"If it isn't fun, why do it?"
Ben and Jerry (Also, Me!)
Do you want to absolutely fall in LOVE with your wedding photos, and, get this, ENJOY the PROCESS of having your wedding photos taken as well? Do you want your wedding to actually be MORE fun BECAUSE of process of taking photos? Do you want to end up with moments that make you cry, make you smile, make you remember and make you want to hug the actual print you're so happy? Then you probably need to hire me... like right now...
MY SHOOTING STYLE
I am a high energy, super fun, kinda artsy-fartsy, little bit weird girl who puts my whole heart and soul into everything that I do. I am always taking photos, with my phone or with my camera and I enjoy observing and noticing and capturing and documenting. I am at my happiest when I am documenting others, doing things that they love, with people that the love.
To me, you are a super model. Even if you don't feel like one or aren't willing to own that yet. We are going to rock the CRAP out your photos, but, being that I am THE MOST AWKWARD PHOTO SUBJECT EVER, I realize that having a camera in your face can be stressful, so I give a ton of instruction so that you don't ever have to worry about what to do with your hands (or any other body parts for that matter). The end result is you not only falling in love with your photos, but falling in love with the photo taking experience itself.
My end goal is to deliver to you, a gallery full of carefully curated images that poignantly speak the energy and love of your day. A living memory of the anticipation, the overwhelming feelings, the sweetness, the love. You're gonna feel your photos... over and over and over again. You're gonna wanna hug me... and hire me again and again and again... it's true.
"Photography is therapy."
~ Me (possibly, also, Ben and Jerry)
I'm definitely the Wedding Photographer for you if:
You love photography. Like, more than your average bear. Like, you are a photographer yourself or want to be one
You're more interested in quality than quantity. You'd rather have 400, UNIQUE, SUPER-SOLID, EMOTIVE PHOTOS, than 1000 photos of like, whatever. You want each photo to count and kinda blow your mind and you realize that in order for that to happen, intuition, experience and presence is required.
You want to have fun. You love to laugh and you want photo taking, and your wedding itself, to be a fun event
When I say (and I will), I gotta do a weird one, you'll be like... YESSS! Cause you love weird too.
You want your photos to look and feel like candid moments, even if they aren't actually candid moments. Even for your pose and look at the camera shots, you want them to feel relaxed and fun, but really, you don't want to focus on stuffy, posed formals... you want relaxed and fun and spontaneous all around!
You are happy to let it all go and have fun on your special day. You've done everything that you can to plan and prepare and make everything happen the way you want leading up to your wedding, and on your special day you want to let it all go, let it unfold exactly as it was meant to be, and enjoy it no matter what. I am a recovering perfectionist, so I can help you in this process if you need. :)
You like REAL. I am as real as it gets. I say it like it is and I like for my photos to do the same. I see beauty in what is, so I photograph things as I see them. It is what it is. If that statement aggravates you, you should probably refer to the list to the right...
I'm definitely NOT the Wedding Photographer for you if:
You want a certain number of photos taken per hour, regardless of their content. I mean, I deliver lots of images, but I'm not interested in just mindlessly shooting every single person and every single thing that happens. That's not fun (nor does it yield good results in my opinion).
You want standard, posed, formals and that's it. I mean, I do them, of course, but that's not fun, or what gives you photos that blow your mind. And again, if it's not fun... whyyyyyyyy.....
You don't really like the person you're marrying. It will show in your photos and you will.not.like.what.you.see. Not fun. At all.
You are hell bent on publishing. I get published all the time, but not because that's the end goal. Having that as an end goal, instead of capturing all the true beauty of your day doesn't feel right to me.
You want fake skies or dinosaurs photoshopped into your photos. I don't do fake and I have no interest in sitting in front of photoshop to make your wedding look different than what it actually was. I reserve my bomb photoshop skills for making my family members puke rainbows (true story... check my instagram).
You want me to tell people to say cheese. I mean I LOVE cheese, but you will never, ever, EVER hear me say that. If you DO hear me say cheese, I'm hungry and need a snack. The end.
"I like my people deep, and my depth of field shallow."
I have a flat hourly wedding photography rate of $895 per hour (2 hour minimum) and that fee includes:
shooting time with me as your photographer (I include a second shooter for bookings 4 hours or more)
all edited, full resolution image files with a print release allowing you to print at will for personal purposes
an online gallery for you to share with family and friends
Not included in that hourly is:
Travel to Hana or to locations other than Maui. I'm super happy to travel worldwide to photograph your big day. But there are added travel fees for that
HOW TO BOOK!
I do require a signed contract and 50% retainer in order to book a date.
CONTACT ME NOW!
If you want to chat first to go over any questions you might have or to check and see if you're date is available, email me using the below form and I'll get back to you within 48 hours: