What makes me different?
My ten years of experience my ability to see light and shadows my empathic soul allowing me to see fragments of emotion before they happen. My calm sense of just being present and encouraging everyone to feel the same.
My gut instincts of knowing when to be in a moment but also knowing when to walk back and tell the whole picture
Its all about the Experience
its my goal to make sure were a good fit.
The truth is that your going to be spending more time with me than just about anyone else on your wedding day. I like to make sure we're on the same page when it comes to my laid back documentary approach to weddings.
This is my philosphy
How it all works
I WONT SEND YOU ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE TO GET MY PRICING, NOPE ITS RIGHT HERE
base pricing starts at $5,000
90 percent of my weddings are shot by myself in an 8 hour day. After over ten years of experience I have found that the perfect wedding can exist within an 8 hour timeline. Of course there are exceptions so I do have ala carte options for extra hours, second shooters, engagement sessions, rehearsal dinner coverage, etc. I stopped doing "packages" a few years ago. I believe building a custom package together is key. This also includes a 70 page guidebook, travel within New York, and custom timeline planning.
4 hours $2,200
Perfect for intimate weddings ( less than 15 people) or just the two of you. We can make the day your own. Start the day slow sipping coffee and getting ready together, take our time and hike a waterfall or two. The sky is the limit and I am here to plan this dream day with you
1 hour $450
Laid back unscripted sessions based on the sunrise or sunset. Include a guidebook as well as access to my client wardrobe. (That means you don't have to stress about finding the perfect dress.)
What if we are awkward in front of the camera?
How many images do we get?
I want you to see the whole day as it unfolded as I saw the story come together. I feel like an image hoarder if I exclude certain images that aren't "perfect." Grandpa crying but its a little out of focus? who cares that moment weighs so much. You can expect at least 150 images per hour.
What if I told you everyone has said this and still rocks it. Though my style is more hands off I will help lightly direct and guide you so you feel more natural and comfortable. I have playlists to keep it fun and give promps instead of stuffy posing.
Can you help me plan my elopement?
yes and yes. I love elopements because they are an empty canvas, you can throw all expectations out the window.You can really make the day your own, a true dream come true. I have a guidebook that helps you plan ways to make it unique. I had only 9 people at my own wedding. Theres no denying it elopements hold a special place in my heart.
Where do you live? How do travel fees work?
This is a loaded question and it probably looks like I live everywhere. Originally I am from the Finger Lakes area of New York. My husband has been an officer in the military the last ten years and with that comes frequent moving. We were stationed in Italy, Seattle, El Paso and in a couple of months we will be moving to Oklahoma City for a year. The landscapes I have shot are very diverse and I love a new challenge.
Like a migrant bird I fly back to Ithaca New York every wedding season. As far as travel fees go they are included with my 8 hour package.
Can you create a wedding day timeline for us?
I prefer to be part of the timeline making process. It's something not everyone thinks of automatically but I like to start with the sunset time and then work backwards from there. All of my couples receive a 70 page guidebook to get the best out of their wedding photography and the biggest section is guidance with timelines.
Where are your favorite places to shoot?
I love a good outdoor backyard wedding with a white tent. There's something so simplistic and elegant about white tents or venues with big open windows. Beautiful clean natural light is always key with me and my documentary approach. A lot of my weddings and elopements involve nature and waterfalls because well "Ithaca is Gorges." I like infusing nature into my candid style and I work best in environments that really inspire me like water.
Some of my favorite venues in the finger lakes are:
The Inn at Taughannock Falls, The Inns of Aurora, and the Sinclair of Skaneatlas
How do we book you?
Reach out via the contact form, the more information the better. I will quickly reply with my booking guide and we can set up a phone call from there or keep it email if you prefer. The $1000 non refundable retainer secures your date and the remaining payment is due 30 days prior.