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You’re getting married! This is the start of an exciting, emotional & memorable chapter in your life! Whether the big day is a month or a year from now, you’re bound to have a lot on your plate. Sure, planning a wedding is no easy task, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. With the right team of vendors working for you, the event will run seamlessly, allowing you to relish in the joy that is YOUR WEDDING DAY!

I know, I’ve been there.

When I think back to my engagement period, I remember feeling over-the-top excited & a bit overwhelmed. I was a year out of college, working as a paid photo intern for a northwest MO paper. We had a small budget but I valued photography and knew it wasn’t going to be cheap. I also knew I didn’t want images that looked like everyone else’s. I wanted behind-the-scenes & in-between moments. I wanted real images that reflected the natural energy of our day, with less emphasis on portraits & the expected shots one sees from most weddings. So, instead of hiring a traditional wedding photographer, we hired a photojournalist. Our choice may have been a bit outside the box then, but fast forward 10 years to now& I believe more & more couples are desiring the documentary coverage we experienced. If you’re one of those couples, look no further. I, too, can be that photographer for you.

Documentary Storytelling. For Real.

I’m not interested in contrived imagery. I want future generations to see the images in your wedding album as timeless, authentic representations of you. You won’t see highly stylized portraits or staged moments in my photography coverage. You won’t see fancy post-processing with trendy Photoshop  or Lightroom tricks. My art is about capturing found moments. I don’t make or direct them. Sometimes that means sacrificing the perfect lighting for a spontaneous moment, or capturing an anticipated one from a creative angle. Sure, most weddings follow a similar timeline, but each one is completely unique. Your photos should be, too.

More than a vendor – your friend.

Successful documentary photography starts with establishing a solid relationship between photographer & client. I don’t want to be just a name & contact number on your vendor list. We’ll be spending a lot of time together on your wedding day so it’s important that we’re a good fit. I want to be your friend. The kind of friend you’ll call upon again to document other life events for you; moments that only someone who really gets you, can capture in that authentic way. That type of relationship doesn’t just form out of thin air. It’s a result of getting to know each other beyond the business transaction. You can expect ongoing communication from me throughout your engagement period. The more we’re in contact the more comfortable you’ll be with me on the big day, allowing me to see & capture the moments that speak to what you & your fiancé are all about!

Exceptional Customer Service. I even have an award plaque to prove it! 🙂

From your very first inquiry to the delivery of your commissioned book, you’ll receive nothing but prompt, friendly and professional service. I believe all of my clients deserve to feel like they’re my only client. That’s why I accept a limited number of commissions each year, enabling me to give you the highly personalized experience that my photographic style is all about.