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 med-student, cellist & aspiring cook. Look for us at the symphony or at the lakeshore when we're not studying or editing.
Our most recent trip was to California — here's a tiny Luke in Big Sur!
This is my younger sister, Rachel — aka my second shooter. I've trained her well, and we make a great team. She's also way cooler than me.
This is the rest of my family! There's Bob the Builder, Gail the Nurse, and my 3 younger siblings: Sarah, Brad & Rachel.
I lived in India for awhile and they were some of the best months of my life.
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, give or take. 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 very first photo that ever sparked my interest in photography — a photo of dew drops on my dad’s yucca plant. I thought it was cool that the drops were clear and the background was blurry and that was it, the rest is history.
• How many weddings have you shot?
I shot my first wedding in high school 11 years ago and have shot well over 100 weddings since then.
• How do we inquire/book?
Head over to the Contact page and fill out the contact form on my website. I will respond as soon as I can with more information for you. A signed contract and deposit down makes it official.
• Do you take "traditional" photos as well?
I do — I take a handful of posed, classic photos of the bride and groom and of the wedding party, and then formal family portraits are almost all posed. The reception is mostly candid, but of course I can take posed group shots with anyone.
• How many photos will we receive?
This depends on several different things, but typically I deliver 100 images per hour from your day on average. You would receive every good image that is up to my standards and 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 beautiful gallery of the full set of high resolution digital images, available for you to view, download, order prints, and share with your friends and family. I also offer custom-designed high quality lay flat albums.
• 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.