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February 16, 2018

When I began my photography career, shooting weddings was something that had never crossed my mind. I was doing headshots, photographing houses for realtors and doing architectural photography. All perfectly fine things to photograph.

One afternoon, a friend called me in a panic. Her friend’s wedding photographer had cancelled on them, one week before the wedding. They asked if I would shoot their wedding, to which I quickly replied, “Absolutely not.” I had no clue how to photograph a wedding and unlike buildings and houses, there were no do-overs! I couldn’t fathom that kind of pressure and I had no idea how to pose families, shoot in a dark church or how to direct a bride and groom.

But, they talked me into it. They were desperate and they assured me that they had no expectations and just wanted me to get something - anything - to document their wedding day. I brought my husband and 20 rolls of film, and as we pulled up to the wedding venue, my heart was beating out of my chest. I thin...

February 9, 2018

Many couples ask me "Do I really need a wedding album?" and my answer is always the same: "Yes! Absolutely! Without a doubt!"

Let me explain...

Every day we sit with our smartphones in hand, swiping through thousands of photos. We hop on Instagram before we’ve even gotten out of bed. We scroll through Facebook posts, breezing through photo after photo. Snapchat. Pinterest. We are overly saturated with images on our desktops, laptops, and iPads. We sit at office desks in office chairs and click away. And at a certain point, we don’t even really see the photos anymore. They’re just passing through our eyes like cars speeding on the freeway.

But now, YOU ARE HIRING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE YOUR WEDDING.

You are making an investment in photographs that will become treasures, images that will become part of your family history. Images that don’t deserve to get lost in the shuffle of your over-crowded hard drive. Your wedding photographer will create stunning, artistic, beautifully...

February 5, 2018

When I got married in 1999, there was no such thing as The First Look. The first time my fiancé saw me in my dress was as I walked down the aisle on our wedding day. Now, if I do say so myself, I was looking pretty amazing that day. All of those months I spent envisioning my dress, my hair and makeup, my jewelry and shoes, all of the details that I secretly fantasized about, had all come together and I felt truly beautiful. I imagined his reaction and my heart fluttered in anticipation as I began my walk toward my groom.

But, all I got was a big smile. A smile is nice and everything, but with a grand total of 3.5 seconds before the ceremony began, there wasn’t time for him to really appreciate how stunning (he later told me) I looked. The officiant began speaking and before we knew it we were headed back up the aisle, quickly enveloped into the loving arms of all 125 guests. And then the martinis started flowing and the dance floor was buzzing and suddenly it was 3am, at which point, we...

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