As my fourth year photographing weddings slows down, I have started really reflecting on my business, the wonderful folks I have met along the way, and what comes next. And what I BELIEVE. I have had the opportunity to photograph weddings of all shapes and sizes, in mountain chapels and forest groves and shiny modern halls, and what I have realized is that what truly makes my heart well is to connect with couples that I really vibe with. To photograph the intimate moments and small, quirky, adventurous completely honest and unique ceremonies that are the result of a choice to leave tradition behind and make your journey all about the life you lead together, and what is most meaningful to you.
And with that I announce that for 2017 + beyond, I will now only be booking Adventurous Elopements and Intimate Weddings!
I am so excited to take this next step towards celebrating adventurous couples and honest love stories. I am so excited to connect with rad, wild-hearted couples, and I am SO EXCITED to witness the moments at the edge of the cliff, or on the forest path or the rocky shoreline where two people promise each other a beautiful adventure.
I have realized that if I'm not excited about your plans, and I don't feel like I am jiving with them, then you are just as likely to not jive with me and my photography style. But I am here for the couples who I feel like I've known for years after our first meeting, who I have to remind myself to talk business with, because every time we meet we chat like old friends, who open themselves up to vulnerability and honesty in front of the camera because of the trust they place in me and in each other. I am here as a human and a friend and a photographer. And I thank those who trust me with my whole heart.
Will you still book full sized weddings?
I will definitely be booking a lot less large or traditional weddings, but if you feel like we would jive together I would still love to hear from you! I will still book a few traditional weddings per year for those couples who seem like a good fit :)
Where are you based? Do you travel?
Do I ever!! My 2017 weddings will have me travelling all over remote corners of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and the farther I roam the happier I'll be :) I am based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, in the heart of the mountains I love so much, but only about 15% of the weddings I shoot each year are in Corner Brook. Take me with you to Gros Morne, St. John's, Cape Breton, PEI, The Bay of Fundy, The Rocky Mountains, Dawson City, ICELAND (please someone elope in Iceland, I mean really) and anywhere in between. xo
Will you climb __ mountain / hike to __ waterfall / catch three ferries / hike for 6 hours to get to our wedding or elopement location?
Always. Forever. I live to wander and I will follow you wherever your wildest hearts will take you.
Are you booking 2018?
I have JUST opened up my 2018 bookings, and I have a feeew remaining Summer 2017 dates, and lots of winter/spring/fall availability.
How much do your Adventurous Elopements cost?
This totally depends on your plans. I try to ease your travel costs - so travel within Newfoundland is always covered. Contact me for a quote for travel beyond the island! Adventurous Elopements begin at $1000 and Intimate Weddings start at $2000. Let's hang out and chat and figure out what you package will look like!
Do we have to be getting married to book an Adventurous Elopement? What if we're already married?
More and more couples are choosing non-traditional routes and I LOVE that. And that totally includes those who don't see the need to choose marriage, and that includes those long since married and still celebrating. We can have a Couples' Adventure Session and roam through the wild. My goal is to create a space for you to connect (really connect) and let the honest love and appreciation flow. And to have an adventure. Always. Any occasion.
Do you shoot LGBT+ weddings or sessions?
UMMMMM HECK YES. love is love is love is love. And I live to celebrate love.
***If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them below and I will update the post!***
So if you dream of marrying your best friend on a cliff over a raging sea, or in the midst of misty mountains or in the quiet of a forest clearing, this is for you.
I am so excited to see what the future holds. If you are interested in chatting, let's cozy up with some coffee [or cozy up via Skype!] and hang out. Let's get to know each other. Let's chat about your plans and ideas and dreams.