Everyone's story is important. That's why I believe it is imperative to let clients know that I am an LGBTQIA+ and BLM ally.
I like to let everyone know that my approach to photography is very non-intrusive. I will absolutely help pose you (and tell you what to do with your hands) if you need it. But, for the most part, I thrive on capturing you being present in the moment. The little kisses you sneak, eye-rolls at silly jokes, tears that well up when someone says just the right thing... those are the moments I love. I enjoy taking a photojournalistic approach to my photography. Rather than posing you in a series of unnatural positions, it will be very open and relaxed. I will peek into what you and your partner are like on an emotional level to give you images that reflect the way that you feel about one another.
I'm a wedding + elopement photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Which is funny, because I still don't quite understand how or why weddings have evolved into what they are today. What I do know, though, while to some this may not be the most important day of your life... it's still a day full of emotion and love that is worthy of being documented.
Moments are fleeting, and I think my favorite part of being a photographer is capturing them and preserving them for you to have for years and years. A pretty little time capsule to look back on and remember the weight of your partner's hand in yours, the smell of the air when you walked outside, and the warm embrace of your loved ones.
I want to document your story in a way that feels authentic to you, so you can see the emotion deeply engrained in your images. In a way that makes you and future generations time travelers back to those precious moments and capable of reliving every feeling exactly how it happened.
He is my human family. Also known as my husband, best friend, muse, #1 fan, and support system. He is my favorite person to take photos of and I am the luckiest gal around to get to spend my life with him!
Growing up I always had pets. So, when I went away to college it felt so strange not having a little fur friend of my own. I ended up adopting Peter when I was a senior and we've been bff's ever since. He was big when I got him, but after lots of love (and maybe one too many treats) we discovered that he is part maine coone! And we love allllll 20 pounds of him.
I named Peter, Joel named Big Boss... ya can't win them all. Apparently Big Boss is the name of a video game character with one eye? Anyways, she is our precious, one-eyed, cross-eyed, runt-of-the-litter, kitten. Joel and I adopted her during Spring of 2020 and love being lazy while she watches Netflix with us.
For folks that are less worried about the posed and artificial moments of a wedding day. I'll stand along the sidelines taking photos of the fleeting moments. Whether your celebrating with just you and your partner, or with 150 of your closest friends and family I'm happy to tag along.
For the intimate moments in the day-to-day. Whether that's cozied up at home, baking cookies with the family, playing at the playground, celebrating a graduation with senior portraits, or working on your small business and leveling up your online presence with new branding images. The world is your oyster and I'm here to help.
You don't have to be getting married to have awesome photos! This is for partners, just dating, married, engaged, anniversary... you get the point. Anyone that's in love (or maybe even falling in it) - I want to help capture that story.
This blog is a little bit different from my normal “look at these beautiful images”. After doing my own research, talking with some of my wedding couples, and reminiscing on my own wedding day I figured it would be good to throw out into the internet. It’s kinda sad that there are barely any resources out there for neurodivergent individuals planning a wedding. Wedding planning is hard enough, not very intuitive, expensive, and can be down right overwhelming.