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Located in Healdsburg, Northern Ca.
Documenting wedding days throughout wine country, the Bay Area and worldwide.

Commercial FAQ

  • Kindness and inclusivity

    It’s rough waters out there. Folks pushing past and honking their horns; among the sweetest of roughness. If we can find a way everyday to just be kind I say let’s go for it. I want to always work with folks who take this to heart and make it a mantra. Maybe that means taking a deep breath instead of saying that one thing on the tip of your tongue and maybe that means working with a non-profit to eliminate homelessness and hunger. I know there are all sorts of acts of kindness and the good news is that we need it all, big & small.

    I work with all kind people. All of you.

  • Can you tell me about your wedding experience?

    I began shooting weddings in 2000 and back then all of my client’s weddings were shot on film. At that time I shot with 35mm Nikon F5s and loved it. I loved it but boy was the contraption for fitting a flash on there bulky! In 2005 I hit pause on shooting weddings for the most part and had my daughter and then son. My husband and I moved to Idaho and bought a house with just enough land for a big garden and a flock of chickens. I homeschooled and shot mostly for myself. When I became an only parent in 2010 I immediately went back to shooting for a living (and moved home to CA) but the industry had changed. It had gone digital. This was a massive change for me but countless 4am nights caught me up to speed. The ability to try and try and try without spending too much meant I could experiment and grow quickly. Since those days I’ve grown deeper in love with documenting tenderness and ephemeral moments.

    I shoot roughly 23-25 weddings each year and have shot more than 200 weddings.

    I received my BA in Art/Photography from SFSU.

  • I know you focus on true moments but can you talk about formals?

    Yes, I’m more than happy to follow a list of formals. I totally understand that having a deliberately shot photo of you and your grandmother matters. I ask that you create your shot list of family formals before the wedding so that you can let those folks know when to be where and I can cross those images off as we shoot them. Consider that each of those images takes 2-3 minutes to shoot so create conscientiously. It’s easy to go wild with a list but remember it’s a wedding day day for two. It’s not super likely that you’ll print and frame a shot without your new spouse in the image also. There are always exceptions but something to consider!

  • Are you a full time photographer?

    I am. I have shot weddings full time since 2011.

  • Do you have travel fees?

    Travel fees depend on where I’m traveling to. Within an hour of my hometown of Healdsburg there are no travel fees. Within a few hours of that, and depending on hourly coverage, I ask that clients book a hotel room for me. Outside of that there are so many variables and I’m happy to chat about your specific needs.

  • Do you bring backup gear?

    Yep! Plenty of backup gear!

  • Do you have liability insurance?

    I certainly do. If your venue requires a certificate I’m happy to provide that.

  • When do we see our wedding photos and will they be edited?

    Once I finish photographing your wedding and upload the images I cull out the images that I don’t plan to deliver. I then color correct and stylistically edit each image before they are uploaded into a private gallery for you. Images are delivered within 8-10 weeks of your wedding day. I do not deliver RAW files.

  • Have you shot at my venue? Do you need to do a walkthrough with us?

    It’s likely that I have shot at your venue but if I haven’t that’s great too! They were all firsts at one point. I always arrive an hour before my start time to wander the property, say hello to the team and gather some inspiration. Walkthroughs beforehand are usually unnecessary. If you have a particular set of circumstances that require beforehand knowledge and would like to book a walkthrough we can work together to do so.

  • How much coverage do I need?

    I’m more than happy to help you create a tentative timeline so that you can answer that question and book the right number of hours for you.

  • How do we book you?

    Your date is yours with a retainer of 50% of your total and a signed contract.