I believe in AND practice the Fearless Photographers' philosophy! I NEVER pre-envision stories or images from your special day. I let your day organically unfold and tell those stories—YOUR STORIES, 100% true, unscripted, unposed, unplanned, beautiful, glorious stories.
I am absolutely in love with capturing the kinds of weddings where there are more hugs than handshakes, the dance floor rumbles all night long, and chairs are pretty much rendered useless after dinner. Whiskey bottles are passed around, most of the wedding party has been best-best friends since kindergarten, Grams is likely to lose her shoes and your partner is much more emotional than you are. These kinds of weddings are my jam!
Since 2010, I have excelled in helping each of my couples plan for one of the very best days of their lives! I'd love to share my very personalized wedding experience, my super-human organizational abilities, and my U. S. Army combat skills (when needed) with you too.
I want your wedding day to be as perfect as you do! I am all in with my whole heart!
When I'm not behind my camera, you can find me hiking, cycling, backpacking, camping, enjoying water sports, listening to music, hunting for arrowheads, reading audiobooks, occasionally eating a few glazed donuts (my only weakness to sweets) and then re-starting my keto diet about every 10 days.
My policy is to not charge for mileage or travel until I venture further than 120 miles beyond downtown San Antonio, but for the right weddings, I'll extend that to 200 miles.
I have been in business since 2010 and have photographed just over 150 weddings as the lead photographer; however, I second-shoot for other leads as often as I can.
I shoot and edit in a very classic, timeless style. I don't follow trends. I don't want you to ever look back at your photographs and think, "What was I (or my photographer) thinking?"
My two most popular collections are the 16-hour coverage options. These run $5900 for single photographer coverage and $7400 for dual photographer coverage. Both have perpetual print releases and a 10-year backup.
For local couples, I have a 35' motor home that I use as my mobile meeting space. I use this to conduct consultations and client meetings wherever it's convenient for potential clients or clients but within reason. https://atagirlphoto.com/mobile-meeting-space
For any couples who are outside of my local area, we can conduct a Zoom consultation.
I am a certified professional wedding and portrait photographer by the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). I have received numerous international image competition merits and awards.
I also make it a point to attend at least one international photography conference each year and to take at least one master-level workshop with photographers who have been recognized as the "best wedding photographers in the world." Photography education is very important to me. I feel it helps me to deliver the best experience, products, services, and images to my couples.
I also strongly believe in photographing your wedding day in the most unobtrusive way possible. I let your day play out in the most organic, unscripted, uncontrolled way. I don't direct or pose any aspect of your day (or your memories) until we get to the parts that are strictly portraits. I want you to remember what your day actually felt like—not how your photographer paraded you around posing you for this and that creating all these "fake" moments.