film scans and slides from my parents and grandparents that inspire me...
January 31, 2020
I got married recently! On May 30, 2020, we gathered with our parents and siblings and said our vows on the shores of Lake Michigan on a warm and windy day.
My husband Luke is a cellist, doctor-to-be & aspiring cook. Look for us at the symphony when we're not studying or editing.
Our last trip was to Utah — here we are at the salt flats!
This is my family! There's Bob the Builder, Gail the Nurse, and my 3 younger siblings: Sarah, Brad & Ray.
I lived in India for awhile and as cliché as it sounds, it changed my life. Not enough room on this page to write what I'd want to say about it here!
P.S. My dream is to shoot an Indian wedding so...
After India, I backpacked around Thailand, the east coast of Australia and the north and south islands of New Zealand.
Some of my favorite concerts I've attended: Tallest Man on Earth at the Ark, Noah Gundersen at the Ark, Bon Iver outside in the pouring rain, Bon Iver at the Fox in Detroit, Arturo Sandoval at St. Cecilia's, Chris Thile at St. Cecilia's, and Anais Mitchell at Wealthy theatre. Ben Howard, Alt-J, James Taylor, Phoebe Bridgers and Coldplay have also been highlights but Beyonce and 1D might have to top it all ;)
I am very happy in a kayak...
or on my yellow bike.
I have around 15 pairs of glasses. Some poeple may say that's too many. I think it's fine.
Lake Michigan beaches have a big piece of my heart.
This is the first photo that ever sparked my interest in photography — a photo of dew drops on my dad’s yukka plant. I thought it was cool that the drops were clear and the background was blurry and that was it, the rest is history. Literally this one photo.
I’m an enneagram 9w1. I'm open minded and see things from both sides, but I also avoid conflict. I strive for an inner peace and love crossing things off a to-do list, but I'm easily distracted. I like to do things perfectly, but I also overthink.(1) I am often ambitious and driven(3) but can also get anxious and overwhelmed.(6)
I know it's trendy, but it's also so interesting and helpful.
• How many weddings have you shot?
I shot my first wedding in high school 10 years ago and since then I've shot well over 100 weddings.
• How do we book you?
Head over to the Contact page and fill out the contact form on my website. I will respond with my availability and ask to set up a video call so we can "meet" and talk through some of the details of your day. A signed contract and deposit down makes it official.
• How long will it take to get our photos back?
Your photos will typically be ready within 6-8 weeks after your wedding, usually less, but it depends on where we are in wedding season. I personally sort through thousands of photos and edit every single one.
• How many photos will we receive?
Every wedding is different & of course it depends on how long I'm there for, but typically I deliver between 600-800 photos from your day. You would have more than enough!
• Do you need a photo list from us?
I prefer not to work off a shot list from a wedding website but instead focus on giving you images that are unique and authentic to you. And so I'm continually on the lookout for what is happening all around me, and trust me, I'll be taking photos of everything. I will, however, be all ears if you have any specific photo requests — I want to know your priorities and what/who is important to you, in terms of photographs.
• Do you bring backup equipment to the wedding?
Yes! I have backup cameras, and lenses, and I shoot with
2 memory card slots so photos are immediately backed up in camera. And after I shoot the wedding, the photos are backed up in 3 places while I'm editing.
• How do we receive our photos?
You will receive a gallery of the full set of high resolution digital images, available for you to view, download, order prints/albums and share with all of your friends and family.
• Do you have insurance?
Yes! And if your venue requires a certificate of insurance, let me know and I'd be happy to provide a copy.