Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
I would describe myself as being a little bit of all these styles. I would say that I lean more toward eclectic with a hint of vintage feel. My goal for each photo is to exude romance! I want the feeling of the day to shine through and through. If my clients can look at their photos, 40 years from now, and it still evoke those same emotions, then I have achieved what to give each client. I guess!
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
It would be a couple of things, the first is in my own wedding. When I got married a few years ago, my two nieces were only 1 and not really able to walk, but my wife said it was a must that they were in the wedding. I built a Crown on wheels for them to ride down the isle in. I know it sounds cheesy, but it actually looked really good! For the weddings that I've shot, it's definitely the hair pieces and custom jewelry! I think that it helps the bride make her feel like one of a kind!
What is your favorite store or brand?
Something western.... I love boots and western shirts, but then again, I love me some TOMS too!
What advice do you have for a newly engaged bride?
First... after you get your date set... search for your photographer ;) There are so many out there, but you want to make sure that the one that you fall in love with is available! Second... Remember that it's YOUR wedding! It's so easy to get caught up in advice that everyone else has for you and what they think you should do. Find YOUR style and figure out what will make you excited about your wedding. There are so many resources out there for ideas... like BLOGS!
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
The Ceremony without a doubt! I am passionate about what "marriage" represents. There are so many things that go into a wedding these days - the venue, the dress, the invitations, the cake, but there is one thing that doesn't change - the ceremony! It's a place that honors a couple's commitment! It's the start to this couple's life together. It IS the reason someone gets "married". I love what a wedding means and being able to get to see the start of a couple's lifetime together- it's humbling!
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
I'm relaxed and Laid back! This is the type of clients that I normally attract. I feel that a more relaxed atmosphere helps the wedding day go great!
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
Prep! I take the time to educate them on me and how I work the wedding day, from what works best during the beginning of the day all the way to suggestions at the end, like a last dance by themselves:)