How did you get started in photography?
I first got started in photography in high school in a dark room. I was fortunate that my school had a great photography program. I loved spending hours in there working my film images. It made me appreciate both the process of film and the perks of digital photography.
What do you love about wedding photography?
I love to shoot raw emotions and candid moments. Wedding days are chock full of those! I’ve learned to anticipate all of them and to be prepared for anything. Also, the Maine wedding photography community is a great one. The people are awesome and some of my closest friends are a part of it.
What is the biggest challenge you face when shooting a wedding?
Creating a solid timeline that budgets enough time for all that my couples want to fit into their day is a challenge, but so worth it. While I put a lot of hard work and creativity into the actual wedding day, most of my time and energy is spent before and after.
What should clients know about your style of photography?
That it is genuine. From my posing during portraits to my editing, I really want the images of a couple to reflect who they are. I want your photos of your wedding to be as beautiful as your memories of the day are.
When you're not behind the camera, what do you like to do?
My family and I love board games! I’m the current UNO champion and it’s a title I intend to keep.
How can the couple help YOU on their wedding day?
To enjoy it! You will work a lot with your caterers, planners, and myself to create a timeline for your day. Once it finally arrives, just let it unfold. Be flexible and don’t worry. Your hired professionals can handle what’s to come if anything does.
How has your photography style changed over the years?
Over the years I have worked to fine-tune my style. I have a better sense now of what I find important in photography, which is that it tells an accurate story. I know I take pictures of what’s around me because what’s around me makes me happy. I don’t want it to be altered. I want to remember it for what it means to me.
What sorts of things inspire you when you pick up your camera?
The tiny moments! This year I’m doing a 365 Project where I make sure to take at least one photo of the world around me every day. Sometimes it feels daunting, but it really has opened my eyes to the even smaller, fleeting moments that I think we want to remember the most.
Where will your business be in the next 5 years?
I hope to grow! I hope to shoot at more venues, meet more couples, and improve my craft. Luckily living in Maine provides many opportunities for just that.