“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 that stories can be told many ways – with written words, with stories passed down through the years, through boxes of photographs to thumb through.
The photos I take are more than just posed groupings and ring shots. They’re about the small things – 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.
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.
+ 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
+ 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.