I learned film photography from my father and took photos for my high school yearbook. It was something that was always natural to me, but it wasn’t until my senior year of college that I got serious about it. It was almost immediately that I knew I was inspired by people, genuine emotions, and experiences.
My style is intimate, heartening, and adventurous.
One of my favorite experiences was spending the day with a couple who was eloping. It was just the three of us in the car, stopping off at cute places, exploring the hill country of Texas together. We ended the day with a teary ceremony and yummy food at their BnB. It was such a privilege that they invited me into their lives with ease.
People only allow themselves to be vulnerable in front of a camera so many times in their lives, one of which is a wedding. I love making connections with people on a deeper level so that I’m more than a vendor, I’m also a friend.
I absolutely love weddings that aren’t at a venue, especially if they’re outside in nature. It can be challenging when the weather is bad or things don’t go as planned, but I always roll with it and find positivity in an unusual situation.
Yes! Immediately after the ceremony. Every couple has a post-vow glow. You can be the most stoic, staunch character on the planet. You will smile, laugh, and probably cry right after the vows.
Honestly, my biggest challenge is self-care on the wedding day. I’m still trying to find the best shoes, the best snacks, etc. Everything got better when I started accepting help from people I can rely on.
Get to know your photographer. They will be with you more than anyone else on the wedding day, and you will feel so much better if you establish trust with them and keep open communication. That could be scheduling a couples shoot, grabbing brunch, or even scheduling a few video chats.
I’m obsessed with destination/adventure weddings. I think it’s so amazing when a couple dreams up a fantasy wedding and then makes it happen. I can’t wait to do more of that.
Websites are so much more informative than a traditional paper invitation. Not everyone is a web designer, developer, or coder. It’s incredibly beneficial for couples to have a tool that will actually make wedding planning easier.
It’s funny you ask that because wedding photography is what I do when I’m not at my 9-5 as a web developer.
Weddings go beyond a day, they’re a bunch of little memories you can go back and visit at any time. Whether it’s on a website or an album you keep on your shelf, you’ll never forget the great times you had with your loved ones on your wedding day.