Whenever someone tells me that they are getting married, I get goose bumps - because omigosh - weddings are SO exciting!!
Definitely imagine me all giddy & goose-pimply right now - CONGRATULATIONS!
Your wedding promises to be one of the best & most magical days of your life. You’ll pick out a stunning dress, carry elegant flowers, meet the man of your dreams at the end of the aisle, and party the night away with your closest friends & family. As wonderful and fabulous as your wedding day will be – it will also be one other thing that most people don’t count on – lightning fast. From the moment you wake up, your day will whirl by at break-neck speed until you blink your eyes and it’s over. I can say that from personal experience, because my wedding day disappeared in a matter of moments. Oh-so-quickly it was gone.
And that’s where I come in. I want to be there for you to capture all of the special moments – and most importantly: the moments in between the moments. The happy & excited glances, the jitters & nerves, the tears of happiness (and not just your tears, but your parent’s tears, your Grandma’s tears, & your best friend’s tears), and your glorious celebration at the end of the night. I want to be there to capture it all for you – so that when you day whizzes by & your cake is eaten, your dress is stored away, and your flowers dry-out, you’ll still have your memories of the beautiful moments that made up your wedding day to pass down to your daughter & your granddaughters. Because that's what it's all about: preserving your legacy of love!
My wedding collections start at $1600, and just to give you an idea, that base packages includes:
TIME ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
DIGITAL NEGATIVES (with the printing rights)
AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION
I would be so excited to set up a time to grab a cup of coffee, hear all about what you have planned for your big day, as well as share what I can do for you!
A Wedding Day
When I was 3 years old, I was given my first major job: I was asked to be the flower girl in my Uncle & Aunt's wedding. On their big day, during family formals, their wedding photographer asked me to stand up on the stage, by myself, so he could take a portrait of me. I was so shy that I retreated behind my Mom, shaking my head. My Mom knelt down to talk to me: I would go up on the stage with her & my Dad, but never alone.
And thus began a mini battle between the wedding photographer and my 3-year-old self. I remember him pushing & pleading and everyone else joining in and begging me to go up on the stage for a picture. I don't know how long the process lasted, but in my little 3-year-old memory, it was forever. Finally, my Mom walked me upto the stage & stepped out of the frame just long enough for me to have one photo taken.
I remember the whole process quite vividly and remember being so shy & scared & embarrassed. With that experience burned in my memory, I approach a wedding day quite differently. I want to photograph your wedding as natural, organic, and "unscripted" as possible. I want to make sure that you, your family, and your friends are 100% at ease. Yes, I will give you some guidance thru different poses, but I want you to fill in the blanks so that the images from your wedding day are 100% authentically you. And, if your flower girl is too shy to have a portrait taken by herself, I promise not to force her.
And Kind Words
It would be so much fun to grab a cup of coffee with you & celebrate in person! I'd love to set up a time to meet with you & your fiance, hear all about how you met & fell in love, what your wedding plans are, how you envision your big day unfolding, and seeing if I might be a good match as your wedding photographer!