the paper elephant

Most days you can find me coloring and playing make believe with my daughter. When I'm not being called Mommy, I'm daydreaming about traveling the world and creating beautiful art. I have been photographing weddings since 2007, but truly fell in love with photographing couple in 2012 while planning my own wedding. 

My team and I take a storytelling and journalistic approach in preserving the moments of your day by focusing on beautiful lighting and offering subtle directions to avoid overly posed images. Nobody wants to be a cake topper bride! We want to be observers and only intrude when it's desired to achieve an artistic vision. Our couples describe us as easy going and personable with a style of photography that is bold, timeless and romantic. 

owner & lead photographer

Tegan

xoxo,

In lazy mornings, short breaks, long kisses, and moments that feel like they go on forever.

Adventure is the cure for anything that ails you, but it's somehow also true that there's no place like home with the one you love.

The photographs are about the wedding and that the wedding is not about the photographs.

Your photographs should focus on your love for each other in a timeless and classic manner.

Confidence
is the sexiest
thing a woman
can wear!

You should live in
the moments that
you want to
remember!

In being red lipstick bold, classic to the core, romantic at heart, and effortless, button-down-shirt sexy.

- nicholas sparks

"THE BEST LOVE IS THE KIND THAT AWAKENS THE SOUL AND MAKES US REACH FOR MORE, THAT PLANTS A FIRE IN OUR HEARTS AND BRINGS PEACE TO OUR MINDS."

NEXT SET

Books are my jam, but my time is limited with a one year old running around, so I love podcasts. Current favorites are Armchair Expert, Business Wars, and Sword & Scale.

PODCASTS

05. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

My text messages are full of animated gifs in lieu of words, but I refuse to pronounce it like a peanut butter brand.

ANIMATED GIFS

04. I'M KNOWN FOR

I'm one half of an old married couple, happy to stay in on a Friday night and binge TV shows. We also have a movie collection that would rival Blockbuster of the 2000s.

BINGING SHOWS

03. ADDICTED TO

I am filled with wanderlust and the need to explore, meet new people, embrace new cultures, and understand history. I've been to 12 countries and dream of moving to Italy!

VACATIONS

02. love my

Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you how big it really is. She has flipped my world upside down in the most amazing way! 

AVA MILA

01. my daughter

PREVIOUS SET

When I'm not behind a desk or a camera, I'm spending time with my hubby, daughter, kitties or large immediate family. When I'm not with them, a normal day includes 50+ texts.

FAMILY

1o. life is better with

Most days you will find me curled up in a blanket indoors, no matter the weather. I enjoy the cozy moments at home.

WEARING BLANKETS

09. i love

I've been obsessed with all sorts of brain games since I was a child. Bring on Sudoku, Crosswords, Logic Puzzles, Lumosity and Elevate apps, and more.

BRAIN GAMES

08. secret talent

I'm a foodie at heart and a sucker for sweets. Gelato is my favorite, instantly taking me back to my time in Italy. And if bacon is an option on anything, yes please!

GELATO+BACON

07. gimme all that

My academic background is in architecture and graphic design, so I strive to find and create beautiful design in everything I do.

GREAT DESIGN

06. i love

THINGS

FAVORITE

a few of my

Follow along for beautiful love stories and everyday adventure.

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