Thursday, 20 June 2013
This is a hipstamatic photo of me standing in front of the red line in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I used to reside. I am currently based in my home state of Illinois but travel across this great country for weddings of all sorts. Thank you for visiting my work. I am so excited that you are here, and I hope this means that we can create some beautiful photos together and have tons of fun while doing so..
I take on a limited number of unique weddings and other projects each year. By keeping it small, I can really be there for my clients and produce amazing, high quality work for you. I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing couples that I want to become best friends with them after all is said and done. Seriously, my clients are the best. Whatever we are doing is all about you. I want to capture the real, the quirky, the raw, the confusing, and the beauty that is your life. I love parties and celebrations for just about anything. I am always trying to come up with an idea for a reason to throw a party. So let’s have one : ) I received my bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and didn’t leave the darkroom for about 2 consecutive years in college. My all time favorite photographer is Cindy Sherman. I also love Alfred Hitchcock movies. And I love Caravaggio’s paintings. I love to discuss anything art related over coffee or tea. The Campfire Mocha at Caribou Coffee is to die for.
I am inspired by so many different artists, but ultimately I create because I was made by the Creator, God. I am so thankful and blessed that He has allowed me to create and express myself through photography. It’s pretty great.
And my shooting style? Not in your face at all. My clients will tell you that I am unobtrusive and yet very energetic. A maybe confusing combo, but it works. I just wanna get amazing shots, and I want you to look through the photos afterwards and wonder how/why I captured all those tiny details.
What are your rates?
Wedding coverage ranges between $2000 and $3500 and portrait sessions are $400. Please contact me if you would like more info about my engagement and wedding pricing packages.
How can I secure you for my date?
I require a signed contract and a $1000 non-refundable deposit to reserve your awesome date. The rest of the payment is due one month prior to your wedding.
When will I receive my pictures?
You will receive the archive disc of all the images in 4-5 weeks. If you purchase an album, allow 5-6 weeks for delivery after you put in the order.
How many pictures will you give us?
While I take anywhere between 2000-3000, I edit that number down to anywhere between 400-500 images.
Do you shoot with a second photographer?
I offer a package add-on that includes a second photographer. It is an additional $400.
Do you travel for weddings?
I love traveling for weddings. The past few seasons I have shot weddings in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Florida.
Do you have insurance?
YES. ABSOLUTELY. I am insured through PPA
How much do you care about photography and what cameras do you use?
I LOVE love photography. Right now I am rocking the Canon 7d. I love anything Canon, the Holga, any instant film camera, and my iPhone 5.