If we are honest with each other, it's likely that this day is going to go so fast that you'll remember very small highlights of it. The cake is going to be delicious and beautiful, your dress and hair and makeup will be flawless and your bouquet will be so stunning. But how do you relay that to your children without photographs of it? How will you describe the layers of tulle on your dress, the perfect way that the venue hosted the evening of your dreams?
I feel honored that the images I capture for my couples will last a lifetime. They will be the photos that you cling to during hard times and in times of celebration. The images from your wedding day will be the ones that your children will have etched in their own memories as an example of the love that you started with.
I’m blessed to photograph gorgeous weddings and serve my beautiful couples + seniors. Bringing a joyful and comfortable vibe through the business of photographing slices of life and monumental moments is what makes your experience with me unique. I am genuinely interested in hearing your life's story, and documenting it well through our time together.
All bundled up, hat, gloves, jacket and helmet. I’d make a little snack for myself in a little bag and dart out the door, holding the camera close to me, strap around my neck. Cranking the 4-wheeler, I’d zoom over the hilly farm to my favorite spots, seeing how they’ve changed in the weeks since I'd been gone. I’d find something interesting -- a bundle of bobbed wire on a fence post -- squint one eye, crank the little gear on the top of the camera until I thought it was right. Then I’d push the button and hear the shutter open and close. The film camera with the 1970s Aztec strap belonged to my grandparents. And these are my earliest memories of the presence of photography in my life: winter, summer sausage, a 4-wheeler and my camera.
Fast farward about 20 years, through 10 years of marriage, a BFA degree and 80+ weddings later and here you find me! Full-time photographer, telling the stories of my clients, photographing them for their own sake and to freeze time to show their children exactly what they felt on their best day.