I'm a wedding photographer who specializes in creating joyful, authentic, and enduring images for down-to-earth couples who are crazy-excited about becoming husband and wife. I help my couples celebrate here and now AND give them tangible anchors to help them build their marriage and tell their stories.
Claire, It is midnight and I can’t get myself to sleep because I can’t stop looking at these pictures!!! Looking at these photographs is like reliving every moment. The fact that you took the time to learn about our culture really shows how amazing your character is! Your respect and understanding truly shines in these photographs. We seriously could not have asked for anything more. You have left us speechless. Thanks to you, we went from having only a few good pictures from our college days to incredible ones that we will cherish for an entire lifetime. - Gopika Patwa
I grew up easy in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. I spent my summers around campfires, s'mores, and fireflies. I have the sweetest and funniest parents you could ever wish for and an extended family that helped shape me into the person I am and hope to be. For that reason, I think wedding photography should also showcase the people invited to witness your vows. Your images should be beautiful, but they should also spark conversations about who was there with you on your wedding day, and why you love them.
I pursue photography because I love serving relationships both in the present and the future. I’m fulfilled by showing my subjects their natural, God-given beauty, nurturing their relationships, and making the whole experience fun- so that you create REAL memories through this whole process.
I met my hilarious, gorgeous, thoughtful husband in law school and fell head-over-heels, beyond reason and logic, in-love with the most wonderful man I've ever met. The fact that we fell in love and have built a family is totally typical, but guys, it doesn’t feel that way. It feels like I’m the luckiest person in the world and that this relationship is something that deserves to be documented, deserves to be nurtured, and deserves to be celebrated.
…. That’s why I get personally, emotionally invested in each wedding. My couples feel the same way about their future spouses. They can’t believe their luck and want to do everything in their power to not only stay in love, but grow in love. THAT, I can get behind.
Now, I want to hear about your story. Click the button and complete my little form so we can get this party started.
My husband makes fun of some of my country turn of phrases, including "whopperjawed," "whipstitch," and "boar tit." Okay that last one might be legitimately odd!
I grew up in 4-H and probably know more campfire songs than your grandma.
My husband and I are textbook extroverts and both laugh way too loud- so our kids are probably doomed to be slightly obnoxious too.
I'm also an attorney! Before I hung up the practice of law to focus on photography, I specialized in complex business litigation.
I get homesick for the mountains. I still live in WV, but a fairly flat area. Every now and then, I just have to take a trip to the hills for my soul!
I love love and firmly believe the greatest love stories of our time are recorded on the hearts of believers. My daughter is named after St. Katherine of Sienna and the Blessed Mother, my son after St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Joseph, because of their tenacity and boundless love.