Thank you for spending your time browsing images, learning more about the studio and of course… myself. Since photography is such a relational, interactive process, I know how important it can be to get a feel for the person “behind the lens.” Below you’ll find a few questions and answers to help you gain further insight into me personally, and especially why I LOVE what I do!
What 3 words describe your work? Creative. Stylized. Fun.
Why should someone hire you? I strive to invest my time, energy and talent into capturing timeless and fleeting moments for my brides and grooms. I find satisfaction in being a “friend with a fancy camera” rather than merely a stranger who takes photographs. Creating and cultivating relationships… and ultimately trust, is the key ingredient for me to capturing relaxed, fun and moving images.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started? It’s in the genes! My mom is an artist and from the beginning I was blessed with the ability to visualize and develop a style of what moved me. When I was 20, I began to realize that photography allowed me to capture my vision. Ultimately, photographing weddings allows me to combine my love of photography with my passion for people.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work? The ultimate creator, God. Any gift that I possess is ultimately a reflection of Him. My mom is a source of inspiration along with many other photographers that I admire as well.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding:One special moment comes to mind: The groom delivered a gift to his bride before the ceremony, (they weren’t seeing each other prior), after he handed over the gift, he reached around the door and merely held hands with his bride. It was a touching, moving and loving moment.
Tell us about a wedding you worked on that really makes you proud: I photographed an incredibly fun wedding for a television show called “Married Away” on the Style Network. A good friend, Mary Dann was the featured coordinator on this wedding. It was such a fun and intimate wedding (at Chateau Fairmont at Lake Louise, Canada). Over 3 days with 40 people, you really get to know each other!
What have weddings have taught you? I’ve learned that weddings are as unique as the people involved—this is what I love best! As a wedding photographer, staying aware, flexible and collected is essential.
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding?Prioritize right from the beginning. Decide what is the most important aspect of the wedding—such as the photography, venue, florist, gown, etc.—and base your budget accordingly.
What are 3 words that describe your personality? Witty. Sincere. Engaging.
What’s your favorite TV show? I’m addicted to “The Office & Lost”.
What is your favorite quote? “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” —Abraham Lincoln
Extracurricular Activities: Golf, golf, golf… I’m an addict to the extreme. I love basketball, baseball, hiking.. any sport really. Of course, photography is still a hobby for me too!
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day? I love spending “romp” time with my two sons, Jaden & Maddy and daddy/daughter time with my baby girl Kinley.