While it lights me up to create photos that leave you thinking "damn, we look good!", my job is so much more than just posing and pressing a button...and your wedding day is about so much more than getting good photos (seriously!).

Beyond all the fun direction and artistic shots, I make space for your story to unfold. One where the most poignant moments are unrehearsed, unposed, and fleeting. So I cross my heart and promise to anticipate the moments that will mean the most, place you in the best light, and remind you to stay hydrated  But just as much, I'll be there to remind you to slow down, take a breath, and soak in the beauty of the story you're living.

And I promise you, I won’t miss a thing. 

And whether your story is filled with days spent scaling mountains or cozy nights in, grand romantic gestures or simple, meaningful acts of love, I believe that your story is worth celebrating. That's why I do what I do.

With God as our greatest author, the pursuit of marriage is a setting-out into the most beautiful Chapter One he has given us in his Great Story, and there is nothing I love more than to be a witness to the uncontainable joy he brings to a couple on their wedding day. 

From the intricate details of your dress, to the look in his eyes when he reads your final love note before “I do,” I want you to be able to treasure each beautiful moment as the gift it is, passing it on to the many generations that follow.

we were created to live extraordinary stories.

I believe with all my heart that

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You will receive an emailed link to your digital gallery of edited photos with an optional access code. From there you are welcome to download photos, share with family + friends, or order prints from my online shop! 

how will our photos be delivered?

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It varies depending on the day, but on average, you can expect around 60-90 photos per hour from any session. With weddings I generally give back even more!

how many photos will we receive?

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Wedding gallery: 8-12 weeks.
Engagement gallery: 4-6 weeks.

how long will it take to get our photos back?

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Once you get your images back, feel free to use them how you please! I just ask that you don’t alter the photos in any way - so no crazy crop jobs, retouching apps, or additional filters.  Also, please credit me if you post on social media! It’s a great way for new clients to find my work!

what rights will we have with our photos?

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Nope!  As far as I'm concerned, they're your photos - print them wherever you like.  However, I do provide a professional custom print shop option with your photo gallery if you're looking for a reliable high-quality printer.

do i have to print my photos through you?

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Nope. I will take your RAW files to my grave. Part of my job is to take those images and make them pop with all the beauty and life they deserve! The same goes for images I shoot, but don't deliver - I give the very best moments of your day, so you don't have to look at 50 of the same bridal party portrait over and over to decide which one is best (trust me, it can be mind-numbing)

can i have the raw files (unedited images)?

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Absolutely! I’m based in KC, but am totally game to go with you anywhere. Hit me up with all of your grand ideas and we’ll make an adventure out of it! Travel + lodging fees vary based on location.

do you travel?

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Frequently asked questions

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Once your contract is signed and 25% retainer is paid, your date is officially locked in! 

save the date

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Want to make it official? I'll send over a proposal, you'll confirm your package and I'll put together your contract!

pick a package

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I've found that a FaceTime or Zoom call is the easiest way to cover everything you need to know, and to see if we're a good fit! If I'm available on your wedding date, we'll schedule a call within a week of your inquiry.

book a chat

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Use my Contact page to send me a message with a few starting details about your wedding day (and yourself!)

inquire

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here's how it goes:

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reviews

"I will probably cry while writing this review because having Meredith as our wedding photographer was just that much of a blessing! Not only were her pictures amazing, but she was helpful, cheerful, flexible, and creative on such a chaotic day. She was EXACTLY what I needed. Our wedding day was not perfectly planned, but it was totally ok because we really just wanted to have fun, get married and enjoy the little moments, and Meredith perfectly encouraged and captured that! It's really hard to put into words how great of a photographer Meredith is because she truly felt like more than just a photographer. 

