Hi. I'm Bridget.
I'm a wife + momma.
Lover of coffee, farmer's markets, and being barefoot. I believe the best moments are the unscripted ones. I love witnessing and documenting moments of connection.
Nearly fifteen years ago, a boy with a crush took me out for my eighteenth birthday. He picked me up in his blue truck with a bright yellow interior and we went to dinner at Olive Garden. He gave me a rainbow brite hooded sweatshirt and the best card I've ever received, still to this day (or at least it's the only one I've ever framed). Inside the card, he taped the lyrics to "Stellar" by Incubus. Ten years later, I walked down the aisle toward him to that song. It's been a few years since that day, and we are now navigating parenthood with our wild spirited little guy, Jacob.
I love digging through boxes of old photos. I truly cherish photos of my parents from when they were my age, doing parenting for the first time. It's such a gift to look back and see them, as my son sees me now. I strive to get parents in the frame, and document all of the wild and wonderful milestones of your life - to create artifacts of your realness that will inspire and encourage your children in the days to come.
As a wedding photographer
As long as I can remember, I had a camera in my hand (or bra), and I notoriously snuck it into every concert I attended in college (this was before good camera phones). Photographing weddings is a dream. Just like a concert, I love the energy in the room. It's an honor to witness and document your connection - as you walk down the aisle and move across the dance floor, alongside all of the people that mean the most to you. There can be so much stress in wedding planning, but at the end of the day, it's the people who matter. It's so rare to have everyone you love in one space together, celebrating you.
My couples like pretty details, but know that the real magic is in their marriage. I do my best to put you at ease throughout the day, so you're free to be silly and get affectionate with the one you love. I tend to shoot with a more relaxed, documentary approach, but I also love schedules and family portraits. I understand wedding days - I planned, DIYed, and set-up my own wedding the morning of, like a crazy person (not recommended). I think I'm pretty great at catching the tender and hilarious moments throughout a wedding day, so you have images that feel like you and truly celebrate the moment your family began.
Just like your love, I'm in this for the long haul: your milestones, your favorite moments, your growth, your truth, my lens.
as a birth and motherhood photographer
Do you find yourself clinging on to moments, wishing you could make them last? I'm constantly whispering to myself, "remember this moment" - as I wash soap out of my son's hair, and as I pull him into bed for a lazy morning snuggle session, and as he sits on the counter to help me prep dinner. I wish I could give these moments permanence - the tiny, every day moments of connection and joy. I'm reminded daily of how fleeting these days are. And if your real life is where the magic takes place, then that's where I want to be, documenting you and creating artifacts of these days for your next generation.
I take a lifestyle documentary approach to photography: think less posed, curated moments, and more real life. I know, this can sound a little scary, but I promise, it's so worth it. Click here to read more about why I know you're hesitant to book a session (yes, I'm a mind reader), and why I think you should do it anyway. Hint: you are beautiful, valued, and amazing.
P.S. in case you're wondering, I never book weddings and births in a way that they may overlap. This means it's a little tricker to get onto my schedule, but it also means that you get all of my attention during the time you are booked.
Things I Hold To Be True:
● I believe that birth is not gross, vulgar, or taboo. It is the start of each of us - a monumental occasion that should be celebrated.
● I know that there is no right way to labor, give birth, or parent. Everyone's experience is their own. I believe in researching the facts, standing confident in your own decisions, and welcoming the unpredictable.
● I believe in owning your chaos. I know that life is messy, frustrating, and contains moments that continually test our strength and character. I don't believe these moments should be wished away, rather they should be cherished, preserved, and reflected on. My keys to surviving these moments are good friends, deep conversation, and chocolate.
● I believe that motherhood is not a singular, straight-forward role. And because of this, adjusting to motherhood is not a straight-forward task. It involves discovering new truths in your body, your partnership, and your patience. I know all of this can be a struggle.
● I believe in community over competition. I believe in creating sisterhood and having a village of support. These are essential to our well-being, both as women and parents.
● I believe in laughing at yourself, dancing in the kitchen, and being affectionate, as often as possible.