Weddings:

I won't follow you around, asking you to stop and hug someone so I can snap a shot. I won't repeatedly interrupt your day with cheesy poses. I'm not here to create a false picture.

I am constantly aware of my surroundings. I take notice of every smile and every tear. I am ready when your mom throws her arms around you and gives you that "I'm so happy for you" look. I want to get to know you and what is important to you, and I want your images to reflect those things.

My portraits are bright, colorful and dramatic. I'll help direct you, but I focus on the real moments that naturally occur between two people who want to spend their lives together. You'll feel comfortable around me, and I'll do my best to make you laugh and feel like you are just hanging out with an old friend.

My candid coverage is real, intimate and illustrative. I'm not intrusive or obnoxious. My background is in photojournalism and I am focused on not only capturing genuine emotion in my images, but composing it all to tell a story.


Families:

I have a few kiddos of my own, and I know how hard it can be during photo time. They will run around, do the opposite of everything you ask, and then burst into tears because they saw a bug and their shoe is untied and they want a lollypop.

I try not to say "cheese". I have a never ending well of patience. I have a dozen tricks up my sleeve to help kiddos focus or smile. I'm goofy and silly and sometimes I will hit myself on the head with my shoe, or pull out a rubber chicken from my bag - anything to get real happy faces on those little ones!

I also love not-so-happy faces. And spinning and twirling. And jumping. And playing in the grass.

Your session will most likely have all of the above.