What is your experience with photography?
I’ve had a camera in my hand since middle school. I decided to pursue the passion and turn it into a career when I started college. I have degree in Fine Art Photography from Louisiana Tech University, and have been shooting weddings professionally and full time since 2012.
What is your shooting style?
My style is documentary – I am driven by the emotion and connection that fuels your wedding day. I create images that remind you what it was like to be there, and images that bring you back to how it felt to be there. I want to capture those intimate, timeless, hilarious, meaningful, exhilarating, moments together. I don’t like the awkward stiff poses that make you feel like a robot – I want the real you. This means that I value getting to know you both before we meet, hearing your story of how you met, fell in love, and what’s most important to you.
What gear do you use?
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 35mm 1.4/L, Canon 50mm 1.2/L, Canon 85mm 1.2/L, and Canon Speedlite 430EX II
Do you have backup gear?
It’s never been an issue, but should there be an equipment issue, back ups will be in place.
How far in advance do we need to book?
If I have the date available, it’s yours! Typically portrait sessions are booked a few months in advance, and weddings six months to one year in advance.
Should we schedule an engagement session?
Yes! Engagement sessions are so much fun – that’s why they are included in my wedding package. They are a time for us to get to know each other and go on a photo adventure. If you are nervous about being photographed at all, this will cure it for sure. By your wedding day, you will feel totally comfortable in front of the camera.
I don’t live near you, what can I do with my included engagement session?
I would be happy to fly or drive to you for your engagement session. However, there may be additional travel fees associated with that. You could also use your engagement session as a day after session. You’re getting married in an epic, memorable place that means so much to you – why not spend an extra day there and get even more photos of you and your new spouse?
Do you shoot elopements?
You bet! My husband and I eloped, so elopements have a special place in my heart. I especially love laid-back elopements in nature.
What is the difference between a wedding and elopement?
I consider an elopement one couple and less than 15 of their closest friends and family. Anything larger falls under the category of a “traditional” wedding.
What are your prices?
California weddings start at $3,500, elopements start at $1,000, and portraits start at $550. My goal is to tell your story honestly. Reach out here for more details.
Can we post our photos on social media?
Yes, absolutely! Just be sure to give me photo credit in the caption, and that you don’t make any alterations to the images since I have already done that for you.
Can I share these images with friends, family, or vendors for social media?
Again, absolutely! The same requirements apply when friends, family, and vendors post to social media. They must be sure to give photo credit in the caption, and they can’t make any alterations to the images.