photographer of real love and real moments.
weddings and wanderlust.
the bohemians + the rockers + the artists + the dreamers.
Whoever you are as a couple, let's document your love beautifully and fearlessly.
Your wedding should be a pure reflection of your love for each other, whatever that means for the two of you. It does not have to be an event of pressure and outside expectations. This is the beginning of your greatest adventure and it should make you tingle with excitement and joy. I am a whole-hearted believer in this, so I am here to help you every step of the way in the planning process with full support. I will champion your wedding day dreams and do everything I can to make your vision come to life, because when you look back on the images of this day I want them to be everything you ever hoped for and more. I want you to be transported back into your favorite memories and the best emotions. I will have been right there in the thick of it all with you, capturing all the good stuff. The big things and the little things. The intimate moments and the laugh until you cry moments. The experiences that mattered the very most to you.
You are the hero of your love story, and I want to be there to tell it.
I am located in Fort Wayne, IN but also shoot about half my yearly weddings in Michigan (where I am originally from). I love to travel and will do weddings world-wide, fully insured with an active passport. Travel fees are dependent on your specific wedding needs, but generally all I ask is basic travel expenses covered if your wedding location would require me to stay overnight.
I have been in the photography business for almost 10 years, photographing high-end events, fashion, and portraits in the beginning, and over the course of that decade transitioned over to my true passion which is couples and weddings. I have been exclusively shooting weddings and couples for two years now, and am looking forward to meeting and serving more amazing couples in my third year as a full time wedding photographer.
I take a more candid/lifestyle approach to photography. What that means for my couples is you can expect some action-based direction and a little bit of instruction so that your images have a very natural feel but you aren't standing there wondering what to do with your hands. My editing style tends to have bolder colors, and a more "dark and moody" feel to the images. I love warmer toned skin and beautiful golden light, but can also rock the dark and cloudy days we frequently have in Indiana and Michigan. If you are looking for more natural images with a slightly darker artistic vibe then I'm your girl!
My typical wedding collection includes:
-two photographers with all day coverage
-a complimentary engagement session
-a consultation meeting to go over your wedding day details and any questions you might have
-fully edited photos released via online gallery
-personal rights to the final product for printing, sharing, and posting
-a custom 10x10 handmade wedding album
-an heirloom 4x6 glass display case with 50 prints
-optional print lab with discounts
For $3000 this full-service collection ensures you will have everything you need to tell the story of your wedding day fully, without having to worry you are forgetting something or will have to add on later. I want to make this process as stress-free and fun for you as possible, so this full-service experience keeps things simple and ensures you won't miss out on anything!
I love to meet my prospective couples in-person whenever possible. I like to make a little double date out of it at a local coffee shop or brewery so we can relax and get to know each other a little bit! If I'm located too far away or our schedules just don't allow us to meet up we can always set up a video chat instead and it's almost as good as the real thing.
Choosing the right person to tell your story is one of the most personal choice you will make. I am not the right fit for everyone. If you are looking for a 'light and airy' photographer who is going to follow a Pintrest shot list then I am probably not the one for you, and you can always find another photographer who will do it for cheaper, and that's ok. I want you to be so happy with your whole experience, from start to finish, that I want you to find the photographer who is just right for you, even if it's not me. I will even help you find them. because it's about living your truth and making memories to last a lifetime.
Does this sound good so far? Am I making your photographer dreams come true?
If so, let's create something beautiful together.