QUICK Q&A: What is something you are most proud of in your business? Aside from beautiful photography – it would have to be my work ethics.
- Always be professional , on time and thorough.
- Listen to my couples. What are their concerns & wishes?
- I believe there is no downtime at a wedding. There are always candid shots of the couple, details I might have missed, or shots of the elderly that may not be there the next get together.
- Maintain a great & grateful attitude – you get what you give!
Tell us a little bit about your background in your career prior to starting your business. At 17 years old I was blessed with the opportunity to model internationally, which gave me a photographic experience on the other side of the camera for over 11 years. I settled in LA and became a photographer shooting fashion, lifestyle, and the entertainment industry. Soon clients, models and colleagues began asking me to shoot their weddings. Super scary at first…but I enjoyed it so much that I let go of everything else. I had found my true passion! If you had to give just one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding, what would it be? Be considerate, listen to each other and enjoy the process! This will be the only time you create such a celebration of love to reflect on for the rest of your life together. Tell us about a memory you have from a past wedding that sticks out in your mind. I wish it was a positive one…but here it goes, and it is more of a piece of advice!! Mudslides (as delicious as they are) are not the drink to have while getting ready for your wedding day or you too may spend your entire reception in the bathroom handicap stall. Go easy with the alcohol! What do you do in your spare time to decompress? Pilates right out of bed in the morning followed by meditation, a nature walk when I can fit it in and lots of comedy….always looking to laugh!
- Never be last getting hair & makeup in case they run behind. (there is nothing cute about a stressed bride running late and trapped in a chair)
- Back up shoes for blisters, rain, mud, snow.
- Hankie in your bouquet for tears. You can always use the groom’s pocket square too…we forget it’s there.
- Keep your head up walking down the aisle, the best photos are of your face not the top of your head.
- Don’t stress over details gone wrong on your big day…your guests will never know, only you will. Remind yourself of everything that has gone right 🙂 Everyone is there to celebrate your union of love – that’s all that matters.