One of my biggest goals is for your photos to have genuine memories associated with them.

I want them to feel unexpected and unique, and also familiar and approachable. I want you to look at them and recognize yourselves — the way you interact with each other, the way you laugh, move your hands, your habits, mannerisms, expressions — and I hope the people you love recognize you too. The frames that are conversational and not quite in place are my favorite — the honesty in them just really resonates with me.

I want you to have beautiful images, but my goal is never to make your day about creating perfect photos or replicating trends. It is my intention to document everything exactly as it’s happening, and every person exactly as they are — no interruption or fabrication for the sake of a good photo.

To achieve this, I work intuitively, with close observation and anticipation, creating quickly without worrying too much about perfection in the sense. I aim to create a comfortable space that allows you to be very present and completely experience the fullness of your wedding — and then your photos will reflect that experience. I consider myself a calm presence and a quiet observer on the wedding day. You can expect that I will be attentive, helpful, laid-back and encouraging — fully present when you need me to be, and non-interfering when you don’t.

Just think, these photos will outlive you and they are a direct link to the past that would otherwise be visually lost. They ripen and gain value over time. They are for you to enjoy now, but they are also for your children's children to revisit years and years from now. That’s also a part of why I do what I do.

Below are photos of my parents and grandparents that continue to inspire me to be an honest storyteller —