How many Images will I receive?
I don’t limit sessions or weddings to a set number of images. There are many variables that tie into the number you receive: the # of combos on your list, the # of locations we visit, the amount of time you book me for, etc. I can say with confidence that you will receive a gallery that is spilling with beautiful moments.
How long have you been photographing weddings?
I have been photographing weddings for the past 6 years. My first wedding was in 2013. I thought It would be my only one! I am so lucky that it was with such a sweet and caring couple. It was a great entry into wedding photography. My 2nd shooter was my best friend from college, and by the end of the night people were asking for our business card!
How many weddings have you photographed?
By the end of 2019, I will have photographed 50 weddings. The most I have taken on in a year was 17 (14 for Hello Dolly, and 3 second shot alongside other photogs).
I enjoy weddings very much! However, I have learned that I thrive best with 5-10 weddings per year. The remainder of my time is spent booking a variety of family photos (maternity, newborn, etc.), senior, collaborative, and other small events.
When did you become interested in photography?
One Christmas, while I was in high school, I unwrapped my coveted Canon Point & Shoot. I really began obsessively photographing my senior year of high school, while I was taking a photography class. You can ask my family just how annoying I was :) In that same class, I won a film camera. My teacher suggested that I go to a local camera store & trade it in for something digital. I picked out a used Canon Rebel. I always wonder if this was a mistake haha! That was in 2011.
When did you begin your photography business
I took my first clients in 2012. I'm pretty sure I still have those albums hidden somewhere on my personal Facebook page! :)
How would you describe your photography style?
I would say that my photography style is vibrant, energetic, and joy-filled! During parts of a session or wedding, you'll find me up close, while other times I hang back a bit and watch how you allow moments to unfold. When taking "posed" photos, I try to make those as UN-posed as I can. I want to uncover your natural smile & laughter. So, maybe I have you do a little hip bumpin', or tickle fight! Or, perhaps we turn up the music and dance those nerves away! Whatever we do, I try create an opportunity for you to feel comfortable and yourself.
When will my gallery be sent?
For sessions: It truly depends on the season, and how much I have booked at that time. I aim to post previews within the first week. Full galleries are completed between 2-4 weeks. This depends on how busy each season becomes. My busy season tends to begin May through October. Please be patient, as I'm only one gal behind Hello Dolly :)
For weddings: This is something we will chat about during our first meeting together. You will also see a preview posted within 1 week of your wedding date.
Where are you based?
I live in Saint Paul, MN! I shoot all over Minnesota & Wisconsin, but am happy to travel wherever you & your loved ones are located!
Can you photoshop me thinner?
A blemish, spill, or cut, sure. I can photoshop those minor details out, no problem! Your body as a whole? I don't feel comfortable and won't edit any body thinner. You are beautiful just the way you are!
Do you bring a second shooter?
You bet! Second shooters are wonderful for so many different reasons. Each wedding collection will include a second shooter.