I'm so happy you made it here to my website, I'm someone that genuinely feels like everything happens for a reason and the universe is so powerful in bringing us together. I just wanted to start off by saying most of my couples reach out to me saying how awkward they are in front of the camera, I always tell them they don't come close in beating me in that category. It's something that I have related to my whole entire life so I understand the nerves that come along with it. But here is the thing, once you go through a session with me or book me as your wedding photographer and you get your photos in return, you realize how you both don't look awkward at all. The other catcher too is that you don't have to do much work on your end at all to achieve photos like you see on my website. Its not some awkward staged photo shoot when your parents took you to Sears to have family portraits back in the 90s. Its absolutely nothing like that. Literally all you have to do is show up as yourselves, I will be your third wheel friend, hyping you both up and making sure you have an amazing time, almost like a date! Lots of my couples even stress the importance of having this time, rekindled parts of their relationship. I think its so important to document highlights in your life with your favorite people. There is something so much more that only photos can really explain, and how to capture real genuine feelings and emotions.
I'm a huge advocate on treating my couples like REAL human beings who have REAL connections with other human beings. Creating a safe space for my clients to be free in who they are is the biggest deal ever. It is a total game changer in how your photos turn out, which of course I want to turn out amazing. My approach is a lot different than most photographers, if you book a session with me, your damn right I want to meet you thirty minutes before our session and meet you; maybe grab you your favorite brew, coffee or tea if you are up for it. Having that approach of not just showing up and not even giving the chance to meet you both before your session is a total disservice to you in my book. Photography is a completely personal thing and I wholeheartedly believe that you need to make sure who you hire is someone you can vibe with.
Hi, I'm Paris! One thing that I just want to be so up front with is that this job is my life. I absolutely put my love and energy into what I do. I have failed many times in my twenties before I could even get to a place like this. I worked jobs that were in no way suited for my personality and I worked really really hard to put myself in this position where I get to do something I love daily. So if you hire me, You best believe I will take you seriously, but not like Squidward serious, its going to be fun. You know what I mean!
I'm so thankful and honored when I am chosen to be someones photographer. I get to document the happiest moments in others lives and I have always enjoyed making others feel good since I was a child. This whole photographer thing started when I allowed myself to go with my gut and it has always lead me down the right paths in life. Its exactly the same approach I use when photographing people. A lot of my decisions when it comes to posing is based on the feeling and energy I get from you so that I can truly match you who really are deep down.
Okay, Okay! I'm sure you were really wondering how I really am in front of the camera. Well here it is. I'm just like most of you. I can't tell you how much I understand this whole anxious feeling of being in front of the camera. I have done so much research, education and really have finetuned my entire experience to make sure you don't endure that pain. I want you to remember your photoshoot or wedding as an experience and to remember how much you laughed and connected with your partner. I'm your third wheel friend hyping you guys along, truly wanting the best for you both.
A little bit about myself on a personal level is that i like to mountain bike, go for hikes, do projects with other photographers, work on self development, watch me some rom coms (i'm a sucker for those), dabble a little in graphic design and I like to try out different ethical foods! Okay, enough about me, I can't wait to hear more about you!
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This is the perfect option for if you plan on having more than 20 guest at your wedding. I only do weddings with 70 or less guest because I feel like this allows me to connect more with you both as a couple and your guest. Although the weddings i have shot with more than 70+ guest have been amazing, I find this is more personable and I connect on a deeper level. My starting coverage time I recommend is 8+ hours because I truly value your wedding day and dont feel right missing important parts of your day. Now with COVID affecting wedding plans, I understand that some plans have changed where couples are having a ceremony on one day and their reception on another day or not at all. So please don't hesitate to reach out and maybe I can create something more custom for you.
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Elopements are something I completely resonate with on such a deep level, its actually how me and my fiance are committing our lives together. This is a perfect option if you two want to get married more on a personal level and aren't a huge fan of going traditional. You could say your vows on a mountaintop, on the beach or even in the forrest. Really the ideas are endless and the whole main thing is that you want this day to ultimately be about the two of you, thats what it is really about! I'm so here to help you craft your elopement day that is so true to you two.
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Couples sessions can literally be for any occasion. A lot of my couples sessions are for engagements, anniversaries or just because! I am pretty well rounded on how we can go about your couples session, we can go out someone in nature where its peaceful, and not walk that far too amazing spots or do something more adventurous and hike a little to find some hidden gems. We can even go more in an urban downtown area and go on an adventure, take some photos on top of a garage rooftop, find cool murals, oh and of course grab some coffee! We can also do someone more lifestyle like in your home where you feel the most comfortable, plus, you an include your pets without having to transport them out of their comfort zone. Its a win-win! Most of my couples have no idea where to take photos, if you consult with me, I will craft up a list of ideas for you! 90 minutes is the bare minimum of time I allow for a couples session because I feel that is the appropriate time for me to get to know you both and to give some wiggle room on getting comfortable.
So the thing with me is that I do no have any cut off number on the amount of photos you will receive. I'm extremely generous with the amount I give because I give all the best photos edited with no silly cut off number. I genuinely want you to have the most out of what you pay for. I'm the type of photographer where my ethics dont align with not giving you photos and up-selling you on extra photos. These are your memories and I promise to capture them fully!
Its at least a 30 percent down retainer to reserve me as your photographer and this holds your date with me. For wedding + elopements, you remaining 70 percent is due two weeks before your wedding, for all my sessions its due the day of or sooner. I do also offer payment plans to make it easier on everyone financially
I do! I am partnered with some amazing labs! The way you can order them is through my online gallery website that I deliver once I deliver your gallery. You will have the option to order any prints or albums and have them delivered straight to your home. The amazing perk to this is that I really believe in their quality and if anything were to happen; I am more likely to take care of it as oppose to if you had them printed elsewhere. Although I do include a print release document that allows you to print anywhere you would like, I seriously do recommend the lab I am partnered with!
I do not, I have my own defined style that I have crafted over the years and I truly want to be hired because you connect with my style and dont feel the need to change that. I do however include about 10 percent black and whites but I almost always include a colored version of that photo too depending on the lighting circumstance. If you feel the need to change the way my style is, I would recommend still searching for the right photographer for you as you should find the right photographer that you truly connect with.
Absolutely not, Honestly I would much rather you come as a blank canvas than to try to study poses. Also my kind of posing isn't your normal kind of posing, it is a lot more relaxed and easy! I don't expect you to come as a model. I have completely mastered my techniques and ways of posing so that its more fun, candid and really more like yourself. Just come as you are with no anxiety attached on trying to study poses and you guys will be in amazing hands!
NOW YOU ARE READY TO BOOK! I will send over an invoice + agreement for you to pay your retainer and sign our agreement. everything is all emailed + electronic and easy peasey.
once our agreement is signed and everything is paid, you are officially marked on my calendar and i supply more information on the entire PROCESS to make it as easy as possible for you