Throughout the time before and after your wedding, I’m here to answer questions, give feedback, listen, give advice, or just hang out!
If you ever have any questions, need help with anything (photography related or not), or just need a friend, I'm here!
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Every couple has a love story. Let me tell yours. Your wedding story is a unique reflection of you as a couple. It’s a accumulation of events that have led up to this one beautiful, crazy, amazing day when the two of you be united as one. No two stories are the same, and that’s why I don’t want to recreate the same old traditional wedding photos for you. I want your photos to be yours.
That’s why it’s important for me to get to know you, your personalities, your hopes and dreams. Getting to know you enables me to tell your story authentically and create amazing images that reflect the real you. You’ll be able to look back on your photos and feel the same feelings, re-live the moments, and remember how awesome your day really was. Your wedding day will be filled with extraordinary moments- intimate, surprising, and joyous. Captured creatively, those moments will shine through as timeless memories.
The more we talk and hang out together, the more we’ll get to know each other beyond just a “work relationship”. The better we get to know each other, the more trust is built and the more you’ll let me into your story. This will allow me to capture images that reveal the intimate and authentic expressions of the love and commitment you share. Unguarded. Natural. Emotional. The images you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
The first step was to meet each other for the first time. During the upcoming time before your big day, I’ll be in touch to make sure we’re always on the same page. And I love to connect, so if you want to grab a coffee or hang out for a quick video chat, hit me up! As I said before, the more time we hang out together, the better your photos will be. :)
Styling your elopement is going to have a huge effect on the way your photos turn out- from the clothes and accessories you choose to wear, to your hair and makeup, and to what elements you choose to include such as flowers and ceremony spot accents.
Overall, I'm a believer in keeping things simple- especially if there's hiking or long walks involved and weight is an issue. I'll help you plan out what to bring with you so that your elopement is as unique as it is efficient.
I recommend starting with your clothing, adding a few accessories, and then deciding if you want any floral elements or other items.
For ideas and inspiration, check out my Pinterest boards:
I know your photography is really important to you, and you want me to be able to do the best job I can. There are two big factors that will have the most influence on your photos- lighting and time.
My biggest concern is the time I have with just you two, because this is what I do best and (I'm sure) part of the reason why you love my work. In order for me to be able to create amazing images with you, I need enough time.
The best light for photos is in the two hours just before sunset, and about 30 minutes after (we call it "blue hour"). It's best if we can try to do the majority of your photos within this time frame. If you're doing your ceremony/photos in a location with mountains or tall trees the sunset time might need to be adjusted because it'll set earlier. I'll help you plan out your timeline so you can relax and enjoy your day.
GETTING READY PHOTOS
1.5 to 2.0 hours. This is where your wedding story begins. I’ll capture the scene, the anticipation, and the details of the time before your ceremony. Plan for some additional time for photos if you’ll be at a salon.
15 minutes. If you choose to get ready separately and do a First Look, you’ll want to allow around 15 minutes for that. If you’re having a few guests and want some group portraits, right after the First Look is when we should do those (allow another 10-15 minutes).
THE ELOPEMENT CEREMONY
10-20 minutes. The length of your ceremony may vary widely, depending on how you choose to go about it. Add in any hiking time, or time it takes to get to the ceremony spot. Afterward, allow time to gather yourselves, bask in your joy, grab a drink of water and/or snack, and sign any documents if needed.
GROUP & FAMILY PORTRAITS
10-15 minutes. If you’re having a few guests, you’ll want to do some group photos. I make these quick and painless!
1 to 3 hours. This is when I get amazing images of just the two of you, on the happiest day of your lives. The more time I have with you for these photos, the better and more creative they will be.
If we’re going to another location for these, remember to factor in the time it takes to get there and back, and any walking/hiking time.
1.0 to 4.0 hours. After your ceremony and photos are done, how are you going to end the story of your day? Whatever you choose to do, I’d love to tag along and document it- wrapping up the end of a perfect day.
Remember: Your wedding day is unique, and planning ahead ensures you don’t miss a minute of this special time in your lives.
It's important to get your photographs off of your computer and into your life! There's something about holding a photo in your hands. It connects you physically to the feelings of a time and place that an image on a screen can’t replace. That’s why printing your images is so important. It is a real, tangible link to your wedding day.
Digital files definitely have their place. But beautifully a crafted fine art album is a permanent heirloom you will enjoy, share and pass down — a meaningful connection to your wedding day that becomes more cherished each year.
Each album is carefully designed by me, and features a simple, storytelling approach. The albums themselves are handcrafted by some of the best artisans in the world. They feature beautiful materials and museum quality inks and papers. They will last generations!
You'll have the chance to preview and approve your album design before it’s ordered, and can make changes if you’d like.
Did I mention how excited I am to document your elopement story? I’ll be in touch soon to help you start planning your perfect day. If you have any questions or need anything in the meantime, just let me know!