Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm so thrilled you're here! Scroll on to get to know me then send me a note so I can get to know you!
behind the camera
I, myself, am easy-going, super fun and energetic! I make you feel comfortable in front of my camera through casual conversation, my hype-girl enthusiasm and endless supply of sarcastic and playful humor.
I combine my understanding of light with an understanding of people to create an experience for my couples beyond the photos. That's why my posing system is natural and light-hearted so that my couples feel like they hired their best friend to shoot their wedding.
I can't tell you how many grooms I've won over during the engagement session! I promise, portrait time will be the least of your worries on wedding day!
Are you into the Enneagram Types? I've discovered that my 7W8 type is an incredible asset on your wedding day and here's why:
I'm The Enthusiast (7) always seeing the glass as half-full, for example, when a bridesmaid stains her dress or all the groomsmen are stuck in traffic, I'll calm your nerves and any worries about your day. And I'm The Challenger (W8) being able to gently command authority when I need to, like with an overbearing, mother-in-law (nothing I haven't dealt with before) or a guest steps in my way to take pics with their cell phone. I basically go into mama-bear mode. I take you under my wing and become the protector of your emotions and make sure no one gets in the way of your happiness.
In my next life, I will be a florist or a flower farmer. Whether from a florist or just from the grocery, I LOVE having fresh flowers in the house! My dream is to have a lush cut flower garden on our property someday!
I am constantly snacking... like constantly. And you (or your bridesmaids) will definitely catch me on your wedding day with my snacks on deck! Goldfish crackers, Cheez-its, Fruit Snacks, Beef Jerky, String Cheese... I mean... I am the snack queen!
Meet Jacob, my hottie husband and ambitious counterpart. Jacob is THE hardest-working man I know and the Type 1, realist and major planner of our little family.
Then there's me, the 7W8... the happy-go-lucky, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type that just blends with his 'abide-by-the-rules' personality SO WELL. Yes, that is my sarcastic font.
New Girl, Schitt's Creek, Seinfeld
Reese's Cup Blizzard w/ chocolate ice cream
Kayaking in summer, skiing in the winter
IKEA, Ulta, World Market
Black Cherry White Claw #basic
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on things that are truly important
I wasn't just given this gift to take pictures. I believe strongly in God's work and his plan for me and I am confident that there is more to this passion than meets the eye.
It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle of emails, social media and blog posts but I continually aim my focus on the intention of my business and that is to serve others through the gift of photography. I believe I have been given this business and my gift for the purpose of serving others and bringing joy into my couples' lives! There is no greater feeling than seeing my work bring my couples and their families to tears! I leave wedding days with big hugs and a full heart knowing that I forever impacted two families! At the end of every wedding blog, you'll see me with my couples with (as my mom says) the biggest and most genuine smile on my face!
RCP is far from a transactional, one-and-done business. I'm not just another vendor that shows up on wedding day does their job and sends a bill. When I arrive, it's always an excited hug from my bride because I'm more like family! My mission and focus to create relationships with my couples creates an experience they truly enjoy and a friendship that lasts far beyond the wedding day. And fulfills my ultimate goal of creating a legacy.
Photos don't belong on your phone. Or even in your gallery. They belong on your walls, taped to your mirror and in your heirloom album forever.
There is a special spot in my stomach only for ice cream. There is always room for ice cream. Always.
The lowest of valleys will teach you things that mountain tops ever will.
Champagne should not be saved just for special occasions -- every day is a special occasion so pop the bubbly!
You want bright wedding photos with a fresh, airy vibe that capture all of the moments of your day. You want timeless candids and authentic portraits. Your life is busy and you need a photographer who is attentive, quick to respond and well-organized.
Well, guess what, you can check "book photographer" off your endless TO-DO list 'cause that's me!
Whether you're planning a classic Midwest wedding, an intimate elopement in the mountains or something completely different, I am so excited to hear about all the details of your dream wedding day!