First things first - I want you to know my commitment to couples, and the drive I have to create images for them that accurately depict exactly how their day played out.
Ya girl is a professional people watcher - who turned it into a real life job. I am constantly observing, watching, moving, and documenting your day. Just when you think you've done something silly and missed it being photographed - there I am capturing it and making you giggle even harder because you never expected me to be there. This is because I go with the flow of the day, I have no set photo list that I need to make happen - I just follow my gut and allow the authentic moments of the day play out.
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Making your photos feel like you - spontaneous and free of the constraints of the traditional approach.
My photography is a candid styled approach with the collaborative efforts between my couples, my artistic style, and the relationship between the two is far more than being just your 'wedding photographer.'
Wedding photography should be personal for it to be done right, so that your day is documented exactly how you remember, exactly how you felt that day so that when you're looking back at your photos you feel those same emotions you felt on the day they were captured. The raw emotions will be present in your photos.
I firmly believe your wedding shouldn't be the same as the persons prior, and by having this closeness with my couples it allows their individuality to be transposed in my art. I will be the ultimate wedding resource for you, your confidant, shoot even the tiebreaker you never knew you needed.
I am committed to you, and I take this very seriously - not just in the work I produce, but the means in which I go about producing it. I will NEVER take for granted the job that I have, the decisions it takes from my couples to decide before booking me, and ultimately, the trust provided to me to capture their images that they'll look back upon for the rest of their lives.
Something I learned early on in life is how much I enjoy people watching, but not in a creepy - Joe way (IYKYK) Simply to just watch human behavior - to catch that quick glance, the subtle smirk, to watch someone's mannerisms say everything without speaking a single word.
I think in those moments - that's where you'll find the true unfiltered beauty of being a human. Those in-between moments, the little things that are so subtle to the people around you, but everything to the moment.
That's what sets my photography apart from others, and what makes me so good at being a candid wedding photographer. Simply because now instead of just watching - I get to watch and capture that moment behind my lens.
From the minute I step out of my Subie the morning of your wedding - to the end when I'm packing up - I'm ready with a camera to catch those little moments that mean everything.
I use an on camera flash, because for the bulk of my day I'm embracing the natural ambient lighting to create my images.
Shooooot even during the reception. you can find me embracing the moody lighting of a dimly lit area - I'm all about the feels that ambiance brings.
As for the dance floor, you can find me strapped with my on camera flash. It's subtle enough to be there but without the aggressive in your face - light up the whole room flash.
Since it's right on my camera there's no bulky studio - like feels and your guests won't feel like they're center stage. You'll most definitely find me on the dance floor busting a move with you - while still capturing every single moment.
Ya girl loves a good dance floor moment.
Being in front of the camera comes natural for some more than others, and that's why I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help those who may not be as natural. This is where my prompts come in - think of it as a little nudge to get those true genuine feelings out by having an action todo instead of focusing on being in front of the camera!
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This is my process in a nutshell.
I'm there to document your day, to build a set of images that when you sit down in a year, or two, or even 30 - they take you right back to the moment where it was taken.
I want my art, to encompass honest and genuine emotion - that is not heavily staged or forced. I do this by having couples who completely trust me and the process.
I am the photographer who people trust to document and get you a gallery full of beautiful things that actually happened. Your wedding day should be what’s important to you - so remove those stuffy, inorganic, overly structured events that are just for show and have a beautiful day surrounded by the people you love. Your wedding day should feel as much like you as possible.
It’s not just about photos of your wedding attire, or your first dance - it’s about the little moments like your love smiling at you while you chat with a group of people, or your grandma taking a moment looking at the pictures on the remembrance table, or the tears in your dads eyes - I will be there to capture every moment so when you look back at these photos, it’s a story, your story of one of the best days of your life.
i get it... money is always ~uncomfortable~ to talk about.
So I'll just cut to the chase. Your investment depends on the type of wedding you are planning on having.
Duh. You have 24/7 access and support to me. I love helping my couples any way I can. Emails will be returned within 24 hours guaranteed. Need locations? I got you. Need vendor recommendations? Done. Need a new bff? Sign sealed delivered - I'm yours. Seriously - I'm all yours, however/whenever you need!
I require a $1000 non-refundable retainer to secure your date for any of the packages. Then the remainder is due 1 month before your wedding, or 60 days if it's international!
Of course I do! As long as the balance after the retainer is paid 1 month before your wedding - we gucci.
If you want a second shooter we can totally add that on! I have a network of photographer friends I can tap into. However, I like to pride myself in being able to capture everything so depending on the logistics you may not actually need one!
Weddings my contract promises 8-12 weeks. However, I try to get them done as soon as possible. Most of the time it's under a month, and you'll ALWAYS get sneak peeks of the day once I get home from your wedding. Legit I'll stay up to 2am if I have to, I'm just as excited as you are!
Any other kind of session - 3-4 weeks tops!
She has become our family photographer! She is so funny, which helps get the best shots! She pays attention to detail like no other, making sure to get the most important parts! I recommend everyone to her. She has done our engagement photos and wedding photos, next month she will be doing our maternity photos, november she will be doing our newborn photos! We will never use anyone BUT Kenzie!
"Kenzie is the absolute best!"
My first shoot with Kenzie was in December, about a month before I had my son, for a family maternity shoot. It was somewhat warm for December so we had a sunset shoot and she produced so many amazing shots with my family and the setting sun. She always did so well working with my step daughter and making the shoot fun for her as well. I definitely will be coming back for more pictures!
"I will definitely be back!"
She is very relatable, so bubbly & makes posing for photos so easy. She keeps you entertained and makes the photo shoot so fun! She is always on time, easy to communicate with and very personable. I look forward to seeing her each time. You can tell she loves what she does, it shows in her work. I've loved all the photo's we have done with her. I would 100% recommend her!
"I can't say enough wonderful things about Kenzie!"
Kenzie is without a doubt one of the most talented, kindest people you can hope to meet! She’s so professional and has a true eye for making memories into pure art - it shines in her photographs. If you want someone down to earth, with major talent, who’s genuinely there and present with you for a shoot - book her. You won’t regret it!
"You won't regret it!"