YOU ARE HERE, SO I’M GUESSING YOU WANT TO LOOK NATURAL IN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS…
am i right?
It's my job to make sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera, long enough to get those real moments, real smiles, real laughs, and real feels. And I take that job very serious, dahling. And I already know what you're thinking, "But we're so awkward in front of the camera, I don't want to look stiff and posed." Look around my website! Do you see awkward? Do you see stiff and posed? Hell nah! Do you see rockstars? Um..hell yea you do!
I make taking couples portraits a BLAST, family photos painless, and your wedding day epic.
So whether you're eloping, inviting 10 friends, or planning a great big ole celebration
I gotcha covered.
I’m here to make all of your wedding photo dreams come true.
I’ve been a full-time professional third wheel for five years and counting.
I get to travel all over the world shooting some good stuff. Awesome, I know.
Year after year, couples trust me to take care of them and deliver their most precious moments, and I absolutely do.
I’ve worked with amazing individuals, rad celebrities (Meghan Markle for one, but I digress), cool brands, and now YOU!
book like a boss.
a lil’ wedding coverage
a lotta wedding coverage
adventurous love gatherings
custom packages available
prices range from $1,500 - $5,000
for elopement pricing, visit this page.
All packages include:
Vendor Recommendation List
Wedding Day Prep Guide
High Resolution Images
Custom Travel Fee (if applicable)
A Wedding Photographer that..
..knows how to shoot in the best light. And the worst.
..has a super fast response time for all ya questions & concerns.
..knows all your best angles, even if you don’t.
..can keep you on schedule better than your coordinator.
..will casually tell you if there’s lipstick on your teeth.
..will cry at your ceremony because gah!
..will show you how to cut wedding cake, because who the hell knows how?? Me. I do.
..is inclusive to ALL.
..will wrap family photos faster than that taco ad that showed up on instagram right after you thought about tacos.
..will graciously accept the ‘honorary wedding party member’ award that will undoubtedly be given to me before the night is over.
..will let you be you. you don’t have to be anyone else with me.
I WANNA GET TO KNOW YA!
You should definitely chat with me asap so we can get to know each other better! You can give me all the deets about your wedding day and what you need from me besides doubling as your security guard (which is totally a part of my job description, fyi). Chats are usually done via your video app of choice, so we can hang faster.
Q// How would you describe your photography style?
I shoot/edit with feeling in mind. Feeling, vibe, essence, aura, whatever you call it, thats what I aim to capture. It's easy to capture what we see, but what about what we cant see? How will you remember how you felt? Storytelling is about more than just the what, its about the why as well. My photography can be categorized as moody over light and airy; documentary rather than fine art; lifestyle instead of traditional. I like my images to reflect real. I play with shadows. I capture tiny details that you may not even notice. I shoot the way I feel someone would want to remember. You can read more about why I shoot the way I shoot here.
Q// How do we book you?!
A : After our super fun + quick video chat, you can pay your deposit and sign a contract to hold your date, then do a happy dance. Boom, booked!
Q// Do we have to pay the whole total up front?
For full or half day weddings, only 50% of the total is due up front; the rest is due 30 days prior to the wedding date. For adventurous love stories and elopements, 100% of the total is due up front.
Q// Do you travel?
Anywhere! If you’re getting married outside LA or ATL, I will provide you with a custom quote based on location.
Q// What if another couple inquires about our wedding date after we do?
Happens all the time. Only deposits hold dates. Time waits for no one, especially in the wonderful world of wedding planning. You probably know that from venue shopping.
Q// How many weddings have you shot?
I shoot 35 weddings a year. You do the math…..because I hate math, so if you don’t do it, it literally won’t get done.
Q// Do you bring your own lighting?
Yes. I use natural light until there is no more and then I switch to a speedlight to capture the reception.
Q// What kind of equipment do you typically use?
My camera bag usually contains: 2 red bulls, 2 canon camera bodies, a holdfast multi camera strap, 3-4 lenses (both prime and zoom), 2 speedlights, lotsa memory cards, a waterproof, smash proof memory card case, extra camera batteries, and rechargeable speedlight batteries.
Q// Are you vegetarian? Do you have any dietary restrictions?
Q// What if you get sick last minute and you can't shoot our wedding?
