what that looks like

When it comes to capturing these special moments, I avoid over-posed and over-edited images. Instead, I focus on what makes you and your partner unique as individuals and as a couple.

I understand that many clients feel anxious about the portrait session on their wedding day, and I completely empathize with them. My top priority is to create a comfortable and safe environment that allows you to focus solely on each other.

I want you to cherish every moment of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion without feeling stressed about posing for the camera.

my method

My approach is to create an easy-going atmosphere that encourages natural candid moments to arise during our conversation.

I believe that the best way to capture genuine expressions and micro-expressions of love is to let them happen organically without any artificial posing.

As a result, many of the couples I've worked with have shared that they forgot they were even having their photo taken, which is precisely the kind of space I aim to create to capture authentic emotions and real people

The portraits

During the allocated time for you and your partner, I will skillfully capture both candid, documentary-style photos and stunning, classically influenced portraits.

While some gentle direction will be given, I will avoid clichéd poses and instead create a unique scene that showcases you and your partner making a promise of commitment to each other. The resulting images will reflect the power and significance of this momentous occasion.

The FAQs

Why should we book you

Booking a photographer requires trust above all else. The importance of trust cannot be overstated, which is why selecting someone with a creative eye and substantial experience is critical.

As a trusted professional for over ten years, I have had the privilege of being selected by hundreds of couples to capture their most cherished moments. The wedding day may be fleeting, but memories and photographs are forever, and I understand and respect the invaluable nature of these captured moments.

My extensive experience allows you to book with confidence, knowing that your photographer will deliver exceptional results while also being a joy to work with. I take pride in my ability to capture timeless and beautiful memories, and I am dedicated to creating an enjoyable and easy-going environment throughout the process.

Where are you located?

My wife and two dogs and I live in Kansas City, MO. I love being a KC wedding photographer, but I mostly travel for weddings and assignments

How do we book you?

Booking is simple. Just shoot me an email inquiring about your specific date and from there the process is easy. You solidify your date with a retainer, and I send a contract and then we are good to go

Do you Travel?

Yes I do. In fact, I prefer it. So much inspiration can be gleaned from the process of traveling and seeing new spaces

Whats your turn around time?

I believe strongly in timely delivering. The whole wedding essay can be expected within a month to a month and a half. As a bonus I deliver a handful of preview images usually with in the following days to hold you over till the full set is done

How do we get our photos?

I deliver everything using a personalized online gallery. I send a link which you can use to download the full resolution images, but also share with family and friends, and even order prints all from the same place

How many photos do we get?

The photo count can vary greatly depending on the time booked or even the planned events. In the past, I've delivered 350 images for smaller event, but also 1,000 images for longer wedding. I choose what I am proud of and what I feel expresses the day

How far out do you book?

The shortest I prefer to book a couple is 1 month out and the farthest out is 1 year and half depending on my availability

Do you retouch photos?

I typically don't do any intensive retouching as I feel that can cheapen the experience of being brought back to a place and time from a photograph. That being said, I do remove things that distract from the image

Should we do an engagement session?

I think the engagement session is so important because we get to meet and get to know each other better which means so much to the creative process. I can travel wherever for the engagement session so let's go somewhere wild