In an industry hyper-focused on “pretty”, I prefer that wedding photography stand for something. It’s not enough to “have a style” or even to be “photojournalistic” or “candid”. We have to dig a little deeper to avoid ending up with a pile of shots that show a veneer of who you are. For me, that means staying true to capturing all that is human about your wedding day. Of course, my own individual sense of composition and light will be present, but we’ll let style flow naturally from purpose. The result? Wedding images that have as much heart as you do.
My core mission: capture human connections and stories in an honest and easy-going way, so that you can bring home wedding images that will make you smile, laugh, and cry for a lifetime.
It is sometimes dramatic, sometimes soft, often touchy-feely, always honest. It is loving of humanity and nature. It is richly layered, to show relationships and the different facets of expression, movement, and environment that make up your moments.
You find yourself planning a wedding, but you’ve never conceived of yourself being a Bride or Groom. That fairy tale never existed for you. Instead, when you imagine yourself at your wedding, you see yourself melting into a quiet roar of belly laughs and tearful hugs. You imagine a sea of hearts brimming with love and support. You look forward to having moments of connection with your partner, fingers entangled, elbows jabbing at inside jokes, and foreheads crinkling with emotion.
Though you might be nervous about being the center of attention, you look forward to expressing (with admittedly shaky voice and sweaty hands) your deepest emotions for your partner in front of all your loved ones.
You won’t find me interrupting your day to set up artificial emotions or contrived poses. Most of the day, I melt into the background, allowing you to forget the camera and linger, joke around, and have a good long, spontaneous snuggle. I’ll leave you alone so that you can be you, rather than a version of you manufactured by magazines and wedding websites. I’ll be hands-on just enough so that you look your best during your more formal portraits.
On your day, I am a friend and a supporter. I am a listener and a watcher.
I love the smell of lumber. The hardware store is inspiring.
I’m just as comfortable hammering and sawing as I am folding fine paper and tying bows. I suppose that just means that I like making things with my hands.
I’m an all-around-animal-loving person, but I’m obsessed with dogs.
My favorite audio: This American Life.
My first (but not only) passion: the violin.