Cici & Cody

// Wedding

the winter has a secret and few get to see it. 

the most unreal light. and sure, you really have to endure the elements, but you get something you just cant get in other months. 

 

Cici & Cody and me just screaming my face off in amazement.

 

and that wraps my 2017 weddings. for all you sweet little darling that choose me to document your day: thank you. you put your trust in me and i promise that im gonna bring my best game. i’ll be drenched in the cold or barely able to press the shutter – but if you’re down….im there to try some stuff out and make beautiful little somethings of you on your wedding day. 

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If you’re looking for a TEAM for Hair & Makeup on your wedding, i was blown away from Bridal Beauty Agency who did some insane work on Cici…her makeup was phenomenal on camera and lasted all day thru some intense elements.

Caylee & Jim

// Wedding

there’s some people you meet and you just know: we’re going to be great friends. 

and weddings are the same way. I read the email and i know: I’m gonna shoot the shit out of this wedding. 

 

and that’s Caylee & Jim.

from their first email, thru all the photos and ideas and excel sheets – i knew their wedding was going to one for the books. the amount of planning and manual labor these two along with friends and family went into their day makes me want to pass out. there was some incredible hands working towards this day and it was such a treat to witness it from start to end.

new york never does me wrong. 

I love shooting in the city. you can walk one block and its a completely new setting. if I’m shooting your wedding, its always my goal to incorporate *where* you’re having your wedding. no need to drive elsewhere or plan ahead. that’s the beauty of the city, the light and the people. the unknown and the searching….thats what i live for.

Working with couples who really stay true to themselves and their vision is so incredible and so up my alley. big big thank you to Caylee & Jim for trusting me all along the way and having me document their day.

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Thank you to Emily for shooting along side me and being my pump relief.

Sara & Richard

// Wedding

when texas meets new york meets montana. 

three days. three events.

an intimate dinner. a rowdy rodeo. and a classic wedding. 

 

sara & richard say i do.

DAY TWO

DAY THREE

always grateful to those that have a vision and see you as a part of it. thank you to Sara & Richard for having me be a part of their day. and to my 2nd right hand (wo)man Talitha for shooting alongside.

Tamra & Daniel

// Wedding

just as relationships are more than the pretty face you see. 

a photographer is more than the images they turn out. 

 

i’m not sure if its really known, that when you hire a photographer, juuuust how much they will be a presence on your day. influence the most intimate moments. that who they are, their vibe, energy, will be there and influence the feeling right then and there. and just how important that is. and what it can feel like when its actually not there.

i guess we can start off by saying, maybe this will come off as I’m tooting my little horn a bit. and thats actually fine….but i always have the need to get out a little kernel if its been in my mind a lot. this thought stems a ton into what i teach at my Oh Sh!t, Workshops and was a huge part of what i taught in Sweden at Way Up North.

THE EXPERIENCE.

back to the point.

to each their own. and the reason why I’m writing this is because i think its something that may not be as realized…when you look for a photographer, it should be more than just about the photos. know that the energy, the personality, the direction, the emotion….will be what is there, what can get you to relax, bring up the big ol smile in those photos. i mean love does too…but its such a two way street. and to me, when i have a couple who i know value photography and want me there….there’s real no damn thing better than that, and the photos just come alive a little more than usual.

i’m really not doing this as a job. for money.

im doing it for the high. the connection. the coming home from a wedding and first thing waking up and getting the images in front of me. to edit until 11 the night before a wedding because i love having them in front of me. creating images when i know what they mean…thats what im doing this for.

whats going on behind these images, is yelling and directing and yelping and loving. there’s really no quiet moments coming from me. im gonna let you know you’re doing a good job. and as much as i want you to fall over with the images, i want the time we have together in person to rival those final images.

to me, yea amazing images are amazing images…..but if it was all mute and boring, it feels like a fake and a fraud…that shit has to feel real and fun and good. i feed off them, and thats how a beautiful little baby is made.  

that’s what i want you to know. yea maybe you like the images. but please also know how important it is feel that vibe, that connection. know that when you hire me…i dont want to just be there for your good photos. i want to be there for that two way street feeling like we’re creating art together. chasing that good light. and laying down on rugs in front of your entire wedding for a bomb ass shot.

i got you boo. and it aint gonna be by accident. 

tamra & daniel, you have sweet sweet love. thank you for choosing me.