balancing the beautifully composed with the fun and candid
My name's Andrea.
Spirited Lover of Life
"Wow, where do I start?! From the beginning, Andrea was very professional, yet I felt a sense of calm prior to even meeting her. During our photo shoot, my husband and I were laughing and enjoying ourselves completely. At times, it was easy to forget it was a photo shoot as none of it felt forced or posed. It was entirely “us.” If you need a photographer who will capture the essence of who you are, she NEEDS to be your go to!"
From your very first inquiry to gallery delivery I'll guide you through everything, be there for you whenever you have questions or concerns, and I'll make sure you're never left in the dark.
As your Washington elopement photographer, it's my job (and my absolute pleasure) to help you document your love in a way that is fun, sincere, and totally unique to you.
I'll blend in with the background and capture candid, natural shots that tell the story of your unique love, but I also make sure to get all those classic posed shots as well, cuz we still need some of those. :)
Your elopement is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I take my role in documenting it very seriously. I approach every wedding with care, attention to detail, excitement, and a whole lot of heart.
"Andrea is great at communicating, brainstorming fun locations, and taking beautiful photos that capture the love and energy of the group. Not to mention, she's so fun and makes posing nice and easy! It was such a fun experience!"
(Unfortunately I cant be paid in tacos or chai no matter how much I love them, so please use this as the measuring stick.💕 A non-refundable retainer is due at time of booking to secure your date.)
I learned about serving from my mother.
When company would come over, she always treated them like they were the most important person in the world, and in that moment they were.
She'd make sure they were fed, rested, comfortable, and content. She was always warm and kind, exuding polite affection and attention no matter who they were or how long they were staying.
When you're my client, you are the most important person in that moment, no matter how long your stay is.
My goal is to capture events as they naturally unfold: real moments and emotions. I try to blend in and document what is naturally occurring on your day without too much direction or posing until we get to the formals.
Formals and photoshoots are lightly posed, meaning I’ll help get you into place first and then encourage interaction and real expressions by directing you with conversation, play, and prompts to help you engage with each other and capture that authenticity we love.
I make sure to get a mix of both camera aware photos (everyone looking at the camera) as well as the candid documentary story of your day or session.
Vibe check! If I'm gonna be your professional third wheel we need to first establish if we'll be a good fit for each other or not, amiright?
First, check out my gallery and see if my aesthetic style resonates with you and matches you're vision! This ones important. Read about my photography style and approach to your day/session above and see if you're cool with that. Read the nice words my clients have said about working with me (without me even having to pay them!).
We'll get along if wedding photography is something that is immensely important to you. My clients are pretty laid back and cool with PDA. They're willing to let go, have fun, and trust my direction (no matter how silly it may seem) to get those authentic images.
Probably 80 to 90 percent of the clients you see on my website told me that they were awkward and un-photogenic.
Part of what will help ease your worry is an engagement session!. Once people get their images back, they’re so much more confident and relaxed about being photographed on their wedding day and they trust that I’ll do a good job.
I'm a black belt at helping people feel comfortable, and I specialize in the camera-proud and the camera-shy alike.
And I want you to know and understand something: we always notice our own flaws WAY more than anyone else may notice them - if they even notice at all.
All kids see when looking at a photo of their mother is their beautiful mom. All your partner see's when looking at a photo of you at your engagement or wedding, is how much they love YOU.
They don't see what you see. They just see someone they love. Always try to remember that.
I keep a number of backup dates for my photoshoots in case of bad weather or unforeseeable circumstances. There is no fee to reschedule to a new date if it’s raining or if someone gets sick. However, I'm always down if you are to do a rainy day, clear umbrella photoshoot too!
Washington weather is notoriously unpredictable and changes very quickly, so I typically don't like to call off a shoot until the morning of the session. I always keep a close eye on the weather days before a shoot and will keep you posted!
And if it rains on your wedding day - that's supposed to be good luck!! That's what I heard anyway. I have some super cute clear umbrellas that photograph really well, and we'll just end up making some steamy, romantic, intimate, true PNW style memories. :) I promise you wont be disappointed.
Don't fret, my love, I haven't yet not been able to attend a wedding. :) But, as with any supplier, it is possible an emergency or illness could prevent me from attending your wedding (I'd have to be hella laid up though if that's ever the case).
In this VERY unlikely event, I will do my utmost to find a similar style photographer replacement from my trusted network of professional wedding photographers. In my experience from what I've seen within my network, there is always a talented photographer available to help if needed last minute.
If this is not possible, then the final, and absolute worst and last case scenario is that I will refund the money you have paid me.
A couple years ago I emailed a local photographer to get my own pictures taken with my son (because tripods and camera timers don't always produce authentic emotion - go figure), and they never got back to me. Not even when I followed up.
It really bummed me out, and then I just never got the chance to get our pictures done together at all that year.
So I made it my personal mission to never be that kind of photographer. Not that I was to begin with anyway, but that experience definitely reinforced it.
Because You deserve a photographer who:
And I'm the type of photographer who:
So fill out the seemingly impersonal contact form below and I'll personally get back to you! Cant wait to meet you. : )
(Dont worry, I'll get the message.)
I'm pretty sure that one will get the message to me.
Authenticity is something that has always been incredibly important to me, both as a person and as a photographer. It's the foundation of who I am and what I do.
As a photographer, I believe that authenticity is what gives a photograph its soul. It's the raw, genuine emotion that makes a photo come alive and truly speaks to the viewer. That's why I strive to capture images that are authentic, candid, and real.
Your wedding day is one of the most special and meaningful days of your life. It's a day filled with love, joy, and emotion, and it's a day that you will want to remember forever. That's where I come in.