A THOUGHTFUL CLIENT JOURNEY

 crafted with years of service experience in mind.

Photography isn't just a product - it's also a service.

And if there's one thing I learned from over 6 years of working restaurant jobs to support my dreams, it's how to anticipate a clients needs and serve. You deserve to absolutely love the experience of taking your photos just as much as the final, delivered product. You should feel comfortable in front of the camera and at ease knowing you're being taken care of. Hell...you should get to freakin vibe with your photographer. And your love story deserves that, too.

we 100% agree

"I'VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID,
      PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID,
                          BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL."

maya angelou

I'm pretty straightforward about what you can expect with me.

we get the prep done first so you just focus on the fun.

With questionnaires & guides specifically designed to make this entire process a breeze...the work won't even feel like work. So that you can keep your minds on what's most important - celebrating your love & each other.

no awkward / uncomfy poses here. 

Just two super in love humans being their natural, unapologetic selves. Because you babes are perfect just the way you are ;)

let me introduce you to my "why"

the reason I care so much about photos of life's important moments (especially printed ones):

I was fifteen when my house burned down, and although we were lucky enough to walk away with what matters most (our lives and our dog), we said goodbye to a lot that night. And there's one thing I think about more than any of the rest of our stuff. 

That night, we lost every single photo album we owned (bye bye, childhood photos)...and my parents lost every single wedding photo except these two.

It’s hard for me to describe how priceless you realize your photos are when they just don’t exist anymore, and all you have left is the memory of looking at them.

This is why I want your wedding photos to feel exactly the way you remember the moments themselves (and why you'll hear me talk about the power of prints and backing up your photos A LOT). Because photos have the magical power to make memories last forever, and they give us the ability to pass down our stories through generations and families for years to come. Take it from me -- your moments deserve that (and more).

my totally-in-love parents.

BECAUSE EVENTS COME AND GO, BUT MEMORIES AND PHOTOS SHOULD LAST FOREVER.

so, Here's what you can expect.

Natural, candid storytelling

I focus on creating a space that allows you to be your most natural, comfortable selves, so that you will look back on your photos with a HUGE smile because they feel so truly, unapologetically like YOU.

EDITS THAT'RE TRUE TO LIFE (& SKIN TONES)

Your photos will be edited based on the classic, colorful romance of film with the word "timeless" constantly in mind. My priority is also placed on keeping diverse skin tones true to life, no matter your race. 

excitement, honesty & encouragement

You can expect a photographer who is truly excited about your day and all of the effort you've put into it, always honest, and a constant supporter of your vision & priorities.

purposeful attention to detail

You put a LOT of thought into your day and all of the little things that make the big picture come together beautifully. With me, you will have a photographer who purposefully captures those details.

Tell me about your dream day.

Exchanging your own vows on the top of a tree-lined mountain, with just an officiant and a photographer? Or tucked away in a beachside cove, surrounded by your family and friends? I want to hear all about it.

we want to elope

a classic wedding

frequently asked questions 

do you release raw image files? Pretty please?

Nope, I do not. RAW image files are considered unfinished work, which doesn't accurately represent my business. That's a fancy way of saying that when you book with me, you're hiring for my photography services and paying for the finished product: your delivered, hand-edited images that have my editing style and time put into them. The photos that come straight out of the camera do not look like the photos on this site, for example! So would your really want those, anyways? ;) If you have more specific questions about RAW's or want a more detailed explanation, I'm happy to chat over the phone about it.

How long does it take to get our photos?

I have about a 2-4 week turnaround for sessions and a 4-8 week turnaround for weddings, depending on how busy that season is! I know this sounds like a LONG time to wait and see your final images, and that's why I include a "sneak peek" gallery within 72 hours of our time together. So you have something amazing to drool over while you wait for the rest.

But maia, why do I need a second photographer?!

Second photographers allow for more freedom in a timeline, more angles & perspective on your moments, MORE PHOTOS in the same amount of coverage, and more security and protection if something were to go wrong in a worst-case-scenario. When  a wedding has more than 100 guests or has a particularly tight timeline, I consider a second photographer a must-have and am always more than happy to explain the pros and cons to my couples. (Hint: there are veryyy few cons).

how many images do you actually deliver?

Essentially, all of them. The only photos I do not edit or deliver are the ones I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want anyway; the mid-blink, too blurry or unflattering photos. Every event is different and it's hard to have a specific number of photos that you will receive, but my average rate is somewhere between 50-100 photos per hour of coverage. You can rest assured that if it's a quality photo of a good moment, I will edit it and add it to the gallery!

what is your reschedule / refund policy?

Rescheduling and postponements are not one-size-fits-all, especially in the age of COVID-19. I've learned and adapted to look at each situation and evaluate the best way to move forward on a case-by-case basis. In general, though, you best believe I'm on your team and will do my best to find an answer that's beneficial to us both.

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If you made it all the way down here, I think you deserve a reward for that...and I LOVE a good easter egg like in my fave Marvel movies. So why don't you go ahead and reach out when you're ready...and if you mention the word "infinity," I'll give you one hour free in your photography package ;)

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