- the orenda bride experience -
My primary objective as a photographer is to create stunning images with lasting impact .
My primary objective as a business owner is to be transparent, low-bullshit, and treat my clients the way I would want to be treated.
"when people look at one of my pictures,
I want them to feel the same way they do
when they want to read the line of a poem twice."
A potential client once asked me what my favorite weddings were and why. And it’s the ones where you can literally feel the love radiating off of every person there. Yes, love is ultimately the reason for the day, but it’s so much more than that. It’s your best friend from elementary school helping with your make-up, holding your bouquet, and telling embarrassing stories about you during her speech. It’s your dad fighting back tears when he sees you in your dress. It’s everything the groom’s facial expression says without uttering a single word while you are walking down the aisle. All of these subtle details that boil down to a truly beautiful love story, and best summarized in single sentence by one of my favorite bands: love is all you need.
I've never been good at being the pushy salesperson type. I'd rather sit down and have coffee with you like we were old friends. I strive to be honest and open with all of my clients from the moment I receive an inquiry. I want you to feel as relaxed as possible with me on your wedding day, and there is no better way to do that.
I"m always honored to be allowed to be a part of such an intimate day in your lives, and I take the responsibility seriously. It's a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I give 110% to make sure that I am capturing moments you'll fondly look back on, your handpicked details, and the candids that make the day come alive.
I'm constantly trying new things: eating new foods, traveling to new places, even picking a different genre of book than I normally go for. All of this stems from a hunger to to keep my perspective fresh. I push my creative boundaries to keep myself on my toes, and to produce impactful images that evoke the same emotions that were felt on the day they were captured.