What I really love:
Honestly, I rapidly fall in-love with captures that feel fun, still reflecting elegance. The images that are ethereal, but classic... Along, with all the feelings of radiant distinct personality which reveals your sense of style.
Who I really am in my work and the day of:
My truth is that I steer clear from any trendy aesthetic genre of wedding photography, I wholeheartedly offer my couples all that is seen in my work [whether in my website portfolio, any of my blogs and my social media]
Spending the time documenting your day is something I take very seriously. And, while I aim at having a good time doing it my focus is never distracted!
My approach to the day is about the plan at hand and practical. I am known to come into rooms and be the person to clean up 'your getting ready' suite and getting the areas set up...
I will seek the best angle even if that means repositioning a random vase or furniture. When I need to bring the photographical vision for you to life, I have no doubts if I need to configure, I will swiftly move you into the best light while you are getting dressed or having a moment with loved ones among other things.
I am stickler for a good plan the day of, this will make for all successful outcomes. I will scout best locations, prior to your first looks.
One thing I have very clear in my process and my approach is that I will abstain from random poses off a Pinterest board [and, we can agree:... it can be so very unoriginal!] Although some inspiration might help to envision some dynamics, I am here to create YOUR own unique moments. What will suit YOU... The real YOU!
I will most likely refrain from taking a shot that does not feel authentic or take away from the essence in spirit of your day. When it comes to some of the proposed posing in your Creative Portraits [portion] or formals, I will aim to keep it real and natural, you will feel comfortable and far-away from fake.
What About Light?
Oh! The light... Yes! Seeking that flattering light in a given setting in front of my lens is my jam! I will make use of both natural and man made light when appropriately needed.
There will be intention in every shot and move! Even if tweaking that certain way of your stand while creating the most delightful look that unveils YOU [it can involve a slight bending of the knee or arm while keeping you in the feeling at that time.]
My thinking is ever critical when I approach THE SHOTS - whether these be candid or slightly-purposely posed... I make sure that every check box covered with my light, composition dynamics and how it is making you look?
Technically, my light and composition are a given - But what may flatter someone, may not be the same for others. Everyone is unique and they truly bring that one thing no other has - themselves! I work with that which reveals YOU in your best angle, light and feel!
My most important job the day of, is to be proficient at creating intentional compositions by staying aware that once the night is over, my work is continuing to unveil... The real process for the outcomes begins!
'I know that because how photography in today's wedding market works, one must stand out right? This is why I am a storyteller, I uncover the joy of the details [big & small] and unique dynamics of your wedding day. I only want to make something beautiful and as unique as the people in these photographs.'
What Drives Me:
The essence of YOUR day - It becomes very personal! Just know how grateful I am to be trusted to document and create the captures that will transport you back to all magical moments of your wedding day, as if it were only yesterday.
Because of my ever loving enthusiasm for film photography, I emulate the impressive and truly timeless Fuji 400H film in all my photography work.
I have also implemented the use of 35mm and Medium Format 6x4.5 FILM - Offering the non-emulated, pure nostalgia driven captures along with digitals images as an added investment - It offers a wonderful experience- bringing that old good feel of decades past.
What does EMULATION to digitals mean for you:
Well, it means that the Fuji 400H emulation will reflect via the enhanced color reproduction to a subtle sharpness and smooth and fine grain texture, it truly allows the reveal of all natural skin tones with vivid and three-dimensional color.
With the hybridization of emulation in digital and cellulose yields a very emotional transparency for me that is channeled in the photographic work I capture. Allowing me to be very personal during this wedding journey for y'all.
I am always seeking that true & honest connection with every-single-one of my couples. I only yearn for photography that shows authentic, organic, and richness in colors with a very deep / true-to-life feel.
My intention is that all and most important details are captured.
So grateful to be able to appreciate the true nature of a day, and all its sentiments.
When I am not behind the cameras:
You can find me traveling, as I enjoy spending time between the amazing coastal towns of Eastern NC and the beautiful country sides. I am so entwined with the photographic work that I do, I engage in personal projects that involving natural-collage like from photographs and often are for sale.
In my very selective off time, I can be found reading, volunteering or even simply trying new food with friends at local places whenever I travel and often times signing up for webinar, photo retreat or listening to a good podcast.
My early mornings and late evenings, I can be found hanging out with my husband, Philip while walking or tossing a ball with our 3 fur-babies: Ananda, Athena & Cesar... Or even catching a lovely sunset.
Lastly, my guilty pleasure: a freshly brewed cup of coffee... I love coffee!
LET'S BREAK THE ICE
FOOD I LOVE THE MOST
Ceviche and Causa
The Mel Robbins Podcast
Water and Coffee
FAVORITE PLACE TO CLICK
NC, SC, GA, FL, NY, VA
Your day is far more than just pretty pictures.
I strive to capture joyful, genuine, and timeless images of your wedding day that you will cherish for years to come.
All The Meaningful in Your Day...
There are an infinite amount of details a couple must consider before their big day such as guest count, venue, the dynamics in ceremony, the reception, the details such as flowers, the wine and beverage choices, the invitations, the wedding attire for groom and dress for bride [and the bridal parties] and the other dresses, and most important of decisions to make is your vendors, amongst them your wedding photographer.
Oh! and your photographer, this is the one person you will closely work with. You will learn more about them, and they will learn about you and your fiancé and family dynamics... You must make sure they are the right fit!
When you are planning this special day, you run into an opportunity and get to explore your taste in photographs a bit further - During this time. is great to do some research, indulge and understand how you will value what your vendors offer.
Your photographer will lead you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, continuing to be you, tell your story on your wedding day.
Let's work together!
Allow me to craft a visual legacy that you will treasure for a lifetime.
let's capture all the little in-between the moments, the magic of the day...
Your story, your vision, your way... Your memories...