I believe in finding a photographer you are comfortable with. Why? They are practically glued to your hip for your entire wedding day, so you want to trust & like them. This is why I make it a priority to meet up for coffee, chat on the phone, skype, and so on: to build a friendship and a level of comfort with my clients. That way, our session, whether a wedding or engagement, will result in natural responses. Speaking of engagement sessions, they are complementary with all my wedding packages (even elopements). Not only does this help us get to know one another better, but it gives you a little practice in front of the camera before the big day!
During the Shoot
I encourage all my couples to pretend like I am not there half the time. I know this is easier said than done, but do you really want a wedding album with photos that are all posed and staged? No. With this being said, I know when to give direction when necessary. Usually what ends up happening is I will give y’all a pose or something to do with each other, and I just wait for the magic to happen. So smile, laugh, talk, cry, tickle, kiss, play, and don’t stop just because I’m there. When it’s time for me to step in with the next prompt or pose, I’ll do so. Emotional, magical photos happen when we let our walls down. I create an atmosphere where this can happen, but you have to meet me halfway and let go.
We are here to celebrate your love! A love that has taken time to develop. A love that has grown and had ups & downs. I like to think that each feeling of love is profoundly unique. The love I have for my husband is different than the feeling you get in your heart & bones when you look at your fiance. Both love, both powerful & real, but both very rare. So what’s important with these photos? Being your most authentic self so y’alls particular love can shine. Forget Pinterest & Instagram & focus on that.
Which is exactly how you should view your wedding photos: as an investment. Besides your new spouse, these images are all you have to take home to commemorate y’alls big day. They get passed down from generation to generation. I remember when I found a big suitcase filled with pictures from my grandfather’s life. Thousands of photos told his story, and I knew him more intimately because of that suitcase. I understand that quality wedding pictures come at a price, but I also understand what it’s like being on a budget. That’s why I always offer three different levels of investment with every wedding package.
Wedding packages start at $1,600
Portrait packages start at $200
I eloped and regret nothing! Elopements are slowly becoming more and more common, and I love it. It is a great way to save a lot of cash and focus more on the beauty of a marriage rather than a party. But elopements don’t have to mean a polyester dress in Las Vegas. They can be just as charming as a traditional wedding. Thinking about this option, but not sure if it’s for you? Maybe it’s because I eloped or maybe it’s the adventure of it all, but I’m passionate about elopements and would love to sit down with you to talk it out.
Elopement packages start at $1,000