Whether it's a micro wedding or an elopement in the mountains, it is YOUR day. I totally get that a part of this process is getting creative, letting your imagination run wild, and forgetting the rules. I'm here to help and make sure we celebrate your love in the most authentic, true-to-yourself way possible. Let's find what makes you feel the most alive.
"Tami! I have no words! I wish I recorded our reactions. We cried, we laughed... You captured everything beyond perfectly. I have no words. Thank you so much. I am amazed. We are going to show to all our family and I can't wait! The little slide you made for us to watch makes a total difference. I am so so happy with the results. I couldn't be happier!"
"Tami! I have no words! I wish I recorded our reactions. We cried,
we laughed... You captured everything beyond perfectly. I have no words. Thank you so much. I am amazed. We are going to show to all our family and I can't wait! The little slideshow you made for us to watch makes a total difference. I am so so happy with the results. I couldn't be happier!"
I'm here to tell your story, and that means I focus on documenting real moments. I'll combine little poses with natural movements, but a lot of the time I'll just be giving you guidance on REAL things to do that create memories. Nothing fake, no awkward half-smiles. I want you busting out in real laughter that gives you little eye crinkles. I want your true emotions and feelings to come through because that's what your story is! I could definitely place you in front of some beautiful mountains and take a cool picture, but that's just a photo and that's not who I am. This means way, way more to me and I want to document your moments. I get this warning a lot:"my fiance hates getting their photo taken and will probably be really awkward" but by the end of the session that conversation always becomes "oh my gosh, that was so fun and easy and we both had an amazing time!" That's because I'm just letting you do your thing and providing some natural guidance along the way. So if you're looking for someone who's going to pose your hands and make sure the wind isn't blowing your hair in the wrong way, I may not be the best fit. But if you want real moments that show your connection and create memories when you look back at your photos, then let's chat!
It is my favorite thing in the world when couples tell me they want to break tradition and do things their own way. My soul sings. Because that's the way it SHOULD be! This is YOUR day and YOUR story and you get to do it however you want. I don't want you to be afraid to celebrate your love in a way that is totally true to yourself so I'm here to support you 100%! It breaks my heart to hear couples say "we really want a smaller wedding but have so much pressure to invite everyone" or, "we wish we would've eloped in the mountains" or, "we don't really even like cake" right after they cut their cake together. If you want to get married next to the random lake you always go to on weekends? I'm here for that. Want to have an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and then go play pool at your favorite bar? Hell yeah! Maybe wear a non-traditional dress and floral suit? Or get ready together in the morning so that you have more time together on your day? Let's freaking do it! Whatever makes your day feel special and tells your story is what I'm here to help make happen. These photos are your stories and your memories and you deserve for your children and children's children to look at these and immediately know who you two were and what you loved. I want you to forever remember the way you feel right now no matter how that looks. I want them to tell your truth because THAT is what this is really all about.
You'll hear this word a lot as you look for photographers and vendors. Connection. But I mean it a little bit differently. Of course I want a connection between you and me, we all do. But I'm here not as a wedding vendor. I'm here as your friend. I'm truly not just getting a job done and counting the weddings and sessions I book each year as a number. I am here for YOU as an individual and as a couple with unique backgrounds and passions! This might sound silly or cheesy, but I really get so invested in every single couple that books me. I dedicate a lot of time and effort into helping you plan an intentional day that makes you feel the most alive. I really do want to be so much more than just a photographer for you. I want us to grab coffee together or have a facetime date and figure out ways to make these photos the most amazing they can be because they're telling your story in a unique way. I want you to leave your session and say "I don't know why we were so nervous! Tami was so fun and easy to be around and I'm so glad we got to become friends." As all of this happens, you'll trust me and I'll trust you and we'll create magic. And then we'll keep doing it again and again as the years go by and I promise, you're always going to have a good time.
