Did you know when I first picked up my camera I swore I would NEVER shoot weddings!! The thought of them terrified me. But the universe had other plans. A few short months later I realized my heart was pulled towards weddings and working with couples crazy in love!! . So to anyone who’s wedding I swore I would never photograph, if you’re thinking about working with me, shoot me a message!! I’m more than halfway booked up for 2020 and would love to capture joy filled images you’ll be proud to hang on your wall and share with friends and family for years to come💕🌸
Pro tip - ask your florist for extra loose florals and greens left over from your bouquet. It adds a little extra to your detail photos and beautifully ties in your color and floral theme with the rest of the gallery 🌸
Bridal party pictures are some of my favorite! It’s where you and your closest friends get to celebrate the long anticipated day and have fun while doing it!! I always make sure to get those traditional bridal party photos. But then I love to have fun with them to let everyone’s authentic personalities shine through. And this group was definitely a fun one!!
A little pop of color on this rainy day...
I’m loving all the maternity sessions that I’ve had the privilege of capturing this summer!! . It makes me regret not having professional pictures taken of myself when I was pregnant. . I wished I would have even if not for myself but for my son to look back on when he’s older. So he could see what his mama looked like and to show him how truly proud I was of him, even before he was born. . Knowing this soon to be mama isn’t making the same mistake as me brings me so much joy!! Something so important deserves to be captured in a beautiful way. . To all the mamas out there not feeling the pregnancy glow, just know that you are beautiful and it’s so worth every minute.
This lovely couple drove all the way up from Chicago for tonight’s engagement session and it couldn’t have been a more perfect night ☀️ . I’m always interested in how my couples met and fell in love. That is one of the questions I ask when you first inquire with me. I’ve heard so many amazing love stories and this one was one of them. Emily and her friends were out having drinks and lots of laughs, when her friend signed her up on an app. Unbeknownst to Emily her friend was approving and disapproving several different matches for her. The next morning when she woke up Jon was one of her matches. After several nights of out together they realized they had so much in common, even grew up 15 minutes apart. They even attended the same college. Emily said it’s funny how it took a little app filled with millions of people to connect her with the love of her life. If you could see Jon and Emily together you’d see they are perfect for one another. I like to think it’s fate and that the world works in mysterious ways. Jon and Emily, I adore you two and I can not wait to capture your big day as you two say, I do to forever!! 💕
Even the smallest of details can hold the most meaning.
I think one of my most favorite parts of the wedding experience is the complimentary engagement session I provide with all of my packages. As a photographer you’d think I’m comfortable being in front of the camera but that is farthest from the truth!! I’m nervous, awkward and overthink every pose. At the start of your session I tell all of my couples that you are going to feel nervous and awkward, if you didn’t I would be surprised. But after about 15 minutes I see all of my couples reach the moment where they realize this isn’t that bad and is actually a lot of fun!! So to all of my couples who’s session is coming up or those who are considering working with me, it’s ok to feel nervous, you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t. I can promise you, I am there every step of the way guiding you and ensuring you get the very best photos you’ll be proud to show off to friends and family!! And at the end you’ll feel like pros and be 110% ready for the big day!!
As a bride - you and your groom are my main focus on your wedding day. But one of the things my couple’s always mention after the wedding is the care and attention I give bridal parties and families. I learn everyone’s names ahead of time so each person feels like they are important and cared about during a busy, beautiful day. It’s a tiny touch that keeps your most important people’s moments as special as yours.
Congratulations to the most loving and thoughtful couple!! Your kindness and love for one another and everyone around you inspires me!! I couldn’t be more honored to capture your big day!! I’m equally as excited for you to see your gallery 😍