Why the name “Giving Tree”?
Reason #1: Psalm 1 relates a righteous man to a prospering tree planted by streams of water. Rooted. Bearing fruit. It is my “life-verse”, and my life goal- to be rooted in Christ. And Christ is the foundation of my business. This “talent”, “gift”, “passion” (or whatever you want to call it) of photography is so evidently from God, and I want every piece of it to reflect Him. All glory to Him. It is from Him and for Him. Reason #2: I have a fascination with trees. The varieties, the heights, the colors, the flowers, the leaves- they’re all magnificent in their own way. Reason #3: The children’s book, “The Giving Tree” has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember.
How would you describe your own work?
I love to capture people as they are and remain true to their personalities. Some words that have been used to describe my work: authentic, clean, natural, fresh, vibrant, soft, organic, intimate, romantic, fun, playful, honest.
Has your work been published/featured anywhere?
Yes! Print features include US Weekly Magazine and The Knot Fashion Issue Spring 2015. Online features include: The Knot, Junebug Weddings, Style Blueprint Nashville, Desiree Hartsock, How He Asked, Bridal Guide, Your Perfect Wedding Photographer, and a few others that I can’t recall at the moment. :)
What camera do you use?
Canon 5D Mark iii
Do you bring back up equipment?
Where are you based out of?
Bridgman, MI (Southwest corner, on Lake MI), mainly serving the areas of New Buffalo, St. Joe, South Haven, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.
Are you willing to travel?
Anywhere and everywhere! (Destination weddings are discounted!)
How do I book you?
Email me! I require a signed contract and a deposit of $1,000 to reserve the date.
How long after my wedding will I receive my photos?
Between 4-6 weeks.
Do you offer a second shooter?
I do! For an additional $400, you will have a second shooter that is there as long as I am.