Hello, It's nice to meet you
My dog is my best friend, even though my cat thinks differently. I use the words "hella", "dude", and "rad" way too much. I think God is awesome. I have seen Jurassic Park an embarrassing amount of times. The San Francisco Bay Area has always been my home, but I have that free spirit that randomly likes to take road trips to see all the awesome, crazy and beautiful things this life has to offer.
Can you think of another job where you get to be around happy, inspiring people of all different cultures on one of the most intimate days of their lives for a living? I have always been obsessed with shooting portraits since I picked up a camera, and photographing wedding allows me to document the stories of the people I meet.
Some of the most powerful photographs I have seen in my life revolve around real, human emotion. Watching the connections through the fleeting moments that life is. Being able to document a person's authenticity in that moment of their life has always been my passion. No staging. No trying to force someone into a pose that isn't them.
I love authentic people. I love authentic art. Together with the two, I love to make some photo magic.
Are you excited for your wedding day? All of the planning is done and you are free to be completely present the experience that is marrying your soul mate. These moments will fly by so fast, and it is my hope that I can document the story of this day so that you may always return back to those feelings you had that day.
I want to get to document the vulnerable moments. The hilarious moments. The pretty things. Your dog who is an honorary member of the bridal party. Your wedding is awesome and unique like no other. I treat each wedding as such.
If this is all something you are into, I would love to be your Storyteller.
STEP ONE: BOOKING
A 50% creation fee is due at contract signing. The additional 50% of your balance is due 14 days before the wedding date. Now we can start planning your engagement session (if you choose to do one), talk big wedding day plans and work on your schedule. The contract can be signed digitally or we can meet in person for coffee (or drinks! or food. I like yummy things) to make it all official.
STEP TWO: LET'S CONNECT
Stay in touch! I love when my clients add me on Facebook and Instagram. One of the ways I am able to photograph the deep connections in my work is because my couples let me into their world. Feel free to call(or text!) and e-mail me to ask me any questions. Let's meet for lunch at the venue to get an idea of how the day is going to go.
STEP THREE: VIEWING
We can meet up (if you are local!) for your slideshow and image viewing! There is something really special about delivering a collection of images to my couples in person. We can go through some of the highlights, you can purchase albums, fine art wall pieces, and get custom edits done to your liking. You are also e-mailed a link to your online gallery so that you may download your images and share them with family and friends!
STEP FOUR: BECOME A LEGACY CLIENT
One of the incredible things about weddings is that I get to be let into these great families that I spend months and months getting to know. So it is something incredible to photograph wedding clients again in the future for all of your family, newborn, and boudoir photography needs. And I will comment on all the photos you post of your dog on instagram 😉
What do you need from your storyteller?
Each wedding is different, and I love Adventure
All of my couples have special needs, and I do my best to accommodate them and create collections that will custom fit their photographic needs.
Destination weddings have an added charge travel and accommodations. I travel all over for wedding and portrait sessions all year.
50% Creation Fee is due upon booking. Creation Fees save your wedding date and are non-refundable.
Q: Who is your second shooter? A : My second shooter is always a close friend or relative that owns their own wedding company as well. I do this so that I know that there is always a strong shooter with me that can perform as strongly as I do.
Q: Do you offer discounts for unplugged weddings? A: Yes, I offer a $400 discount for weddings that promote an unplugged ceremony. I do this because it is during unplugged weddings that everyone is completely engaged in the moment that I get some of my most incredible, emotional photographs.
Q: What is your cancellation policy? A: Due to the nature of my business, creation fees are non-refundable. Thank you for understanding.