"Summer was there to help create a more fun and relaxed environment that allowed us to be more ourselves."
- Daniella + Jeff
I'll send over a timeline planning questionnaire a little after you're booked and based on that, I will draft out an ideal timeline based on your preferences like a first look, sunset ceremony, etc! This will help you book other vendors based on the timeline we'll create instead of guessing how long you'll need other vendors for.
When you're creating your dream team, I know how important it is to hand over your trust to other vendors. I've created a list of professionals that I've worked with or have been dreaming of working with in the area that I know will take great care of you.
Picking out the right outfit for your photoshoot can be super overwhelming, but not anymore! I've made it super easy to nail down colors, outfits, styles, and looks to perfectly go with each kind of location. This is going to be easy!
I have a ton of inspiration when it comes to engagements and couples photoshoots that reflect a variety of styles, from finding a sailboat at sunset, to swimming in the ocean to end your session. I promise to help you pick a vibe that matches you two and your lovestory.
Together we will discuss your wedding all your dreams for it as far as size, venue, coverage needs, and I'll draft a custom proposal that will perfectly fit your needs based on budget and preferences.
Once you're on the books, keep your eyes on your inbox for a special Bride Guide Magazine FILLED with so much GOLD. The info that's in this guide is all written by me for you. I want to make sure your wedding planning process is seamless and stress-free! This guide will give you tons of insight on planning, designing, and making your day all about you two!
I am here for you in any way you need me! Stuck on a decision and need an honest opinion? I'm here! Not sure about the timing of your day? I'm here! Need help deciding outfits, bridesmaids dresses, flowers, etc? I'm here for you, always!
"She was there from start to finish and by the end of the night, I felt like we had been friends for years."
- Shelby + Andrew
"Summer has exceeded all expectations with every shoot we have done with her. My husband hired her to shoot our proposal, which was an amazing surprise, and we were lucky enough to work with her for our wedding day and engagement session, too! Having Summer as our wedding photographer was a relief for me. She made the planning process more seamless and was always available to help and answer questions. We have been in awe by every gallery Summer has done for us. She made all of my ideas and photo dreams come to life with every session. Every shoot with her has been effortless, comfortable, and FUN, and she always captures such beautiful and authentic images (and delivered our galleries extremely quickly)! Summer’s creativity, talent, and personality are truly unmatched. She just has an eye for things, and it shows in all of her work. I could not recommend her enough! We love you, Summer, and are so thankful for you!"
"Summer was the absolute best choice for our wedding photos at our destination wedding! We got married at the Unico 2087 in Riviera Maya where Summer had previously photographed another wedding! Our experience was so perfect and easy! We didn’t even have to think at all. Summer knew all the best spots to take photos on the resort and just talked us through what to do. Her husband also helped which was an added bonus. She also offered us an amazing price which was so much better than a lot of the other offers we were given when shopping around. She was sweet and relatable and made everything quick and simple! If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding to do an amazing job (photos are STUNNING) with little to no stress, she is definitely the one for you!"
"Summer was so fun and easy to work with and our pictures have always been nothing short of amazing + dreamy! Summer made sure every single moment was captured and she made sure our wedding day was so peaceful and fun, as we went around the venue sneaking in every special moment. I’m so happy to have engagement photos + wedding photos that we can cherish for a lifetime and that will look incredible on a future gallery wall!"
"I am still in awe of what Summer has done for us! Summer always responded quickly to any questions I had. She offered 3 different packages, or videography upon my first request. We got engagement pictures back the next day! And sneak peak wedding pictures back the week after wedding! Summer created an itinerary for the wedding, and made a list of all family needing to be photographed at wedding. On the wedding day Summer loosened any nerves I had about the big day."
Summer was tremendous in helping us determine a great location for the photo shoot. She was extremely flexible with the timing and was able to work with our busy schedules. I can be awkward when trying to pose (of course I’m speaking for myself), but luckily Summer was there to help create a more fun and relaxed environment that allowed us to be more ourselves. She offered several different ideas when it came to our shoot and even played music in the background to make it that much more enjoyable! We did everything from static photos to dynamics and not to mention…a few acrobatic feats with lifts and twirls (at least that’s how I saw it). There wasn’t a dull moment with Summer and we couldn’t have been any happier! Our gallery that was sent to us was absolutely breathtaking. Summer truly captured what we envisioned our day to be and the love Daniella and I have for each other. We are happy to say Summer will be taking our photos during our wedding day and I can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking for the perfect photographer for their special day. Thank you again Summer and we look forward to seeing you once again on our wedding day!
