Before we get to the details
      LET'S PAUSE FOR A MOMENT

      Let’s pause, just for a moment. This is an incredible moment in your lives. You’ve found your person and are starting the rest of your lives together soon. With all the excitement in the air comes a sense of rush and business. But pause with me. Breathe this moment in. Revel in it. This surreal, beautiful moment.

      CREATIVE PROCESS

      It’s truly an honor you’re considering us to capture your wedding day. To let us into your space and be vulnerable sharing your life with us. That isn’t easy. I want you to know we don’t take that honor lightly.

      You’ll often hear me say that relationships are the heart and soul of our business. The images you see all started with a connection. Friendships that led to a sense of comfortability in beautiful images.

      But delivering beautiful images isn’t enough for us. We desire to deliver stunning images of your celebration but we also want to give you an incredible experience. When you look back at your images, our goal is for you to remember how much fun you had spending time with your spouse that day, not how stressful the day was. Which is why we do everything in our power to provide that experience for you.

      I truly believe that as humans, we mirror each other’s energy. One of the biggest compliments we’ve received from both couples and planners is the sense of calm we bring to the day. After witness countless weddings, we know things don’t always go according to plan, but we ALWAYS bring the focus back to the meaning of the day, which is celebrating your connection and commitment.

      Another incredible compliment we often receive is how comfortable and unposed our images are. This is because we take a very hands off approach to the wedding day. Rather than manipulating and manufacturing moments, we document them as they naturally occur. We’ll usually be up close in the action but we also remain respectful of emotion that happens throughout the day.

      01. GET IN TOUCH

      If you feel a connection to us and our images, send us a message on our contact form and don't forget to include all the details of your day! From there, we'll set up a time to chat with you more about your day.

      02. CONSULT

      We find a time to connect with all our couples on the phone before booking. Because relationships are a big part of our business, we absolutely love this opportunity to get to know you better!

      Rather than a sales call, we view this call as an opportunity to hear about you, your wedding plans, and who you are as a couple. We also view our time together as an opportunity for you to learn about us, our style, the process as well as investment options.

      03. BOOKING

      You'll hear me say that our goal is to make your engagement process as easy as possible so you're free to ENJOY it! This includes booking us for your wedding. If we both feel there's a great fit after our chat, we'll create a collection proposal for you and send it for you to review via email. You'll have a chance to review the proposal, take a look at the contract as well as make your payment with a credit card or bank transfer (if you prefer to mail a check, that's an option as well).

      04. ENGAGEMENT SESSION

      If you've chosen to add on an engagement session to your collection, now is when we'll get you scheduled! Engagement sessions are a great chance for us to get to know each other better and get you guys used to being in front of the camera (not to mention, they're pretty fun). Even if you've already had an engagement session with someone else, you'll have the opportunity to get to know us better and get used to our unique shooting style so we can roll right through portraits on your wedding day! We recommend scheduling your session right away as our calendar fills up very quickly!

      05. WEDDING PREP

      As your wedding advocates, we'll be in touch if you need anything, but a couple months before your date we'll reach out to gather a little more information from you through a questionnaire in your client portal. Once you have a better idea of ceremony and reception start times and a few other details, we'll work together to create a timeline based on beautiful light for your photos as well as a seamless flow for you wedding day schedule. From there, we can set up a call for a couple weeks prior to your day, or if you feel comfortable, we'll see you there!

      06. WEDDING DAY

      On your wedding day, we'll meet you at the designated getting ready location and start gathering detail shots. We do all location scouting before coverage begins so no need to stress about locations. At the end of the night, we'll ask if you guys would like us to stay and add on an extra hour for more coverage before we head out!

      07. THE WEEK AFTER

      Within a week of your wedding, we'll send you at least 3 sneak peeks that you can share with family and friends or on social media. We know that waiting on your wedding images is stressful so we like to send a few images to tide you over! If our schedule allows, we'll also blog your wedding on our website.

      08. DELIVERY

      What you've been waiting for! You images will be beautifully packaged online for you to view your images for the first time. If you've chosen a proof box, you'll also receive it around this time. You'll also have the option to invest in a legacy wedding album or receive a design proof if you've chosen a collection that includes an album.

