YES!  I'd love to!  If you're local, let's set up a time we can meet over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and figure out exactly what you need for your day.  Not local?  I Skype too!

Trying to figure all of this out online is complicated!  Can you sit down with us & help us figure it out?

I'm pretty sure every photographer has some sort of bucket list of places or people they'd love to work with here are a few of mine:

I love pretty much any Washington DC church wedding....BUT, if I were going to narrow it down to three that I'm dying to photograph a wedding in at the moment, it would be St. Matthew's Basilica, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Georgetown University.  

Top three churches *near* DC: St. James Episcopal in Leesburg, VA, Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, and Amelia Presbyterian Church in Amelia, VA.

Top Three Churches NOT even close to DC: Hallgrums Church in Iceland; the chapel at Drumtochty Castle in Scotland; and Glocester Cathedral in England.  Hey, I'm dreaming right?!?

Places I love for their archtecture in the greater Washington DC area: Union Station, Anderson House, Mansion on O Street, and The Willard.

What's on your wedding photography bucket list?

I go to a lot of weddings!  Once I've talked with you about what your hopes are for your day, I'm happy to put you in touch with people who would be a great fit to make that come true.

I still need to find a planner, dj, florist, etc.  Do you know a good one?

Rarely.  I generally stay within a 4 hour drive of Washington DC, but occasionally make exceptions.  A few  exceptions are Tampa, FL, Wilmington, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA.  I have close ties to each location and travel there regularly.  

I also have a MAJOR soft spot for weddings in historical churches around the globe and would by happy to chat with you about traveling for your church wedding.

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Have a Nikon Camera, love to take a photograph.

Nikon or canon?

I'm so glad you asked!  It's a close tie between the conversation with the Frenchman on the castle wall and Robin's singing minstrels.

What is your favorite scene from Monty Python?

YES!  I would even go so far as to say they're my favorite.  Beyond loving art and photography, I'm also kind of an architecture nerd.

ARE you comfortable shooting an indoor ceremony?

Of course I LOVE incredible natural light (everyone does)!  But more importantly great photography REQUIRES good light.  I'm an expert at keeping my flash from looking too....errr....flash-y.  So bring on your 7PM winter wedding, wood-paneled ballrooms, and dark churches...I have you covered. 

Do you prefer Flash or NAtural Light?

Toasts!  I laugh, I cry, and I usually find out some hilarious little nuggets about the bride & groom.

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

I bridged the gap between fine art and commercial photography in 2013.  Prior to this, I was creating and showing fine art paintings and photographs both regionally and nationally.

How long have you been a photographer?

The #1 thing being a fine artist before becoming a wedding photographer taught me was to be INTENTIONAL.  My style is a hybrid between fine art wedding portraiture and photojournalism.  I love creating iconic wedding portraiture inspired by the Dutch masters, as well as capturing the joy you, your new spouse, friends, and family feel as your day unfolds naturally.    And finally, I believe classic wedding photography is much more important than trendy editing styles.  I shoot for RICH COLORS and NATURAL SKIN TONES, which are a large part of creating classic, timeless wedding photography that will last as long as your marriage.

How would you define your style?

Finding the right photographer is really important! Your wedding photography is the primary aspect of your day that will preserve not just the beautiful details -- your flowers, dress, etc. -- but more importantly the way the day *felt* as well as the way the day looked. Which is why it's important to me to figure out if we're a great fit before officially booking.  ....and frankly, I don't think you deserve anything less!   Style & Personality are the two most important areas of compatibility.  If you haven't already, browse through my portfolio & if you love my style, let's chat and see if we're a good match!

How will I know if you're the right wedding photographer for me?

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