I lived a life in Europe when I was a little girl. It was a life of limitations and a big dream. That dream belonged to my family, and it was to lead a life in America. To live that dream is a blessing, and to live that dream and document the beautiful stories of people in love is even a greater blessing. 

my tale

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.

Would you like me to tell your story?

if you could write

a poem, a love story, a song...

what would it be?

80's Rom-Coms

Lana Del Rey Ballads

Puppies

Fresh Flowers Every Sunday

Hand-Holding

Forehead Kisses

True Friendships

Connections

Memories

Legacies

your wedding experience

As I receive your inquiry with some details about your wedding day, I will follow up with an invitation to connect and chat about your wedding vision by phone, Skype, or a coffee meeting. The chat will allow me to see what you are looking for in your photography experience. You can take a peek at some album options I offer, and we can get to know each other over some delicious foamy lattes or tea! I am inspired by what I hear and learn from each couple and use that to capture your most genuine selves.

Consultation

We have established that we are a good fit and you are interested in booking me for your special day - I must say, such an honor and privelege! To book my services for your wedding day, a non-refundable 30% deposit and a signed contract is required. I accept payment by check or credit card. The remaining balance is due 7 days prior to your wedding. Once the deposit and signed contract are received, I block off my calendar for your wedding!

Booking

An engagement session can be such a wonderful experience! Whether you are looking to use the photos for your Save The Dates or just want to capture special memories with your partner, it's rewarding to take advantage of the complimentary engagement session I offer with each wedding package! I get a chance to get to know you better and see what makes you laugh, you get to have fun with your best friend - and ultimately, you kick all nerves to the curb before your wedding day arrives! 

Engagement Session

I keep in touch with my clients leading up to the wedding.  From positive inspiration notes to emailing tips for different aspects of the day, I am here to be the guide to your wedding day story.  I will work on establishing a tentative photography timeline after you book, and then finalizing it with you or your coordinator a few weeks prior to the wedding. The location and timing of your bride & groom portraits will affect the feel of your final photos - so it's very important to nail down a timeline that allows to achieve your desired vision!

Wedding Preparation

I will arrive at your designated getting ready location, and start photographing the details (dress, veil, invites, & anything your heart desires) - moving on to capture separate candid getting ready moments of the bride and groom. Afterwards, I will photograph the first look portraits and bridal party shots. A first look can be a great decision if you are looking to enjoy the cocktail hour with your guests! Then the ceremony commences - and the family formals, cocktail hour and reception follow! It is my goal to stay behind the scenes at the party and document true, genuine interactions and moments!

Wedding Day

Heirlooms always hold a special place in our hearts - especially when an album can be your first heirloom as husband and wife! From sophisticated cover options to different selections of album sizes, I offer a wide array of professional quality wedding albums. I personally work with you closely on your album layout design to ensure the finished product is something that you can display for many years to come. You can order prints through your private online gallery - which are printed by a professional lab WHCC. Printing rights come with each package!

Albums & Prints

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