So this crazy wonderful moment happened to you, you decided to marry your best friend. Now what? All of a sudden you have piles of magazines and that person you talked to once at a bar is asking where their special invitation is. In all of this craziness, you need to find a photographer. But doesn’t that mean spending most of your day reenacting the same photos you see all over the internet? Isn’t it tons of cheesiness or those awkward senior photos we all day that looked nothing like us?
Your wedding day is this single day (or sometimes a few) that is jam-packed with emotions and all of these life-altering changes. It’s likely the one time in your life that you will have all of the people you love the most in one place. It’s this day that you spend months and years planning, but it flies by in a second. I want you to be able to enjoy that. To dance with your best friend, to take that inward breath right before you walk down the aisle, and to celebrate with your favorite humans when you are finally freaking married. Even better, I want you to live in every moment of that while having it documented so you can relive it over and over again.
The way that your best friend looks on as you say your vows or the beaming smiles you exchange with your partner(s) while the chaos of the day is happening around you. The happy dance back down the aisle or your brothers dance move that means he should be switching to drinking water
So what does this actually mean for your wedding day? This means getting to the root of what you actually want. We will go through how you would love your wedding day to actually be, not what it “should be” according to the internet/your-friend-that-was-married-once/that-aunt-that-won’t-stop-calling. From there, we will work to have your wedding photos be an honest representation of who you are together.
Okay cool, so our photos will feel like us. What is it like actually working with you on the wedding day?
It’s the absolute worst, you won’t spend all day laughing at all, and I’m a plethora of bad jokes. Kidding (well, about everything but the jokes).
The entire day is about you, and getting what you both want. It’s not about walking through and fitting you into countless archetypes of what wedding photos should look like. It’s not those painfully awkward prom photos that still line our parents’ walls or those wedding photos you see all over social media that you cannot imagine yourself in.
Beyond the photo part, you’ll be treated as if you were my own family (the ones I love too, not even the weird “holiday” family). I work dozens of weddings a year, and you really only plan one, so always feel free to use me as a resource. That can be helping you construct the perfect timeline over coffee, or sewing your bridesmaid into their dress (those damn hooks always break). It can mean enabling you to feel safe in doing whatever offbeat wedding decision you like (I promise to be super excited about it, even if your grumpy aunt isn’t), or being your advocate/buffer on your wedding day when that same aunt is driving you bonkers (code words are essential, we will find one for you).
You won’t have to think about what the photos will look like if it rains (or snows, this is Western NY after all). You don’t even have to worry about that beautiful piece of architecture you had in mind for your photos that is suddenly back under construction (looking at you Buffalo). Whether it’s picking out the locations for your portraits, or herding together your crazy family into a single photo, or parsing out complicated familial dynamics, or deciding if you want a first look, I’m here.
Weddings can be completely stressful and overwhelming. It’s a whole bunch of very coordinated chaos that turns into a monumental day in your lives. Let me be your the Dumbledore to your Harry and guide you through photo part of the day, so you don’t even have to think about it and can get back to your party.