I’m a total goofball, a Ninja photographer, a killer bustle-the-dress-on-the-spot-er, a silly face maker. I’m obsessed with ice wine, grain-free granola, Neil deGrass Tyson, geologic forces and organic food (in other words, a semi hippie nerd). A happy wife of Paul, devoted daughter of God*, and proud mom to a funny and sweet middle-school kid and two snuggly dogs.
The way I work is what I wanted when I got married. Someone by my side for support yet not in my face, someone I trusted to get the little details and the big story, someone who would take the time to get to know me and my man, and someone who enjoys the day as much as our guests do. No prima donnas for me! I wanted someone who would know the day was more than a portrait session, that guest candids were vital. Someone who cherished love. So that’s how I built my studio!
I found photographers who felt the same way I did. After shooting with them extensively, I narrowed down to the ones who were fun, friendly and approachable, had a great time while they worked, and loved what they did passionately. The find of a lifetime was Kelvin, who closed up his studio and now shoots with me as both my teammate as and a trusted lead photographer.
You could say that Kelvin was brought up in a darkroom! His father owned a photo lab, and Kelvin followed in his father’s footsteps in in the ‘90s. Know how, as kids, our chores were usually to mow the lawn or put away the dishes? Not Kelvin. His chores were, “Go print that 8x10” or “Develop those rolls of film”!!!
Although I kid him that he shoots like a girl, Kelvin brings his own wonderful brand of maleness to, let’s face it, a very feminine event. Grooms love hanging out with him, and are usually relieved when they realize how down to earth and funny he is.
He never eats wedding cake, loves driving aimlessly in his WRX along country roads, lets Rhee make funny noises behind him to get the ringbearers to look at the camera, wrinkles up his nose at the smell of coffee, has a laugh that fills the room, is totally unflappable, and has the sweetest wife in the world (you may meet her if she assists us!).
We're blessed to have two strong ladies behind the scenes. Karla is our shooting assistant, always at the ready with a flash, a battery, or a bobby pin. And Kimmy is our post production maven, making colors pop and spot-on crops.