This is what photos are to me, an archive of who we are and who we’ve been. I take photos to preserve legacies. I take photos of those teeny tiny things that seem like nothing in the moment, but will be a HUGE deal down the road.
This is why I love elopements and intimate weddings so much. The more your day reflects you and the love you share, the more real that love will be when you see it through photos.
Is your love calling for an adventure rather than the traditional approach? Not quite sure? Here are some questions you can start with to lead the way:
- Do you want a wedding day reflective of you and your partner?
- In 10, 20, 50 years, how do you want to remember your special day?
- Where would saying your vows feel the most sacred?
- Who is your wedding for?
what will I not do for you?
(SPOILER ALERT: NOTHING!)
On your big day, there’s a heckuva lot more going on than just photography. I’m also your…
searching for the most epic spots that match your mood
personalized vendor suggestions to create the best team for you
hand-crafted for the best day ever down to the minute
helping you with permits, licenses, planning tools, guides and more
brainstorming activities, lodging and more uniquely chosen for you
your day shouldn’t feel stressful or rushed - I’ll handle it all!
Just think of me as your photographer who is also a: wedding planner, tour guide, pack mule and cheerleader. Whether it’s crawling on the ground to get the best shot or eating sketchy street food with you in Thailand, I am down for anything and everything.
Anyone with a camera can take your photos.
But I believe that your images and your wedding day experience deserve so much more than that!
You are enough.
Your love is enough.
And that’s what I want to capture! I’m in this for you all the way. I will be your biggest advocate and friend; supporting and guiding you through it all. I believe in creating a safe space for you to fully be present and connected; guiding you gently, or sticking to a documentary style of photography to capture you when you’re just being you.
I’m all about getting the true you to come out. I’m with you every step of the way, but also giving you space to just exist.
I’m the photographer who wants to know you inside and out because I want to build lasting relationships. And I will embrace sun, rain, snow, sharknados and anything else the weather might dish up just to get the most epic pics of your love.
You two; are probably the types who crave a good adventure. You’re down for a mossy, muck-lovely hike, a cold waterfall shower, or a scramble up some gorgeous rock formations. You care more about each other than putting on a performance wedding. You’re unique, maybe even a little eccentric and quirky. You embrace yourselves, as you are, and probably don’t march to the traditional wedding drumbeat. You understand that life and love happen, weather has a mind of its own, and “perfect” is what you make it and still you embrace the unpredictable things wholeheartedly because they are what makes life beautiful.
So, where do we stand? Do you think I got you?
You’re here because “the big traditional wedding” just isn’t really your thing.
I totally get it! Big weddings aren’t my thing either.
I truly do believe that you deserve to have a wedding day experience that deeply reflects you and your relationship and celebrating what really matters: you two and your love. Instead of all of the stress, drama, family obligation and pressure that comes with a big wedding, you can 100% have a day without any of that - one that's intimate and full of meaning.
scroll more to find out why I switched to elopements?
why I switched to only elopements and intimate weddings?
I love traditional weddings. They definitely have their own level of magic to them. But I've found that the longer and longer I shot traditional weddings, the more one thing becomes super clear - they are more about materialistic thing and less about what really matters - YOU + YOUR LOVE.
I've had so many brides + grooms tell me they wish they just eloped because of the frustration, stress and unhappiness that came with focusing on little things that shouldn't have mattered so much on the of day their wedding. Flower placement, cake, timelines, napkin colors etc. Your wedding deserves more than this! YOU deserve more than this!
When I shot my first elopement in Yosemite National Park, I knew this was it. This was the type of wedding experience I knew everyone deserved, including myself (spoiler: my husband and I eloped as well! You can read more about that here.) One that you will enjoy every single part of and spent the way YOU want it, not the way others think you should because "tradition" says so. There are other ways to get married - not just with a big wedding production! And that's the message I want to scream from the mountain tops!
AND YOU DESERVE TO REMEMBER EVERY MOMENT OF IT