Hello! Thanks for checking out my website. I am a documentary/editorial style photographer based out of Portland, Oregon.
Being the daughter of a photographer, I learned to operate a camera when I was 12 years old by following my dad around at weddings and taking candid photos of the bride, groom, and guests. This candid style of photography has transferred over to my current style, thus creating the very natural style you see on my website. I started my own business at 19 and have been shooting weddings full-time since I was 21. this means I have been in business for about 10 years. I absolutely love my job and would never dream of doing anything else! It is my heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears.
POSING AND DIRECTING
I am very involved with all of my portrait sessions and weddings. I care deeply for every one of my clients because I get to work so closely with them throughout their wedding process and wedding day. I love to catch onto the vibes and mannerisms of my clients and to show that through my images, whether it’s the say they look at each other, the way they lean into each other when nobody is looking, the way the bride rests on the groom’s shoulder, or a very specific smile the groom gives only to his bride. These are the moments I focus on. I am constantly shooting throughout the wedding day and looking for those sweet/tender moments that you’ll really cherish when you look back at your photos, whether it’s from you two as the bride and groom or from friends/family in attendance. My goal is that when viewing your wedding gallery, you’ll feel like you’re almost watching a movie of your day. I do have an editorial style as well so I like to keep detail shots crisp and magazine-worthy. I do some directing/posing during my portrait sessions, bringing in the editorial feel, while allowing for natural moments to take place and capturing those as they appear.
I feel like candids of guests throughout the day are incredibly important. I post quite a few candids on my blog, but it’s about 1/4 of the actual candids I give my clients in their full galleries. Guests playing, laughing, hugging, interacting, smiling, crying, etc. really embodies what the wedding felt like as a whole. Many photographers ignore these moments and focus on the bride and groom. However, this is where my documentary style comes into play. I never want to miss a beat.
I spend a great deal of time editing my images and have perfected my style over my 10 years of business. I love to apply color theory to my editing and tend more toward monochromatic or analogous color schemes. While I keep many consistencies in my editing techniques, I am also unafraid to play around a little with color. I don't just apply the exact same filter to all my images and call it good. Every wedding is different and that means different colors will need to pop while others are subdued. I take great care in making sure the colors of every wedding are cohesive and have a nice flow, even throughout different venues and lighting situations. Through the application of color theory, I treat my images like paintings or works of art.
International photography may be available for trade of travel fees. Destinations traveled to include: Italy, Dominican Republic, Canada, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Martha Stewart feature, Multiple covers of Utah Valley Bride, featured in SL/PC Bride + Groom and Utah Bride + Groom, featured in Weddings magazine, Cover of En Vie magazine, featured on multiple online blogs.
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