Beautiful. Meaningful. Intentional. Intimate. Unique.
The day you get married to the love of your life, the day you’ve dreamt about your whole life, should be a day of endless joy and love.
You deserve to start your married life with beautiful intention.
Rather than feeling obligated with cookie-cutter tradition and societal expectations on what a wedding should look like, allow me to empower you on your wedding day to write your own story and do what YOU truly want. You deserve a wedding day that truly represents you, your spouse, and your love story.
You’re on the greatest adventure of all with the love of your life.
Take a moment to envision your ideal day. Are you surrounded by just your closest friends and family at your intimate wedding? Do you picture yourselves surrounded by nature exchanging private vows? Do you see yourselves traveling and planning an unforgettable, slower-paced adventure to soak in the wild? It’s a new chapter of your life you’re beginning, after all. You. Do. You.
I’ll be there to cheer you on with every brave decision you make, help you plan your day, and give you all the best location recommendations.
I’ll be there to document your memories as you celebrate a new chapter to your love story.
A Few More Details...
INFO YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW
Here's the deal. If photography is just something you just want to cross off your wedding checklist and you're just looking for someone to press a button on a camera and call it a day, we might not be the best fit for each other. Once the cake is eaten, the flowers dried, and the rentals returned, your photos will be the only thing you get to keep for years to come to remember all the details and emotions from that beautiful day. Your memories, your photos matter to me and I'll do what it takes to capture the moment. You want to invest in what will last and withstand the sands of time, right? Of course you do.
Many couples regretfully admit post-wedding that they wished they had invested more in photography as it is the only thing left after the wedding that truly captures and preserves all the memories and emotion. I don't just click a button on my camera and call it a day. I want you to feel comfortable with my photography and artistic style so that I can get in close and capture all the fleeting candid moments, the tears, the laughs, the in-between looks. Memories grow dim and fade away as time passes but as you flip through the pages of your heirloom wedding album, your photos will be like a candle lighting up the night, glowing with warmth and tinged with happiness as you travel back in time.
If this sounds like your cup of tea and exactly what you want from your wedding, let's talk! Shoot me a message and I'll send over my full collection page for you to browse through. Additional photographers, albums, and extra hours are available for purchase in packages. All services and products are subject to the required 7.75% California sales tax.
Prices are subject to change without notice. The only way to lock in on current prices is to pay the 50% retainer fee with a signed contract. First-come, first-serve!
WHAT I OFFER
COUPLES + ADVENTURE SESSIONS
○ Perfect for Engagement, Bridal, Pre-Wedding, Anniversary, & "Just Because" Portrait Sessions
○ Wardrobe Styling
○ Location Scouting & Recommendations
○ Digital Online Gallery
Starting at $500
WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS WITHIN CALIFORNIA
○ Starting at 4 Hours
○ Wedding Timeline Review
○ Vendor Referrals
○ Location Scouting & Recommendations
○ Digital Online Gallery
Starting at $2500
Average Investment Range $3500-$5000
○ Wedding Timeline Review
○ Vendor Referrals
○ Location Scouting & Recommendations
○ Digital Online Gallery
Starting at $6000
Please inquire for custom pricing
Frequntly Asked Questions
Can you travel for weddings?
I'd travel the world for you.
Traveling is good for the soul and love is good for the heart. Put both of them together where I get to travel to witness and document your day of love, and viola! you'll have me dancing in gleeful ecstasy. Tell me where you're at and let's make the magic happen!
Why should I hire you?
You should book me if you like my work and you like my personality, simple as that. Your photographer will be the person you'll be spending the most of amount of time with on your wedding day (even more than your future spouse!). It'd be awful if you had to spend all day with someone you didn't get along with, now wouldn't it? Goshdarnnit, you deserve someone you love!
Same goes for me as the photographer. I want to work with people I genuinely click with. It makes the job more fun :)
If my charming personality wins you over, then by all means, let's do this!
How do we book you?
1) Fill out my contact form to check my availabilities and also so I can get to know you!
2) Once we decide that we're a good fit for each other, I'll send over an electronic contract for you to sign.
3) I also require a 50% retainer fee to reserve your wedding date. I won't be officially booked for your date until the contact is signed and retainer fee is paid. All bookings will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis so if you want me to reserve the date to document your day, don't wait too long!
4) The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date. All services and products are subject to the required 7.75% California sales tax.
Prices are subject to change without notice. The only way to lock in on current prices is to pay the 50% retainer fee with a signed contract.
