Something you need to know before we commit to this photo marriage: I’m not just for the adventurous. You don’t have to be eloping across the country for me to be excited about celebrating your love. I’ll shed as many tears during your backyard ceremony as I would watching you say “I do” at the base of a waterfall. Honesty, rawness, vulnerability…all of these things go into why I do what I do. To me, it’s less about getting that one incredible Instagram worthy photo, and more about delivering you with hundreds of moments in time. I also value fun. I want you to have a damn good time at your wedding, just as much as I want to have a damn good time at your wedding.
My “ideal client” doesn’t look a certain way. I’m not desperately seeking certain skin tones or hair colors or body types. My ideal clients don’t have to fly me across the country for me to want to be their photographer. But they do have to be kind, understanding, and willing to go with the flow of their day. They have to trust me. Wedding days are rarely perfect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a perfect wedding day.
I want to give you an experience. If you’re just looking for someone to set up a tripod and start shooting, shopping around for the cheapest deal, or just trying to check "photographer" off of your long list of wedding to-do's, we may not be a good match.
And that's okay—I want you to find your perfect photographer person!
However, if adventure makes your heart skip a beat, you don't mind straying from tradition, uninterrupted love is what gets you goin', sarcasm is your love language, and you're fine with me getting down on the dance floor with your little cousins, we'll be best friends in no time. If you hire me, you aren't just investing in a service—you're investing in a human being. You're putting your trust and love (and coinzzz) into me. Into whoever you're deciding to bring on to capture a split second of your ever-changing life. That's...huge. Do your research. Ask questions. Get to know the human bean behind the expensive piece of metal.
This is me. I love to read and write and paint. I'm a dumb ol' hopeless romantic and I cry every time I watch Call Me By Your Name. The Office is the best thing ever and I don't drink coffee. I love love. Every kind of love. The "I wanna pay for the person behind me in the Starbucks drive thru" kinda love, and the "I'm gonna buy you this really expensive rock to wear on your finger just to show you I wanna be your person forever and ever" kinda love. I'm so sarcastic, sometimes even I don't know when I'm being serious or not.
Basically, what I'm trying to say is get to know me. Vibe with me. Let's laugh about something before we discuss pricing or dates or whatever else. Let's be fuckin' friends, yo. My dream clients are the awesome couples who can laugh at themselves, let loose on their big day, value good work, and trust me to deliver them their truest, most raw wedding memories that bring back allllll the emotions from their big day. I want to peel back the bullshit and capture the love and passion between you and your boo, because weeks and months and years from now, your wedding photos are the only tangible memories that you will have from your wedding day. So...
Are you awesome? Do you value good work? What are we waiting for?
I'm so excited that you're interested in learning a little bit more about me & the experience you'll get if we work together! Odds are, if you're reading this then you're probably considering working with me to create some crazy beautiful wedding photos for you and your lover.
It's also likely that you've probably scrolled through lots and lots (and lots) of wedding photography websites, and have likely been forced to read a lot of pages similar to this. I assume a lot of them talked about capturing every moment, and maybe they repeated words like "authentic" and "genuine" and "real" a lot...like a lot a lot (it's a thing right now—definitely guilty of it as well). And they're probably totally right and completely talented humans that make beautiful art.
I think the main difference is that I don't want to convince you to choose me. I don't want to persuade you to believe that my photos evoke a certain emotion—I want you to feel it on your own. I want you to see my work and not be able to get it out of your mind. I want you to keep coming back to a post or a photo because it draws you in; something about it—maybe you can't put your finger right on it—but something about it leaves a footnote in your thoughts. I need my work to make you feel nostalgic for emotions you've felt, and feelings you haven't yet experienced.
You deserve more than just photos—you deserve moments. Moments you forgot about, moments you didn't notice, moments that you never want to forget. I want you to look back at your photos and feel all the feels. You deserve to hold these moments—your moments—in your hands, and know that your life has been comprised of a million amazing and beautiful memories, but these particular ones will live forever because they were documented in their truest, purest form.
Working with me will look something like running on the beach, rolling in sand, belly-laughing in the desert. It will feel like hanging with old friends, experiencing something new and different, exploring the world and yourself. It's so incredibly important to me that you & your lover are comfortable being comfortable in front of me. That's my #1 priority. My style is photojournalistic—we're going to run and play and things will be blurry and imperfect and real, just like your love.