For Brides & Grooms

Hello Bride-To-Be or Groom-To-Be!

I am so excited for you – and that you found ME!

I am honored to be considered to photograph one of the biggest moments in your life and believe the best way to provide an awesome experience is to get to know my clients by chatting on the phone or meeting at your favorite coffee shop.

Email is SO impersonal and I don’t like posting my whole life on social media, but if you’re curious, here is a little about me and why I am so passionate about photography:

I LOVE
capturing THE moment that forever tells a story. I love romantic dips, loving embraces, and photos where you aren’t looking at the camera.

hampton-roads-photographersI smile from behind the camera because taking pictures & capturing a beautiful moment truly makes me happy.

I BELIEVE
photographs should evoke a flood of memories & emotions (not be stiff and unnatural). That having your picture taken should be easy & fun (even if you’re camera shy like me). And I believe the wedding day should be centered around the couple, not on detail shots to make publications happy, so your checklist always come first.

I ENJOY
the organized chaos of weddings and helping couples plan the photo part of their day! I enjoy helping people, being a calming influence or trusted advisor, action shots on the dance floor and outdoor photos whenever possible (even in a hurricane or the snow if the couple is up for it :).

I AM
a wife (10 years + counting), a mother, OU grad, a chocoholic, part crazy cat lady, play a mean game of Skeeball, NES nerd, and prefer Panera to Starbucks. I grew up in small town Ohio, have lived all over Virginia since 2000, love the OBX (we honeymooned on Ocracoke), camping in the Shenandoah, traveling just about anywhere, and chilling in my sky chair on our back porch with a glass of wine (the sweeter the better ;).

Want more? Click HERE for what to expect and more about my wedding workflow.

New to wedding planning & not sure where to start? Click HERE for my Photographer’s Guide to the Picture-Perfect Wedding if you are looking for a little help or guidance.

And check out testimonials from couples I’ve photographed too (more on WeddingWire.com and theKnot.com). They are far better at explaining my style and the connections I have forged with my couples and their families.

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Even in the heat of the summer, I dress professionally and wear a suit. If the groomsmen can do it so can I, and I need the extra pockets anyway!

Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” in 2010 and 2013 | Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice” and “Couples Choice” Award 2008 – 2017 | Virginia Living Magazine’s “Top Wedding Vendor” 2017 & 2016