Did you just ope me?! Why of course I did, because I’m a fun loving, hiking buddy, doggo mom, Wisconsin girl through and through. ;)
I am also your photographer. I'm here to cry, laugh, and dance your day away with you! I'm located in the Seattle area and travel all over Washington!
Like you, I’m a person who thrives better in smaller groups and values the little things through life. I am so fulfilled when I can disconnect, getaway in nature, and spend time with the ones I love most. While my partner and I did have a big wedding, we focused on choosing elements that were us, because the traditional mold didn’t feel right. We made the brave decision to have our friend marry us, to be outside in nature instead of in a church, to include hiking themes into our day, to invite who we wanted, to drink whiskey, and eat pie instead of cake.
Have you also found yourself loving small, fulfilling experiences? And want to incorporate this into your wedding day?
My favorite job in college was working for a bicycle tour company! I lived in a tent for the summer, traveled the country, and set up tents/lugged luggage for bikers completing week long rides! My second favorite was when I was a traveling actor for a children's theatre!
Exlamation Point Queen
I may or may not have been told in the past to go through my emails before I send them and cut back on my exclamation points. While I don't write like this: !!!! I do tend to put one after every sentence and will need to go back and tone it down. How else can you tell how excited I am?
My partner and I have 2 Bernese mountain dogs. While they don't come with me on elopements they love snuggling whomever they meet.
Former Ballroom Dancer
I went to UW-Madison in Wisconsin (go Badgers!) and found my love of dance there. I ended up joining a performance ballroom team and it's where I met my partner! So needless to say, I know how to teach you how to dip, if you want a dip photo :)
Current Obsession: Science Podcasts
I love listening to weird fact science podcasts. Two of my current favorits are "The Weirdest Thing I Learned this Week" from Popular Science and "Science Rules" from Bill Nye. Only downside is my brain doesn't retain the information unless I'm physically doing the fact (activity based brain) but its still fun to learn! Who knew this small town theatre girl who hated science would one day find herself loving it :D
A wedding is more than an event- it’s a culmination of both of your stories and a chance to uniquely celebrate the two of you. At this wedding, I saw so much love and excitement for the couple because they had downsize due to covid. There were hugs and tears everywhere, all day. From getting ready and an emotional family first look, to an intimate twinkle light dinner under the stars. As a photographer, it was so fulfilling to watch these beautiful stories and emotions unfold, get the opportunity to photograph them, and then later share them with the couple so they could experience them too.
When I photograph a day, I am invested in you and your loved ones. There's a certain beauty in small events - it provides an air of comfort and familiarity between people, so that no one has barriers up. I get to witness all the genuine fun and love that comes from you and your connections. I love being apart of the action and am constantly am looking for little moments between people. I take the time to focus on them because I want to tell your story.
A tear when you realize you're marrying the best partner. The laughter of two family members enjoying a memory over a glass of scotch. Action shots of you exploring a hike we found. The touch of hands as the two of you enjoy a first dance. A passionate kiss. The hugs of people who haven't seen each other due to Covid.
I'll document and then direct you if I have an idea for something, but its ultimately a collaboration with you! I want the images I take to really tell the story of your day!
If this resonates with you, reach out! I'd love to meet you!