Approach & Philosophy
What is a hybrid wedding photographer?
Hybrid means that I shoot both film and digital. Film is done during the moments that I think you might want to put in an album, the highlights. While digital is mostly during the ceremony, family portraits, and reception.
Why do you shoot film?
I love the look of film and the way it makes every feel so dreamy and nostalgic. Shooting film isn't like digital in the sense that I can't photograph hundreds of frames in a few minutes. It is a slower process where I find that I have to be more present.
How involved are you during the wedding day?
I like to stay available and attentive, but also not in the way. I will document what is naturally happening and give more direction when necessary.
I'm uncomfortable in front of the camera...
I hear this so often! I know what it's like to feel awkward and uncomfortable so I use a lot of movement and prompts to get you into a place where you feel comfortable and natural.
Will my wedding be a good fit for your style?
Shooting romantic, candid, sentimental moments, and details feed my soul.
Bringing your story to life is what I love to do. If this sounds like what you want, then yes!
How do you edit your images?
I use lightroom to organize and lightly edit your images.
This includes color correcting and cropping/straightening. I do not do much photoshop unless I find it absolutely necessary. I send my film off to Richard Photo Lab and have a Color PAC designed specifically to my preferences. You will truly be getting a unique and personalized experience.
How do I book with you?
After we discuss your wedding plans and choose a package that is right for you, I will send over a proposal and contract for you to sign. A $1500 non refundable deposit is also required to make it official.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use a mix of cameras! For digital, I use Sony and sometimes Nikon, depending on the situation. For film I use Contax 645 and a Nikon F100
How long does it take to get images back?
Up to 8 weeks to receive your finished online gallery. But I always send sneak peeks to satisfy those anxious butterflies.
How long have you been a photographer?
I bought my first professional camera 10 years ago and I started out working events, weddings, and portraits.
I made my 'official' move to the career in 2014, when I quit my job as an RN at the ED and put everything I had into making my dream happen. It was the best decision I have ever made.
Do you travel?
I do love to travel and will take weddings outside of Charleston. I'm especially interested in traveling outside of the US!