your experience = my mission
I think it’s really important that when you pick me, you understand exactly how I work.
I am not the person you choose if you’re looking for detached, bland or unemotional. I can’t ever just show up and take photos and walk away. So if you don’t want a new friend, don’t pick me. I promise that if I am not the right fit for you, I will find someone who is, and I will not be insulted if you tell me so.
I always remind people that I truly have no expectations of them. I don’t ever have a set list of bullet points to nail during our time together, and I believe powerfully in the raw, real and organic moments that come from building mutual trust and respect. I am always and forever honored to be chosen to help you save your memories in time, and I promise that I will always show up and always deliver and meet you exactly where you are right now. You are not alone in this.
I don’t care how imperfect or damaged or flawed you think you are, I’m not going to see that. I want you to feel comfortable to tell me the things that you’re worried or nervous about but I want you to approach your sessions with an open heart and mind. You should be able feel all the things if you need to, talk about the things that you want to and know you’re safe enough for those things to happen.
I know it’s hard what I’m asking, sometimes, even if you feel ready. It can feel so raw to stand in front of someone (let alone a camera) and be ready to trust them to get your vision and your heart. Things happen, stress shows up uninvited and I get that. I am here to help you navigate through all of it. Life isn’t perfect, shit gets messy, but there’s real beauty in that.
I promise to give you gentle direction when you need and stay silent when something amazing is unfolding. I believe in the quiet moments and the loud and as much as I like to talk, I like to give space for things to happen. Some of my favorite sessions have been lived out in the quiet stillness of silence. Others have been literally wine-and-naked-in-a-field. My brand is HUMANS. Period. I am here to be your ally and teammate but I also am so much more about soaking in your presence than trying to mold you to be something you’re not. These images aren’t for my Instagram, they are yours.
I think that you’re magical already so I don’t want you to stress about the small things. I am always going to be your advocate and give you all the tips you can handle for your wedding. I will talk to you about setting realistic expectations for your day and I promise to give you sound fashion advice and hear out all your needs for locations and beyond.
If I could show every person just one image that made them see their inner light the way I see each human, I would be stoked beyond words. That is the experience I’m trying to create for you; let me know how I can help make that happen. LET ME LOVE YOU. But really, let me…