what to expect from our time together
Whenever I meet a new client, I want them to completely feel at ease and like we have been friends forever. Honestly, when I get feedback from people that is the biggest compliment to me over all else. I know how stressful and pressured taking photos can feel, but the goal is to walk away laughing and seeing images that totally reflect who you are as human beings. I will be honest, I don't thrive in posed or traditional settings. During a family session or a wedding day I want to create memories that show you interacting. Memories that feel like you, not something you saw on Pinterest. Bonus points if you will let me photograph you on 35mm film. There is nothing better than reflecting on our time together and being met with a giant grin. I want you to fall in love with yourself from the images I take of you. My promise to you is to always be intentional and honest with my art, and if that appeals to you I definitely think we should be friends.
"a thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people."
you trust me to capture your moments in the most beautiful way possible
you like bad dad jokes, and especially love them when they don't land. Ya girl is awkward and I am not sorry.
you let me pet your dog endlessly, doggy play date with Laska!?
you would be into having a pizza party on top of a mountain (or anywhere really)
I want to make sure that I’m exactly what you’re looking for. I pour my heart and soul into each experience and session. They are handcrafted to be specific to your vision, and I want to make sure that what we are creating is beautiful. That all starts with making sure that we like each other and develop trust. I value authenticity and true emotion. If you are camera shy, that is NO problem. You have stumbled up on the most awkward human on the planet, and during our time together I promise I will get you to belly laugh while creating something real and beautiful for you. I am here to SERVE YOU. I don't care what you look like, who you love, or what you want to wear. This is an experience tailored to you and you alone. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then let’s get the conversation started.
I haven’t been without a camera attached to my hip since 2008. I started in high school taking film classes and learning photoshop/graphic design and found my love for it. Professionally (and legally!) I started my business in 2013 and I never looked back. As of 2018, I started doing this full-time and it still shocks me every day that I get to do what I love as a career. I found my niche in more of a lifestyle story telling setting and while I consider myself primarily a wedding photographer... I still love chasing your littles around and capturing their goofy toothless smiles during portrait sessions. I grew up immersing myself in every kind of art you can imagine. Being creative is my kind of therapy, so I truly am honored I get to do this every day.
Every experience is so different from the other, which is why I don’t set a “specific” number of images delivered. I have set guaranteed amounts to avoid confusion, but anything more than that is at my discretion. For weddings there are so many factors that contribute to what the final count is, and it can range anywhere between 300-600 images delivered. I encourage you to prioritize quality when searching for your photographer and remember that a well captured wedding doesn’t always mean every single image taken. I curate my galleries to tell your story exactly how it was, and I value clients who value “better” instead of “more." Therefore, I do not deliver every single wedding image or portrait image to you, and I do not sell my RAW files. I want you to have the best quality from me, and trust in me that I am providing you with the quality you hired me for in the first place. Please really review my work to make sure you LOVE my style and that you LOVE the stories I tell, these are memories that you will keep for a lifetime.
Ahhhh, the most crazy answer to a simple question. Are you looking for YOUR photographer? Do you love my work and want to see if I am available? You should inquire …. yesterday. I am not kidding! I only take a certain amount of weddings & elopements per year, and right now I am booking almost 2 years in advance. When it comes to wedding planning, I really encourage you to secure your vendors you absolutely know you want to have as soon as you have a date. There is nothing worse than having your heart set on something and being told that they are already booked. For portrait sessions, I recommend 1 month in advance. I have very limited availability on the weekends (especially during wedding season!) so if that is something you need, don’t hesitate to send me an inquiry! I am now booking weekday travel elopements & adventure sessions, and offering a discount for 2022 to fill my calendar with new and exciting places!
HECK YES I DO. I travel a lot. I have been very lucky that my photography takes me so many new and fun places. When chatting about your special day or any sort of event that requires travel, please include the location so I can send you an accurate quote. I thrive outdoors, let's go somewhere wild. A fun idea - I also love offering an add-on for an adventure engagement session if you really want to do something different and memorable. We can go anywhere your heart desires or is special to you, just ask.
I do have very specific locations I'm dying to work at and concepts I'd love to add to my portfolio.
Inquire within for an epic destination experience.
Yes and no. I edit and smooth to make your blemishes go away or adjust lighting, but I will not alter how you look in a more specific way. I want my images to show you. You are beautiful the way you are, and if I changed that – I would be doing you a disservice.
Absolutely! I have galleries ready to share with you so you can see what a typical day with me includes. I know the candid moments and details are important, and I promise that I will capture them, I just don't add them to my website portfolio so I can have a more curated view of what my style is so people know instantly if they feel a connection with my editing and storytelling. Please just ask, and I can email them right to you! I love sharing love stories!
Nothing is set in stone, because life happens! But my common and promised turn around time for portrait sessions is 3 weeks, and my regular promised turn around time for wedding photography including all product is 90 days. Now, during peak wedding season I sometimes extend that to 4 months with written communication ahead of time to ensure that I am spending the appropriate amount of quality time on your specific wedding or elopement. It matters to me. You matter to me. I do not want to rush through your images, nor do I want to give you something I am not proud of. Currently I am serving 40+ couples a year for wedding photography, and generally have 10-12 weddings at one time to work on. Please be patient, it is worthy of the wait I promise! Email replies please allow 72 hours :)
At this time, I do not. I understand that photography is a large cost, but it is a worthy investment. I also understand that I am not going to be the photographer for everyone. I do my best to accommodate with payment plans, so please do not hesitate to ask if you love my work and want to join my photo family!
Of course you can! I just ask that you please credit me as your photographer - and all of your vendors really. On Facebook, you can credit me or my website anywhere in the caption area. On Instagram, you can tag me in the image and/or in the caption area. Crediting your photographer is so important for both the recognition of their art and their business. Because I feel that is highly important - it is a clause in my contract. Nothing makes my heart more happy than logging in and seeing my feed filled with images I have documented for you.
Heck yes I do! It's located in Downtown Spokane on the corner of Riverside & Browne! It's gorgeous and filled with natural light. I also have a regular studio in Seattle that I rent periodically for Lifestyle & Boudoir sessions. Worried about the weather? No problem. Let's get indoors rather than rescheduling!
Head on over to my contact page and submit an inquiry. I appreciate when they are as detailed as possible so we can go into this with a head start of planning something amazing! Please note that no session with me whether it's a portrait or wedding is booked until a contract is signed & retainer is paid. Worried about planning? Don't sweat it. I have guides and questionnaires ready to send you to make this a smooth and fun process. I already can't wait to hear from you!