But lastly I want to say that what I most appreciated about Meredith on our day was that after the ceremony she recommended that my husband & I slow down (I felt so rushed and it was like 40 degrees outside) and let the guests wait a bit longer at the reception, so that we could get some more shots of just the two of us alone & relaxed. Those shots turned out to be my absolute favorites - I can't imagine not having those. So wise and thoughtful! We absolutely loveddd working with Meredith."

emma + garet

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"Meredith  was absolutely amazing to work with! She had a fun energy but also was able to redirect my crazy wedding party to keep things moving! She also has such a creative mind and had great ideas while also making sure to implement the ideas I had. The day went so smoothly and the pictures were better than I could have imagined! I got sneak peak photos the day after my wedding! I would recommend to any and every bride especially those who lean towards a boho look! Meredith will not disappoint!"

erin + isaac

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"Meredith, working with you was an absolute joy! Our pictures were stunning and completely captured the moments we weren’t able to see or remember, and gave us even more memories to piece together such a perfect day! You flew in early, helped us set up the reception, and went above and beyond our hopes! Even on your birthday! I can’t stop talking to people about your love and joy that you pour into your work! I hope God blesses your work 100-fold because you are a great gift to all those you work with!"

jen + patrick

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"The wedding photos of my DREAMS! My husband knew Meredith from college, so we already knew that she is trustworthy, has a great personality, and is extremely talented. She made us feel extremely comfortable during photos, so all our photos look beautiful and authentic, and none of them look forced or posed. The indoor and outdoor pictures are both equal in beauty, quality, and lighting. Altogether, Meredith absolutely captured the joy of our wedding day perfectly. She captured the beauty and sacramentality of our Catholic wedding mass while being extremely respectful of the customs and traditions of the Catholic faith. She also had super ninja skills – some of my friends and family commented about how it was like she was everywhere all at once without ever being in the way. I felt like we were in the best hands having Meredith as our wedding photographer."

gina + michael

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"Meredith is unmatchable! She was the best decision we made for our wedding! She was helpful and responsive from the moment we hired her, 8 months before the wedding. She made sure the day and our photos reflected who we truly are, and she fit right in with the wedding party as soon as she arrived. Throughout the day, she worked hard to make sure everyone in the wedding felt comfortable with her, and she took pictures that authentically captured each special moment! Halfway through our reception, she came in to tell us that she'd found a great backdrop outside and wanted to give us the opportunity for more pictures. Some of our favorite pictures from the day came from that spontaneous, sunset shoot! Meredith genuinely goes ABOVE AND BEYOND. Truly one of the most talented photographers we have ever seen and such a gift to us."

mary + michael

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"lively, real, natural..."

"We searched high and low for a GREAT photographer (I mean, come on…you’re only going to get these photos once!) for literally the longest time in prep for the wedding. I am extremely picky! When we found Meredith, we knew right away. Her photos were exactly what we were looking for. They were lively, real, natural, luminescent, fun, and oh so genuine. We immediately got in touch with Meredith, and she was so sweet and excited to work with us. We could tell right away that Meredith was very experienced. She was very relaxed about everything, and she was happy to meet all our needs. Our wedding was going to be a big one with lots of friends and family and a bridal party of 13 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen. Both my husband and I come from large, Catholic families. Nonetheless, Meredith showed a lot of confidence and excitement by this news. She thrives on flexibility in chaotic situations. She uses that flexibility to her advantage, we realized, in capturing many little passing moments during the wedding and reception; those photos were the sweetest and so genuine.
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meaghan + eddie

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Meredith was SO GOOD at working with everyone. She made everyone feel comfortable, even those who were camera shy, while making every photo look natural and not so posed. She took authority when needed to quickly get all of our family, friends, and bridal party in a picture, and yet she took just the right amount of time to make sure everyone looked good. Meredith got the important and fun posed shots, but she also wasn’t constantly asking my husband and I or everyone else to pose for photos, but rather, she captured all these natural moments as we all enjoyed the best day ever. I don’t know how Meredith seemed to capture every moment, but she truly did, and she was so enthusiastic, fun, and complimenting while doing so. We COULDN’T BE HAPPIER with our photos. We’ve had three weddings in my immediate family thus far (mine being the fourth), and everyone had such high praises to sing of Meredith (that is saying SOOO much). I cannot recommend her enough!!!!

meaghan + eddie

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"Meredith was awesome! she made us feel very comfortable because of how genuine she is. it felt like we had known her for years! she comes prepared and is reassuring in the way that doesn't add any nerves the day of. the bridal party and wedding guests were impressed with her ability to capture key photos while also remaining unnoticed! she kept us in the loop during the editing process and we so fell in love with our final images. her style is beautiful, natural, and intimate all at the same time."

sarah + tony

"Now at last they were beginning chapter one of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever, in which every chapter is better than the one before."

CS Lewis
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