As someone who enjoys looking through old photographs and delights in that feeling of nostalgia..I can tell you that I 100% understand the importance of documenting not just the highlight reel or the “smile and look at me” photos. But the teary eyed reactions, the little looks towards each other, the get on stage and sing with the band moment, the hugs to grandma, and everything in between.
I'll tell it to ya straight. If you're looking for any sense of traditional photos or being posed, then I'm not the right photographer for you and that's ok. But if you've made it this far on my site then I bet you're looking for a more in-the moment approach! Which is where I come in. I do not pose couples, rather I tell my couples to focus on each other and be themselves in front of the camera. I'll guide you with some prompts to get things started, other than that it's mostly the couple being themselves! I always say it’s all about communication and connection. Because as Greg Daniels once said, the idea of truth and beauty is what I’m going for in the camera. (If you know that reference then we’re already friends).
I want to capture your day and your story like a documentarian, letting the camera seek out the truth. Capturing you laughing so hard at your inside jokes, hanging out with your loved ones and going wild, those sweet tight hugs, chatting with your family and enjoying each other’s company instead of just standing there staring at the camera. That's what it would be like.
YOU are my inspiration. This is not me showing up with a camera with my agenda. It's a collaboration, we work together to capture your story. Using an intentional approach, it's all about YOU and how you actually felt in the moment while I took photos. I also draw inspiration from personal experiences, movies and art. My style specializes in showcasing an artful, romantic and nostalgic feel to my work. Lots of grain, moody but true to color tones, vintage vibes and lots of emotion.
In my eyes, this relationship is a two-way street. And that mutual understanding of one another is what will help create photos that feel like YOU. Communication and connection are key here. From providing you with a wedding planning guide, outfit guide for your session, and any helpful advice in between, it’s safe to say that I’ve got you COVERED.
There’s also a TON of work that happens before the elopement day! And that’s when I become more than just a photographer to you. I'm here to provide recommendations, ideas and support for creating the elopement you two have been dreaming up. From getting ready prep to booty poppin' on the dance floor, we're gonna make sure you look and feel amazing on your day.
- Professional edited photos in my signature romantic style
- Custom online gallery of all final photos with easy sharing, downloading, and online print shop to print your memories (and client print discounts)
- High-res and social media size photo galleries
- Free unlimited downloads for you, your fam and friends within gallery and printing rights
Exclusive Wedding Planning Guide, Outfit Planning Guide, Vendor Recommendation Guide and more
- Professional edited photos in my signature romantic style
- Custom online gallery of final photos with easy sharing, downloading, & online
print shop to print your memories (& client print discounts)
- High-res & social media size photo galleries
- Free unlimited downloads for you, your fam & friends within gallery & printing rights
- Exclusive Wedding Planning Guide, Location Guide, Outfit Planning Guide, Vendor Recommendation Guide & more
Starting at $1000
Starting at $3500
+ minimum of 4 hours
+ only eligible for just the couple
+ film add-on available
Starting at $7300
+ 8 hour coverage
+ second shooter
+ engagement session
+ film add-on available
You get me as your lead photographer, not someone else. Most of my packages include a second shooter though. I have a team of shooters I rotate depending on their availability. All have a similar style, creative mind and work ethic as me. I go through all the photos the second shooter captures and edit the photos they take.
The second shooter is required in most of my wedding packages, especially weddings with more than 50 guests. The second shooter is necessary for capturing the getting ready of your fiance while I’m with you, capturing more candids/reactions of guests and the overall day and covers any area I am not in. They also serve as a backup JUST in case something happens to me on the wedding day or I am not able to make it to your wedding due to an act of God, pregnancy, illness, death, etc.
I'm the right photographer for micro weddings, elopements and couples. For couples who desire an artistic and photojournalistic approach to their photographs. The couples who put a lot of intention into their wedding or elopement and want that in-the-moment, emotional feel to their photos with an editorial touch. For the couples who want an elopement experience and not just pretty photos. I do not offer photography for traditional weddings.
To lock me in, you pay a non-refundable retainer. The remaining payment is due 30 days before the wedding day and 7 days before a session. You can request a payment plan for the remaining payment, just let me know. The retainer is non-refundable because it serves as an agreement between us that I will reserve your day and will not book other weddings/sessions during your day and/or time.
I offer albums and a variety of printed products through your personal online gallery. I highly advise clients to print directly through the online gallery for high quality and the convenience! You wouldn't have to download then re-upload the photos to another print provider, you can just create your album/prints super easily through me. You can order beautiful printed photos to frame yourself, framed prints, save the date cards, thank you cards, holiday cards, calendars, photo albums..you name it!. PLUS, I give ya discounts for prints through out the year!
8-12 weeks for weddings and elopements. 2-4 weeks for sessions. Your final edited photos will be in a beautiful, custom online gallery and I’ll send that via email. The online gallery and link will be available to you for 18 months. You have the option to purchase a yearly subscription gallery hosting and backup to keep your gallery online.
