To tell a wedding photography story that will be passed down and shared for generations to come, I strive to not only capture each moment, but the way it feels; with timeless, romantic, and candid brilliance. Your day may be adventurous, playful, unique, or sentimental but it’s authentically you and it’s beautiful.
My goal is for you to have incredible wedding photos while having fun in the process! The result is a mixture of heart-tugging photojournalism, genuine candid moments, and beautiful, passionate editorial portraits that express your love for one another. The best part is, you will love every moment!
Over the past 15 years and hundreds of weddings photographed, I have found that my couples view the investment in their wedding photography as one of the most important expenditures they will be making for their wedding. They recognize the value in documenting their day for generations to come; knowing that their flowers will fade, cake will be eaten, and the party will end. It is the images that will remain to enjoy for the rest of their lives.
6 months from their big day, they want to wake in the morning to see a gorgeous image of them wrapped in one another's arms on a mountain summit. They want a hand made, custom designed album on their coffee table to share with friends and family when they entertain. They want art on their walls and night stands that reflect the depth of their love for one another.
This is why every wedding I photograph is a custom fit, because your needs are different that everyone else's.
I will work with you to create your perfect package.
The Wedding Process
Step 1- A quick 10-15 minute phone call to help me understand what you are looking for and get to know you a bit better. This is a great time for you to get a first impression and see if I might be a good fit.
Step 2- We've talked, you've spent some time soaking up my portfolio and chilling on my social media, and you've decided that I'm your girl!
Step 3- We meet over a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Since much of my work is destination photography, this meeting may happen over Facetime or Skype, but if you live in Juneau, Alaska, we will do it up close and personal. During this meeting, we will discuss the options for your wedding photography and choose the best package for you.
Step 4- I send over your digital wedding agreement and we are off to the races, scheduling your engagement session, intimate session and follow-up appointments.
Step 5- Let's photography your engagement session and send out some save the dates. Do you want to give your soon-to-be spouse a gift they will never forget on the morning of your wedding?! Let's photograph an intimate session and make an album that will blow their mind (they will be super stoked to get to the honeymoon)!
Step 6- You marry the love of your life and I'll be there documenting every beautiful moment. This is where the 'Happily ever after' comes in.
Step 7- 6-8 weeks after your wedding, your wedding gallery will be revealed. If you live in Juneau, during this time you will come to my home office and allow me to pamper you as you see a highlight reel of your wedding day. Next, I provide a guided artwork consultation to help you choose how you want to incorporate the beautiful art we have created into your life with our handmade albums and stunning wall-art and display options. Then I release your online gallery so you can go home and relive your day in full and share your images with the family and friends that have been anxiously awaiting them.
What You Are Investing In
Quality- Luxury wedding photography is always about quality, not quantity. I work with the highest quality professional cameras, lenses, equipment and software to provide the highest quality images possible. I am a professional with over 15 years in the industry and boast over 200 couples that I now consider friends. I was voted 'The Best Photographer' in Alaska's capital- I am nationally published- and I have photographed weddings all over the world. I have strong relationships with the vendors in the industry and am highly recommended by them and my previous clients. The fine-art prints, wall art and albums I offer are hand made right here in the USA by true professionals that stand behind their work. I am professionally licensed and insured, which is important.
Persona- Maybe you wouldn't consider this when choosing your photographer, but who they are is important. Do the images you see in her portfolio show couples glowing, connecting and enjoying one another? If so, that is the work of a photographer putting them at ease; helping them feel comfortable with one another in front of the camera. Let's be real- that isn't a natural feeling! I nearly panic when I am the one in front of the camera! Without a warm spirit on the other side of the lens, you get images that feel 'pinched' and forced. When you meet your photographer you should feel safe and relaxed; like she can handle the vision you have for your day. I have heard from my clients that I made them feel so at-ease and that their guests and family commented on how they enjoyed my presence at the wedding. That is huge. I may not be everyone's cup of tea but if I am yours- trust your gut!
Experience- Your wedding photographer should provide you with more than nice photos; you should feel that you had a great experience. It is my goal to help you feel heard, understood, supported and valued from the very first day we meet. I want you to have clear expectations and know what's coming up next as we take the journey from engagement to marriage. The way I provide this is by authentic connection and genuine care. Every couple is given a personal 'portal' to have access to all of their important wedding dates, documents, galleries & album designs in one place! I strive to make your photography process easy for you. I am in your corner and I want you to feel that from start to finish.
Honesty- Pinterest has bred an entire culture of 'stylized wedding photography' created to inspire brides when planning their wedding day. The images are perfectly curated, the models pre-selected, and there are no wedding day timelines or real-life moments to interfere with flawless photographs. The work you see on my website is from REAL weddings and portraits captured with real couples and real stories. I rarely have time to focus on editorial work, but when I do, I post those as 'Editorial' work on social media, so my clients don't feel misled.
Personal Touch- In order for many wedding photographers to keep up with their crazy schedules, some outsource various parts of their workflow to others, outside of their studio. When you hire me to photograph your wedding day; you are getting all of me. Every wedding requires over 25 hours of post processing to create the final product that you will call your own. I personally select every image used, I adjust any details that will make the image a better one and edit them to fit the style and emotion you hired me to provide. Every album is designed from scratch for each couple. And when your final wall art and albums arrive, I deliver them to you myself, when geographically possible.
Reputation- One of the things that makes me most proud is that my couples come back and make me their personal paparazzi for life! With somewhere around 200 weddings under my belt, I have glowing reviews from my clients that tell their experience and how they would choose me again. How I serve the clients before you matters. The relationships I've developed with vendors that trust me and refer me matters. It's all a part of helping you feel confident in your choice to work with me.
My Wedding Offerings
Since every wedding is created to be a custom fit that involves different amounts of time needed, varying travel requirements, and album & wall art style differences, I don't have set pricing on my website. We will create your custom package together. I can share what most of my weddings average at, to help you get a good starting point for our discussion.
Elopements or Private Ceremonies- (Generally 2-4 hours or less) These intimate nuptials start at $1000
Intimate Weddings (Generally 4-6 hours or less) These weddings start at $2000
Complete Wedding Coverage (Generally 6-10 hours or less) These weddings start at $3000
*Once you choose your favorite images, you will be offered the opportunity to choose or create a wedding collection of wall art, wedding albums, and gifts for your family & bridal party at a 20% discount.
Engagement Sessions are included with most of my weddings.
Morning-After or Adventure sessions- Get Pinterest worthy, magazine style images of just the two of you on a different day. The Adventure Session is also a great option for people that want an amazing anniversary session.
Intimate Portrait Sessions are the ideal gift for your true companion (romantic, sexy, & feminine)
Some weddings include 2 photographers, others do not. You can choose to add or remove a shooter.
Boudoir Bachelorette Parties- Intimate mini-sessions for all the bride and her girl-squad. These are amazing!
Full Wedding Weekend Coverage- Do you want every moment documented?! The down times, the cocktails hours, the fishing trips, skinny-dips, the rehearsal dinner, and the morning-after brunch? This is one of my very favorite things to do!