"Summer captured my wedding day and she was sweet, professional, on time and made us feel so special! Her picture quality is amazing and also got us our sneak peak so fast! There is not one bad thing I have to say about summer! We will be using her for the years to come! She’s so talented!"
"I would absolutely recommend Summer! She was there from start to finish and by the end of the night I felt like we had been friends for years. It goes without saying her photos are a work of art and her talent is evident in her dreamy captures. Plus her photo gallery turn around times are unheard of in the wedding industry. We love Summer and wish she could be our photographer every weekend to capture all of life’s fun and exciting moments."
"Summer is the most AMAZING photographer. She shot my engagement photos as well as wedding photos. Her photography is straight from a dream. Candid, light and airy, fun, and unique. She gets them back to you super dang quick on top of it all. She’s not only good at what she does but she’s good at having fun with it. My wedding party adored her. She made sure my dress was looking great and that we got to everything on time. I felt like I left my wedding with a new friend and some BOMB photos. Would recommend her to literally anyone."
Castle Valley - Moab, Utah
Dead Horse Point, UT
Yosemite Nat. Park
Banff Nat. Park
I am here for you, no matter where in the world you may be. I have traveled to different countries for destination weddings and dreamy engagement sessions and I'd love to do the same for you. I'll create a custom package for you based on location, estimated travel costs, and the amount of coverage you think you'll need whether that is documenting the entire weekend with your loved ones or just a quick elopement on an iceberg. I'm so in.
"There wasn’t a dull moment with Summer and we couldn’t have been any happier!"
- Daniella + Jeff
I sure do! I’ve traveled to some beautiful national parks and beaches for weddings and elopements in the past few years and I am so excited every time I get to hop on a flight or take a road trip somewhere new! There is a travel fee to cover gas and lodging for locations over 60 miles from me. I calculate that based on a variety of things and send you the total travel fee once we’ve narrowed down your package choice! If I have to hop on a flight, I’ll add that in as well!
Do you travel?
I am currently based out of Tampa, Florida but heck-to-the-yes, please take me on an adventure! I am so down to travel and get to do it a lot actually! Ask me about my travel schedule to see if I’ll be in your area soon or I can add it to my list! I also go back-and-forth to Knoxville, TN a lot because that's where I just moved from and all my family is still there!
Where are you based?
I've been in the photography business since my sophomore year of college, so 7+ years now, wow! I've recently narrowed it in to specializing in weddings and elopements for the past year or two. I've been taking photographs for fun since I was in high-school, though. My mom was a photographer, so I always had a camera in my hand!
How long have you been a photographer?
All of my collections vary with image amount, but there is a good amount included with each! I don’t like putting a limit on the exact number or range because that’s just too much pressure on all of us, but don’t worry, I want to give you more than enough images to remember your special day!
How many images are included?
I use an awesome online web gallery that allows you to select favorites and make lists. Then, you can download either by favorites, individual photos, or all the photos at once onto your computer or phone! You can also download as full-resolution for displaying printing and more, or web-size to compress it for Facebook or IG so the quality is still the best!
How will we receive our images?
I pride myself in a quick turnaround for my clients. Most of the time, for portraits/engagements, it’s 1-2 weeks. For weddings or elopements, it is 4-8 weeks. Sometimes it can get pushed back a little bit if we’re in the middle of “busy-season”. I know how quickly I would want to see my images, so I keep that in mind when editing your photos!
What is your turnaround time?
For a wedding day, we can’t help that! So we’re just going to go with the flow! I’ve had to do a ceremony in someone’s living room before! We totally gotta roll with the punches on your big day. If it’s raining on the day we’ve selected for engagements or a different session, we can probably just reschedule (with no fees)!
What about bad weather?
No, because I believe that editing and culling through the photos is half the magic! The unedited photos are just not the same without it. I carefully go through the images and I promise to never leave out any photos that I know are the winners! I also would hate for potential clients to see an edit on an image of mine that I didn’t do and expect that as the final product from me. It can be a mis-representation of my brand.
Can you send us any of the raw, unedited images?
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