DOCUMENTING WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS + ADVENTURES

THE EXPERIENCE

SO HERE'S THE THING

WHAT TO EXPECT

You’re making an investment in something you’re going to value years 
and years from now, I take that seriously.

One of my biggest fears in life is always been that I am going to ‘settle’. No hate to people who like settling, but thats one thing I just don’t want for my life. I’ve always had big dreams and goals and high expectations for myself. So, as I explored more the world of weddings and elopements, at first I was always under the impression that having a wedding was just a step to check off a list when going through life. But as I dove into more non-traditional styles of weddings and adventure feel weddings and elopements, I started to realize how important this part of a story is- especially when you can make it what you truly desire. You don't have to follow a cookie cutter timeline, you can have as many OR as LITTLE PEOPLE as you want, you can include or not include any old traditions you want or don't want, or even better- make your own traditions! The best part of all- you don't have to listen to ANYBODY. YOU CAN and SHOULD do what you want. And my favourite moments to capture are the ones that show how you crafted the adventure YOU wanted. That's why experience is the forefront of my work, and my values.

Because they hold so much value in all different ways, its important that you are truly creating the adventure you want to experience, so its the best start to all the other adventures you’ll have. It truly truly breaks my heart when I hear people worry more about how others will experience it, or other opinions over powering the two opinions that actually matter. Or the thought process like I used to have, of thinking that this is something to check off a list. ITS NOT! You don't have to have a wedding or elopement. Usually, It's because you want to celebrate this chapter in your life. So… do what you want.

Because you shouldn’t settle for something that is going to help shape the rest of your adventures in life.

THE INVESTMENT

The way the water glistens in the sun, reflecting off the water with the shadows of the trees hanging over the river

THIS IS HOW I ROLL

MY WHY + THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT I DO

I do this because I love seeing people in their element. I’m here to keep it real and tell you that you can do whatever you want....really. If you want to get married on the side of the road, f*k it lets go. If you want to have the chillest day with your closest people, cheersin’ beers til the early hours of the morning - I’ll make sure the cooler is stocked. If you want to jump in a glacier lake, or wake up in the middle of nature for sunrise- I ain’t holdin’ you back .... I’m packin’ my bag and gettin’ ready to go with you. So let’s experience your adventure the way you want to; I’ll be there makin’ sure you’ll remember it forever.

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

I'd rather concentrate on capturing your laughs from inside jokes + making each other smile, than forcing you to stand uncomfortably in a weird position. I want you to feel safe + comfortable showing me who you both are, and how you interact with each other, rather than me forcing you two to hold each other a certain way because it looks good. These moments should be captured as they happen, not staged. 

And even if I do "pose" you a certain way, or say to do something, my favourite part to capture is when you let go of what I said, and let out a laugh, or think I'm done shooting and you sneak a kiss. I want you to make these moments yours.

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

I'm not here to take some pretty photos and leave. You act more yourself, and will be more comfortable with yourself when you're with friends. And thats what I intend on being. A friend. Some of the best experiences I've had + clients have had have been with people who aren't afraid to be themselves around me, show a little PDA, focus more on why they're there than what they're doing. They have an open mind, + utilize this opportunity to make a new friend in this process.
I won't lie- I'm not the most 'formal', its just not me. So I might say some weird jokes, might play the angel/devil on your shoulder in the spur of the moment, or tell you a lot of stories, because thats just who I am. And if I am who I am, I expect you to be fully you.
 So yes for future reference- I am always down to get a beer.

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

I do have a soft spot for some tradition, and for nostalgia. But what I love even more is when people take a tradition, and make it their own. I don't live close to my family, so I miss out on a lot of some of my favourite traditions. BUT making my own life in the rockies I've developed and created my own traditions that I absolutely love- because they're unique to me. It breaks my heart when I hear that people didn't get to do the things they wanted to do, because of social norms, or because of what other people wanted. Just because weddings are 'normally' like this and that, doesn't mean yours has to be. Actually, I fully encourage challenging the social norms of the wedding industry. Lets get wild.
This isn't about other people this is about YOU GUYS! And what matters most is the fact that you're on your own adventure with each other, where you can keep and throw away whatever traditions you want. 

