If you're considering choosing me for your wedding photography, it's important that you connect with me! We will be working closely together on your wedding day, so I'd love for you to get to know me and feel like we click. There are a lot of things to consider when you choose your wedding photographer in addition to their experience, style, and portfolio. That being said, I thought I'd share a bit about myself so you can do your homework on me!
For starters, I love people. I am a "people person," and really enjoy working with others. If you're into the "16 Personalities" or Myers-Briggs, I'm an ESFJ. :) I've been married to the greatest guy in the world for over 17 years, and we have four children (ages 5, 10, 13, and 15). Being a parent comes in handy when it comes to photography. For starters, I have learned to become organized, patient, and am great with kids. This means if you have a bunch of wild children running around on your wedding day, I'm happy to jump in and get some action shots! I also work well under pressure and can handle stress. I'm also used to moving around quietly without being seen or heard, which is helpful when I'm trying to get those candid shots at your wedding. All of those nights where I learned to silently sneak away from a baby crib like a ninja are now coming in handy as I step quietly around a wedding ceremony!
I consider myself to be very organized, but easy going. I'm happy to take charge during your family photos and corral large groups of people, but am also excited to hear all about your ideas and "must have" shots. I'm very comfortable speaking in large groups, which is great when I'm telling corny "knock knock" jokes to groups of kids during your family photos. Part of being super organized means that I always like to think of backup plans for my backup plans. This means I will be carrying two cameras, at least two lenses, extra batteries, and more than enough memory cards. I also have lists of details to go over with you before your wedding (names of your family members, details you'd like for me to be aware of, updated timelines for your wedding day, etc).
Photography is a part-time job for me, so I am very deliberate about which weddings I book and make sure that each is a good fit. I strive to maintain a healthy balance between work and family, so I limit the number of weddings I shoot each year and each season. I will also tell you if you're describing something that is above my capabilities or isn't a good fit for my style or workflow. I want to make sure that I give you the best version of myself and what I can do, so I won't overbook myself or take on a wedding that seems out of my reach of expertise. Every photographer has their strengths and weaknesses, and I will happily share mine with you to make sure we are a good match.
If you're reading this and wondering if we would be a good fit for your wedding, send me an email and let's go out for coffee! If you think we connect and the two of you feel that I would be a good fit for your wedding day, that's awesome. If not, we've enjoyed some coffee together and had a nice conversation. Either way, I look forward to hearing from you!