• FAQ •
HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
My photography business began in 2010, and since that time I have photographed over 50 weddings. I LOVE photographing weddings and decided in late 2011 to narrow my photography to just engagement sessions and weddings with occasional senior portraits. I can honestly say that with each wedding I photograph I learn something new, a better way of doing my job, and find that experience in the photography field is priceless.
My mom is worried that we won’t get pictures of Papa and Aunt Jean, but just flowers and feet! Do you still take traditional wedding photographs?
FOR SURE! My dad was a wedding photographer when I was younger and instilled in me the importance of classic wedding photographs of family, friends, and of course the bride and groom. Feel free to check out my client gallery to see FULL galleries of entire wedding day images to get an idea of what images I make sure to get. I love the art of photography, so the images I post on my site are definitely the ones that feature the details and style of the day, but I completely believe in getting great portraits of you and your family.
What should we wear to an engagement or portrait session?
In general I tell people to wear outfits that complement each other without being too matchy-matchy. Think of the store displays at Gap or JCrew or, if you’re really cool, Anthropologie:) But really if you’re going out to buy an outfit maybe hit up Target since we all love that place. Look at the signs hanging up in the clothing department and whatever they do, you should do, too. Layering clothes looks great, so add a few accessories and colors to make a stand out outfit. As far as men go, I would say go with what is you on a really good day. My husband never wears suspenders or converse so I think it’d be a little weird to dress him up that way for family pictures because it wouldn’t really be him. I am hoping to write a blog post about this soon and post some pictures to give some ideas- until then check out Pinterest for ideas on clothing for engagement sessions!
Where are you located? Do you travel?
My business is based in Athens, GA. I primarily photograph weddings in the Athens, Atlanta, and Augusta areas, with occasional weddings in North and South Georgia. As for travel… yes please!! Especially if it is to some beautiful island in the Pacific. Travel fees are added for locations more than 30 miles outside of Athens, and are based on $.65 per mile from Athens roundtrip. But if it’s a lovely beach location we might just need to work something else out:)
What is your style?
I love taking pictures that capture emotion, that have soul. I am waiting for Mom to wipe a tear or Grandma to hug you before you walk down the aisle. I love genuine expressions of laughter and fun, and my goal is to really capture your personality whatever it might be. On wedding days I am looking for beautiful light and beautiful locations to be the backdrop for portraits, and I interact with the couple to draw them out so they can feel more comfortable and themselves in front of the lens. I love color, but am also sold on the the timeless quality of black and white. I’m also a huge fan of polaroids and plastic lomography cameras, so you might see me using a Fuji Instax camera for a few shots just to get an instant picture or two…
What do you really want for Christmas?
A blue vespa. I have wanted one since I visited Italy when I was 15. I would like it to be tiffany blue (but am open to orange, too). I would like an awesome helmet. I know it can be dangerous, so I can wait until I move to a small retirement community at age 55. Please feel free to email me if you are giving one away.