I love photographing weddings! I enjoy finding what makes each specific wedding unique– personalities, locations, moments, details, traditions, emotion… it’s really a lot of fun to witness all of that beautiful diversity that makes up a wedding day. I am all about couples being authentically true to themselves.
I’ll capture more than what you look like, but who you are, how you feel, the full beauty of the places that mean so much to you. I take the time to get to know my couples so that they feel comfortable and so that I can capture their true colors on camera, providing you with heirloom albums that will last for generations to come.
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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 chose 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!
Absolutely! If you book me, I will be the photographer assigned to your event. 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.
I am able to photograph anything really, and literally custom taylor my coverage to meet your unique needs. I typically focus on capturing authentic moments as they occur and creative portraits, as well as an eclectic mix of photos that tell your wedding story. Everything from architectural shots that capture your unique location to the tiniest details, from candid preparations and the first look (if you want one), to traditional family portraits, to all the action on the dance floor, and even 'happily ever after' vibes at the end of the night. I have photographed many unique ethnic traditions, people's beloved pets, certain family heirlooms, really I love diversity and am up for whatever!
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!
Don't worry! I've literally photographed hundreds of weddings and seen so many different ways to personalize your coverage. I meet with each couple and find out what their priorities are for photos and help them to create a basic wedding day timeline to accomplish those goals in a way that is realistic and low-stress. They leave that meeting knowing exactly when to have hair and make-up finished, if a first look is a good fit for them, and knowing that they have time to get all of the photos that they want. Oh, not only that but we usually do it over a few drinks or bite to eat, so it's fun and laid back.
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.
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!
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Ugh, this happens sometimes and fortunately there are lots of options for you... first off if you've reached out and I'm already booked for your date, I'd highly suggest an after-session. These are shorter sessions in your wedding attire on a weekday and are not only more flexible calendar-wise, but also start at $1200. It's a great way to get the couple's portrait session and all the connection and creativity, even if it won't work out on your wedding day. More about after sessions here.
Awwww first off thank you for following me for all this time! You are not alone, this actually happens a lot-- I have so many couples reach out to me before they have booked a venue or even before they are engaged! Because I cover weddings personally and all-day, I can't logistically be two places at once. If your heart is set on working together, your best bet is to reach out and say something like, "I'm planning to get married in (insert your season of choice) and (insert year or choice)" and ask me what dates I have open. This sort of flexibility basically ensures that we will be able to work together yay!!!
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!
Now! If your heart is set on working together, your best bet is to reach out and say something like, "I'm planning to get married in (insert your season of choice) and (insert year or choice)" and ask me what dates I have open. This sort of flexibility basically ensures that we will be able to work together yay!!!
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 online and takes about ten minutes! Click here to contact me!
Every Package Includes
Full-day wedding coverage by Lisa
Yes, I personally photograph each wedding 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 images on my blog 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.
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 wedding, I might only blog 25 shots, but deliver 600 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 for me!
Handcrafted Heirloom Wedding Album
*Every package* comes with a wedding album! You’ll have something that can become a part of your family history, no matter how technology changes through the years. I want you to have finished archival quality artwork that you can touch and experience with all of your senses. For you, your family, and the generations to follow.
I carefully distill hundreds of digital files into a tangible book. I’ll personally custom design your album to tell your unique story. During your design consult, you’ll get to make any changes you’d like before we send it off to print. There are so many different cover options from Italian leather with iron branding to Japanese silk with a cameo cut out to gold foil on Vegan linen... and in dozens of beautiful colors, too! More here.
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 weddings 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, but something that I'm happy to do for my clients.
Personal Photography Timeline Assistance
Yes, I include this with every wedding package, and most couples say it is the most helpful and least expected of my package offerings. I have photographed a whole lot of weddings, for incredibly diverse and awesome couples. There are so many ways to plan a wedding day 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, every one is different! What are your biggest priorities for your wedding day? Do you want a first look? Detail photos? What kinds of bridal party or family pictures would you like? If you want big group photos, how will you organize all those aunts, uncles and cousins to make the process as quick as possible? When should everyone's hair and make-up be done? What are the biggest wedding day stressors and how to avoid them? etc. We think though all of this together and you make all of these decisions in advance, so when it comes to your wedding day things move smoothly and in accordance with your top priorities!