Your day should be all about you and tell your unique story. I know wedding planning can be stressful, and sometimes overwhelming with all the options out there but I want you to wake up the morning of your wedding day and know that you've truly planned a day that is 100% YOU. A day where you wake up and immediately feel the butterflies in your stomach and that giddiness that comes from knowing you're about to have the best day ever. I am here to help you plan your day with intentionality and authenticity so that when you look back at your photos, you immediately see your personalities and your love in the photos. Not just a day with pretty flowers and your family and friends. But a day where you woke up and had coffee together because that's what you do on Sundays. Or a day where you hiked to your elopement location because that spot is special to you and you wanted to incorporate it. Or a night where you danced to your favorite music in the mountains under starlight because that's what made you feel the most excited. Whether these choices are traditional or not, I'm here for you and will make sure that we're planning your day in a way that is intentionally, and beautifully YOU.
The most important piece of all of this, and my approach, is that you're in love with each other, and have a love for nature. That's it. That is the most important aspect. I get super passionate about capturing and documenting love, and I use nature to do it. I think a beautiful landscape, or a meaningful area can really make your session or wedding way more special. I'll feel the best when we're running through fields, playing indie music, getting a little dirty and letting the golden sun rays soak us in light. There will be a lot of moments when I just kind of back up and tell you two to do your thing and cuddle or sit together, or watch the sun set. These moments are when I'm documenting the landscape with you in it. I had one couple say about one of their landscape photos, "it's like a work of art, but with us just in it" and that's truly what I want. Your love is so beautiful, and nature is so beautiful, and I think when those two things come together, something so special and real and intentional is created. I don't think it's possible to scroll through my work without seeing the emphasis on real moments and nature. So be ready to sit in the grass holding hands, feel the breeze in your hair, and explore a little bit.
Love is love is love. I got so tired of photographers exclusively selecting the type of people they wanted to photograph. Whether that was based on size, or gender identification, or the color of your skin or whatever. I think that's dumb. I hold space and intention for all humans and provide a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples. I don't care what you look like, just that you have love you want to document. I accept all humans without question, pause, or hesitation and will lovingly photograph all of your moments.
Providing each and every couple and family that books me with an intentional and special experience is so important to me. In order to continually provide this, I limit the number of weddings and sessions I book each year. You're investing so much in this, and it doesn't benefit anyone if I'm physically, mentally, or creatively exhausted. I'm not a photographer who is trying to book as many weddings a year as possible, I just don't think that's fair to you. I also prioritize keeping space open for anniversary sessions and updated family photos for the amazing people who book me year after year. To keep my calendar open for them, and provide intention to each and every person that books me while also keeping my turnaround time quick, I limit my schedule.
My approach to all my sessions and weddings is to tell YOUR story. This goes way beyond photos of the two of you kissing and laughing and exploring nature. It's also in all the details. This is why I offer wedding invitations to my couples because I think capturing your love and story in the very first thing people will receive about your wedding is where it all starts. I also photograph so much more than just "you". When you get your gallery, you'll see photos of the stars the night you got married, or the yellow-leaves from your autumn engagement session when you explored the mountains. These are all part of your story, and they will remind you of the smells, and textures, and feelings you had as you made amazing new memories and moments together. I want your photos to take you back and use details to make that happen. Because your WHOLE story deserves to be told, in every way possible.
I am obsessed with small, intimate micro-weddings with couples who love authenticity and want to celebrate in a way that's totally true-to-themselves. When I decided to start offering wedding invitations, I knew I wanted to incorporate those same values. Because I limit my invitations at a quantity of 100, it ensures that every single one is perfectly detailed, and uniquely made by hand. We'll work closely together to create a totally custom design, pulling in the elements of your wedding to tell your story. I put so much attention and detail into every aspect of your invitation suite, and since they are all custom made, you know your guests will be wowed when they see them. These will be just as unique as you and tell your love story perfectly.
Tam is the BEST! My fiancé and I went in blind as many do when picking a photographer for our engagements, bridals and wedding day! Tam is so fun to work with, hypes you up, and creates photos you never thought could exist of yourself! She captures every emotion we could’ve wanted to portray in our photos for this special time!!
Tami is so fun, skilled, and kind and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. We loved the locations, and the vision Tami has for how to create an awesome session. It was so fun to see the beautiful fall colors, and Tami picked the perfect time for the session. We also really loved the little polaroid pictures that she took and gave to us in person. Tami helps you feel comfortable and have a good time even if you are not experienced with getting your photo taken!