Personality over poses.
You've spent months planning for your wedding day, you deserve to be a part of it. I believe you also deserve a photographer who encourages you to participate in your entire wedding day and has the confidence to capture those unforced moments and true personalities instead of one who forces you to spend hours away from your family and friends, shuffled from location to location like a prop. You are not a prop. Your wedding will be wonderful, and it is worth celebrating. Be there for it.
You're more than your shoes.
"My favorite wedding photo is the one of the cufflinks", said no one ever. Those human relationships, vibrant personalities, and heartfelt and quirky moments encompass much of what makes your wedding day memorable. The little details that go into a wedding are a reflection of your personal touches, but you are also so much more than your shoes. So while I will happily document those details for you, I vow not to miss the laughs, tears, whispers, or embraces because I'm off spending 30 minutes of your wedding day photographing shoes from fourteen angles.
This isn't a portrait session where we can call "do-over!" if we don't get things the first time. Experience matters when it comes to wedding photography. I love what I do and so I've photographed hundreds of weddings over the past decade. I've been in churches that are lit like dungeons, been soaked by multiple freak rainstorms from out of nowhere, and even photographed a sub-zero outdoor winter wedding after dark. That one was...something. I've been through it all and and I'm grateful for every second of that experience. I would love to bring that experience to your wedding.
Wedding pricing starts at $2500, with a typical investment of $2900-$3500. I regularly customize coverage for outside-the-box weddings, intimate weddings, blended families, last-minute weddings, and unique circumstances. Contact me to find out more.
A Bit About Me
I'm a dad who spends most my free time adventuring with my clones - a 9 -year-old son and 1- year old daughter. (Just see my personal Instagram for proof). I'm a dog lover and can be easily swayed by good coffee or pizza of pretty much any quality. I'm easy-going, down-to-earth and I feel that life is far too important to be taken too seriously. People tend to let their guard down when they're around me, and that makes it easy for me to showcase your authentic spirit in my photographs instead of making your personality disappear behind a "insert-new-person-in-this-uncomfortable pose-each-week" philosophy.
I specialize in photographing real people who aren't afraid to be themselves - regardless of age, race, sexual preference, religion, or body type. I'd love to hear more about you so to say hello, fill out my contact form, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 815.988.1593. Home is the Rockford, IL area but I am available for travel worldwide.