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About Me

My main goal as a photographer is to help you capture the moments and memories that others may miss and that you might not even know ever happened. My approach is a modern combination of unexpected posed photography and candid moments that help retell your story in its own unique way. Getting to know the bride and groom is the most crucial aspect to achieving your desired style and creating images that are as distinct as you are, which is why all of my packages come with a free engagement session and at least two face-to-face meetings.<br />
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As a Bride, I struggled with rising costs in the wedding industry. How do you make a budget and stick to it while still getting everything you want? With a background in photography and digital editing I knew that I could save money by making my own photo thank-you notes, wedding albums, and enlargements. Sadly there are very few photographers that will give you a full copyright release to your images, and those who will charge more than the caterer.<br />
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What sets me apart from other photographers is my belief that as a bride, you should be able to do what YOU want with your photos, not get forced into some stuffy expensive album because it is the traditional way to package weddings. Because of that you will notice that my package prices are based on the number of hours I will spend shooting and the number of fully proofed full resolution digital images that you will end up with print copyrights to. This allows you to have access to your photos, share them with friends and family, print the images you want, and creatively accessorize in your own way. For those who aren’t in the mood for “do-it yourself”, I can create custom coffee table style albums, thank-you notes, and other items for an additional fee. Your on-line gallery will be made available shortly after the wedding date, and will allow your friends and family to purchase any prints that they desire.<br />
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Prior to working as a freelance event photographer, I spent several years managing a local portrait studio and have shot literally thousands of portrait sessions, dealing with everything from a litter of 13 puppies, to a sleeping 2 day old, to a Bride and Groom straight from their reception. No matter what may arise on your wedding day, I am ready to face any situation because this is my passion - this is my love.

My main goal as a photographer is to help you capture the moments and memories that others may miss and that you might not even know ever happened. My approach is a modern combination of unexpected posed photography and candid moments that help retell your story in its own unique way. Getting to know the bride and groom is the most crucial aspect to achieving your desired style and creating images that are as distinct as you are, which is why all of my packages come with a free engagement session and at least two face-to-face meetings.

As a Bride, I struggled with rising costs in the wedding industry. How do you make a budget and stick to it while still getting everything you want? With a background in photography and digital editing I knew that I could save money by making my own photo thank-you notes, wedding albums, and enlargements. Sadly there are very few photographers that will give you a full copyright release to your images, and those who will charge more than the caterer.

What sets me apart from other photographers is my belief that as a bride, you should be able to do what YOU want with your photos, not get forced into some stuffy expensive album because it is the traditional way to package weddings. Because of that you will notice that my package prices are based on the number of hours I will spend shooting and the number of fully proofed full resolution digital images that you will end up with print copyrights to. This allows you to have access to your photos, share them with friends and family, print the images you want, and creatively accessorize in your own way. For those who aren’t in the mood for “do-it yourself”, I can create custom coffee table style albums, thank-you notes, and other items for an additional fee. Your on-line gallery will be made available shortly after the wedding date, and will allow your friends and family to purchase any prints that they desire.

Prior to working as a freelance event photographer, I spent several years managing a local portrait studio and have shot literally thousands of portrait sessions, dealing with everything from a litter of 13 puppies, to a sleeping 2 day old, to a Bride and Groom straight from their reception. No matter what may arise on your wedding day, I am ready to face any situation because this is my passion - this is my love.

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