creative, thoughtful, inspired by you!
Want one-of-a-kind engagement photos that are personalized to fit you? I’m your girl! I’ll get to know you & go somewhere unique to the two of you, your interests and story, supporting you along the way. Your save the dates will be amazing and your albums will last for generations to come.
Experience your engagement photos
through my eyes
Experience your engagement photos through my eyes
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Would you believe me if I said a majority of my couples worry about this? Don’t worry. I don’t expect you to be professional models. First of all, I’ll take some time to get to know you first, we’ll choose a location and look that makes you feel comfortable. We'll also plan to have plenty of time, so no one feels rushed. When I do start taking photos, the process is laid back. I’ll find the most beautiful lighting and scenery and give you easy instructions, asking you to move and interact together in ways that allow me to capture candid moments in a flattering style. There will be times when you probably forget I’m right there. When viewing your finished photos, you'll probably say something like, "OMG this is us, in love and happy, who knew we were so cute/cool/fun?" At least, this has been my experience so far!
Of Course! I take time to get to know you and suggest ideas as early as our first meeting. I can't wait to capture photos that are uniquely you!
Absolutely! If you book me, I will be your photographer. I do not assign different photographers to my clients. All of the images on my site were shot by me or my assistant, and are not a compilation of dozens of photographers’ best work. When you book me, what you see is what you get–quality artisanship and personal attention.
Sure is! I've been a professional photographer for over ten years. I still have to pinch myself sometimes that I get to do something that is so much fun on a daily basis! Most wedding photographers do this in addition to their full time job. By hiring me, you know that this is my full-time occupation and that you and your wedding gets my full attention.
I'll capture a nice eclectic mix of shots, everything from emotional moments, to traditional "smile and look at the camera" portraits to artistic shots that are unique.
Lots of great stuff! Check it out here.
Anywhere. While you've probably noticed most of my work is close-ish to home: DC, NYC, Philly, Pennsylvania etc I've also traveled a little farther for couples in Nashville, Niagara Falls, Outer Banks and many other locations. I've been asked to go much farther-- Europe, South America, the UK, Central America, etc. While I wasn't ready then, my kids were little, they are older now, so I'm game if you are!
Typically on Monday or Wednesday evenings from golden hour into sunset, unless a special time is needed.
You are not alone, this actually happens a lot-- I have so many couples reach out to me before they are engaged! It's great to plan ahead and reach out whenever. This sort of flexibility really ensures we can work together and that I can help you through the process.
Also worth noting, there are all sorts of photo sessions that I offer, not just weddings and engagements... I can photograph your portraits (for just you, your family or even your career). Just reach out and let me know, I'd love to work with you!
Easy! Just contact me and we'll arrange a time to get to know each other and ensure that we are a perfect match. Making it official is easy, too-- everything can be done on-line and takes about ten minutes! Click here to contact me!
Time is fleeting, photography lasts. Good photography captures not just what you look like, but who you are, your lifestyle, emotions, favorite places, and personality. Let me press the pause button on this amazing moment so you and others can experience it for years to come!
Every Package Includes
Coverage by Lisa
Yes, I personally photograph each engagement that I book. I do not assign different photographers to my couples. All of the images on my site were shot by me personally, and are not a compilation of dozens of photographers’ best work. When you book me, what you see is what you get– quality artisanship and personal attention.
Polished High-Resolution Digital Files
I know it's common for photographers to only edit the shots for the blog and give clients the un-edited "b-roll," but it's important to me to give you "all the moments" even if it takes some serious time and effort on my part.
During a typical engagement, I might only blog 12 shots, but deliver 60 photos. That is a lot of extra time and attention spent perfecting exposure, crop, white balance etc on each image, but I have heard from many past clients that it means so much to them, so it is worth it to me!
Photography Timeline Assistance
Yes, I include this with every engagement package. Most couples say it is the most helpful and least expected of my package offerings.
There are so many ways to customize an engagement session and I help you to figure out what fits *you* best and work through the logistics that make your photo dreams a reality.
I'll help you think through all sorts of things and figure out what works best for you, personally, everyone is different!
Online Gallery with printing rights
Your on-line gallery displays your full set of high-resolution, polished photos. You are able to view, download, or purchase prints directly from the site. My site is directly connected to my favorite printer in San Francisco who also use the best quality archival inks, papers etc.
Watermarks and copyright information will not appear on downloads or prints. You are able to use your digital files to create your own save-the-dates, thank you cards etc. because this also includes your personal print release.
Top of the Line Equipment & Back-ups
I realize this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for you, and I don't take chances with your memories. I have multiple cameras, lenses, batteries, etc. just in case of technical difficulties of any kind.
After photographing engagements for over ten years, I can tell you, this is important and something I've had to use. It is a big investment on my part, and heavy to carry physically, but something that I'm happy to do for my clients.