Where are you located?
Hogwarts! Just kidding...sort of... my maiden name is Potter so part of me thinks it's only fair that I get to take up partial residence there ;)
I am based in Lake Elsinore and serve all of the Southern California area and beyond. I have done weddings in different locations such as Cabo, Washington, Arizona and other parts of the country. I love getting to travel and photograph beautiful people all over! My passport is up to date and ready to go!
What do you equipment do you photograph with?
I am a Canon girl (woot woot!). I shoot with two Canon 5D Mark III camera bodies and a variety of Canon L series lenses.
Do you include a second photographer?
In most of my collections I do offer a second photographer. And here's why.... As photographers we’re pretty awesome and can do a lot but being in two places at once is impossible for us. There have been many times where I'm busy doing the family photos and can't rush over to get the reception details so that's where my second photographer will come in. Or I'm photographing one side of the wedding party and need my second photographer to photograph the other side of the wedding party. I value having a second photographer there with me on your wedding day because it allows us to capture more of your day and from different angles such as the bride walking down the aisle and the grooms reaction as he first sees her.
I noticed that most of your work is done with sunlight. Do you use any flash equipment in dark venues or during the reception?
Yes and yes. My style is defined by working with natural light. I try to use and soak up as much of the sunlight as I possibly can in all of my images. I wish I could carry the sunlight in my pocket and bust it out when I need it.
However, I understand that there are times such as during the reception or locations such as churches that there may be a lack of natural light or no sunlight at all. In those cases, I do have professional flash equipment that myself and my second photographer use.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my work as warm, natural, happy and romantic. I tend to photograph with a pretty photojournalistic style. Meaning that I capture how the session or the wedding day unfolds. Yes, I will step in and guide you through certain parts of it and help get those formal photos but those real interactions and those real emotions are what I strive to capture and those are the moments when there is no "posing" on my part.
Are you available for consultations?
Heck yes! I love consultations because it gives me a chance to sit down with you and/or fiancé and get to know the two of you! I believe that having a strong connection with your wedding photographer is super important. So lets grab some coffee or tea and chat about the two of you and your wedding day!
If we aren’t located in Southern California, can we do a Skype consultation or a consultation over the phone?
Absolutely! I’ve done Skype, FaceTime and phone consultations and they all are great options if distance or time is an issue. So lets just chill in our pajamas and talk via video or phone chat!
What is required to book you as our photographer?
I require a signed contract in addition to a 25% non-refundable retainer. The non-refundable retainer will go towards the total cost of your Collection.
Where do you suggest we do our engagement session?
Luckily we live in Southern California and we are spoiled! The beach is an hour in one direction and the mountains are an hour in the other direction and the desert is close by too. The possibilities are endless but it really depends on the two of you as a couple. If you both enjoy city life then we’ll find a fun spot in the city. If you both are beach babes, then we’ll head to one of our gorgeous beaches and play around in the sand. It’s important for me to capture who you are as a couple so finding a location that’s meaningful to you really makes for an awesome engagement session.
We are super awkward in front of the camera and have no idea what to do!
You don't even know how many couples tell me how awkward they are in front of the camera and then they totally rock their engagement sessions and wedding photos! We'll interact, i'll give you guys some fun prompts to do and we'll just have fun with it so that you don't feel like anything is forced or super awkward. Don't worry, I got you guys!