I will send a photographer who shoots as closely to my style as I can find in my place. No, I've never not been able to shoot a wedding.
Q// Do you do posed family portraits during the wedding?
Yes. I don't blog posed family portraits but I do take them at every wedding where they are requested. These typically take 10-20 minutes total to shoot depending on how long it takes to wrangle family members and how many photo combinations have been requested.
Q// How long does an engagement session typically last?
Engagement session times vary by where we go and how much fun we're having. Typically we would be shooting an hour if shooting in one general location, two hours if you want to hit 2-3 locations or opt for a day-in-the-life session (a documentary-style session where I capture you at different spots around the city that fit your personality; literally things that you would actually do).
Q// What makes a cool engagement session?
Cool engagement sessions are more than just venturing to your local park at noon (because you think lots of blinding sunshine is best for photos) in matching outfits. Yikes! Let’s not. First off, dusk or dawn light makes everyone look like a rockstar. And second, taking a stroll through an arts district, drinks on a rooftop, the beach at sunset, a boardwalk with a fist full of cotton candy, "hiking" through a national park, a cozy indoor session in a decked out home (or someones else’s decked out home...), picking a neighborhood and just walking with no set agenda, these are just a few awesome session ideas and the best way to get honest, authentic candids and portraits. Also keep in mind your engagement session doesn't have to be in your city, we can go anywhere. Get creative!
Q// Can my parent pay you?
All payments are done electronically, so yes: your parents, grandparents, hell, Cardi B can make your payment. Don’t matter.
Q// Can we see a full wedding gallery example?
Sure, a full wedding example is < here >.
Q// My wedding venue requires all outside vendors to have a certificate of insurance, do you have that?
Q// How long can I access my photo gallery after the wedding is over?
Your online gallery will be available for unlimited downloads for up to one calendar year from your wedding date.
Q// What images might we expect in our gallery? Do we have to tell you what images we want?
Images I typically take at a wedding can be found on < this list >. You do not need to give me a list of typical wedding images (which is basically everything on this list). So please refrain from sending me a list of shots like "my dress", "photo with my parent", “the cake”, etc. If its wedding related, we know to shoot it. Feel free to mention not so obvious things like "group shot with my friends from college".
Q// I would be considered a high-profile/celebrity client, can you hold off on posting any of my images until they've been published to maintain exclusivity?
Absolutely. Please make this request prior to contract signing so that I can send you the appropriate contract.
Q// Do we get the copyrights to the images taken?
Let me explain ‘copyrights’ first: When you ask a photographer for copyrights to an image they have taken, you are not just simply asking for the right to use the images however you want, you are also asking the photographer to give up their legal right to use their own property.
The contract I send you will grant you permission to share, and print your images. It also grants me permission to share and print your images. If there is something else you are attempting to do (or if there is something you prefer I not do) with your images, we can chat about it.
If you still think purchasing the copyrights from me is what you'd like to do, they can be purchased for an additional (and quite hefty) fee.
Q// Can we have the .RAW, unedited images? Can we have all the images?
You will receive the BEST images taken and they will be gloriously edited by me. Un-edited images are not included in my packages. If you would like to purchase un-edited .JPGs for personal use, they can be purchased at an additional fee. And .RAW photos are not available for purchase ever.
Q// How many edited images can we expect to receive after the wedding?
There is no certain amount or limitation on how many edited images you will receive because all weddings vary based on events of the day. 500-800 is an approximate estimate. Could be more, could be less.
Q// How long will it take to receive our images?
I will try to have your gallery back by your first month anniversary, but since I can't guarantee that can happen every time (due to certain months being a heavier work load than others) I will say 4-6 weeks for Dec-April weddings and 6-8 weeks for May-Nov Weddings.
Q// Do you do wedding albums?
Yes, more info here. But honestly, you can do this yourself and save money. Don’t tell anyone I told you that.
Q// What if we absolutely do not want you to post ANY of our images anywhere on the internet to assist you in booking future business?
Unfortunately, I am unable to take on any weddings that are required to remain off the internet entirely, because as a photographer, showing people pretty pictures is kind of how I eat. #loveyoumeanit
answered enough questions so far?
Note: Rates subject to change at anytime without notice.