The Experience

THE EXPERIENCE

Working with us

The Experience

Working with us

The Experience

Working with us

The Experience

Working with us

The Experience

Working with us

EVERY RELATIONSHIP

Starts With

CONNECTION

Our relationship starts with our first meeting. We’ll take the time to make sure the fit is absolutely perfect for all of us. I would argue that choosing the right photographer is the most important decision of your wedding, because your photographer will shape your wedding experience more than any other vendor. I don’t just take photos; I view myself as your advocate and your guide. I’ll lead you through the journey of your wedding and advocate for the memories that we are creating and capturing together.

I believe so strongly in the importance of the personality fit that meeting face to face is a must. It’s an opportunity for us to sit down, get to know each other and talk through this season of your lives. We’ll discuss your ideal wedding day and what my presence would add to it, as well as the resources I could offer to make the day everything you’re hoping for.

Why is connection so important to me? When you have a strong connection with another person, you feel comfortable being your real self. You’re not constantly policing what you say and how you act. When all three of us are comfortable with each other, we can create images full of genuine emotion, images that capture who are you at your core. That connection goes both ways – if your photographer doesn’t feel comfortable around you, it’s next to impossible for them to bring out honesty and authenticity in your photos. There needs to be trust on both sides.

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Our connection will also enable me to learn about your relationships with your friends and family. Throughout our work together, I’ll make an intentional effort to understand your dynamic with the people who are closest to you and involved in your big day. That awareness allows me to find and create unforgettable moments.

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I pride myself on my communication with clients. I’m here for you both throughout this whole season. As we work together, we’ll check in as often as you need it. I try to return emails on the same day, or at most within 24 hours. I also like to set up a text thread for the three of us, since it’s the fastest way to get in touch with me when you have questions. 

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Disregard everything you think you know about engagement sessions. The engagement season is a time to celebrate and create memories, and I’ve designed my engagement sessions to capture an incredible glimpse of your love and your connection with each other. 

You’ll start by choosing a location – you’ll have your pick of a list of spectacular options throughout Wisconsin, the UP and the Midwest. The location will be the canvas for us to create something breathtaking and uniquely yours. As we’re planning the session, I’ll share questionnaires to help you plan your outfits and customize the experience to your tastes. 

Depending on location, we’ll meet 2-4 hours before sunset to allow plenty of time for hiking, exploring, and storytelling. We will photograph until 30 minutes after sunset as we hike back. After the session, we’ll share a few sneak peeks of the photos, and if possible, we’ll get together later for an image reveal. 

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Timeline planning is something I do with all my couples. This is the foundation that allows all your expectations to be fulfilled. Our timeline will have allowances for anything unexpected that might come our way, which will keep the day on track, relaxed and stress-free. With a timeline in place, you can be fully present for your wedding and we can create amazing, carefree images together. If the worst-case scenario happens, we’re on time – best case, we’re ahead of schedule! The timeline safeguards your time, so you can spend more of it celebrating with friends and family. 

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Before this final meeting, you’ll receive the pre-wedding questionnaire. Once it’s completed, the questionnaire tells me everything I need to know to be the best photographer for you, and it ensures that we’re all on the same page.
During the meeting, we’ll go over your answers to the questionnaire and make final decisions together about the timeline and other logistics. We’ll also come up with backup plans for every part of the day, which – thanks to our detailed timeline – will be a breeze.

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IS ALWAYS READY FOR AN ADVENTURE

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KNOWS HOW TO LET THE LITTLE THINGS GO

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LOVES THE BEAUTY OF THE OUTDOORS

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VALUES THE MOMENTS THAT MATTER

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 EXPERIENCES LIFE WITH AN OPEN HEART

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 IS BOLD AND WILLING TO TAKE RISKS WHEN THE MOMENT CALLS

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