After all the planning that goes into a wedding, the one thing that you are left with at the end of the day are your photographs.

                                                                                                                    

 

My experience and approach: 

I have been photographing weddings for over a decade, but began to focus on weddings as a specialty about 4 years ago.  I have photographed about 70 weddings in my career.  I love being able to capture a day that is all about family and love. It is an honor that I take very seriously.  Weddings are such a joyous occasion, everyone is happy to be there and I love to be surrounded by happy people! I also find the fast paced nature of wedding photography to be invigorating!  It is hard work and I love every minute of it!  Nothing on your wedding day is outside of my job description.  I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that you don't have to sweat the small stuff on your big day!  My skills include, but are not limited to, crowd control, boutonniere pinning, dress fastening, hair styling, etc.

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My Style and Technique:

My style is a modern romantic look with a touch of fashion flair.  Each wedding is different and I am very good at thinking on my feet to create images that truly showcase the look and feel of your unique day. 

 -I am devoted to providing each couple with the best possible memories from their wedding day.

I spend hours brainstorming and planning for each wedding that I photograph.  I come up with poses and ideas for shots, etc. however, I also know that things can change very quickly and sometimes you have to scratch your plans and go with the flow!

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My Education and Background:

I am a self-taught photographer.  Meaning I structured my learning around experience and not school.  I worked in several portrait studios to learn the art of photography before branching off on my own.  It took me a couple of years to truly develop my style, but I feel like I have found a home in wedding photography. In order to continue my education and to master the art of photography, I am an active member of the PPA (professional photographers association) and I regularly attend training and workshops to further my skill level.  I have photographed weddings from all different cultures including American Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Napalese, Muslim, Ismali, Catholic, as well as same-sex weddings. 

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