If you were here in person, I'd pour you the drink of your choice so I could hear about your wedding plans. But since I can't do that yet, let's get to know each other right here in my little corner of the web.
If you like my photos, then that's a very good start. But I believe there's more to being a great wedding photographer than just taking great photos.
Maybe it's my Midwestern-nice upbringing, but my clients tell me that my humor, my ability to keep calm and carry on, and my endless supply of movie quotes were what sealed the deal for them after we talked.
I'm in-it to win-it with you. From helping you to plan the perfect photo timeline to answering an email on how to handle an over-exuberant family member who gives you a 5-page list of "must-have family photos" I'm here for all of it.
She'll probably also tell you I've been published on The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Boho Weddings, Love & Lavender Weddings, and more! (What can I say, she's my biggest fan!)
My clients are also nervous about being in front of the camera. I so frequently hear, "We're not models!" You don't need to worry about being models, because quite honestly, I would a million times rather work with real couples rather than models! I am here for my couples on their wedding day as cheerleader, coach, and guide to get you amazing photos showcasing your love and how much fun you have with each other and your family and friends. In short (which being 5'1", is always the case with me), be yourself and I'll take it from there!
My clients are emotional, authentic, and FUN! They don't take themselves too seriously. The part of their wedding day they're most looking forward to is connecting with family and friends, and they want a photographer that will capture those memories and fleeting moments, in addition to all the pretty stuff of course!
I've been in Southern California for II years now and I love it here. Turns out you can take the girl out of the Midwest (but she'll still be a suffering Detroit sports fan)!
I have watched every episode of Gilmore Girls 1,237 times. I also have a tendency to exaggerate like Lorelai Gilmore, but only in a fun way like how many cans of Rockstars I have had today (14 - don't worry, my blood is roughly 70% caffeine so this is NBD).
I'm what you call a "Cafeteria Michigander", meaning I pick and choose carefully when I go home. I love my family, but I REALLY love being able to go on a hike in sunny California in January (or let's be real, sitting on the patio of a winery with a glass of sparkling wine enjoying the view)!
I have 4 brothers and 14 cousins. So that large wedding party and large guest list are totally in my wheelhouse and I feel completely in my element on the excitement and unpredictability of a wedding day!
My husband and I communicate about 50% of the time in movie quotes. In fact, the entire back of our wedding program was our favorite movie quotes, and we have an entire room in our house dedicated to our love of pop culture and movie quotes!