Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
I see my style being mostly equated to classic. One of my goals when I photograph a wedding is to shoot and edit in a way that's never going to go out of style. I want my couples to look back on their wedding photos without any regrets!
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
I loved when a couple rented a trolley for transportation to their reception.
What is your favorite store or brand?
I love the style that West Elm portrays in their advertising. I'd literally buy everything in the store if I could. Also I'll agree with most other women in the world, Joanna Gaines is amazing. I love how versatile she is in her styling. I recently got her book Home Body and it's inspiring to see how she can make all different design styles look beautiful.
What advice do you have for a newly engaged couple?
When I was engaged I allowed myself to get super stressed out over all the details in planning. I was horrible at making decisions and was trying to create something not 100% possible that I imaged in my head. My advice is to breathe! Think about what your wedding is about more than what it's going to look like and what other's are going to think. Sure you want the day of your dreams to be beautiful, but it's not worth getting worked up over what kind of plates you're going to use and who is going to sit at what table!
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
Witnessing the progression of emotions from a couple and their family throughout the day is truly a beautiful thing to see. Also, lets be real... I love an epic dance party. If your dance floor is lit you'll definitely find me in the thick of it with you – photographing AND dancing!
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
Overtime I think I've really pared down on how to work with people and make them feel comfortable. I know... getting your picture taken is awkward! I don't like it, and its because of that reason that I try to make having your photos taken together (or separate) fun and comfortable! Also, I think I'm a good listener. Having been a bride myself I understand that brides (and sometimes grooms too!) have specific desires for their wedding day and I want to help in any way I can to make those happen.
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
I think before you get into the nitty gritty of all the wedding details it's important to actually get to know one another. That's why I enjoy when couples book collections with engagement shoots. My favorite thing is saying farewell to a bride + groom at the end of their night and feeling like I'm wishing a good friend well as they drive off into married life. That's the best feeling. Also I understand the importance of timing out a wedding day well, so I do ask very specific questions in order to formulate the perfect timeline that can put a bride at ease. :)