I believe that honest imagery is vital to any storytelling mission. I work as a documentary-style photographer for a variety of clients, from brands to small businesses, individuals and couples. My favorite subjects are those that showcase the vibrance and bounty of real life.
I’m so lucky and inspired to be part of a community filled with makers, farmers, bakers, and creators of all types that have beautiful stories to tell. I’m living my dream job, helping these people share the beauty that they’re already putting out into the world.
I balance corporate, academic, and non-profit client work with wedding and family work, and I love documenting the honest and joyful stories of real love at all phases of life.
My work has been featured in local and national publications including National Geographic, Culture Magazine, Buzzfeed News, Sift Magazine, and Edible Finger Lakes.
The anticipation of the "before" moments is so beautiful. Tiny moments while you're getting ready can be the most poignant representations of your relationships with your closest loved ones– your mother buttoning up your dress, your best man schooling you on a windsor knot, a quiet whisper of some words of wisdom from an elder, a snuggle with your child, or just a small moment of reflection by yourself.
The ritual comes in all shapes and sizes, but is the centerpiece of most wedding days. Whether your ceremony is at the courthouse, in the forest, or at your place of worship, my job is to capture the real moments of love and connection and community while documenting your ceremony thoroughly.
Honestly, my favorite part. Who you choose to surround yourself with (and where!) are some of the biggest planning decisions to make, and I don't overlook those details. Your loved ones are there to support you and they're an integral part of your day. While I appreciate (and do take!) those details shots of your ring, that ring will be on your finger for a long time, but this is the one day that this group of loved ones will be together celebrating in joy and love and the signficance of that community will not be lost in your photos.
You might not be looking forward to this part... I know I don't, when I'm the one being photographed. Or maybe you love being in front of the camera! Either way, my goal is to make sure you're so incredibly comfortable and just feeling your love in these moments. Portraits should represent you completely, so prompting a snuggle, a giggle, a stroll, or a joke are my ways of making you look and feel comfortable as your true selves without directing the tilt of your head or the spread of your fingers.
Party time! A toast, a dance, some wine... another dance... if you were feeling any anxiety earlier, it's all gone now and we're in full relaxation mode! What a great time to capture those genuine smiles, those dancing bodies, those happy tears, and hugs from everyone. And the food. Don't forget the food.