How did you get here? People always ask: what made you decide to become a photographer?

Growing up, I wanted to tell stories. I filled notebooks with them.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. – Georgia O’Keeffe said that better than I ever could have.

That spark of life, that fire inside of you – the shared look from across the room, the way the clouds pattern the sky on your wedding day, the hand on your cheek – these are the fleeting things that tell your story, that come together to share something beautiful.

This is the stuff of life I want to grab for you, when you don’t have time to, when life is beautifully, completely happening to you and you’re whirling around on a dance floor, caught up in the smiles and happy tears of the ones you love.

Proud to be a preferred photographer of Grey Likes Weddings and 100 Layer Cake.


You + Me

You are a free spirit who cares deeply about the world around you. You’re drawn to visual beauty and would much rather throw a big city bash or a mountainside shindig than a ballroom wedding. You think poofy pick-ups on wedding dresses and princess tiaras are ridiculous, and that’s okay – you’re a little bit of a risk-taker, a dreamer, and you don’t take life too seriously. You’re crazy for wildflowers, nights under the stars, sidewalk cafes and Saturday morning farmer’s markets.

Me. I’m a Chicago native with dreams of living in Paris for a year. I’m an unrelenting city person, a wanderlust-ist who is head over heels for late night chats, Mustangs (the ones with hooves, not the car), red hot lips, and cocktails on rooftops.

 


Manifesto

I believe…

+ your photos should be all about love

+ wedding cake is meant to be eaten

+ people are more important than things

+ you should dance your ass off at your wedding

+ it’s important to marry your best friend

+ it’s okay to see your partner before the
ceremony

+ that laid-back fetes in lofts and courthouse elopements are just as beautiful as black tie celebrations

+ travel is good for the soul

+ having printed photographs is important

+ in being silly

+ the best moments happen when you don’t expect them

+ that Walt Whitman was right – these are the days that must happen to you.

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