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

Your memories should not only be preserved beautifully, but also true to the moment. So your photos are going to look unique to you. I edit to try and make the photo feel like the moment is happening right in front of you. My style preserves natural colours, like the blues in glacier lakes and the trees found i the forests we get to explore. I keep warmer tones to show the warmth felt between you both. But again, this looks different for every couple. Even if you have your photos done in the same location, your photos will look different because you are different people, experiencing different things in different ways. 
Your story will also look different depending on what you want captured on your day. For the full true story, I always encourage that the more time we're together, for whatever adventure we're on- the better. 99% of the couples I've had the chance to capture stories for ended up loving having me there for the whole journey, so they could have the full story in their photos and differentiate from other peoples adventures. So this is why I offer longer coverage for weddings + elopements 

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

Investing in photos is investing in your story, and your adventure. I understand the value of having memories to look back on. It's what makes me so passionate about being a photographer. I fully plan on investing in your story, because I know It's important, and these adventures don't happen more than once. However to help me invest in your story, and capture it the way you want, your investment in me is super important. My prices are firm, reflect the experience I want to provide for you, and provides more than just takin' some photos.
This is one of the most important things to remember, and I can only fully invest in your story if you choose to do the same, put your trust in me, and understand the value that comes out of this experience. 

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

Being in this industry, and having a passion for photography + the outdoors I've been involved in many different situations where I've taught others, and learned myself. I value everything that I learn on the way, and understand that people might forget certain things in the midst of planning their adventure. So I'm an open book! I'm here to help you with whatever you need- locations, supplies, DIY projects, advice, recommendations, etc. After all, I'm not just a vendor- I'm a friend, and friends help each other out! Part of your investment in me is my knowledge and my past experience so we can learn from mistakes and good ideas! 
From my list of recommendations, past stories and experiences, and more- I can provide a lot of help when it comes to planning your adventure. With your trust in me, I can not only give you a photographer perspective to your day, but also a personal one!

NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT

WE'RE PALS NOW

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL

EVERY STORY IS DIFFERENT

INVESTING IN YOUR ADVENTURE

A HELPING HAND

THIS IS HOW I ROLL

MY WHY + THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT I DO

I do this because I love seeing people in their element. I’m here to keep it real and tell you that you can do whatever you want....really. If you want to get married on the side of the road, f*k it lets go. If you want to have the chillest day with your closest people, cheersin’ beers til the early hours of the morning - I’ll make sure the cooler is stocked. If you want to jump in a glacier lake, or wake up in the middle of nature for sunrise- I ain’t holdin’ you back .... I’m packin’ my bag and gettin’ ready to go with you. So let’s experience your adventure the way you want to; I’ll be there makin’ sure you’ll remember it forever.

MORE LOVE LETTERS

"I actually can't contain it. I'm so so so in love with them. They just take you back to exactly how the day felt and honestly that is so so much more than we could ever imagine. I can't tell you how happy I am and I haven't even seen the whole gallery yet"

- BRITT & TRAVIS

leave no trace

why you should give a shit about this

As important as our experience together is, so is the environment around us. And I'd be heartbroken to find out we can't go somewhere you've always wanted to go because of what kind of state its now in because people didn't care about the places they were experiencing. I'm all for wherever you want to go- I love bein' a tour guide for you guys! But I won't compromise the places we're experiencing just for a good photo.

The Candid + Free-Spirited Approach:

Whats the point in getting your PERSONAL photos done, if you're not YOU? Thats why I'm all about incorporating anything and everything you want!! You shouldn't only take away photos from your session, but memories and inside jokes and funny stories and amazing experiences with them. That's why you shouldn't be afraid to tell me what you wanna do! If you wanna paddle board in the middle of a lake because thats what you do in your free time I LOVE THAT! Are you those people who camp every weekend? LET'S GET YOU IN YOUR ELEMENT!! Your life is an adventure- why would you want your photos to show anything different?

Being both introverted and extroverted I understand the struggles of being ''camera shy'', but I also have many tactics (and cheesy jokes) to make you feel comfortable with me and the camera. I'm all there for you, ready to give you whatever you need, including help on what to wear, posing, and prompts on how to look your best in front of the camera. But I'm not gunna lie- you look best when you're YOURSELF! So I'll set you up, and I'll ask you questions that make you think + feel, this way I can get your real expressions + emotions. My favourite moments to capture are when you start to forget that I'm even there. When you're looking around and taking in the amazing place that you're in, you're laughing because of a side comment you make to your partner that I can't even hear, and that moment when you remember why you're in this place and in this moment- you're starting and continuing this amazing adventure together!

YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME