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Photographing moments

as you are part of them

Documentary Wedding and Portrait Photography

"Be here. Be present. Wherever you are, be there."
Willie Nelson
WHY DO I DOCUMENT STORIES?

I document because I know how important these stories are. I document because there is this ridiculously amazing beauty in the love, the laughter, the chaos.
The moment your brother who is deployed overseas in the military surprises you on your wedding day with a video speech, and you cry happy tears.

The moment my subjects bust out laughing and are their most honest and happiest selves.

The moment that the father of the Groom looks at his son with this immense proudness that words really could never express.

The moment after the ceremony where I take my couple alone and they really just breath in that moment together in the quiet.

A bride’s head on her groom’s shoulder smelling his cologne and just feeling so blessed at that moment. A mother gasping as she see’s her daughter turn around in her wedding gown for the first time. Your grandmother’s last family occasion. The wind blowing through your love’s hair while you say your vows to each other, all while you are trying to keep the tears from falling in front of everyone. When the flower girl follows the bride around carrying her dress in awe of all that is going on around her. These are the moments that happen on wedding days that make my heart feel alive.

This is why I document.

Little Tid-bits of Information

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Disney addict

You can blame all of those trips to Disneyland that I have been taking since I was 6 months old for my love of magic! ;) Warning : You might get Disney songs sang to you during sessions in order to get some good laughing photos.

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Will do anything for a photo

There is a chance I might do something ridiculous in front of you to get a good photograph. Just let it happen and trust the process! Hah! I am an artist, and sometimes my art looks like I am creeping in a bush. Or laying around in the dirt. Or hanging out of a car window... you get the picture. I get a bit fearless. ;)

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My BFF is named Poot

11 years and counting this little guy has been my hiking buddy, office cheerleader, and morning snuggler. He is one of my many fur babies. I would love to meet yours!

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