Documenting your story is a responsibility that I don't take lightly! I believe that photography isn't just an image - it's a series of moments that captures a memory. Words are so powerful, but a good photo is a timeless universal language.
I'm not here to just snap a few photos, I am here to coach, direct and encourage you. I capture genuine moments through a series of prompts and cues to make you feel confident, connected and comfortable in front of the camera.
I provide lots of planning resources like style and location guides, timeline support and vendor referrals so that come the day of your wedding or session you can just relax and enjoy the moment.
Weddings are stressful - but photography shouldn't be. My job is to make photos easy and fun, it's something you should look forward to during your event.
Prior to your event, I encourage face-to-face communication via FaceTime or Zoom. That way you we get to know each other a little more, so when the time comes to meet, it's a trusted friend instead of a stranger.
During your session, I encourage lots of walking, snuggling, hand holding and sometime piggy back rides. I'll have you dance with each other & whisper silly things in the others ears. I try to capture genuine reactions while making you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life & believe that I have a responsibility to ensure that my photography reflects the beautiful diversity of this community. I believe in equality for all human beings, regardless of race, gender, identity, sexuality or physical & mental ability. Your culture, your beliefs, who you love or how you look are all welcomed and celebrated here. It's my job to put you at ease in front of the camera and make this an awesome experience for you! This is a safe space for all.
Come as you are - because I promise, you're beautiful as is.
Picking your outfit can be one of the most challenging parts of a photoshoot. To help couples and families out with outfit planning, I provide a style guide that helps you navigate your closet. It goes over all my tips and tricks on where to get started and what looks best on camera.
Depending on the package you chose, you are welcome to any location in the Bay Area! Sometimes I have clients who have a location picked out right away, but if you need a little support finding the right spot for you, I provide a full location guide filled with Bay Area location inspiration.
It depends on the package you chose! As a personal rule of thumb, I will deliver 35-40 photos for every hour (60 minutes) of coverage.
For weddings, you can expect your online gallery delivered 4-8 weeks after your event. For couples and family sessions, your online gallery will be delivered in 2-4 weeks.
I sure do! Courthouse Weddings or Microweddings under 20 people start at $600.
After we chat a little to see if we are a good fit for eachother, then I will send over a proposal for you to review! Within that proposal you'll have your see the selected package, the invoice, the contract and place to pay your deposit. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due upfront to hold your date. The remainder of your balance will be due 1 week prior to your event.
The earliest I take bookings is 12 months out! At this time I am not able to do holds or create waitlists for certain days outside of that year time frame. But that doesn't mean I don't want to hear from you! We can still chat about your wedding day and what you want it to look like!
I live and work in Downtown San Jose, California. I will travel anywhere in the Bay Area for session & am available for state-wide travel! Also, if you want a destination wedding in Italy, please call me. :)
To keep my business open and help slow the spread, I adhere to Santa Clara County's guidelines. All sessions will be held outdoors. I will wear a mask and ask that you do as well as we walk from location to location. Hand sanitizer will be brought & I will bring a longer lens to keep distance. I ask that if you are not feeling well or have symptoms that you let me know ASAP so we can reschedule.
I offer half sessions. Once you inquire about booking, I'll provide a pricing guide that goes over the types of sessions I offer - one being a half session. I offer mini's once a year & notify previous clients first on when they will be available.
Unfortunately, not anymore. But I do work with some small businesses who need images for branding material. Please email if you are a brand looking to connect for a branding session.
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