I am a mama and a wife to my college sweetheart! My son is 4 years old and seeing the world through his eyes has been the most rewarding and beautiful thing to me. A big reason I started photography is because I wanted the freedom to be home with him during the day. It is truly the best of both worlds that I get to be home with him during the day, and live my dream during golden hour! My husband, Trigg is a data scientist full time, and he is my second shooter for my weddings on weekends. He was the first one to fall in love with photography, and I stole his camera, and fell in love shortly after. Below is a photo of us from our most recent family vacation!
When I look back at the photos that mean the most to me, they aren't the ones where my hair is perfect, or my makeup is flawless, or I have the cutest outfit. It's the photos that remind me of a feeling. Love, peace, calmness, maybe even a time of sadness. Those are the photos that I will cherish for a life time.
While I photograph you, I look for the in between moments, the laughter in between poses, or the little unprompted kisses. Of course we get some posed pictures because these are probably the ones your family will want for their fridge, but I love capturing the pure candid love that you and your person share.
I began my journey in photography as a way to capture the beauty and stories of the world. It's my tool for expressing emotions, connecting with people, and finding meaning in the everyday. Through photography, I freeze moments in time and tell visual stories. It's my medium for self-expression.
"There are few things that inspire and excite me more than photography!"
What inspires my photography is the endless beauty and wonder that surrounds us every day. It's the play of light and shadow, the emotions in people's faces, the intricate details of nature, and the fleeting moments that tell stories.
My inspiration comes from a deep desire to capture these moments, freeze them in time, and share the world's beauty and stories with others through my lens.
“Every wedding, every shoot, I see the world through a whole new lens. Your story will be different from the last, and this ignites my passion all over again.”
As your wedding photographer, my approach to each day is infused with anticipation, dedication, and a deep appreciation for the responsibility I carry in capturing one of the most significant days in a couple's life.
I start the day with meticulous preparation. Ensuring my camera equipment is in top condition, charged, and ready to go is paramount. I double-check my shot list, timelines, and any special requests from the couple, as their vision is at the heart of my work.
As I step into the wedding day, I bring a sense of calm and adaptability. Weddings are dynamic, and I know that unexpected moments will unfold. Flexibility is key as I navigate various lighting conditions, venues, and emotions, always ready to seize candid, spontaneous shots.
I prioritize building a rapport with the couple and their families. Trust is crucial. I aim to be a supportive presence, offering reassurance and helping the day flow smoothly. Being approachable and respectful fosters a comfortable atmosphere that allows for authentic moments to be captured.
My approach is unobtrusive during key moments, blending into the background while capturing the essence of the ceremony, the joy of the celebration, and the emotions that make each wedding unique. I aim to tell a coherent narrative through my images, from the anticipation of getting ready to the energy of the dance floor.
I continually seek out creative opportunities, whether it's exploring unique angles, making the most of natural light, or composing shots that showcase the love and connection between the couple. These creative touches add depth and dimension to the visual story I'm crafting.
Throughout the day, I remain attentive to details, ensuring that every aspect of the wedding is documented. From the delicate lace on the bride's dress to the intricate decorations on the cake, it's the finer points that help create a comprehensive visual record.
As the day unfolds, I capture not only the big moments but also the candid, unscripted interactions that reveal the genuine emotions of the couple and their guests. These are often the shots that become cherished memories.
In the end, my approach as a wedding photographer is rooted in the belief that I am there to encapsulate the love, joy, and beauty of a couple's special day. It's a privilege to be part of their celebration, and I strive to deliver images that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Rain, hail or shine, I won’t miss a beat
My favorite things in life revolve around the simple joys that bring fulfillment and purpose. First and foremost, there's the incredible privilege of being a mom. My children's laughter, their boundless curiosity, and the warmth of their hugs fill my heart with love and gratitude every day.
Equally cherished are the quiet moments spent with a good book. Reading is my escape, a journey into different worlds and perspectives that nourish my mind and spirit.
Lastly, there's interior design, a passion that allows me to transform spaces into havens of comfort and beauty. The art of arranging and decorating brings not only creativity but also a sense of home and belonging.
In these cherished roles and passions—being a mom, losing myself in a good book, and designing spaces—I find the richness and meaning that make life truly fulfilling.
These are a few of my favorite things:
"We can’t say enough great things about Dom and her work! I booked this for my girlfriend’s birthday present. Neither of us had done something like this. Dom made the experience so fun, easy, and we made a date out of it. Highly recommend to anyone looking for pictures. The end-product is so beautiful and we’re thinking of how we can book with her for our em next shoot!"
“Dominque left us speechless with her incrible talent and photos!! It was super fun to work with her and her husband, Trigg. We’re so grateful that we found her to capture our wedding day! No one else could have done what she did! THANK YOU DOM.”
"Expectations are always exceeded when you book a session with Dominique. She has so much patience and creativity shines. We have a forever photographer for all our needs and know exactly who to go to, and recommend to others. I highly recommend you shoot with Dominique!"
No story is one and the same. Yours will be finessed to share your unique journey.