The Journey

Telling your story through my lens
How does it all work? What's a session like and what is your style? Really good questions:
The first ingredient to me when you come to any session is for you to be completely and unapologetically yourselves. Dress the way you want, dance the way you love, and to simply come as who you are.
The magic you see in all the photos happens when the connection between you and your partner are most authentic and natural. So naturally, providing a space that is open and welcoming is also important. The special relationship that you have is what is going to make this spectacular.

Connections

When it comes to the things that are milestones and will last a lifetime trusstt, I know how important this is to you.  I am OCD with details and obsessed with getting all your special moments documented.  My job isn't solely to just be your photographer, but also be a friend. I want to know what makes you laugh, what makes you cry, what's your favorite color, and whats your favorite go-to activity. This isn't a high school photo, you don't arrive, sit and, and smile. We are here to create, have fun, and make memories.
All my sessions, I encourage you to be yourself and comfortable as much as possible, be chill, or throw your energy everywhere. Whichever floats your boat I will follow along and by the time we reach our destination, it'll be the fun and easy part. I'll put on some music and we would begin our Adventure. Honestly, this isn't about me or "what's next" during a session, but the moment that you two are in, I will 100% say, "pretend that I am not here". It's just you and your partner and then that's it, we just let it go! Either jump in the rain or bask in the sun, make it moody, or make it sporadic and silly! It's just how things should be. At the end if we didn't have too much fun we will take a moment to relax right after with some snacks and hopefully some landscape viewing :) 
 
I will always encourage my couples to move freely and interact the way you normally would. Whether you two are goof balls or intimate and quiet. While I shoot the couples and engagements session, I generally let you take the lead in in how and where you want to start. Here and there I will share direction and prompts for you to follow along. 
If I am blessed enough to witness your wedding and be your honored Photographer, you will most likely not see as much direction or guidance (until we hit B+G portraits - some quick poses and lighting times I'll have to sneak you away) . My style tends to be journalistic and candid. Your wedding should be uninterrupted and as real as possible. Don't mind me squatting behind a bush. I am trying to get some hidden angles or sneak photos of a heart-throbbing moment.
To me, what makes my part of the job exciting is capturing those beautiful moment and letting it all happen naturally. And those moments you might've missed. While you were standing at the podium and looking at dad, did you see the way he was gazing at you? Or your grandparents grasping each other in one hand and crinkled wet tissues in the other? Those moments I live for and  you can't be everywhere at once, that's why I am here!
I understand how important this day is to you. How blessed you are that in the whole world, you have found your partner for life. AHHHHH! The thought of it makes me happy and excited. I get it. I'm right there with you. Ready for your moment.
 
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