"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
I know what you're thinking: "Did this girl just quote Ferris Bueller?"
Yes, yes I did.
For two reasons:
1.) Ferris was John Hughes' best movie (no disrespect to the Breakfast Club fans.)
2.) Ferris was speaking so much truth! Life DOES move so fast. Kids grow up in the blink of an eye. Your wedding day can go by in a flash. As a wedding and family photographer, I get to record those moments you'll never want to forget.
I fell in love with the power of photography as a film student at Columbia College in Chicago. I studied the fundamentals of cinematography and visual storytelling and I quickly learned the importance of "showing" versus "telling" your story. I learned how to evoke emotion using light and composition and quickly became aware of a photograph's ability to tell a story in a single frame.
I also believe that the service you receive is equally as important as your images. By listening to and anticipating the needs of my clients, I work to create a stress-free experience for your day. I welcome you to browse through my wedding and lifestyle portfolios and if you feel like we would be a good fit, please drop me a line. And if you are on social media, come say hi on Facebook or Instagram!
Photo: Julie Surette Photography
My husband and I lived in 2 different states for 5 years before we moved in together. He was a Marine stationed in N.C. and I was living and working in NYC, then Boston. It was hard work sustaining a long distance relationship for so long but I think in the end it helped build a strong foundation for our marriage.
Our wedding week was pretty epic. In consisted of a beach house in Wilmington, NC, a haunted pub crawl, midnight kayak rides and karaoke at a dive bar, in my wedding dress. Oh, my song choice? Somebody to Love by Queen. Naturally.
Photo: Jagg Photography
It took us longer then we would have liked but in 2015 we had our son, Gideon and welcomed our daughter, Eve, in December 2016, a happy surprise. I treasure every single minute I am with them because for a long time we didn't think it would happen for us. They can drive me crazy and make my heart burst with joy in the same 30 seconds. I wish I could encapsulate every chaotic, happy, frustrating and hilarious moment because I know how fleeting those moments are. I love capturing this precious time with my family to hold on to forever and as much as I'd love to keep them little forever I'm so excited to see the kind of young people they become.
One of my earliest jobs was working at Sam Goody. People of a certain age will remember the times we had to buy our music at the mall.
Did I already mention my love of karaoke? Because I love it. And you will definitely catch me on the dance floor at weddings singing along for 90% of the night from behind my camera. I sometimes dance too.
I have an adorable Giberian Shepsky (German Shepard/Husky mix) named Betty White.
I'm putting this out into the universe... I will one day be on the Great British Baking Show. There I said it. Also, talk to me about baking... I love it.
Other things I enjoy; HGTV, Rosé, cheese, traveling, people watching at a Parisian café, visiting faraway friends, being by the water, classic cinema and salsa & swing dancing.
Photo: Steph Stevens Photo