I would describe myself as an outgoing, energetic, Christ-follower, who LOVES puppies. I fell in love with photography whilst working for a different wedding film and photo company in 2016 in North Carolina. I took a small break when I moved to Utah to study Public Health at BYU and came right back around the same time I was planning my own wedding! I also worked in the industry as a makeup artist but I just can't seem to stay away from my camera!
Now I spend my days capturing love stories and hanging out with the love of my life. Our favorite thing to do is travel together. If we could drop everything, we would tour the world & bask in the sand at every beach we could find. We visited 4 countries in our first 6 months of marriage and are always on the go <3
My style is true to color timeless photography. I love love LOVE seeing trends and during my six years as a photographer, I have seen so many. I think it is more important that you are able to look at your photos for a lifetime and still feel the same about them as when you first saw them. My goal is that you will be able to display your photos in your home and that you will be proud to show them off for years to come.
Fun Facts to Capture My Personality
my age: I am 23!
favorite musician: Harry Styles
go to drink: Double Blended Cabana Rebel from Dutch Bros
favorite movie: Knives Out
favorite color: orange and green!!!! (i feel like you might be able to tell)
coolest place I have traveled: Culebra, Puerto Rico
hobby growing up: Dance ( I competed for 12 years!)
Values & Style
My Approach to Wedding Photography
Connection is super important to me. My absolute favorite part of being a wedding photographer is meeting my couples and being able to tell their love story. I feel that it is part of my job to help my couples be present with each other and enjoy their wedding day just as much as they love the photos. I truly believe that there is a time and place for posed and guided photos and I absolutely love taking them. That being said, I would never want to interrupt a special moment. I pride myself in being able to guide my couples in a way that will still allow for real raw emotions so that you don’t have to be plastering on a smile for 8 hours!!!
I also feel really strongly about having tried and true backup systems. Even if you don’t choose me, I strongly suggest finding a photographer that has these capabilities. It would be unfair to yourself to book a photographer that doesn’t prepare ways to preserve your photos!
I personally have three systems in place to make sure that if heaven forbid anything were to malfunction, you will still receive your wedding photos. 1. I bring two camera bodies, three lenses and six batteries to each wedding. 2. I have selected a main camera body copies its photos onto two different SD cards, just in case one gets wet or corrupted- I will still have your photos. 3. I backup your photos three different times. the first is as soon as your wedding is over while I am driving home. the second is onto my hard drive as soon as I am home and the third is on my computer until your images have been delivered.
Connect with me
I will hop on the phone with you for a quick call or facetime to make sure I am a great fit for you!
Save the Date
Once you are ready just let me know and I will send you a contract to secure your date! You will review it and pay your deposit and boom! We’ve made it official!
Begin the fun
Wedding planning can be stressful but it doesn’t HAVE to be. I help you along the way and tell you everything I know. Including help with your wedding timeline and tips for the most dreamy photos. You’ll hear from me often. I will help you find the perfect location, outfits, & time for your engagement session.
Your Engagement Session
When you are all glammed up & ready you’ll head over to hangout with me!!! Taking photos will feel easy (even if your fiancé usually feels awkward taking them) because I will guide you through it all. You’ll receive high quality photos in an online gallery and be able to share them however you’d like!
Finalizing the details
Once we are about 4 weeks out from your wedding I will hop on the phone again! I will make sure that you are totally prepared and feeling good about the plans we’ve been making together.
Boogie all Night
It’s your wedding day!! It’s my turn to make the plan you’ve made come to life. While you finish up your makeup- I will be capturing your wedding details and genuine moments with the people you’ve chosen to surround you on your special day! As the day goes on, I will make sure to get all the classic wedding day shots that every couple wants as well as the emotional and unique moments of your special day. I will party, celebrate and boogie with you all night long!
You’ll receive sneak peeks in an online gallery within 72 hours after you’ve tied the knot. I love to send these quickly because the wait is definitely not the fun part. Around 6-8 weeks later, you’ll have hundreds of gorgeous photos from your wedding and be able to relieve the magic for years to come.
You’ll love my Destination Wedding Photography!
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