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GraceD Photography as seen on @offbeatbride

Hey, I'm Grace! My recipe?

-2 cups photographer
-1/2 cup food blogger
-1/3 cup sunlight enthusiast
1/4 cup NatGeo swooned
-1 Tbsp. cutting board making novice

Whiz in a Vitamix. Add a straw, a room full of people, maybe a little peanut butter, too, and I'm ready to go.

I take a photojournalist approach to photography, and strive to create a natural and relaxed experience at every shoot. I'm also all about getting creative, so will occasionally step away from the candid approach to execute a few fun ideas. Fun, being the key word. As all of the details of your day are being captured, the mindset it to piece together a visual story that'll keep you inspired for years to come. One that you can relive, that feels natural and intimate, and that brings back memories of laughter and the details that made your day so original. I know your wedding won't be traditional, and neither will the story that captures it.

I also have a background in food photography, so if you want to make sure your DIY carrot cake or multi-story cupcake tower doesn't go forgotten, I'm your gal. If you could care less about that, no worries. I'll make sure you look good regardless when that cake is lovingly being smeared across your face.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Simply put, I love photography. I dream in photos. Daydream in new visual ideas. Walk around viewing the world through camera frames. And fall in love each day with the joy it can bring to an experience and all those involved. This passion and enthusiasm comes with me to every shoot, and keeps me on my feet. Don’t be surprised to find me in a dress, stomach down on the ground to get the perfect shot, or utilizing your dancing guests’ empty chairs to extend my height as I shoot from above. I like to move, but if I’m doing my job right, you won’t notice me. While I may get personal and up close with my camera lenses, I stay unobtrusive to your day so you can do what you’re supposed to be doing…HAVING FUN!

Your day should be about you, with ample room to let your personality shine through. I’m going to take a wild guess that your personality’s not traditional, which means staging for a traditional photo every five minutes won’t be your idea of fun. If we can agree on that, I’m all smiles. I’m not traditional either. A creative, yes, but traditional, no. The photography I’ll bring to capture your day will reflect that first part, and not the latter.

I take photography seriously, but life not too seriously. If you want to get silly, let’s do it. I like getting goofy, falling into unexpected situations, DIY projects, rustic settings, and non-traditional love. My clients are a constant source of inspiration, for which I am forever grateful. I’m always taking mental (and sometimes physical) notes on the mason jar centerpieces, arm tattoos, story-filled vows, and indie playlists that often fill my couples’ weddings. Each of us is creative in our own way, and sharing in these different outlets with my clients-often-turned-friends is one of my favorite parts of the experience. From barefoot to heels, backyard to the Bahamas, our individual differences, preferences, and positions in life all give reason to celebrate and inspire. I run a judgment-free studio, and welcome new experiences.

"My husband and I were pretty much speechless when our photos came back from Grace! They were incredibly well done and so beautiful. Grace and her assistant were amazing to work with, so creative and professional. We are lucky to have found her!" -Ma Hasiuk

Examples of my work

You can view my portfolio here.

Stop by my blog to view current, on-going projects.

I am also the author of a nationally followed food site.

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