Life is already an adventure,
so let's just add my camera.
Does the idea of hiring a photographer overwhelm you? If so, you are NOT ALONE! I hope to put your heart and mind at ease right here and now! I want to give you a glimpse of what it would look like to work with me so you can decide if you think I would be the right fit to tell your story! Take a deep breath, and remember that I am already in your corner!
I am not just a photographer
I used to think it was important to heavily identify with your work in order to be taken seriously. After my first year shooting just part-time I felt constantly drained by always having to be "the photographer." I started to think of myself just as a girl who loves people by taking pictures, and that mindset freed me from the anxiety I had felt to always BE my job.
Now I prioritize YOU over your photos. I want to build a relationship with you first before I even have my camera in hand! When you hire me you do get a photographer, eager to capture your story, but you also get a new friend and constant supporter!
"We just feel so awkward posing for the camera."
You and EVERYBODY else on the planet! Trust me, feeling natural in front of the camera is not common and you are not an outlier for feeling that way! Good thing "posing" is never on my mind anyway! I always try to prompt you so that you two get to act naturally with one another and HAVE FUN! Whether that's running into each other's arms, making each other laugh, or dancing in the rain, my goal is to help capture your unique love and personalities. Who wants pictures that look like everyone else's anyway???
"BE WEIRD. BE RANDOM. BE WHO YOU ARE. YOU NEVR KNOW WHO MIGHT LOVE THE PERSON YOU HIDE."
STUFF THAT MATTERS
I consider it a privilege, not a burden, to dedicate my time and energy to you. I want you to know exactly what you are getting when you hire me, and know that I will give stand by my commitment to price fairly and serve you well. This is a relationship, and relationships cannot survive without integrity and mutual trust.
I started this business as a service opportunity for the people in my community. Although I am THRILLED that photography now doubles as my job, service towards others will always be a priority over my business, profit, or portfolio. That being said, please do not hesitate to reach out despite financial limitations.
I was taught at a young age that in order to be effective, you need to be excellent. Excellence cannot stand alone, but is necessary in order to be impactful. I promise to strive for excellence in every moment in order to love you well, and honor The Lord by making the most of any opportunity He chooses to give.
Great question. Now I get to make this all real for you!
When you send me an inquiry, I will pass along a few more details for you to look over for us to chat about! I have a pricing guide for weddings, elopements, and adventure shoots. I will send you some info based off of your interest!
As helpful as email can be, I want to meet you in person! After you inquire and receive some initial info we can schedule a time to hang out and discuss more details over coffee! I want for you to be confident that I am the person you want to capture your special day!
When you book me, (EEEKKK!) I will send you a personalized contract and simple questionnaire to get an even better vision for your day! Don't feel like you have to have everything figured out by this point! I am here to help you make any decisions you are still unsure of!
READY? Cause I am! Let's tell your story! I can't wait to go on this journey with you to capture such a special season!