**What I really want to see above all else is you being YOU. I want to catch the ‘in between’ moments, when your guard is down, you are relaxed and at your most beautiful. It’s not about the perfect photograph; it’s about the perfect moment. I can help you achieve a relaxed state of mind so that you can focus on being with the ones you love and letting you enjoy the moment. I want you to think ‘that was fun!’ at the end of your session, even if you were dreading it to start.
**I also believe in the importance of ‘traditional’ photographs that are well exposed, sharp and to-the-point. They may not be the most exciting thing on Earth but they are VALUED too.
**I love to shoot on location (preferably outdoors), and in natural light. I truly believe that we live in one of the most beautiful areas of the province (and the country!), and I enjoy incorporating the environment into my photos, no matter the season or weather (I also believe we are some of the toughest people around because of our crazy weather, but that’s another story…) There is something about being outside, though, that brings out the playful, joyous side in all of us. It’s infectious and it shows in the images.
**I love colour and playing with light. Backlighting is my addiction. My photos are moody but my style is casual. I don’t do ‘trendy’ editing and I try to shy away from too many overly posed or ‘prop-ey’ Pinterest-type images (as fun as they are sometimes!) I tend to stand back and observe for the most part, but I do understand the need for an occasional nudge or idea; I mean, it’s what I’m there for, right?
**I tend to learn towards the more ‘serious’ side of love; I love brooding looks, big romance, genuine smiles, intimacy, sexiness, getting in real close and putting hands on faces. I will not be the type of photographer who will make you flip, dip, twirl or dance (but if you want to do that, please do! I love seeing how others express their love, especially extroverts who are the total opposite of me.)
**I believe that having physical prints is as VITAL to the process as having the photos taken, and I encourage this belief by offering several print products. The images that you will remember and love are the ones that are on your walls, coffee tables, albums, shelves and frames, not the ones on your hard drive. Even if you don’t go through me, please please please PRINT your photos!
**I believe photography is a service-based industry. It’s not about looking a certain way (trust me, you’re beautiful), or needing to have a certain type of wedding or session or location. It’s not about me, it’s about YOU and your memories.