I believe that the secret to creating timeless and joyful wedding photos begins with crafting a genuinely fun and effortless photography experience for my couples. Because who is really in the market for stiff and awkward wedding photos? Not me, and certainly not you.
Want to know a secret? I have an alarmingly consistent track record of becoming genuine friends with my couples, IRL. So much of my time and energy before your day is spent getting to know you and forming a true connection so that by the time your wedding rolls around, I'm just another friend (with a pretty sweet camera & eye for composition) walking through the door that you get to have fun with!
All the photos around this site? Real people, real emotions. Genuine laughter, and pure joy.
That's what magical wedding photos are made of.
Your wedding day will come and go in the blink of an eye. After all that planning, dancing, and celebrating, the only part of your day you get to keep forever will be your photographs.
I'm probably not the first person to tell you about this and, as the sole human in charge of preserving your day in photos, I consider it my responsibility to keep this in mind as I capture your most precious memories.
I consider it my responsibility to be your extra pair of eyes in all corners of every room freezing all the fleeting, tiny, and oh-so-important memories that you might not even notice as they're unfolding. Memories that make your wedding day perfect, joyful, and authentically yours.
When your mom helps you put on your wedding dress, realizes her little girl is all grown up, and can't keep it together. All the heart eyes!
All the ways your dad's love for you shines throughout your day. From his heartfelt toast to those irreplaceable moments dancing together.
All the real, beautiful, and unscripted moments that happen naturally all around you. From being surprised you're crying during a toast to warm bear hugs!
Belly laughs from you and your nearest and dearest while your dad cracks all the dad jokes during his time at the microphone!
Your grandma having the absolute time of her life during portraits and beaming with more pride for you than you could ever imagine!
Your squad pulling out all the stops to make sure you both feel as loved and celebrated as you possibly can ALL DAY.
All the best dance moves from your littlest cousins to your closest friends, and the sheer excitement as you all dance the night away together!
REAL TALK: By the time I knock on the getting-ready room door on the day of your wedding, we won't be strangers. Quite the opposite, in fact! I purposely take on 12-15 wedding commissions each year so I can spend my time and energy getting to know every single one of my couples, and forming real connections and an honest bond.
It's easy to let your authentic selves shine in front of my camera when the person behind the lens is a friend. It's natural to be silly, to laugh, and to feel the JOY of your day when you trust that the person there to capture it all will do everything in her power to tell your story through timeless, vibrant, and joyful photos.
If I could give Neva all the stars, I would. She truly is a professional, talented, and positive photographer. She really puts in the effort to get to know her clients and takes all the worry off of you on your wedding day. My husband and I had a micro-wedding at the DC War Memorial and on our wedding day we had so much fun! Neva liked to call herself a stand up comedian with a camera, and she was right! We showed up on our wedding day knowing we were in good hands. We laughed SO much and she was able to capture such beautiful and fun candid photographs. Nothing was awkward and posed. She is professional, personable, insanely talented, and honest. She made a photo gallery for us where we were able to see all the beautiful photos she captured both digitally and with film! I am grateful that I have gained not only a gifted photographer on speed dial, but also a great friend.
Working with Neva was great! She is a true professional. Her response time to emails was quite impressive. We were a COVID couple, so we had to change the date of our wedding several times. Neva was by far the most accommodating of our vendors. She was communicative and granted us such grace as we transitioned our large wedding to a more intimate "micro" affair (which often required switching dates, locations, and details on a dime). She made it very clear she would do anything in her power to make the scenario less stressful for us, and we really felt taken care of throughout the process. She will work hard for you and isn't afraid to wrangle family to get those oh-so-important group shots. Thanks Neva!
We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Neva! From the beginning of the process, Neva was easy to work with and made us feel at ease. Due to COVID, we had to change wedding dates, engagement shoot locations, and ultimately, how we envisioned our wedding. Every time we learned about a new restriction, Neva not only communicated with us swiftly, but she did it in a friendly, supportive way that truly was above and beyond the typical vendor experience. On the day of our wedding photos, Neva was so much fun to spend the morning with! Having your wedding with no family or friends to celebrate with isn't easy, but Neva truly brought a great energy to our day and made us feel so special. Our photos are gorgeous keepsakes that capture what fun, happy experiences they were. Neva was a shining star in our wedding planning season. We cannot recommend her enough!
11/10 stars! Over the last year, Neva has been so amazing from our engagement photos through our wedding day. My husband does not like having pictures taken, but Neva made us both so comfortable and he even laughed during all of the photos! She will be your #1 hype-woman and make you feel so special! In the words of my husband “We literally couldn’t have had a better photographer, her attitude makes her the best!” She is so enthusiastic and will help you to create stunning images without feeling over-posed. She also feels like a friend from the beginning. We will be using her to capture all of our special moments forever!!