Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!
I’m a full-time photographer, based in Minneapolis and am absolutely and positively passionate about wedding photography! For me, it’s about so much more than taking photographs. I am excited to get to know you, your personalities and your unique story. This allows us to have a fun and relaxed approach on your wedding day while creating genuine, original and natural looking images.
I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as your wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! When I think back to my wedding day, I remember amazing memories but most of the moments I remember really well are the instances that were captured in my pictures. They are priceless to me. Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience..... shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for you but to create an experience that you will never forget.
Thank you so much for your consideration, I would absolutely love to work with you!!
One way I ensure that my brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with them. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process! This is why I LOVE engagement sessions! I would definitely encourage you to consider having one, because in addition to capturing beautiful images, it’s a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and develop a sense of trust and comfort before your wedding day. By the time the wedding day approaches, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography!
Before your session, we will do some planning so we can create a unique vision and custom tailor the session just for you! Engagement sessions can include up to two locations and typically last about two hours. I encourage you to choose locations and activities that are unique and significant to your relationship. Maybe we take a stroll through the farmers market, ride the ferris wheel at the county fair, or just sip some wine on a blanket in your favorite park. If you need help coming up with a great location I would be happy to help!
Feel free to bring up to three outfits for your session. I tend to prefer two – maybe one more casual and one dressier. Leave the matching outfits at home - bold colors, patterns, and fun accessories and props are a great way to add some pizzazz. Your style and personality really shine through your wardrobe, so – most importantly – have fun with it! Oh, and your furry friend Fido is always welcome!!
I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) I teach my couples how to pose, model and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from me!
Your first decision as an engaged couple is to set priorities for your wedding planning. You have to decide what you value most. As a bride AND photographer, I believe that couples should make their photography a top priority. After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse & your pictures.... that’s it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours! So if you’re choosing to invest in high quality photography, those images deserve a classy, elegant home after the wedding. I offer beautiful high end, leather bound albums. The images are printed straight onto the pages and the covers are wrapped with top grain leather or linen fabrics. This is the perfect ending to The Wedding Experience and it’s a keepsake that you will be showing your children and grandchildren one day!
Want to make your own prints or upload your favorite photos on facebook? Go for it! Every one of my collections includes a gallery of high resolution digital negatives from your wedding day, and a license to reprint. I want you to be able to share all of the photos from your wedding with family and friends. So go ahead and show them off!
Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that my Wedding Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is a booking proposal. I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package and when you’re ready you can save your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online.
I am so excited you are here, please contact me for more information. Enjoy this season of engagement and get excited about your BIG DAY because it's going to be fabulous! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you're marrying the love of your life and that’s all that really matters. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to visit the BLOG to view my most recent weddings!