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        I value candid portraits, clever compositions, and put an emphasis on highlighting the unique quirks and nuances of your day, placing my attention on being able to capture the individual spirit of you two and your gathering. I love the grittiness and thoughtfulness that comes with film and the flexibility of digital, so I use both. I believe that each medium is able to capture a moment and place in a unique way and I love the eclectic-ness that using 7 (yes, I said 7) different cameras offer.

        As your photographer, it is the utmost importance to me to know and understand your priorities and vision for your day so that I can be a part of supporting it. I am not interested in imposing traditions or furthering any wedding industry agenda. Your wedding day is a day that you will work very hard to put together, so I say…do it how you want; not how your parents want (sorry parents) or how a stranger’s wedding blog makes it look like it should be. Throw out what doesn’t fit for you, keep what does and invent what you feel is lacking.

        My approach is casual, nonintrusive and laid back. I am drawn to the messy and high stress moments a day can have as much as I am drawn to the calm, coordinated, and intimate moments. I work best with couples who can’t help but be themselves and have wedding days that reflect that; couples who are more preoccupied with enjoying their day than dealing with a shot list and those who don’t blink an eye from getting their outfits a little dirty. I can guarantee you that every couple of mine has told me they have no idea what to do in front of the camera or have claimed they are absolutely un-photogenic. I promise you, you will be fantastic, and 80% of the time you won’t even notice me. And at the end of the day, I aim to bring you photographs that are an honest, spirited and sincere reflection of you, your people and the gathering that you gave so much effort to.

         

        A Pile of Nice Words...
        Bridget & Nathan
        Jessica & Burgess
        Harry & Kelsey
        Avery & Kerry
        Bridget & Nathan...
        "Deciding to work with AJ as our photographer was hands down one of the best choices my husband and I made while planning our wedding. AJ is an amazingly talented photographer who prioritizes the experience of the couple and her own impeccable artistic vision waaaay above any kind of cookie-cutter idea of what wedding photography is expected to look like. Her shots are unique; she captures moments of stress, mess, excitement, quiet, and joy. The perspectives and angles she finds are interesting and unexpected, and I'm still not sure what magic she used to be able to photograph close-up and intimate moments while being totally inconspicuous. AJ is also a complete gem to work with; she is experienced, communicative, kind, funny, and professional and we had a blast with her during our engagement and wedding sessions. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera: she wrangled our friends and families with ease during staged photographs, and also captured the people and the energy of the day in stunning candid photographs. No one else could have photographed the feelings, the little details, the big spaces, and (most importantly) the people with such care, nuance, and aestheticism. I cannot recommend AJ highly enough."