peridot imagery

why work with me?

I'm sure searching for a professional photographer that not only presents images that you enjoy, but also has a personality that aligns with your own, is proving to be quite the task.

The fact that you're here is a good sign, and we are most likely a perfect fit if: 

• You enjoy traditional portraits, but you prefer candid, caught-in-the-moment pictures even more.
* You want the ease of having all of your photographic needs addressed; from prints to handcrafted albums.

• You want your love story to be told, beautifully.

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Photo Credit: Nicole Mondestin Photography

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When I married my husband, I neglected to set aside a budget for a proper wedding photographer (I didn’t realize the importance of having quality photos at the time). I made sure all of the other details were taken care of, from the flowers to the cake, my dress, and shoes, etc., but not the photos. A [photographer] friend of the family was asked to step in, at the last minute, to take the pictures for the day. Long story short, I was not very pleased.

Unfortunately, the photographer did not meet our needs as a couple, and each photo was not what we had envisioned or discussed. A guest took my favorite photograph of us, but I can’t enlarge it or frame it, nor can I redo the day. 

This is why photographing couples, engagements, and weddings are so important to me. I started my photography business, because of my own [not-so-great] experience, and I felt it necessary to give couples photos of themselves that they will LOVE FOREVER.

The wedding day is the beginning of a new chapter in a couple's lives and new leg on the love journey! It deserves to be captured with the highest amount of attentiveness. Relive the day, smile, gush, fall in love all over again every time you look at your wedding pictures.

Read more about my wedding story here.

the photog behind the lens

a closer look at

believe weddings are a social celebration of a very sacred commitment. In addition to lavishing in the magic of the ceremony and the energy inspired by the guests, I also feel honored. For me, this day, and those in it, deserve the highest level of respect. Weddings are a day filled with beauty and magic that emerges effortlessly, so in addition to chronicling this special day, I'm also a participant in a marvelous, memorable moment. My mission is to capture that magic in the most authentic way - unobtrusively, honestly, joyfully.

I promise to provide a memorable and positive experience from the moment you inquire, and every interaction thereafter. I promise to effectively communicate with you every step of the way, and to answer all your questions honestly. I promise to value your wedding day, as I would value my own.

my vow to you

my philosophy

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Get in touch by completing the contact form, the choose a date on my calendar to schedule a meeting. Via Google Meet, we'll talk about what makes you tick, as a couple, and discuss what you've envisioned for your day.

The Experience

During an ordering meeting, your images will be presented in an online gallery 6 - 8 weeks after your wedding date. We will sort out which images will work best for your album and wall art enlargements. Plus, you'll be able to share the gallery with family and friends for 60 days!

What to Expect

After we completely hit it off during our meeting, and I share with you the details of timelines, turnarounds, album and prints, I will send over a booking proposal and contract for you both to review and sign. 

Within weeks of the big day, I'll put together a timeline, to ensure everything runs smoothly, and go over any requested must-have images you want to capture. Then I'll capture the unfolding of your love story!

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