Documentary. LGBTQ. Destination. The start of your marriage. Not a Pinterest recreation.
Wedding days are special. They're sacred in that a marriage begins and commitments are made and your loved ones (normally) are there to see it all and celebrate with you. There are no Do Overs and requests for, "Oh hey! Can you do that First Kiss again?"
Wedding photography may not seem like much at first blush. It's just a gal holding a heavy black box with a lens and pushing a button. It's just taking pics, right?
But here's the thing. It's so much more. It's anticipating every moment that's coming next. And being ready to capture it. It's talking with you numerous times before your wedding day and planning. It's communicating with other vendors to make sure nothing is missed. It's getting allllll up in your space to make sure I get your emotions so that a month later when I return your wedding day, you're not looking at pics. You're holding images that are filled with emotion to the point you remember exactly what you were feeling in that moment.
It's about having your absolute trust in knowing I will document your day how you want to remember it. Now. And dozens of years from now. So that on your wedding day, when everything is coming together after months and months of planning, I'm the one thing you don't have to worry about. Because you know I'll be in all the right spots. At the right time.
Planning a wedding is daunting. So much goes into it. Most people haven't done it before. You hear nightmare stories about DJs getting the first dances wrong, a photographer not showing up, an obnoxious videographer who blocked the view of every guest during the ceremony. You read The Knot and get quality advice and crappy advice. But you don't really know which is which.
Everyone has different priorities, values, and budgets. Some girls need a Kate Spade bag while others are perfectly content with a Tarjay purse. Some guys prefer adventures around the world over the NFL Sunday Ticket. And some couples are ok with snapshots of what happened while others know they can't chance having moments missed on their wedding day.
I'm not here to judge. There's someone for everyone. In love. And in photography.
I love discovering what makes us alike. And what makes us different. I love that my couples are all so incredibly different. Which is why the wedding days I share all look so different. They're in different locations around Atlanta and stretch from Minneapolis all the way down to the Dominican Republic. Some are outside on the beach or in gardens while others are inside dark barns or even darker Catholic churches. I don't have the need to make my people fit into a certain box or make their wedding days look the same through Photoshop actions or working in the same venue over and over.
My burning desire is that every couple has photographs they love from their wedding day. Because I know exactly how it feels to have just two images from my wedding day that I love. And the others are all just meh.
So start a conversation and let's see where it goes. I love answering questions, learning what has you excited most about your wedding day, and figuring out if we're a good fit for each other.