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      FAQ
      Background & Style
      Investment & Booking
      Delivery
      Travel
      Services
      What is your shooting background?

      I went to college for public relations at Illinois State University and worked in agency communications as well as corporate communications for several years before starting my photography business. I bought a DSLR on a whim before a camping trip in Colorado. I fell in love with photographing beautiful landscapes and that initial inspiration still is apparent in my wedding work. I was asked to photograph a friend's wedding shortly after and things started very quickly from there!

      What gear do you use?

      We shoot with professional Nikon DSLRs (D750s) as well as professional Nikon lenses. We also bring backup gear to every wedding and portrait session.

      I noticed above you said you take a documentary style approach. Do you still take family and bridal party portraits?

      While our primary approach to the day is documentary, we also know how important family and bridal party portraits are. We absolutely offer posed family and bridal party photos in every wedding collection.

      We're very awkward in front of the camera. I'm worried this will affect the images!

      With exception to a slim few, the majority of people are extremely camera shy. And I understand! I'm uncomfortable in front of the camera myself (odd, I know, just keep me behind the camera!). One of the reasons why we take such a relaxed approach when it comes to posing and directing is so you feel comfortable! Rather than specific poses (like put your hand here and look this way), we'll give you cues (like snuggle up together or walk towards me). That way, you have some direction but your focus remains on your connection, rather than, "are we doing this right?" We also play music during our sessions and you're free to bring whatever liquid courage to help ease the nerves!

      How would you describe your style?

      Our style is heavily influenced by the overall feel of the day. We photograph a variety of different weddings from intimate elopements in the desert to large, elegant affairs. We aim to capture the mood of whatever kind of celebration you envision for your day. Whether that be a moody forest wedding or a bright morning garden wedding. Every wedding is different and we don't limit ourselves to a specific style for each wedding, but rather capture the feel of the day and highlight the emotion in our editing. This allows us to deliver timeless wedding images no matter your wedding style.

      How much are your wedding collections?

      Our couples prioritize beautiful photography for their wedding celebrations and therefore dedicate a healthy portion of their wedding budgets to photography. Wedding commissions begin at 7500 with elopement collections beginning at 5000. Portrait sessions vary but begin at 1400.

      How do we book you?

      Relationships are the heart and soul of our business. More than delivering beautiful wedding photographs, we want you to have an incredible experience and that only happens when we have a chance to get to know each other better! If things are clicking with us both, I'll send you a proposal. In order to reserve your date, I'll need a signed agreement and 50% retainer payment. The remaining 50% is due one month before your wedding (three months for international commissions). For portrait sessions, a 50% retainer payment is required to reserve your session date and the remaining balance is due one week prior to your session.

      Do you offer payment plans?

      Yes! A 50% retainer is required to reserve your date, however, we can build out payment plans for the remaining 50%. We also have automated payment plans available.

      How far in advance do we need to book you?

      Weekends during popular wedding months fill up very quickly. As soon as you have a date and venue booked, I recommend contacting me! I've also had many couples inquire about my availability prior to booking their venue to ensure I was open for their date. Feel free to contact me about my open dates prior to booking a venue!

      Can we meet you before we book or before the wedding?

      We are more than happy to set up a time to meet/chat with you via FaceTime or Skype! While we'd love to be able to meet face-to-face with all our clients, our busy schedules simply don't allow for it and we reserve nights and weekends (when we aren't working) to spend with family and rest. However, we meet with couples all the time via FaceTime so if you'd like to set something up, just ask!

      When can we expect image delivery?

      Portrait sessions are typically between 4-6 weeks and elopements and weddings 8-12. Our aim is deliver our galleries as soon as possible without compromising quality!

      Will we be able to download our images?

      Yes! Every portrait and wedding collection comes with access to a personalized online gallery where you can view and download all your images. You will have reprint rights to all delivered images meaning you are free to download and print wherever you choose.

      Do you offer prints or albums?

