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destination photographer for the wildly in love!

you don't get a redo! that's why you need a professional photographer you can trust!!

The last thing you want to do, is worry about the kind of images you will get back from your session or event. You can be confident that I will help you look your very best in each and every photo.

I will always, always be here to collaborate with you along the way. I like to take time to get to know each of my clients needs & wants and things that I may not know otherwise. From the time you get the session or wedding planning guide on day one, to the time I’m delivering photos; I want you to feel comfortable chatting with me about different things throughout the entire process. So feel free to send me that vision, your wardrobe ideas, or even ask me what I think. I am here the WHOLE way through. My goal for each and every client I work with, is to establish confidence, trust, quality and connection. I am very involved with the planning process. my goal is that your session or event is fully stress free.

You want your photography experience to be STRESS-FREE. From planning stages to the delivery of photos - I am here to help you every step of the way!

I would like for you to know what its like to work with me & set expectations for the both of us throughout the process. My hope is that working with me is consistently three things: collaborative, simplistic and fun!

Connection and communication are key. When you book with me, I make sure to establish a 1-on-1 working relationship with you.

PS, you get every image!!! This includes personal printing rights. And you can build albums or make prints for your walls! You keep all the high resolution images, at no extra fee!

WE'LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH ANY PROCESS & ANSWER ANY QUESTION

Most people have very little if any experience of being in front of a camera, and that's ok. We'll guide you.

Values

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fun

simplistic

collaborative

You’re getting MARRIED, so lets have fun! I try not to take myself, or my profession too seriously — at least where it counts. The last thing I want to feel like at your wedding is a vendor... I’m a friend who happens to also be a professional wedding photographer. We will have a kick-ass time, I promise.

My second word is “simplistic”. My shooting philosophy stems from the age-old “less is more” mantra. I’m a pretty simple person and believe that creating timeless photos is more important than timely photos. Trends come and go, so it’s important for me to not rely on those to make okay photos, but great photos. Props, extremely staged moments, and “epic” lighting can feel fabricated and take away from the actual authenticity of the day, so I encourage couples to focus on what’s in front of them.

I will always, always be here to collaborate with you along the way. I like to take time to get to know each of my clients needs & wants and things that I may not know about your wedding day. From the time you get this guide, to the time I’m delivering photos, I want you to feel comfortable chatting with me about different things throughout the wedding planning process. So feel free to send me that vision, your dress or even ask me what I think. I am here the WHOLE way through.

"you literally have one shot to chose your photographer."

That is why you need a photographer you can trust.

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Kind Words

Josie is the absolute best!!!! She’s helpful, insightful, and a complete pro at photography. She gave direction and input when asked but also didn’t push us. She matched our vibe perfectly. Being photographers ourselves, we had confidence that she would capture everything that we wanted perfectly and that we wouldn’t have to direct or manage her too much. Her style is beautiful and classic without being too trendy. Josie is accommodating — let us change our date to a year later because of COVID! — and I felt fine asking her for certain things. She made our wedding day better and stress-free; her presence felt more like that of a friend than a photographer. I would recommend her to every single person getting married; I can’t imagine having anyone else capture our day!

There is literally not a more precious beautiful kind soul than Josie. She is essentially a part of our family now !!! We loved her the minute we talked to her . She was so flexible to work with us through new wedding dates during covid outbreak and kept us calm the whole time. We flew her from Florida to Cincinnati and I am sooooo glad we did - I cannot express how incredible she is with children … we have 5 kids and she just kept them all smiling and engaged . Best things about her is that she is FAST, her pics have an antique quality to them - they look timeless. She is beyond professional and I cannot wait to hire her again - for family pics !!!

Where do I begin? 2 years and 6+ photo sessions later, and I’m still in love with Josie. She’s become part of my family since our first shoot doing our engagement session. She’s kind, genuine, ensures you are comfortable and having a good time, looks after you during sessions to either fix your hair or your outfits etc., she open to YOUR ideas and visions, she’s open to creativity and new places, and just down right a one in a million soul. If 5 stars everywhere you look isn’t enough to email her, I hope this review helps you pull that trigger because she is it. ♥️

heather and justin

— Hayley and austin

Monica and David

FAQ

How do I book?

