Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
Because telling people's stories through the lens of photojournalism never goes out of style. I have tried very hard in my career to not be tempted by trends or take the photos that the "industry" wants us to take. My focus is always capturing my client's personalities and taking photos that are timeless.
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
Honestly, I don't know if I have a specific favorite. I love it when couples incorporate family heirlooms or traditions into their wedding.
What is your favorite store or brand?
LL Bean, Everlane, Kate Spade, Sea Bags. Probably lots of small ones that no one has heard of.
What advice do you have for a newly engaged couple?
I'll be honest, "brides" are not my client. My clients are both individuals of the couple and a very large percentage of my clients meet with me together for their consults. It isn't the bride alone planning this wedding. So for newly engaged couples I would say this: have the wedding that YOU want to have. This is a precious event and it should be a reflection of the two of you.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
The toasts! I will say it's probably the enjoyable and moving part of my day and definitely one of my favorites to photograph. There are so many emotions on display and the candid photos that come from can be remarkable.
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
Ten years of experience in this business and a personality that truly cares about them as people. These are not just clients to me. Many of my couples stay lifelong friends and I have photographed their children as they grow.
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
Multiple touch points throughout the planning process, questionnaires, emails, etc.