I am a radically hands-off wedding photographer. That means less awkward posing, more holding space for connection. I work by giving gentle guidance when necessary to encourage you and your partner to forget about the camera and just be together. My work is focused on creating the kind of photos that will remind you of exactly how it felt to be there again when you pull out your wedding album in 50 years. I understand that your wedding is about so much more than just the photos – it’s the only day that all of the people you love will be under one roof. I’m here to hold space for you, and to carry every single tender, hilarious, heart-eyes-emoji-worthy moment into the future so you can keep it for good.
Lightroom / Natural Light / Off Camera Flash / Photojournalism / Photoshop
What inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
I picked up my first camera at the age of 13, and shot my first wedding when I was just 16 years old. It has been 13 years since then, and I have never looked back. I knew then that I had found magic in the path of preserving these important days in the story of someone’s relationship. I feel most inspired when I think about how these photos will outlive me.
How would you describe your photography style?
Radically documentary. I do my best to stay on the sidelines and quietly observe. During portrait time (family portraits, couples portraits) I give necessary direction. My best work happens when I can make you feel so comfortable and at ease, you forget that I’m holding a camera.
How do you ensure that your clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot?
Holding space. Non-judgement. I trust that you know how to love each other, and my job is not to tell you how to do that. I give gentle guidance and quietly observe as my couples interact with one another. I don’t force poses or overly involve myself in curating anything. I just allow the day to unfold.
How do you ensure that you capture all of the important moments on the wedding day?
I am ALWAYS paying attention. With 13 years of experience. I feel completely at ease when I’m shooting a wedding. I take pride in always being a cool cucumber, even when things get stressful. I put a lot of work into getting to know my couples and understanding their wedding day before the day-of, so that when I arrive I know exactly when things are happening and what matters most to my couples. I never miss a shot.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day and why?
The moment after the ceremony, when everyone unleashes a love-bomb onto the couple. Tears, congratulations, hugs, shock. It’s the highest point of emotion in the day and it’s my favorite part of the day to witness.