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 Immersive Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photography Experience

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WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ADVENTUROUS SOULS

 

 

DO YOU ENVISION YOUR WEDDING AS AN INTIMATE EVENT FULL OF AUTHENTICITY, RAW EMOTIONS AND GOOD VIBES?

 

WITH 8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND OVER 200 LOVE STORIES, I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR MAGICAL SETTING TO CAPTURE THE TRUE ESSENCE OF YOUR INTIMATE WEDDING OR ELOPEMENT.

I document raw affection, authentic moments, delicate details, fleeting touch and loving interactions. My wedding photography style is warm, film-like, timeless and flattering. I break the rules - often, and I love to shoot against the sun to create magical glowing imagery you can sense with your entire being.  Most importantly, I strive to make your heart skip a beat every time you view your wedding gallery!

EXPLORE EPIC LOVE STORIES

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DREAM UP YOUR EPIC WEDDING DAY 

LET ME HELP YOU CRAFT YOUR EXPERIENCE:

 BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS

Even though the concept of boutique weddings is not well known in the wedding industry in the United States, these types of intentional celebrations are immensely popular in Europe. They are centered around the couple and their unique love story, rather than subscribing to the wedding industry's cookie cutter ideas of a commercial traditional wedding. These intimate events happen in gorgeous settings, in Tuscan villas, old wineries, luxury boutique hotels, the sky is the limit. They embrace the concept of hygge, the feeling of coziness in the company of your loved ones, enjoying a well thought out nourishing meal under twinkling string lights in a courtyard. These wedding events are small, meaningful, one-of-a-kind. The focus is on the overall experience of deep connection and sharing moments together in a beautiful setting.

MICRO WEDDINGS

A micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. They can feature a few staple traditions you'd see at a more standard wedding, but on a much smaller scale. This type of wedding favors simple but personalized approach, hand-picked designs and sustainable food options over a large scale generic wedding event with hundreds of guests. If you had to reimagine your wedding this year, make sure to take advantage of the fact, that you can literally get married anywhere. With your family and most cherished friends, without the pressures of a large wedding with a tight timeline. Imagine the bonding time with your loved ones witnessing your ceremony and sharing a meal under the stars. You can set off to a boutique hotel in Michigan or California and make a destination wedding out of it. Another option is to use an alternative venue for your micro wedding and support your local business: cafés, farm-to-table restaurants, local bars or galleries.

INTIMATE ELOPEMENTS

Elopements are small wedding celebrations on your own terms. The idea of eloping on a whim is fairly outdated and there is quite a bit of detailed planning that goes into making an elopement a completely unforgettable experience. Elopements can happen anywhere - in urban or nature settings, in a backyard, on a deck of a skyscraper, at a courthouse, on top of a mountain. Since most eloping couples don't hire a wedding planner for their day, I will guide you through the planning, from building your timeline, to suggesting locations if you need inspiration. And even though I do love to shoot in wild and adventurous settings all over the world, I honor the fact that my clients' location preference is what matters the most. Your day is about you and no one else.

ADVENTURE COUPLES SESSIONS

Adventure couples sessions are photo sessions most typically used for engagements, anniversaries, or post-wedding portrait sessions. We will brainstorm concepts together and choose a setting that will feel authentic to your love story. If you enjoy sailing together, I'll suggest we incorporate it into your session. If you envision me capturing a bohemian sultry session in your home with Persian carpets and tons of plants, I'll use all of my creativity to document your love in an intimate setting. And if you simply want to hike up to an amazing nature spot to watch the sunset, I'll bring the bubbly!

Choose your own adventure!

 

 

AESTHETIC

I FOCUS ON OBSERVING, RATHER THAN DICTATING SCENES AT YOUR WEDDING 

This isn’t your classic, traditional staged wedding photoshoot with others dictating your day - I capture raw moments for badass couples that dream up their unique wedding or elopement adventures and marry on their own terms. 

 

WORK STYLE

On your wedding day, I will recap the run of show with you, answer any questions and then get to work!

I will compose still life images of your accessories and stationery, I will photograph your wedding dress in a fine art aesthetic, I will capture you getting into the dress and seeing your groom for the first time. I will be there to document each significant moment of your day. 

POSING

During your wedding portrait session, I'll give you easy instructions, asking you to move and interact together in ways that allow me to capture unposed candid moments in a flattering way. We might play fun games with directions that include movements and feelings. You'll connect with your partner on a different level and manage to conquer another challenge hand in hand!

EDITING

My editing style is inspired by film, focusing on true colors, accurate skin tones, and warm, glowing, earthy hues. I pride myself in producing images that are timeless. I am not a fan of heavy filters or major color changes, because I strive to create airy images for you to view throughout the decades.

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ANATOMY OF MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES 

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YOUR WEDDING DAY TRULY MATTERS TO ME

I am not a generic photo studio providing services for hundreds of clients a year. One of my main goals is to get to know you on a personal level and to create a meaningful connection with you that will last for the years the come. I intentionally limit my bookings every year so I can provide a boutique studio experience tailored uniquely to your vision. 

 

If you are game to choose less of a traditional approach to your wedding, I am not just a wedding photographer, who shows up with a set of standard poses:

1. I will help you craft a day that truly reflects your personalities and your relationship;

2. I will get dirty with you if you choose to take me on an adventure;

3. I will guide you on this fully immersive and unforgettable experience;

4. I will be there to share jokes and stories and most importantly document your epic wedding day;

5. I will look at this day as a unique wedding experience, because you allowed me to witness your authentic connection through raw moments.

ENVISION YOUR EMOTIONS CAPTURED IN A WAY THAT CAN BE FELT FOR DECADES.

When you book me as your wedding photographer, you're also booking my knowledge of boutique venues and breathtaking locations. But that's not all. I spend hours scouting new places, researching activities and vetting vendors to be able to provide my expertise for your unique experience. I will also become your sounding board to consult ideas about your dream wedding adventure. Through all of this, we will most likely become friends and I will silently shed a tear hiding behind my camera when I witness you exchange vows with your one and only. You chose me to be a part of your day and I don't take that lightly. We will chat about exciting hiking trails in Hawaii, your favorite wines from Napa and the most vibrant restaurants in the world. I will put my entire soul into telling your story and make sure your wishes are taken care of through the entire planning process until the delivery of your wedding photographs.

LET'S DO THIS!

My STYLE is just what you imagined and you’re stoked to start planning an unforgettable wedding adventure focused on your connection and the things you share? FANTASTIC!

START YOUR JOURNEY 

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 I can't wait to get to know you two!  I absolutely love reading initial

e-mails, because they tell me so much about you. I want to know your passions, your love story, and your dreams for your wedding. I do my very best to create a deep connection with you from the start, and taking the time to thoughtfully fill out this contact form really helps.


I will get in touch with you within 48 hours and we can then set a time for a free consultation. We will get to know each other over a coffee, drink or a simple phone call. To give my best to everyone, I limit the number of weddings I book every year and I am  so excited to witness the love stories this year will bring!

I can't wait to hear from you!

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Thank you for getting in touch. You will hear from me within 48 hours.

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You deserve a meaningful day true to your values, representative of who you are as a couple. So, embrace the quirky, unorthodox, eccentric and unique instead of settling for the societal expectations and the industry standards.

 2021 & 2022: Currently booking for select dates anywhere in the world

Phone: +1 734.355.3387 ​​

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