Victoria utilizes a unique blend of hands-on behind-the-camera artistic direction, photojournalism, powerful lighting, striking environments, and her deep knowledge of artistic principles to produce rare and extraordinary images that glow with warm, rich color and intense, romantic emotion.
A day with Victoria is set apart by the seamless nature of her empathic method: Her guiding principle is the preservation of how the couple experiences out their day without contrivance on the part of the photographer. Her commitment to excellence not only shines in her heart-stirring photographic collections, but also in maintaining her high-standards of quality and unmatched passion.
Victoria insists on providing the most exquisite albums, prints, and keepsakes in the industry, and chooses only the top of the line equipment. She embraces her couples, their families, and their chosen guests with heart and enthusiasm and includes a guidebook for each couple that prepares them completely for capturing gorgeous photos of their wedding day.
Attracting couples with discerning taste, big dreams, emphasis on their romance, and a passion for exploration, Victoria has provided her clientele with an exclusive wedding photography experience over the past decade, centered on what matters most: the splendor of finding love and making that feeling last forever.
Behind the Lens
Here’s the thing, I’ve always loved little surprises that I feel like I’ve discovered all on my own. It makes me feel special and I’ve found something secret and tucked away that only I know about and have all to myself. Hence my profound love for secret gardens, old-world manor homes, vast rugged landscapes, Frances Hodgson Burnett stories, and 1920’s style speakeasies. So now that you’ve discovered you can click on my logo to find cool, secret pages, I hope you are filled with the same giddy wonderment I feel when I am alone in a place I’ve discovered and rarely want to leave.
So why do I include this “doorbell” is this an important part of my website? ... It’s because that lovely feeling of finding something special and secret and yours is what romance feels like to me. This feeling is what drives me to create my art and those places (secret gardens, sweeping vistas, etc) trigger that feeling. Whatever your idea of romance is, it’s how each one of us ultimately sees the world. Seeing is my passion and my profession. Therefore, people who are obsessed with their own, unique idea of romance and their romance itself are people I click with.
If we’re gonna connect and create imagery together on the day that you’re celebrating your most romantic moment ever, I feel like you should at least know a little bit about my take on Romance as a concept, as I’ll be the third wheel to each and every intimate moment of your day, and we’ll all just be cool with it knowing that we’re all in it for the right reasons: to make damn good photos so you can remember this ridiculously awesome feeling.
Look, I know we are complete strangers right now. Since you're considering having me along to artistically capture the most intimate, personal, subtle, poignant, and meaningful moments of your life, I feel that giving you a flowery description of myself detailing my love of coffee and traveling would be completely useless to you.
Holding a fancy cocktail in a delicate glass in a secret room that transports you back in time… the blend of nostalgia and indulgence simultaneously… I could write a book about that feeling. My favorite cocktail is the Aviation, because it’s a lovely shade of purple and always comes in the most darling little glass.
Everyone always wonders how old their photographer is, so to get THAT out of the way, I’m 29 and a proud Pisces! Thanks to my awesome facialist, I feel like I look a bit younger ;)
...and while I am totally profesh at your wedding, (duh), when we are one-on-one I hope you don't mind me saying, "AH! That's fucking amazing!" When ya’ll are killin it in front of the camera. Because I'm a human.
Yes, I know! I feel like it’s blasphemous as a wedding photographer, but my husband, Chester, and I had a long distance relationship that got serious real fast, and we decided to elope to Charleston, SC right before we moved to Guam for his submarine tour in December 2014!
I was a ballerina for ten years, first chair flute and piccolo player, singer, high school musical choreographer, drama nerd, costume designer, and even performed on the Kennedy Center Stage in Washington DC! My performing art background has helped greatly in naturally posing my subjects, timing my shots to motion, and giving informative directions while composing a photo.
I can talk stand-up like an indie kid talking about all the obscure bands they know. I think I’ve seen almost every stand-up special on Netflix, Hulu, and HBO. If I had to name a favorite comedian, it’d be Dylan Moran, but I’m a sucker for so many different styles of comedy. A perfect date with my husband would be going out to see stand-up, especially a real hole-in-the-wall club in NY or LA. I frequented Bar Lubitsch when I lived out in LA, so go see the Josh & Josh show on Thursday night if you’re ever out there, you’ll be in for a treat.
....and sometimes my husband catches me crying while watching or waving at the animals. David Attenborough is my homeboy. And if you haven’t binge-watched Planet Earth, you must do so immediately.
It's hidden under my wedding ring, aaaand it's a Shakespeare reference. Yep. It’s a Roman Numeral five, which is also a V, and so yes, it seems like I got the first letter of my name on my ring finger… *facepalm* But my husband has the same tattoo on his ring finger. We got them from a super sketchy place in Guam on our one year anniversary. Wanna know what it means? I’ll tell ya when we chat. Don’t wanna give away all my secrets ;)