PHILOSOPHY

WHY DO I PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS?

Weddings are humanity, often at its best. It’s humbling to be invited in to see couples share their most intimate moments, their loss, their love, their commitment, their determination, their fun, their childhood memories, their tears and laughter. It is magical to see the coming together of families, of real life relationships and experiences and lifetimes all coming together to celebrate love. All over the world, weddings happen, and all over the world, they unite people. I am constantly in awe of and honoured by those who invite me to photograph their weddings. I am there to capture honest moments and feelings, messy tears and hugs, blurry dancing and wine-stained wedding dresses and long long hugs. There is no better feeling than bringing joy through photographs to people I grow to care about. 

MY APPROACH

I am a lover of real moments, film, and stealing you away for photos. I shoot most of your day digitally, but love to offer instant photos and shoot on film to offer you a different perspective on the day and your experiences, memories in a more tangible form for you to hold and hang. In the end, they are reminders of moments, lives, loves, places we might forget otherwise. Feelings and sunsets and nature we won’t witness again. They transport us. 
My goal in photographing you is to capture your story, your personality, your goofy expressions and tender touches and favourite places, the moments you may not realize are important to you until later. I strive to photograph people in their element and at their most honest. More than anything, I want to create not only photographs for you to cherish but experiences and memories. I love having fun and laughing and I want to make sure you have fun too! Where we take your photos is also the secret voice in your photographs, the magic element. This doesn’t mean the location has to be magical; actually, my favourite thing to do is find the extraordinary in the ordinary, in alleys and in front of walls and beside windows, in places you might not imagine we can take great photos. But we can, and we do.
BEFORE
I’m thrilled to hear from any new inquiries. Some couples are interested right away in booking a date, but others want to plan over Skype or a coffee/beer date to get to know each other. That’s great! I know plenty of awesome places in Toronto to meet up. If you decide to book we’ll sign a contract, pay the retainer (see more information in my FAQ), and move forward with planning details. Sometimes, if we book quite far ahead, I won’t need to reach out for awhile. Don’t be alarmed! This is normal.! Leading up to the wedding, I will keep in touch with you periodically, and I will send you a wedding questionnaire for more details of the day approximately 2 months before the wedding. However, any questions you have before DEFINITELY hit me up.
DURING
During your wedding, I’m helping keep us on track, searching for great light and hidden places, candid and wonderful and strong and beautiful human emotions, and different vantages I can utilize for photos. I love asking for your input and getting a good feel for the day and its vibe as I go along. I also carry combs, kleenex, and granola bars.
AFTER
It’s happened! You’re married! Usually within the week I will send you some sneak peek photos, around 20. 2-3 weeks later I will deliver a curated gallery of fully processed, high resolution digital images. They will be downloadable and ready for your use immediately. For the larger packages, I also send you a goodie box with a USB, prints, and other small things within the month. Make sure you hang that art up on your walls!
Once you receive the photo box the contract is completed and our work together is done (for now!). After it’s all done, I love keeping in touch and popping in to say hi every now and then. I LOVE hearing from my couples.
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