With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, I have witnessed a wildly diverse array of love celebrations, large and small. I am here to capture light in unexpected ways, embrace those split moments in time that are often overlooked, and to craft images that are honest and expressive to you as a couple. I exist to tell REALLY GOOD STORIES with my camera.
My couples are adventurous, go with the flow, and love to laugh. They prioritize enjoying the most memorable day of their lives, which means having the #BESTDAYEVA and leaving the details to your wedding vendors (aka your photographer!)
Here is a compilation of work that showcases our signature style and vision mixed with your unique and authentic humanness.
On average, our clients spend $4500 on an 8-hour wedding with a second photographer and invest $2000 on a 2-hour micro wedding or elopement with one photographer. I'm happy to provide a custom quote for destination weddings and elopements outside of the DMV area. Your wedding photos are the only lasting memory of your big day -- make sure its a worthwhile investment!
Do you crave non-intrusive, candid, and prompt-based posing on the most magical day of your life? Let's get the ball rolling and chat!
Fill out the inquiry form below, including as many details as possible. I will then share my welcome guide, which includes more about working together, along with my pricing and packages. If you feel the energy aligning, we can set up a call to chat more in detail. If it's "love at first sight", I'll send you a contract to sign and finalize the details. Once the retainer is paid (33% - 50%, depending on the date of your wedding), you are officially in my books.
It's time to plan your Big Day! If you booked an engagement session with me, we'll scope out the perfect locations and apply for any necessary permits as needed. Four weeks before your wedding we'll personalize your wedding day timeline (along with your wedding coordinator) and schedule a final chat to review and finalize any last-minute details.
A few days after your wedding day, I'll send you some sneak peeks to share on social media and with your family + friends. In six weeks, you'll receive a link to your wedding gallery, where you can relive the #BESTDAYEVA, and download and save your images for generations to come. If you are interested in printing your photos (which I highly recommend), I'm happy to send you pricing info for albums and wall art!
Most couples book 3-6 months to 1 year before the big day. That gives you a sigh of relief to nail down wedding vendors early and for me to start planning your big day. If your event is coming sooner than 3 months, please send me a message to see if my associate photographers can assist!
ABSOLUTELY! I have photographed weddings around the United States (Austin, TX & Seattle, WA), as well as abroad (Italy!), and love to travel to new places. Depending on your destination, I will put together a travel expenses quote to add to your package, which includes my transportation, lodging, and food.
When it comes to deciding the hours of coverage, consider the following:
- How much coverage do I want to dedicate to each part of the wedding day?
- Do I want the photographer to stay the entire night (and capture all the dancing)?
- What is the distance between venues, ceremony, and reception sites?
For a full-day wedding, I find that 7-8 hours is sufficient for photography coverage so that all the important details of the day are covered and you can enjoy the rest of your evening! For micro-weddings and elopements, I would recommend 2-4 hours of coverage to capture all the intimate portraits and celebrations of the day.
I recommend all couples who have over 100 guests at their wedding add-on a second photographer. I also recommend it for smaller weddings where there are multiple locations. I am only one person and with so many things happening, I may miss a cool moment as I focus on something else. Second photographers can also provide another angle that I cannot provide as one human being!
In my 13 years of working in the photography industry, I highly recommend doing an engagement session, especially if this is your first-ever professional shoot. It will help us get to know each other and shake out any pre-camera jitters you may have. You will also receive a collection of images that you can use for your wedding website and Save the Dates! A win-win in my book!
I have always been committed to empowering my clients to embrace and love the skin that they are in. We will use Photoshop as needed to enhance your portraits (i.e. blemish removal, skin softening, etc.) and remove distracting objects from the background, but you will not appear drastically different than you do in real life. Anything beyond a minor tweak will be outsourced to a professional lab and charged an à la carte rate (min. $50/image). If your desire is to look like a completely different person, then I am NOT the photographer for you.
All packages include...
- Photography Wedding Timeline
- Professionally-edited, high-resolution digital files delivered through an online, downloadable gallery with permission to share and print on your own or through me
- Hourly coverage, second photographers, and wedding films (ceremony-only edits & highlights video only at this time) are available as an add-on
Lauretta traveled from the US to Italy to help us remember this beautiful day. Lauretta was most kind and creative. She managed to make us feel comfortable during the main photoshoot and was discreet during the other moments of our two-day celebration. The result is an album that truly captures the sheer happiness of that day in a way that is genuine and natural. Not only are my husband and I are super happy with her work, but our family and friends also told us how much they liked the photos, sending compliments to Laura.