When did I fall in love with photography?
It all started in my junior year of high school, I was going to school to become a pastry chef before ( long story short I ended up hating it ). One day at school my eyes caught the attention of a glass case of vintage cameras. Little did I know, in less than a minute of swooning over the display of cameras my entire life was about to change. I went on and completed my semester at culinary school and immediately switched my major to photography, starting off by taking a night course in B&W photography ...since then I've never been able to put down my camera since.
What gear do I shoot with?
I shoot primarily on my Canon Mark 5D IV for most of my work, though I enjoy bringing along my Canon 6D as my back-up camera, along with my stellar 35mm ART lens and 135mm lens as well; everything this woman needs to capture the magic!
Do I travel?
Although I'm based in Minneapolis, I'm the kind of woman who will literally drop everything and go travel to photograph your wedding, whether that be out in Iceland or the country side of France. Please make sure to ask about travel rates before inquiring about destination work.
What If There’s Bad Weather?
BRING IT ON. Seriously, some of best work and memories have mostly evolved shooting in rain and I always love encouraging my couples to embrace whatever weather comes our way, as it definitely makes for beautiful and unique photos. Although, if weather becomes to harsh enough that it would make for a dangerous mud slide at our shoot then we’d most likely reschedule for another
How far in advance do I accept wedding inquiries?
I accept all wedding inquires up to 12 months in advance. Note, that I only take on 15 to 20 weddings per year and my weekends fill up very quickly. If your looking to book me as your wedding photographer within a year, shoot me an email or fill out my client questionnaire and lets make something happen!
Do You Give Out RAW Unedited Images?
Haha, nice try NO! To me giving out RAW unedited images to a client is like half-assing my job as a photographer. I believe that editing is the cherry-on-top that goes into images and without that extra topping the images are only halfway done. I promise to never leave any photos that you wouldn’t want left out, and if you feel like I missed delivering a certain photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to look back at my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!
What do I look for in a bride and groom?
I find that most of my wedding clients to be adventurous . edgy . intimate . authentic. and absolutely not afraid to hike up into the mountains, get pine tree sap all over their fingers, and get a little wild and messy in the sand or snow (*bonus points if you like braving the cold) I can't begin to express how much I love every single one of my clients and how much they've grown me
into the photographer I am today.
Why do I do what I do?
Simple. Photography allowed me to open up to the world and experience life while taking photos like never before. Becoming a photographer never meant to be a creative expression for me, it was more of a reality I wanted to live, document, and make a story out of. Now here I am, doing exactly that.
What is my turn around time for photos?
Please expect 4-5 weeks after your wedding date. Summer tends to be my busiest season for photos and therefore it may take some time for photos to be completed.