It goes something like this…
Before the Wedding
You e-mail me with any wedding day logistics concerns, help with vendor recommendations, or if you need a solid 2-player board game suggestion.
I faithfully like all of the photos of your cat(s) on Instagram and send you a few questionnaires to help make your wedding day run as seamlessly as possible.
Behind the Scenes
My Shooting Philosophy
One of the things I get asked most about is how much guidance I provide during portraits. Most couples are completely unfamiliar with having their picture taken, by a photographer at least, so I totally understand the concern.
My gameplan during portraits is to find rad spots to shoot in, and then to encourage you to interact with each other in whatever way feels most natural. I’ll ask you do to things like look at each other, whisper things to one another, snuggle closer, or love on each other. How you interpret those things is entirely up to you.
I am not one to micromanage or heavily pose my couples because it’s not authentic. Physical love languages and comfort levels with affection look completely different in every relationship, so my goal is always to honour that.
Another thing I feel strongly about is things.
I am much more concerned with documenting how your wedding felt than what it looked like. I will not precariously dangle your wedding dress from a tree (it definitely looks better on you anyway) or spend an hour documenting your centrepieces from every angle.
I make sure to include a few detail photos with every wedding gallery, but moments trump things every. single. time. It’s too easy for moments to be missed when you are caught up focusing on things, so I try to keep the time I spend shooting things at your wedding to an absolute minimum.
All that said, I do ask about sentimental things in a questionnaire before your wedding. If the details are an important piece in telling your story, you can rest assured that they will not be missed.
Overall, my goal is to be as candid as possible throughout your wedding day. My favourite compliment at the end of the night is “We hardly even noticed you were here!”
I don’t want you to look back at your wedding photos and remember the photographer who took them. I want you to look back and remember exactly how you felt.
I want you to remember the love in the eyes of your guests, all the excited faces when you were pronounced officially married, the bewilderment when that thing didn’t go quite according to plan, the tears and the long hugs, the throw-your-head-back laughs during speeches, and the way you looked at each other when you thought no one was watching.
It is such an honour to be chosen to tell your story and I look forward to doing it in a way that is raw and genuine and real.