He made no effort to frame the images well or make people feel comfortable. He captured barely any candid moments. Guests even complained to my parents about how rude the photographer was. What a bummer!
My method was shaped from hearing horror stories about my parents’ wedding photographer for literally my entire life.
I want to understand your individual quirks, know what you’re passionate about, learn the things that will make you giggle, and understand anything that may trigger you. With a process tailored to you, your images will be timeless, fun, and personal.
My parents at their wedding in 1980 - if you couldn’t already tell by the fashion choices!
No cookie cutter wedding photos here, please! I only follow genderless posing because the patriarchy has no place in your wedding photos. I am a cheerleader for you, your choices and the community you surround yourself with.
When I’m photographing, I don’t like to tell folks how they should look. I use prompts to keep you in the moment and have an arsenal of silly jokes to get you actually laughing. I know when to calm things down so real intimacy shines through. I’m always looking for ways to capture that right bit of lens flare, but will be a fly on the wall to document wild dance moves and family reunions.
I center authentic expressions of love. I’m intentional about understanding the vibe you’re creating and capturing real moments that tell the story of the day.
I strive to make people of all sexualities, body types, gender identities and expressions, cultures, races, religions, ages and abilities feel validated and amazing in every step of the process. Thankfully, my couples tend to share the same values, and try to smash the patriarchy one union at a time by bringing feminism, equity and inclusivity into their wedding day. Additionally, the space we occupy and where we choose to celebrate matters: I refuse to photograph on plantations or any site that glorifies systemic violence and oppression.