WHO I AM
I am an extroverted introvert. I am from Providence, Rhode Island. I lived in New England for 11 years, San Diego for 13 and now I reside in Los Angeles. I love hosting in our small apartment. I am a plant lady. I wear a lot of black. I have a sweet tooth. I laugh, a lot. I love the thrill of experiencing new destinations, cultures and nature. Scandinavian design is my favorite! Music is so important. I drink a lot of English Tea (PG Tips to be exact). I burn a lot of Capri Blue Volcano candles. The Office is my all time favorite. I am grateful to God for this job. My husband is my best friend!
I want to tell the raw, genuine and unique story of not just your wedding, but your relationship and life together. I strive to highlight each couple’s honest relationship with all the intricate details and essential roles that their family and friends play within. I believe that connection and trust as well as an intentional design aesthetic will lead to powerful and true images so your story can be relived through them for years to come.
I am honored that couples entrust me to capture such pivotal moments in their lives, and work to document who they are and how they love.
I am located in Los Angeles and available worldwide.
I HAVE BEEN SO FORTUNATE TO BE FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING BLOGS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Green Wedding Shoes
Style Me Pretty
Equisite Wedding Magazine
Sarah Janks: The Blog
Grey Likes Weddings
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
100 Layer Cake
Huff Post Weddings
Grace Loves Lace
The Maker’s Post
The Bride suite
WOULD YOU TRAVEL FOR MY WEDDING AND HOW DOES IT WORK ON YOUR END?
Of course! I'm based in Los Angeles, but keep my travel prices fair in order to capture elopements and weddings all over. I want to make it as easy as possible for you so I will book my own travel and accommodations, and all you’re responsible for is the total rate. Please connect with me for more detailed information.
IS ALL OF YOUR WORK ON YOUR WEBSITE?
No, I do lots of weddings and shoots, and choose to put up the ones that best represent my style and have time to publish.
DO WE NEED A SECOND SHOOTER?
Up to you! Having a second shooter will give you more flexibility in your timeline and more ability to capture even more moments, plus you will recieve more images. If you have more than 175 guests and/or a lot of details and many events, I recommend it. Although, I often work alone and go above and beyond to capture everything to the best of my ability, I only sit down during my quick dinner! I like to be involved in the day-of schedule, and this is where I help to make sure I will not miss any important moments, 2nd shooter or not! If you would like to add a second shooter, no problem.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
I deliver about 50-80 photos per hour. So anywhere from 400-800+, based on my set packages. I believe in quality over quantity, while delivering a number of images you can cherish!
DO YOU ONLY SHOOT WEDDINGS, COUPLE SHOOTS, AND ELOPEMENTS?
No, but weddings and elopements are a priority for me. I do intimate family shoots, proposals, portrait sessions, advertising, and a few others. What do you have in mind?
WE ARE AWKARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, HOW DO WE SHAKE IT?
Most of my couples say this!
Truth is, when you are with your favorite person, this nervous feeling will go away! My goal is to make you feel comfortable and tap into who you are together, so we can get those genuine shots! As long as you trust me, remember why we are taking photos, and are willing to let loose and not get caught up in, "where do I put my hands, and am I doing it right?", it'll be awesome! Trust me.
CAN I GIVE YOU A SHOT LIST TO WORK OFF OF?
I understand it's the age of Pinterest and Instagram and seeing beautiful images can be inspiring! This often though can lead to a desire to imitate certain shots. I do not do this for a fews reasons- it's not authentic, it can take away from other moments happening, you'll remember it was copied, it takes away from my creativity, artists should copy others work. I am happy to work off of a family shot list only. I have shot enough weddings that my "shot list" is a mental one. I don't mind entertaining any ideas you may have or you pointing out specific things that are going to happen at the wedding you don't want me to miss. Other than that, what will work best is me having your trust so I can document your day in a journalistic manor that represents what moments present themselves!
HOW DO YOU DELIVER OUR IMAGES?
On a lovely online gallery. This is where you will download all your high resolution, fully edited, ready to print photos. I don't offer albums, but I can recommend places that you can create your own beautifully, easily, and affordably.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH IMAGES TO DELIVER?
I deliver every suitable image to you, there is no reason for me to withhold anything from you that you will enjoy. Each wedding is different and some provide more photo opportunities than others, which is why there isn't a set number of images you will receive. The images I don't deliver are either not flattering, someone is in a mid-wink, someone is eating, it is duplicated, the technical side of things was not aligned etc. Some factors that provide more or less images- whether or not you hire a great planner, beginning of the day moments, getting ready spaces and people interactions, bridal party, details, first look, amount of time for bride and groom images, amount of guests, flow of day, how much time is spent eating (I don’t take photos of people eating), lighting, reception events, dancing, etc. These are all things to consider while planning your day!
WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
Couples shoot- In up to 1 month. Wedding/Elopement- In up to 6 weeks and my goal is always sooner!
CAN WE SEE A FULL GALLERY?
Totally, I am happy to share!
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL?
After a phone meeting to ensure we are a great fit, a signed contract and 50% deposit, all of which can be done online.
I would love to send you my complete Wedding Package Guide for more information and a detailed break down of packages, but to give you an idea-
I offer 3 wedding packages. My wedding day pricing begins at $3500 for 8 hours and extends to $5000 (this does not include custom quotes or travel pricing).
My elopement and intimate wedding pricing begins at $2000.
My most popular package is The Grand- $4200
Full day coverage.
Unlimited amount of photos taken at your event.
All suitable high resolution, edited images ready to print.
Lovely shareable online gallery.
My helpful wedding day tip booklet.
Wedding day photography timeline assistance.
1.5 hour couples shoot.
Most same-day Southern CA wedding travel included.
While I strongly believe photography should be prioritized in your wedding budget, I understand it is a big investment and looks different for some. I never want to hear that a great couple throwing a memorable life event, chose to pass my website by due to those numbers above, even when feeling a deep connection to my work and me as a photographer.
This is my full-time job, my livelihood, and Los Angeles is expensive. As long as you keep that in mind, I would love to talk if I am what you have been looking for!! I am more than willing to do my best to customize a package based on a reasonable budget, please do not hesitate to contact me!
WE LIKE WHAT WE SEE, NOW WHAT?
We can email, phone, FaceTime to make sure we're a great fit!
I'd love to tell your unique and beautiful story, so let's get this started.