I've enjoyed every minute of the past 12 years being a wedding photographer. The challenges, the problem solving, the freedom to create, the trust my couples have in me and the opportunity to push my creativity make it so worth it. I'm constantly learning new things, trying new gear and experimenting with different techniques to bring my couples the absolute best service. To me, being a photographer is being an artist with a camera instead of a paint brush. My style is a mix between photojournalism and artistic vision- While I'm capturing the special moments that tell your story, I am also looking for creative opportunities to make breathtaking imagery.
When your wedding day is finally here, I am going to be by your side through the entire thing. I do my best to make sure you are running on time throughout the wedding day, Nothing is forgotten, pictures with family, the small details, keeping the wedding party under control to utilize your time in the best way. Squeezing in those special moments for you two just to enjoy each other. I pride myself in capturing the moments that go unnoticed. Your sister helping with your dress buttons, Dad seeing you in that dress for the first time, your partner brushing the hair back from your cheek, Mom tearing up as you dance with your father, Grandma on the dance floor with the best man bustin' a move after one too many drinks, and the loving glances you give one another. That's the real authentic love I enjoy capturing. Everything that is important to you, is so very important to me!
This leads to my confession; there is a point in every wedding that I've shot, that I've teared up a bit feeling the love that two people share surrounded by the support of their family. (Usually during the first dances). I love capturing the EMOTIONAL MOMENTS! Weddings are truly a magical thing and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to make this my career.
After the wedding the editing process begins, I get super excited for this part! I cull the images and edit for color correction and crop. I do not have a set number of images I deliver, but instead deliver every image I think you'd want. I built my skills editing images using Adobe programs for the past 20 years and am commissioned by many area photographers to create more complex artistic edits for them at times. After basic edits, I apply my own artistic touches to each image. There are always a few stand out images that receive my Advanced edit treatment. These are my favorite! I go a little extra editing out signs, making the sky more dramatic, and other techniques that make the image really pop. These are the images you want as your wall art. They’re the show stoppers! Some of my favorite edits have been nerdy requests from couples to photoshop them into Starwars or videogame scenes! I absolutely love weddings that have themes or the couples are super passionate about something, gives me inspiration during editing and delivery of images. Currently images are being delivered on external hard drives, I've found this is the best way to protect digital images. I also offer professional prints and custom album orders.
If you’re considering booking your wedding with me, we should meet up! I enjoy meeting with couples over coffee to discuss the plans for their wedding day. We will talk about places you will go on your day, creating memories and fine art images with gorgeous scenery. I want to know what is important to you. Perhaps having 2 photographers would suit your day. I've been honored to work with many creative professionals and will find the perfect second photographer for your day. If you’re looking for additional vendors, I can recommend some amazing places and people to help build a creative dream team that will make your day everything you've imagined and so much more!
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