Where are you based?
I am based in Chicago and Northern California. I reside in Chicago now, but spent almost a decade photographing weddings in California and travel back frequently to do so. I am also available to travel to whatever destination you have in mind for your wedding or event!
How would you describe your photography style?
Classic fine art that evokes emotion.
How would you describe your shooting style?
Relaxed, positive, and punctual is how I like to set the tone for any wedding or session. I know not everyone loves having their photo taken (myself included!), so my goal first and foremost is to help my clients feel secure and comfortable. I will tell jokes, embarrassing stories, anything to help minimize their awareness that we are, in fact, taking a lot of photographs. I strive to build a mutual trust with my clients so that when the time comes to be in front of the camera, it is a genuinely fun experience.
Are you inclusive?
Absolutely. I am honored to capture and celebrate all my couples and their guests regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexuality.
Are there travel fees for weddings?
There are no travel fees for weddings in the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe or within 100 miles of Chicago. Other destinations may incur additional travel fees.
How much does your service cost?
As contemporary weddings have embraced the concept of the "no rules rule", photography coverage can vary significantly from wedding to wedding. Please inquire via my online contact form and I will be able to suggest coverage options that best fit your needs!
Engagement and Portrait sessions start at $1,200.
What is included in a wedding collection?
This will vary depending on the wedding and specific needs of each client. However, the most common collection tends to include 8-10 hours of photography coverage, a second photographer, and either an engagement session and/or rehearsal dinner coverage. All collections include the delivery of images digitally via an online proofing gallery. Albums and prints are also available.
Do you offer micro wedding coverage?
Yes! I love an intimate wedding :) I offer photography coverage for micro weddings Monday - Friday during peak wedding season, and Monday - Sunday during off peak season. Micro wedding coverage is suitable for weddings with fewer than 40 guests that do not require a second photographer.
Do you photograph events other than weddings?
Yes! Rehearsal dinners, baby showers, birthdays, and more. The more parties the better, I love them all.
I don't see a lot of photos of guests in your portfolio, but really want candids of my family and friends. Do you capture those?
Photographs of your guests are very important and I absolutely capture those as well! I try to be respectful of my client's guests by not using too many of those images on a public platform. While I am happy to take group photographs of people smiling at the camera, I also focus on capturing candid moments of guests enjoying the day!
Can I view a full wedding gallery?
Absolutely! Please reach out to me via the online contact form and I will be happy to share a previous client's full wedding gallery.