This is thoroughly explained in my contract. Your retainer fee is non-refundable for the date you book with me as it served to reserve the day and I turned down other inquiries. Depending on the circumstances, if you need to change your date you can sign a cancellation/rescheduling contract and book a new date with a new contract and a possible retainer fee.
Yes and no. Because I'm an over-shooter I like to make sure I don't miss anything. Thus having multiple images of the same thing, test shots, un-usable images, etc. I go through every single photo to pick the right ones that are beautiful, so you don't have to. So technically you don't get every single photo. The amount of photos will be different based on coverage time and other variables. With that in mind, a minimum of 500 edited photos for 8 hour weddings, a minimum of 300 photos for weddings less than 8 hours and a minimum of 50 edited photos for sessions.
No. Half of the beauty of photography is the editing. After all, you're hiring me because of my editing style that caught your eye! Imagine you commissioning Picasso for a piece of artwork and he only gives you a sketch! That's how it would feel. If you think I missed a photo though, please don’t feel afraid to ask!
This is explained in my contract and there are a few different clauses. Overall if by an act of God, pregnancy, illness, death, etc happens to present itself.. I will communicate that to you right away and come up with a solution. One option is to offer an associate photographer who will fill in for me. This would be at no additional cost to you and I will arrange every single thing for you so you don’t have to stress. Another option (which would be a last resort), is we can talk about cancellation and a refund based on services rendered.
Everyone says, "I don't know what to do in front of the camera". The work that you see here and in my portfolio aren't me telling couples what to do or to "kiss on cue". The emotions in my work come from me telling my couples to focus on each other and to feel free to be themselves. My style and approach is candid, photojournalist, in-the-moment and documentary. Therefore I cannot and will not pose couples or force them to be affectionate. I will give (minimal) guided prompts to get things started, but for the most part my couples focus on each other like it's a date night. I am the right photographer for the couples who don't shy away from real emotions. And for the ones who don't want to be posed, rather be let free to be themselves in front of the camera.
I schedule sessions on Tuesdays or Thursdays only. Wednesdays are reserved for possible rain dates and weekends are reserved for weddings. To help out, I send my booked clients my exclusive locations guide and outfit planning guide! If a location you choose requires a permit, it is up to you to inquire and pay the permit fee.
I hear this a lot from my couples. I totally get it. Which is why I like to get to know you two, build trust and overall make sure you feel comfortable with me. This is YOUR experience so let’s make it unique to you. I will guide you in how to relax and be yourselves while still being intentional, fun and making sure you get AWESOME photos. At the same time, if your partner doesn't like taking photos I might not be the photographer for you. My work and style is romantic, candid and intentional. I wouldn't want y'all to feel uncomfortable in front of my lens if you're not into it.
I believe in keeping things authentic, real and natural. The only things I will alter are any temporary things that would not be there in a few weeks like a bruise, scrape or a pimple. I always ask if there’s any concerns or if you prefer a side. It helps me out when I’m taking photos and directing you. If your dress gets dirty or if something is distracting in the background of a few photos, like an exit sign or garbage can, I can try to remove it/fix it but no guarantees. With that being said, I am not a photoshop expert so I will try my best. I'm also not an expert in removing double chins or anything like that so I cannot do that.
I do not work from shot lists. My work is documentary, candid and in the moment so I need to be present. I can't be present if I'm looking at a list all day. The only time I will have a shot list is for family photos. I do send a questionnaire before the wedding to know what things are important to you, so I gotchu. You can certainly send me some inspo shots to get your vision but this would be purely for inspiration and I do not copy poses from other photographers.
“Thalia is hands down the most talented photographer out there. She made our engagement and wedding day so special & captured the most breath-taking photos. She is sweet, punctual, professional, personable, passionate, & has an amazing eye. She made our whole experience incredibly memorable from start to finish. The quality of her work is unmatched, we genuinely loved EVERY SINGLE PHOTO she took. We especially appreciated the pre-session discussion of the photos that were important for us to capture. Her website and questionnaire was extremely helpful to us in the process. She truly has a gift for making you feel comfortable & relaxed while directing. We honestly can’t recommend her enough!! Thank you SO much Thalia!”
“Thalia went ABOVE AND BEYOND what I could’ve envisioned for my wedding photos. She made the whole process very pain/hassle free. She thoroughly focused on important details months in advance to prepare for the full night of events. She sent me a questionnaire asking me questions that would ensure her capturing the content I wanted. Most of these questions were ones I would’ve never thought to communicate with her and I’m very thankful for that. She was very intentional to get to know who I am. Thalia knows what she’s doing! Because of her, the wedding photography was the least stressful aspect of planning a wedding. I am not used to being photographed in a professional setting so Thalia was a wonderful coach and helped me to feel 100% comfortable. She truly captured the essence of my spouse and I. She captured the emotions of the day including us, the bridal party and our guests. She knew who the most important people in my life were and made sure to capture them as well. That is an extremely special gift that I will have forever. ”
“Thalia was by far the best decision we made the entire wedding! When I look at the photos, I can feel all the emotions and love in every photo. She was extremely accommodating, friendly, caring, and all around fun to be around! She made everything relaxing for us which definitely helps for great photos! I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me and my family.”