      Absolutely! We wholeheartedly believe in the power of print. You will have options within your gallery to purchase prints. Albums are a huge piece of your wedding experience and are offered in most wedding collections. We can also set up a consultation after your wedding or session to chat more about framed print and album options.

      How many images can we expect?

      We don't guarantee a number of images for portrait or wedding collections simple because there's so many variables due to light, location and events. Typically you can expect at least 40 images for portrait sessions and 400 for full wedding collections.

      Do you edit our images?

      Of course! Every image will be fully edited by myself in the style you see on my website and sent to you as a finished jpeg image.

      Do you blog every wedding?

      While I wish we could blog every wedding and session we photograph, we simply don't have the time! We pour so much time into creating an incredible experience for our couples and while that's our main priority, we try to blog new weddings as much as we can, depending on the season.

      We've seen your photos online and we love your work. But for celebrities or those with privacy concerns, is there a way we can opt out of you posting our images online?

      I'm so glad the images you've seen online have resonated with you! While having images online is the primary way we secure new work, we often work with high profile clients and understand privacy concerns. For this reason, we offer a $5,000 loss of revenue add on to your wedding or elopement to keep your images completely offline for you privacy. If this is a service you need, please let us know when initially contacting us.

      Do you travel for weddings?

      We love to travel! The majority of our weddings are destination and exploring new locations feeds our creative souls. There's no location too remote. We can't wait to adventure with you!

      Do we need to book your travel?

      We offer custom collections with all travel included. This means we book all our travel and you don't have to worry about a thing! Making this process as easy as possible for you is our goal.

      Do you only travel for weddings in beautiful locations?

      We believe there's beauty in every location no matter the venue or city. We also wholeheartedly believe that weddings are about the people first and foremost.

      What are your travel costs?

      Travel is included in our custom collections. Get in touch and let us know what your vision is for your celebration and we'll make things easy for you by providing collection options with everything included.

      What services do you offer?

      We primarily offer portrait, elopement, wedding, maternity and boudoir photography. Branding photos are also available.

      Do you photograph families?

      While our primary focus is on couples, we sometimes take on family lifestyle commissions, depending on our availability.

      What is a family lifestyle session?

      A lifestyle session is focused on moments, rather than poses. It celebrates the natural connection between the humans you love rather than forcing emotion. This means I don't make everyone look at the camera and smile, but rather capture you as you are. Playing with your children and sharing snuggles on the floor. All the REAL stuff that makes your family your family. When you and those you love are free to be yourselves, that's when true emotion and beautiful moments are captured.

      What about newborn sessions?

      Depending on availability, we also take on newborn lifestyle commissions if our schedule allows.

      Do you offer mentoring?

      I do! Send me an email and we'll be in touch.

      Can you help us with a timeline?

      Absolutely!! Consider us your guides throughout your engagement. We have your best interest 100% at heart and we want your photos to come out incredibly. We'll work together to create a timeline that makes the most out of the time we have together and beautiful light for your photos.

      IF PRICE IS HOLDING YOU BACK

      Our team understand budgets. Money is never easy to talk about. But I urge you to put yourself in your own shoes for a moment, about a year from now. You’ve put so much time, emotion, money and personal investment into your wedding day. Every detail was hand picked and chosen for it’s meaning by you.

      You’ve retuned from your honeymoon and find your dress shoved in a corner (you promised yourself you would have it preserved when you retuned home), wedding presents are scattered around your new home and perhaps your pockets are a little less full than they were before all the margaritas were drank at the beach. The day you planned and looked forward to for so many months is over and you’re starting your life together.

      What do you have left from your wedding day?

      Your photos. Your photos become your legacy. They’re what your children will look through at a young age and make fun of your dress for, but later appreciate the sentimentality.

      It’s in that very moment, 10+ years from now, when you won’t miss or remember the money you put towards your photographer, but it’s heartbreaking to say, that you will remember if you skimped on your wedding photographer. Trust is so important when it comes to these memories which is why we take the honor of documenting this day so seriously.

      We know that excellent wedding photography is an investment which is why we offer payment plans for all portrait, elopement and wedding collections.

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