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BEHIND THE LENS
It's the little things
I take an artful and genuine approach to my photography. I specialize in shooting medium format film along with digital as a perfect union, as this provides a unique quality and look to the images I produce. My mother invested in a quality camera when I was young and I been shooting film ever since. I love the authenticity, softness and outstanding colors produced by film and the finely tuned precision, flexibility and speed of digital. My goal is to capture an elegant, luminous and timeless feel to your story through my images.
I am currently based in Austin, Texas with my Husband and Cat Ren. We love traveling for pleasure and work. Truly when traveling to photograph the wedding of a lovely couple those two are combined and we appreciate those couples who let us see the world along with them. Some of our favorite destinations are New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA and Orlando area, Florida.
My work has been featured in BRIDES OF AUSTIN blog and magazine, The Knot Magazine, 7 Centerpieces and more. Chosen Prefered Vendor of Once Wed and Brides of Austin. I accept a limited number of weddings per year so please feel free to reach out to check my availability.
I Proudly hold a 5-star review standing with all my couples.
Jordan is my husband of 10 years as of 2018. He is just a calm center to all he meets. You'll see when you meet him and you can let me know if you feel calm.. It doesn't hurt that he's so cute too! Jordan and I have a fun story. If you ask him, he nonchalantly gives you a few vague details about meeting in New Orleans while doing some relief efforts after hurricane Katrina. If you ask me, I try my best to shorten it but I am a detail oriented person so the story gets elaborate. So, here is a version that hopefully splits the difference. Jordan and I both were separately involved in a volunteer building work. He was raised in Alaska and I grew up in Texas. In 2007, our volunteer work and building skills took us to New Orleans and that is when we met. We became good friends and worked very hard for those in need of new homes after the devastation. We made hundreds of new friends from all over the globe, heard life experiences that will stay a lifetime with us and had the best time of our lives. We both agree it was the best decision we ever made to help rebuild New Orleans. We separately decided to stay in New Orleans after our work was finished. We end up moving in apartments with roommates and living in the same neighborhood.
After a little time passed the cat got out of the bag that he was interested in me. I resisted as best I could, telling him I wasn't interested or too busy but obviously, we are married so he won me over! We both are fluent in American Sign Language. The story of how we learned ASL together is a fun one too but we can save that for another time. The basis of our marriage stems from the experience of why we met each other. We have continued our volunteer work and always take the time to go on adventures together. He will soon be on his way to Puerto Rico in May and I am so excited he's able to help more people soon! We lived in Lousiana for 5 years (yes, the big easy, 504 aka NOLA) and then moved to Austin, Texas for a change of scenery and to be closer to our families. We enjoy being together every day just like best friends. I will take any excuse I can to get us out kayaking and he will use any excuse to get us to a movie at Alamo Draft house. We are low key and pretty chill. We are always happy to meet new people and we look forward to meeting you and hearing your story! Thank you for letting me share ours.
In your memories
The love, emotions, details and beauty of a wedding day is so sacred and special and I am truly honored to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful couples each year. I love getting to know my clients. I love hearing all about your wedding plans and learning about what makes your love story unique. It's truly special that I have the honor of seeing your wedding day evolve, from the planning stages to engagements, bridals, and ultimately the excitement of capturing your big day. Choosing your wedding photographer is a significant part of your day and I take great pride in knowing that I’m providing beautiful, quality, heirloom images that will last a lifetime.
Wedding collections can include premier wedding albums, canvas gallery wrapped prints, engagement session, bridal session, high-quality prints and more. Planning a destination wedding? We absolutely love to travel and offer an amazing destination wedding collection that includes travel.
Wedding collections range from $2,550 for 6 hours to $5,000+ for the entire day.
Planning a destination wedding?
We absolutely love to travel and offer amazing destination wedding collections.
I'd love to chat with you if you think we would be a good fit.
PRINTS, ALBUMS AND MORE
MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS TO YOUR WEDDING DAY.
There is something about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to the feelings of a time and place that an image on a screen can’t replace. That’s why your wedding prints & albums are so important. It is a tangible link to your wedding day.
Digital files definitely have their place and every wedding collection includes a custom online gallery for you to quickly receive your images. But a beautifully crafted fine art album is a permanent heirloom you will enjoy, share and pass down — a meaningful connection to your wedding day that becomes more cherished each year.
ABOUT MY WEDDING ALBUMS
I offer a variety of album options for every type of bride. From sign-in table albums for your wedding day to leather bound heirloom albums to last a lifetime. Your wedding collection may include a canvas or leather album or you may add any albums at any time. Just send an email and ask for a complete album brochure.
ABOUT MY PRO-LAB PRINTS
All collections include a custom online gallery. With your gallery, you receive access to my professional printing lab. Gallery access is easily shared with friends and family so they can download their favorite moments and order prints as well. Prints are drop shipped right to your door typically within 3-5 days.