The Engagement Portrait. A perfect time to get comfortable in front of the camera and work with me, your photographer. I started offering these sessions in 2002, and I found that couples who opted for this time in front of the camera were more relaxed on their wedding day.
If you ask my previous couples who have experienced this portrait, they'll tell you how much fun they had, and you will too. Plus, you get some pretty cool photographs of the two of you together!
Wedding Day Preparations. Candid moments, fine details of your wardrobe, and gently guided poses capture your style and reflect the time you have dedicated to planning your wedding day.
Photographing the moments before your first look or ceremony are important because they echo the emotions and anticipation before you see each other for the first time on your wedding day. Just one or two hours of photography during this time sets the tone for your story when relived through your photographs.
A Modern Element. Today, many couples are choosing to see one another before the ceremony because of time constraints, mother nature, and to just get to the party! Your wedding day will be fast-paced, and a First Look allows you two to have a special moment, seeing each other for the very first time.
Some benefits to the first look...
- reduce the stress of the day
- you have more time at the reception because you can have your posed portraits completed before the ceremony
- usually, the posed portrait list is long and takes some time to complete. The first look allows you to take the majority of your portraits prior to the ceremony
- the moment is full of raw emotions and is a beautiful moment to be photographed
tying the knot
Your Wedding Ceremony. The reason for it all. The dress, suit, cake, flowers, music and celebration, and gathering of your family and friends. Photographed in real-time, in the moment, without posing is the only way to capture true emotions. I document this time discretely, not to be a distraction, but also with assertiveness to capture this cherished time.
brides & grooms
Fun. Romantic. Genuine. I strive to create and provide a variety of portraits for my couples to encompass their personalities and love. Each couple I photograph is unique and capturing the little glances and magical moments are what keep this profession exciting for me.
silhouettes & sunsets
Simple yet powerful. These photographs are great for displaying on a large canvas, metal print, or in a simple frame. A few minute break during the sunset gives the bride and groom a chance to take a breath and recharge during the party while capturing a few more photos that will last forever.
The Bridal Portrait. For many years the bridal portrait was created in the studio and had a traditional look. Think of your grandmother's portrait. I have photographed countless brides in the studio, and this was a time used almost like a "dress rehearsal." Today, the bridal portrait usually takes place on the wedding day. Photographing the bride in her dress is essential because this is the day she's been waiting for.
The Groom's Portrait. Let's face it; most guys do not jump at the chance to have their picture taken, in fact, it's possible that they do what they can to avoid it. Believe it or not, this is the groom's day too, and he deserves a few images of his own.
A few sophisticated portraits with style and even a little personality will most likely change a few minds after seeing the final results. This simple portrait captures the personality and style of the groom on his wedding day. A must have.
Family. Friends. Wedding Party. These are the people who are important to you, your support system, and the ones who celebrate this incredible day with you. Have some fun with it and enjoy making memories.
Through preparation and experience, I work with my couples planning the portraits to be taken on the wedding day. This process creates a smooth operation the day of and enables everyone to feel relaxed, resulting in photographs filled with emotions.
Wedding Reception. Candid photographs, details, and more candid photographs. What tells your story more than the people celebrating with you and the details you've so passionately put your time and effort into for over a year? Your reception is filled with planned and unplanned moments, and the details enhance your story.