Will you travel?
Yes, absolutely! I travel all over Michigan, and I get on a plane once or twice a year for weddings.
Describe your style.
My work has been described as “fresh, upbeat, beautiful, and modern.” With every session, I mix candid photographs with light direction to make you feel comfortable and look your best—and I love to capture the sentimental details.
Can you tell us what makes you stand out?
When I started photographing weddings, I spent a summer apprenticing under a photographer in Chicago with 25 years of wedding and editorial photography under his belt. Through this experience, I grew by leaps and bounds—learning the ins and outs of everything from technical off camera lighting to running a tight ship during fast-paced weddings. I also studied the “Beloved” photography approach from Jesh de Rox to focus on getting more natural reactions and interactions during sessions, and it has made a huge difference in how I approach my sessions to get real expressions and interactions in my photography.
I also send a printed art style guide catalog to every wedding couple after the wedding to share ideas around how to incorporate wedding photos into the home in a tasteful way that will adapt with a changing family. I partner with interior designer, Brooke DeBoer, to create the guide after I realized that too many couples were overwhelmed with how to share and style their wedding photos after the wedding.
Who do you work best with?
I work best with couples who are looking for a partnership to make their wedding day run smoothly. Photography becomes such an important part of your wedding day schedule, and I want to help you make sure it’s stress free for all of us. I have a guideline that will help you with your schedule (I often help couples put their entire wedding day schedules together), and I always love couples who will schedule in time to take photos during the most beautiful natural light of the day. It’s all about planning and working together (major bonus if you love dessert, but not a deal breaker).