here to share ALL that knowledge with you.
When I say we are in this together, I mean it. I can help you with planning every detail if that is the support you need. In addition to the many helpful guides I will send through our planning process, I can also help with timelines, styling and even recommend vendors I love. On the day of I'll let you know when your hair is out of place, refill your water bottle, remind you to have a snack. Location ideas? I have a ton! What do you need? Cause I'm gonna be your wingman the whole way.
Oh and if you do already know exactly what you want, I'm so ready to execute! LETS GO!