I'm a central Indiana wedding photographer (available for travel!) on a mission to photograph the madly in love and everyone feel like the real rockstars that they really are in front of the camera.
On top of being a #girlboss, I'm also a dog mom to a very adorable Golden Retriever and wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm known for my FRIENDS references, eating copious amounts of sweet treats, my enthusiasm for DIYing, and adventuring with my little family in our renovated RV.
My name is Victoria.
Being a wedding photographer means so much to me. Honestly, I never thought of "photographer" as being a career choice that I could make growing up, or that I'd ever be able to make it as a photographer. I always saw it as one of those far-off dreams like becoming a full time musician, professional athlete, you get the drift.. Not sure where my life would lead me, I took a cadet teaching course my senior year of high school and loved it. So then, I pursued Elementary Education at Purdue University and felt like that was what I was supposed to do. Junior year I felt my passions shifting. Education became less of something that I felt like I could do for the rest of my life and my love for photography became something that I could see a real future with. Why conform to the social norms when I could take a shot at pursuing what I am most passionate about?
After I finished my degree at Purdue and got my teaching license there was this huge open door that was really intimidating to me. This pivotal moment where I could do whatever I wanted. I took an aiding position at a local elementary school so I could try out the idea of being a full time photographer, and I've never looked back since. For the first time in my life I feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, doing exactly what I'm supposed to do, and it's liberating.
With today's technology, photography has become such a common hobby and it seems like everyone is a "photographer". But what many people don't realize is that being a good wedding photographer isn't something you can just buy on the internet or become overnight. For me, this isn't just a business. It's my passion. Being your wedding photographer means pouring my heart and soul into your wedding day. It's creating relationships. It's knowing when to be and where to capture the most fleeting and beautiful moments, being your calm within the storm, and understanding how important little moments are and constantly looking for them.
My photography philosophy is plain and simple: to tell the story of the greatest day of your life. When you look back at your photos I want you to remember the overwhelming excitement bubbling up from inside of you as your dress is slipped on, feel the wave of relief and love wash over you the first time you saw your dapper Groom, the look of pride in your father’s eye as he walks you down the aisle, the way you giggled uncontrollably because the word "husband" felt so silly and foreign on your tongue.
Photographing weddings might be my career, but it's so much more than that to me because these photos that I capture aren't just images to me, they are meaningful moments preserved in time forever.
Being your wedding photographer is the honor of a lifetime for me. I understand how big of a choice it is choose a photographer and that is something that I'll never forget.
In order to provide the best possible service to my Brides & Grooms, I only take on a limited number of weddings each year. After that capacity has been reached, I will no longer book weddings for that year. That being said, I'm fully booked for 2019 and I'm already booking into 2020!
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You can order prints directly from your personalized online gallery, or you can choose to take your digital files to the lab of your choice. Professional print sizes range from wallets to 20x30. You can also order a wide range of canvases directly from your gallery as well. Learn more about prints here. You don't have to order professional prints, my packages come with printing rights so that you can print your photos to the lab or your choosing.
I'm SO GLAD you asked! I have a special portion of my website dedicated to the Brides and Grooms who book with me called the Client Lounge. In the past I gave this information to my clients during in person meetings but it was too overwhelming and was a ton of information! My clients would leave the meeting feeling totally overwhelmed, which I never want. I decided to put this in digital form that you can access it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace, which is totally my style. No stress is the best stress!
Yes, engagement photos come complimentary as a part of my second and third wedding packages. Engagement photos are particularly important because it establishes the relationship between you as the client and me as your photographer. I want to get an idea of what your love looks like so I can capture that on your wedding day.
Your photos will be delivered via a digital delivery called Pixieset (you can see an example gallery here!). After you download the photos they will be stored in a file in your "downloads" folder. I also offer a USB delivery, for an additional fee.
HECK YES! Travel is included in all of my packages up to a 75 mile radius from my home in Crawfordsville, Indiana but I'd be HAPPY to travel outside of that radius! A small fee of $1 per mile outside of that radius can be added to your package.
I don’t guarantee a specific number of photos because each wedding day is truly unique. The number of photos delivered depends on the events and duration of events during the day. For portrait sessions, the average number of images I deliver is 100. For weddings, the average number of images I deliver is 550.
All photos (no matter what kind of session or if it’s a wedding) will be delivered within TWO WEEKS of the session date. I’m just as excited to deliver your images as you are to see them!
I offer a discount on packages for military, fire fighters, police, and teachers as a small thank you for the selfless services they perform for our community. It's the least I can do to thank you for the sacrifices that the people in these professions make daily.
Hands down deciding to hire Victoria for our big day was the best decision we made while wedding planning! Our pictures are STUNNING and something that I will treasure the rest of our lives. My now husband (still not used to getting to say that yet 🙃) was not excited to pay for a professional photographer but even before Victoria left for the evening he thanked me for pushing him to agreeing to hire her. She was so much more than our photographer! She helped with every detail of the day and made me feel gorgeous. I am so thankful for Victoria and for her amazing second shooter Morgan. We have definitely found our lifelong photographer and plan to hire her for all of our special moments in the future!
Victoria was a recommended vendor of our venue. After extensive research, we knew Victoria was our photographer. Everything is easy and professional with Victoria. From our engagement shoot to wedding photos to interacting with us, our family, other vendors, and friends she caught everyone’s attention with her sweet and gentle spirit as well as incredible skill and efficiency. Victoria is welcoming to all people and puts everyone at ease. She is a stellar artist—-nothing short of sensational!!! She is the real deal, straight forward, and FUN!! She is bubbly and positive the whole time we were with her—and is a master problem solver. She fixed my flowers when they didn’t show. She fixed my dress to tie it perfectly. She went ABOVE and BEYOND. Victoria and our venue was our best lifelong investment. We are so proud of our photos, which we got back in like a week!!! We have a lifelong respect and friend in Victoria.
Victoria made the whole wedding photography process simple and easy. On the day of the wedding she was the calm within the storm that kept me sane! These pictures are timeless and I am so happy we had Victoria document our memories for one of the best days of our life!
Victoria was absolutely AMAZING!! We highly recommend her as she was very laid back, but so hysterically funny at the same time! Taking photos with her was very natural feeling and I’m obsessed with our photos!
The thing I was most nervous about on my wedding day was pictures, I've never been a good "posed" picture taker. Her laid back and fun loving attitude made everyone feel at ease which, in conjunction with her talents, made for amazingly beautiful photographs. HIGHLY recommend & thanks again, Victoria!
Victoria did an amazing job on our photos! She was extremely professional, helpful, and we are thrilled with how our pictures turned out. She didn't simply take pictures, she went above and beyond to make my wedding day perfect. Whether it was directing people to where they needed to be, helping my husband and I relax and enjoy the moment, or getting water bottles for us between actiities, she did it all. I am so thankful that I decided to have her do our pictures. Not only did the wedding go smoothly with her help, but she had an extremely fast turn around for her work. Thank you Victoria!