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 do video calls too.
I'm pretty sure every photographer has some sort of bucket list of places or people they'd love to photograph. Here are a few of mine:
It's no secret I'm a HUGE fan of architecture, but while studying art history in art school, few things got me more excited than a beautiful church. I'm a giant soft-y for vaulted ceilings and stained glass.
I love pretty much any Jacksonville church wedding....BUT, if I were going to narrow it down a little, I have my eye on Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard, Immaculate Conceptions, and St. John's Cathedral.
....for church weddings *near* Jacksonville: Sacred Heart - Tampa, FL; St. Paul's - Key West, FL; Memorial Presbyterian - St. Augustine, FL; St. Bernard De Clairvaux Monastery - Miami, FL; and Plymouth Congressional - Coconut Grove, FL.
Top Three Churches NOT even close to Florida: Gloucester Cathedral, England (you Harry Potter fans know what I'm talking about); any church, any where in Scotland; and Heinz Chapel, Pittsburgh, PA. Yes, Pittsburgh made the list - but hey it's my list, right?!?
Places I love for their architecture in north east Florida that are not churches Club Continental - Orange Park, FL; Lightner Museum - St. Augustine, FL; and Epping Forest Yacht Club - Jacksonville, FL.
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 generally photograph weddings that are within a 4 hour drive of Orange Park, FL. This is includes, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Orlando, Tampa, and Savannah.
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.
Have a Nikon Camera, love to take a photograph.
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.
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.
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 wedding, wood-paneled ballrooms, and dark churches...I have you covered.
Toasts! I laugh, I cry, and I usually find out some hilarious little nuggets about the bride & groom.
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.
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.
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!