I’m a wedding and elopement photographer serving the DC Metropolitan area, Asheville and beyond. I can hardly call capturing my couples’ love stories a “job” because since dedicating myself fully to wedding photography I feel like I have never worked a single day. That’s the dream right?
Behind the camera, I live for views of foggy mountain tops, live music, creating new recipes, lazy days full of self care, attempting to snuggle my hedgehog who won’t snuggle me back, traveling to new places and drinking my daily kombucha from a wine glass because I am classy AF. And I should probably mention that I am Trader Joe’s number one fan because once you follow me on Instagram you will see me talk about what I got at Trader Joe’s multiple times a week on my stories.
Photographer and client wise, we are the perfect match for each other if you are laid-back and are looking for the world’s most chill photographer (seriously you ask all my past clients about me), are down for adventure, having fun and goofing off during our time together, have an open mind and free-spirited heart, care more about photos capturing authenticity and raw emotion rather than looking perfectly posed in photos and value photography as an art. If I sound like someone you can hang with, shoot me an email on my contact page and we will take it from there!
Living it up 40 minutes outside of DC in Loudoun County ( I LOVE the suburbs!)
8 tattoos on my body and counting
Proud vegan since January 2, 2018
Straight up ENTP and type 7 on the Enneagram
Attended over 60 concerts over the past 2 years
Always wearing Vans, gemstone jewelry, leggings and any color but black because it makes me look dead
If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life it would be vegan Big Macs
Should be given an award for being able to spew out King of the Hill, The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm quotes on cue
I think one of the best ways to really get to know someone is their music taste. Music is and always has been such a major part of my life. If you want to get to know me better or just feel like checking out a new playlist, here is a playlist with my top songs that I have discovered over the years that bring me so much life every day. Going to warn you, my taste is a bit eclectic (well actually really eclectic) but who doesn’t like a little variety when it comes to music?
How I “fell” into photography
In 2009 I literally “fell” into photography during my senior in high school when I broke my foot playing tennis and was put into 2 photography classes to replace my gym class I was supposed to take ( PS I am not very athletic incase you were wondering). I would of never in a million years guessed that those two classes would light a fire of passion in me to pursue photography seriously. After years of messing around with a camera for fun and realizing that the corporate world is not for me, I decided to take my passion seriously. Fast forward to 2018 I am a full time wedding photographer. Creating art with a camera and capturing authentic celebrations of love has grown into not only my business, but my life’s passion and purpose.
The best way to describe my style is a hybrid between documentary and fine art photography. Simply put, I love capturing moments throughout the wedding day in the most artful way possible. My photo style shows off natural movement, raw emotions, and the raw chemistry between all my couples. I am a natural light photographer that edits on the warmer and lighter side of dark and moody with a film vibe (even though I shoot 100% digital) while preserving colors, details, and skin tones.
Wedding Photography Philosophy
As a wedding photographer, I believe in capturing real moments and real emotions. None of that posed / fake stuff for me because that's certainly not you and that's not your wedding day. When my couples look back on their wedding day years down the road, I want them to remember the day for what it truly was. I believe in creating photos for my couples that are artistic, meaningful, and emotional. I believe in shooting with a purpose and strive to be as intentional as possible when I take a photo. I believe that my role of being the ultimate observer during your day is so important and an honor. Preserving one of the most important days of your life is something I take so seriously. To me, being a wedding photographer is more than just snapping your camera during the standard wedding moments but watching for those in between moments that happen throughout the day that you will want to cherish forever.