Let’s be real..
There are a lot of photographers out there. Choosing the right one for you can be difficult and stressful. Let me tell you what I do and how I do it to make thing easier. If we are a good fit, great! If not, you’ll find the right match for you!
Wedding Photography Background
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 and is a huge influence in my work. I have been in business for about 10 years, and relocated to Portland, Oregon a year ago. I absolutely love my job and would never dream of doing anything else! It is my heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears.
YOU’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 10 YEARS. i’m here to answer questions and help guide you!
I’m a little tall and gangly and a bit of a nerd, while also being outgoing. My past-times include reading, meditating, hanging out with my orange tabby cat, hiking, camping, and happy hour.
I like to keep a calm demeanor on wedding days, while also having a fun “go-getter” attitude. Because I’ve been shooting for so long, I often find myself offering my clients advice and guiding them through- out the day. I absolutely love this. Let me be your wedding-day guide!
Customer service is everything to me. I am not just churning out as many weddings as possible. This is my art and my passion and you are allowing me to do what I love.
I consider my wedding photography style to be documentary/editorial. What does that mean?
Documentary Wedding Photographer
Instagram-worthy images are great, but what about the rest of the day?
What about your mother crying during the ceremony, your brother hugging you for the first time in years, or your siblings cuddling during the father-daughter dance? Documentary photography is more than just snapping instagram-worthy images; it’s an ongoing sequence of natural images taken throughout your wedding day, never missing a beat, creating a full story. I want my galleries to feel almost like watching a movie of the day.
Editorial Wedding Photographer
Being the daughter of a photographer…
I have a strong background in editorial photography. I have shot for many magazines and like to capture details and portraits in a way that could allow them to be used as features. I love drama and I direct my portrait sessions in a cinematic way.
This means I tell you what to do and how to pose, while allowing room for movement.
I like to give tasks and actions to enact. However, I also value solid portraits and especially love a quiet, intimate image.
I spend a great deal of time editing my own images and do not outsource this process. 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.
Why did I relocate to Portland, Oregon?
The rivers, the trees, the ocean, the cliffs, the city. There are no boundaries here! I can shoot anywhere and everywhere. Portland is my new home and I am so excited to grow creatively along with my clients!