I'm not going to use the words "storyteller", "authentic", or "raw" to describe my work —
not because I don't think they fit, but because I think they're starting to become words for the masses. Maybe a little empty. So what do you do? Nothing. You just do you...focus on the artistry you have to give and the way you see the world around you and hopefully people connect with it. In a few words? I do real, honest, dark with some light. I like unexpected venues, ring bearer roles fulfilled by your dog, giant hugs, and old-school playlists. I do ugly cries, , and mom having to get her glasses to button up your dress. I like the in-between and focusing on how it feels.
I'm privileged to have met people along the way that feel a genuine connection to this and the images I've captured. That's all I could ever want out of this. However you found me, I'm glad you're here...take a look around. Get to know me, my work and then hopefully together we can create a little magic.
Photography has changed the way I see things, the way I create memories, and navigate throughout this world. However, it’s not all about me — getting your photo taken is an experience in itself and I aim high. I love and want to be involved in every aspect of getting you in front of my camera. From your initial inquiry to booking, from sharing your vision to actually shooting, I enjoy being involved in the excitement of it all. I believe there are ways for my clients to set me up for success so I can be totally hands off the day of the shoot and deliver images that we are both proud of. I'm not there to run the show — I'm there to ingest, translate, and give back what I see.
Because of this, I try hard to only take on work that inspires me and keeps me waking up every day excited about what I get to do.
WEDDINGs BEGIN AT $4000
PORTAITS BEGIN AT $550
Every couple, every wedding, every experience is different. I have created packages based on the most popular requests, but please contact me for specifics and more details regarding pricing for weddings, engagaments, boudoir, & portraits. For more information, you can use my contact form (found above in the menu bar) and I can get you all of the details you need.
frequently asked questions.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I shoot with a pair of Nikon d700s and corresponding Nikor lenses – mainly a 35mm fixed and an 85mm fixed. Occasionally I’ll use a 50mm or a 45mm tilt shift. For my film, I shoot with a myriad of cameras — Contax 645, Canon AE-1, Nikon f100, and am always adding new ones to the collection.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
Email me or fill out my contact sheet on my portfolio site and we’ll get a meeting set up to talk about your shoot, what my process is like, and any unique details so I can start thinking about timelines and other needs. For weddings, in order to reserve your wedding date, a 40% deposit is required, which is non-refundable. I also require my clients to sign a contract outlining copyrights, responsibilities, and payments.
HOW DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
Lightroom, VSCO and Photoshop. I’ve created custom presets that are based off of VSCO preset packages.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, all of my gear as well as my business (liability) is insured and I carry back-ups of each of my camera bodies and gear.
DO YOU WORK WITH SECOND SHOOTERS? CAN I SHOOT WITH YOU?
I vet my second shooters based on experience, breath of work and it’s similarity to my own, as well as camera set-up/system. I have my list of go-to photographers that I work with often, but am always open to shooting with new individuals.
WHAT IF WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
No problem. Shoot me a message.
DO YOU TRAVEL, AND DOES IT COST TO HAVE YOU TRAVEL?
I love to travel! I have an up-to-date passport and am willing to go just about anywhere for a wedding or photography project. If travel is local (within 50 miles of Seattle) I do not require overnight accommodations, however, please inquire about specific costs regarding travel outside of 50 miles or out of state. Usually, all travel is covered by the my clients, including but not limited to, airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, ferry tickets, etc.
DO YOU TEACH OR OFFER MENTOR SESSIONS?
I do indeed. I love to teach and find great joy in explaining things & inspiring others. For a full list of my mentorship offerings, shoot me an email or fill out my contact form.