General Questions

Do you travel?

Definitely!! For your event or day, I will create a personalized travel amount. To me it doesn’t matter if it’s across the world, I would be happy to come your way!! Usually for national trips, it can range around an additional $1000+.

Yay, I am so excited you have reached the point that you want us to work together!! To reserve your wedding date, you simply need to sign the contract and pay a non-refundable 25-50% retainer. The retainer amount is case by case basis. This can all be done online through me directly in your client portal. Ask me to set you up and I will send over the contract and investment forms.

Session Questions

Do you deliver RAW files?

Who owns the copyright to my images?

I do not deliver RAW files. RAW files are unedited and therefore are not an accurate representation of my work or my brand. An unedited RAW file does not meet my standard of excellence. If I decided to deliver these files to my clients, it removes my discretion from the process.

While I retain the copyright of the images from your wedding day, the contract gives personal print permissions to our clients, for any non-commercial usage. If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know. Also, if your printing lab requests a print release, just let me know and I will send one over right away!

Do you do sneak peeks?

Who edits when there is a second shooter?

I do. My second shooter hands me over the cards at the end of the night, and I pay her. I go home and back up on two hard drives, on my PC, on a cloud file and lastly, I don’t erase the cards until the session is delivered.

I do! Within a few days of your session when backing up your files to three places, I choose the favs I clearly remember from your day! And I upload to Facebook and Instagram AND I set you up with your sneak peeks!

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In a nut shell

You want gorgeous timeless photos to preserve your love today.


Your walls seriously need some updated photos that match your decor.

it would be GREAT if it didn’t take a whole bunch of stress to get there.

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What if..

YOU WANT..

- A photographer you can trust

- Timeless photos you’ll love that will look amazing in your home

- A STRESS-FREE experience!!

you could have great photos without the sress?

Imagine a photography experience where everyone is having a great time - including your boo! Imagine a photography session where you don’t have to be alone planning, creating timelines, choosing vendors, and the therapist - especially to those who may not want to be in attendance for the photos (ahem......your significant other). Oh, and raise your hand if you have photos that you intended to print but never did?

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Client review

I have now worked with Josie THREE times and there is a reason! She's done my engagement session in Florida, a mountain session and my wedding in Colorado. I have never been so impressed with photos in my entire life. Not only is the photo quality out of this world, they are candid, natural, and have so much emotion captured in each one. She is super responsive and invested- you can tell she loves what she does. She makes you feel comfortable and guides you every step of the way. I honestly could go on and on. Worth every penny, and then some! Thank you so so so much!!!

-Anna C

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Ready to work together?

in order to ensure greater attention to detail, I am only accepting a limited amount of sessions and events per year. investment for weddings begin at $3240, elopements at $1200 and sessions at $550. I also create custom packages tailored to your needs.

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How does the booking process work?

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Get in touch with us!

The first step towards booking, is to fill out the contact form and tell me all the things, the more the merrier. I will bounce back with an immediate full pricing guide and then a link to book a coffee chat. We will then hop on the phone to see if we are a good fit.

The booking stage

We have chatted on the phone, the investment feels right and so does the connection, we are ready to do the damn thang! This is when you tell me it's a go and I go and manually set up your client portal, woo hooo!! You will then sign the contract, make your payment and we are set!! We then become instant friends! Ha! No, but really!!

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Planning stage

We will be in contact way more than you will imagine. I will be sharing every single tip imaginable for your session, or event and sending out timelines, to even sharing with you where to find my blogs made for future brides and grooms. This is the excited stage where everything becomes so fun and real!! This is when we have a BLAST!

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Pricing

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Films

Partnered with Bahia Films and have created all inclusive packages. If you are interested in photo + video, be sure to fill out the form and request photo + video.

Photos

Lets celebrate your everyday love with a session to document that! All collections include the final edited digital images with print release, and digital online gallery. Sessions take place on weekdays only.

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YOU matter and so do your photos!

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