What kind of photographer are you?
I'm in my element when I am a quiet documentary photographer observing the room and anticipating fleeting moments before it even happens. It’s those small, quiet moments that would be unnoticed by the bride and groom that I cherish most at weddings. My top priority is to get you in your best moments with gorgeous lighting. That also means helping with posing and handling artificial light set ups. I want you to see yourself confident, beautiful, fierce, and loved. You want both the picture perfect poses and the candid and intimate moments that can’t ever be planned or posed. I'll get you at your best angle so that even if you're crying while reading your vows, you'll still look beautiful and radiant and get the warm fuzzy feelings looking back years from now.
What's your editing style?
You'll notice that all my wedding photos are bright, vibrant, and warm, full of light and joy, with a touch of elegance. It's your wedding day and you will remember yourself through my eyes as someone who was and is radiant, beautiful, loved, and dazzling. There will always be a touch of magic and light. If that's what you're looking for, I'm your girl!
Why should I hire a second photographer?
On the day of the wedding, a second photographer is a great practical asset to invest in. They are invaluable in getting a different perspective to help tell a complete story. There's a lot going at the same time so having a second photographer helps capture all the details and emotional moments. You'll want your graceful walk down the aisle, your partner's reaction to seeing you for the first time, your parent's reaction, the guest reaction, etc. You get the idea. Emotions are fleeting and there's a split second before it disappears. So much happens simultaneously and you want to remember it all.
For full-day weddings, I include a second shooter in all my packages to ensure a complete capture of your day.
What is an "Adventure Session"?
On the day of the wedding, everything just pass by in a blur. It can be hard to find time to appreciate the beautiful dress and bouquet or even soaking in your partner's presence. An adventure session is not just a photoshoot, it's an experience that I'll help plan to be uniquely you. These adventure sessions are meant to be about you and your partner in a beautiful place. Adventure sessions are perfect for vow renewals, anniversary shoots, honeymoon sessions, and "just because you want cute photos with your boo."
You can hop on a plane to Oregon for a sunrise shoot on the beautiful rugged coast. Or release biodegradable bamboo sky lanterns in Thailand with a million other people to light up the night sky and live out your Tangled dreams. I love helping with travel planning so it'll just be a time of fun. No pressure, no performance. Just unrestrained love and joy.
Let's chat to come up with your unique adventure session!
Should I do an engagement session or a pre-wedding shoot?
If you want to have a good time with me, goofing around and laughing till your stomach hurts, ummm...YES!
If you want to reconnect with your partner and have a fun date admist the busy and stressful wedding planning running around trying to keep everyone happy, it should be a no-brainer YES!
If you want to have cute photos to show off your love to the world on your wedding day at the reception table, YES YES YES!
Engagement sessions or pre-wedding shoots are also super helpful in getting to know your photographer and see how they work. It can help both you and the photographer know how to prepare for photos on your wedding day.
Just say, "I Do" and we'll be off on a romantic photo adventure!
What's the difference between an engagement shoot and a pre-wedding shoot?
Engagement sessions are for semi-formal attire as if you're going on a romantic dinner date while pre-wedding shoots are for those who want more formal photos with their beautiful wedding dress on. Pre-weddings are perfect if you wanted an adventurous time in your wedding outfits in exotic locations. Either way, you can't go wrong because it'll be you, your honey pie, and me. I'll be there every step of the way, from location scouting the perfect place, helping with the styling and coordinating outfits to be photo-ready, and even giving suggestions for HMUA vendors so you can get all glammed up for photos.
Should I do a first look?
Personally, I love when couples do first looks. It's the moment of quiet happiness and joy, just basking in each other's presence before the wedding whirlwind really starts. No one to perform for, just you and your lover (and me, your professional third-wheeler). Intimate, romantic, sweet, and emotional...sounds pretty amazing, wouldn't you agree?
Also, doing a first look gives you more time to get more photos done of you two (and your bridal party). A quiet moment together AND more photos from your wedding day? Pretty sweet right?
How soon do I get my photos back?
For portraits sessions, I have a 3-week turnaround. For weddings and other events, you will be getting your photos within 6-8 weeks, depending on if it's during the busy wedding season or not.
How many photos will we get after the wedding?
