After hiring me as their wedding photographer, many couples also choose to book an engagement session with me. A film portrait session is a high-touch, high-end experience that allows us to connect personally and ensure that you’re both completely relaxed on your wedding day. I won’t say that I’ll become your best friend during our engagement shoot—after all, you already have one!—but I do promise to help you shake off any lingering camera-shyness and feel at ease in front of the camera. I’m intentional about allowing engagement sessions to unfold at an unhurried pace, and keep my focus on capturing natural images filled with lots of laughter and genuine interaction.
I take a hybrid approach to photographing weddings, which means that I shoot with film during the daylight and in a digital format after the sun has set. A second shooter photographs alongside me to ensure that every detail is documented. Speaking of details, it goes without saying that weddings can get hectic—but rest assured that the heirloom pendant on your bouquet and the charger plates you so carefully color-matched will not go unnoticed by my camera. In addition to my role as photographer, consider me your personal stylist. If your dress is not perfectly placed, I will move it. If your hair falls out of place, I will fix it. In short, I will do anything and everything I can to help you both feel like celebrities!
I am available as a wedding photographer in Colorado, Chicago, and locations across the globe, with a particular emphasis on destination weddings and elopements in Europe. I frequently photograph Colorado weddings in Vail, Beaver Creek, Boulder, and Denver. In the Chicago area I enjoy photographing weddings at The Rookery, Lake Zurich, the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and other fine venues. My passport is filled with stamps from all over Europe thanks to the many destination weddings I’ve photographed in Germany, Spain, Tuscany, and Provence. Wherever in the world you choose to take them, I would be honored to document your first steps together toward happily ever after.
Details & Flatlays
You poured time and thought into the selection of your invitation suite, jewelry, shoes, and hair accessories, and I want to make sure you remember the way each carefully-selected detail fit into the big picture of your wedding day. I have spent years developing my prop kit in order to create gorgeous image compositions, and will work with your vendor team to secure space on your itinerary expressly for styling. This is a true fine art experience. All you have to do is look forward to receiving the final magazine-worthy images!
You will receive a selection of wedding day highlights within two weeks of your wedding. (Hooray!) Clink those wine glasses and focus on deepening your tan while honeymooning, then enjoy post-vacation sneak peeks until the complete gallery is ready eight weeks after your wedding day.
Heirloom Albums & Prints
In addition to saving digital copies of your wedding images, I highly recommend preserving your memories in print form. Displaying an heirloom photo album or a box of prints on your coffee table is the perfect way to remind yourself of the promises you made and the beautiful wedding you planned. It can be difficult to find time to put your own album together amid the many life changes that often follow a wedding, which is why I present my clients with a handcrafted draft to initiate the process. Framed prints make wonderful gifts for parents and grandparents, too!
Printed portrait products are available separately from your photography fee. Please inquire for a complete price list.
Set aside the stress of wedding planning, sip a glass of Champagne, and enjoy a VIP portrait session while you look your very best! The fact that boudoir images make a classic and unique gift for your spouse is just an added bonus. Book a 90-minute boudoir session before your rehearsal dinner or schedule a shorter 30 or 45-minute session on the morning of your “I do” to take advantage of your wedding day hair and makeup. Next, curate your favorite lingerie—we’ll work together to choose the pieces that pair best with your surroundings. This is a session neither of you will soon forget!
It can be challenging to capture the beauty of a destination when traveling as a twosome. Have you ever gone on vacation and returned with a camera roll full of landscapes, not-so-flattering selfies, and loads of solo shots courtesy of the “I’ll take one of you, then you take one of me” photography strategy? We all take tons (and tons!) of pictures with our phones, but many of them end up being unusable…a perfect example of quantity over quality. Booking a honeymoon session with a professional destination wedding photographer ensures you will return home with images as beautiful as the memories you made together. Take advantage of extended downtime with your spouse and enjoy a quiet, intimate, relaxed photography session in your destination of choice. A honeymoon portrait session will be your favorite souvenir!