cups of coffee a week
My friends think I'm crazy! I hear matcha is a great replacement if you're looking to step up your caffeine game. I just use my natural energy.
I started with film and darkroom classes in high school, and continued through university with a bachelors in visual art and shoot digitally now.
age i got my first film camera
My study abroad friends were married on their family farm in Kansas in 2011. I've never looked back on my love for weddings since.
years obsessed with weddings
To ensure quality and dedication to my clients, I limit the amount of full service weddings I commit to each calendar year.
weddings i accept each year
I want you to know just how good you look, I want your photos to feel fun, effortless and beautiful. I understand that planning a celebration this big can sometimes be overwhelming. The day is going to go by faster than you think. I like to remind my couples to slow down and take it all in. I'm there to capture the day and I’m on your side if you need a minute to breathe or someone to fix your veil. You are choosing the narrator of the beginning of your story. Who better than someone who’s excited for you?! My couples know I have their backs. I"m on your team, and we're gonna kick ass!
Thats right, you heard this photographer! I love captivating images and believe photography has an absolutely essential role on a wedding day. But the most important thing on a wedding day is to relish being surrounded by your loved ones. People over pictures! The more you let go and have fun, the better your photos (and wedding day!) will be. Love on your people, let the day make you giddy, and lend your trust to those hand selected vendors. I promise you’ll have a full and creative set of images that look like you, feel like you, and with moments you’ll cherish looking back on over and over.
We’ll discuss expectations and make a photo schedule to keep the day running smoothly. (We gonna plan, honey!) I’ll need you to fill me in on the significant players so I can be sure to get plenty of great images of your loved ones. But you’ll find some of your favorite moments won’t be planned at all! I'm happy to head to specific spots you have in mind, but don't forget to leave space for your authentic day to happen. I love capturing a tear, belly laugh and all those special moments you're looking forward to.
Having close to a decade of experience in the wedding industry has given me a keen understanding of the balance between anticipating your needs, ensuring you look your best though guided instruction, and providing space to make the best memories with your favorite people. No one wants to feel awkward, uncomfortable or poked and prodded all day! I give guidance during our portrait time (no awkward hands over here!) and back off when direction isn't needed.
our friends and family were blown away.
Choosing Lisa as our photographer was one of the best wedding related decisions my husband and I made. She is so incredibly warm, talented and fun to work with. Its nerve wracking posing for pictures in front of a stranger and Lisa makes you feel like you've known her for years. The pictures we got back from our engagement and wedding were so incredible. They don't feel like traditional/cheesey wedding photos which was important to us. Our friends and family were blown away. When choosing a photographer I really think that their personality is just as important as their quality of work, and Lisa was so much fun to be around all day. She is so so talented I cant say enough about how much I recommend working with her.
nicole + Ted
she has a way of making you feel so comfortable.
We can’t quite put into words how incredible Lisa is... she is professional, kind, passionate, creative and truly a pleasure to work with and spend time with. She has a way of making you feel so comfortable- our engagement and wedding photos exceeded all of our expectations. She truly goes above and beyond. She captured our wedding so perfectly and we are thrilled with how natural and beautiful every photo turned out.
Ali + Brett
the best money we've ever spent.
Hiring Lisa as our wedding photographer is the best money that we've EVER spent. On anything. Lisa is beyond talented at what she does. Not only does she capture the most beautiful moments, but she makes everyone involved feel comfortable and have fun! Lisa shot our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day. She was a fun and calming presence each time-by the time we got to the wedding day it felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. We truly love every single picture that she has taken, and have gotten so many compliments from everyone who has seen them. You won't get better than Lisa!
Sam + Aneil
everyone looks like the very best versions of themselves
Lisa was absolutely AWESOME! We had so much fun with Lisa at our wedding - she brings such a warm, positive, and laid-back energy that taking portraits with her feels just like a fun, goofy hang-out. And that warmth and silliness is reflected in the photos she takes - we are genuinely laughing and giggling in so many of our photos, and everyone in our wedding party and families looks so happy and relaxed, like the very best versions of themselves.
kayla + taylor
I'm here as a resource beyond photography, whether you're looking for timeline advice, or vendor referrals. I'm happy to share what I've learned from photographing over a hundred weddings.
I'm a big fan of engagement sessions because it takes the pressure off of the wedding session. It's another opportunity to get to know each other before your big day & you get beautiful photographs that celebrate your engagement.
I check-in about two months before the wedding to see how it's all coming together. We go over details about traditions, timelines, and important players. I want to know where to place my focus.
The big day is here! Time to celebrate and capture your wedding day. All I need is your trust and excitement and your photos will reflect that!
I hope the relationship doesn't end after delivering your photographs. I love seeing my couples celebrate milestones and even have the honor of documenting their growing families.