For weddings, you will be getting about 50-100 photos per hour. For portrait sessions, you will be getting about 25-40 images, more or less. Please note that the number of photos per hour varies on different factors such as the size of the wedding. These are rough estimates as I try to focus more on quality moments to tell your story. All packages will include a gallery link for you to view and download your High-Resolution, carefully-edited photos. Additional prints from a trusted print lab can be purchased through the gallery link.
Why does it take so long to get my photos back?
Each photographer has their own way of running their business and delivering their photos. I take my time to carefully edit your photos while juggling other wedding galleries and I take short breaks to come back with fresh eyes so that you receive my very best. Your photos, your memories matter to me. My editing style is very personalized as I tend to hand-edit to produce that "wow" factor. I take care with each image and triple-review the galleries before sending it off to you. I do try to aim delivering the gallery sooner but the delivery time will be completely dependent on how busy the wedding season is so I don't want to overpromise and risk disappointment. Rest assured, your gallery will be delivered within the promised industry-standard 6-8 weeks!
Do you carry business insurance?
Yes indeed! My business is legal and insured up to 2 Million.
What products do you offer? I need an album and want my photos printed!
I LOVE when my clients print their photos!! It brings me a lot of joy to know that memories are being framed in their homes and passed around in heirloom albums! We live in a digital age but there's something special about having your memories in front of you where you can touch it. Your memories deserve to be hanging on your walls and paged through beautiful heirloom albums by your future grandkids, not stuck on your phone to be forgotten.
Your gallery link will give options on a whole bunch of products you want to order including prints, albums, frames, canvases, etc. All items will be printed from a trusted photography lab that specializes in prints. If you choose to print your photos on your own, I can't guarantee the quality of the prints as each print lab has a different level of quality. I've tested out prints from local places like Sam's Club or Costco versus prints from a high-quality photography lab and I was amazed at the difference in quality! It simply does not do your photos justice to have your beautiful memories printed in poor quality.
What does "wedding prep consultation" mean?
It's a fancy term for anything I can help you with to make your wedding preparation or elopement planning easier and unforgettable! From planning to researching to scouting, I do what I can to help make your wedding day beautiful, meaningful, intentional, intimate, and unique.
Wedding prep consultation includes: vendor referrals, location scouting for engagement, adventure sessions, and elopements, wedding timeline review so you get the most out of your photos, recommendations on what to wear for your photoshoots, and more!
FROM HAPPY CLIENTS
When preparing for our wedding and choosing a photographer to capture that special day, I immediately thought of Cori. Her artistic perspective is what I wanted for the photos. I didn’t want photos to just capture the image of people, but to capture each moment throughout our wedding. Cori did a wonderful job in capturing our joy, excitement, and laughters. I also love seeing the photos of our family and friends and how it captured their emotions during our ceremony and reception. When you are the bride and the groom, you do not see what is going on among the guests. As we looked through our photos, I saw tears of joy and excitement among our friends and family. Cori uses all her surroundings and integrates them into capturing the moment. She used the lights in the reception hall to bring the best side of me (the bride) and the handsome side of my husband! Our family members told us that we look like models in the pictures!
Cori is a special talent who will undoubtedly take fantastic pictures of you and your loved ones. But more than that, she is a truly warm person, very diligent, organized, punctual, and so easy to work with, making you feel comfortable and really making the photoshoot fun. You will not be disappointed and we will request her services for every major life event from here on out :P It was abundantly clear that Cori prepared for each shoots. Prior to our shoot, she listed multiple options for venues that were dog friendly (we of course had to bring our shiba inu along as our fur baby). At each location, she instructed us how we should pose, and made it fun (i.e. sing your favorite karaoke song) and meaningful (i.e. name five characteristics of your wife which you value the most) while snapping pictures. She brought us to the most stunning locations in the park and produced some jaw-dropping pictures. While the park had natural beauty, Cori has exceptional photo editing skills. As we scrolled through the pictures on her website, my wife and I literally remarked to each other, "I cannot believe how WELL these pictures turned out!" We truly could not be happier with the pictures!
These make me just smile 😊 I remember at one point Cori had my husband list things we had eaten in Italy using a Darth Vader voice and I was dying from laughter. I loved how she was creative in pulling out real emotions from us, it definitely worked 😅 She made us feel completely comfortable and captured some of the most beautiful pictures for us to remember the Trevi Fountain by. It just was meant to happen, and these are some of my favorite photos from our trip 😊
It was truly the most memorable experience we've had in Venice. We appreciate you taking these photos for us, they turned out great! We're impressed and loved looking through them. The photos are perfect and it was such a pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you in Italy again 💕