ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hello! I'm so happy you're here!

What does "The Photegé" mean?

I have to be honest; it is a completely made-up word combining the words "photo" and "protégé". A protégé is a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.

I am a protégé of life. I observe and learn from the experiences and people around me. I feel intense appreciation for the ones who continue to inspire, encourage and guide me with their wisdom.

I thrive on discovering what I am capable of, and I find confidence in that discovery. As I continue to learn, I realize that I never want that to change. I want to be a perpetual student. Not only of this incredible craft, but of life, too! There is so much to learn, so much to absorb, so many ways to love and be loved...

I can't wait to see where this journey takes me next.

A few of my favorite things:

Coffee
The beach
The smell of fresh cut grass
Fresh sheets
Snuggles from my favorite humans
Workin’ on my fitness
Exploring & adventuring

Behind the Scenes

The Photegé in action

Just in case you were wondering... I'm not *just* a professional wedding photographer.⠀I'm also a pro at pinning boutonnieres, bustling dresses, reapplying eyelashes, fixing stray hairs, calming nerves... and basically being your BFF on your wedding day.

More than just your photographer

I don't mind carrying your dress between locations to ensure you always look your best.

I got your back... literally!

One of my favorite shots to get is gathering your friends and family for a large group shot!

Short people problems (Forever standing on things or tiptoes!)

Over the years, I've learned a few tricks from some of my favorite beauty vendors. If you're having a hair or makeup mishap, no worries! I will help you fix it!

Ish happens

Teamwork makes the dream work! I work hard with your other vendors to ensure that we are all on the same page and working towards an amazing end result for your day!

Works well with others

I love observing and I'm always looking for those little moments. Don't be surprised if I tell you "that's a wrap" but then call out for your attention as we are walking away. Some of our favorite captures happen in those after moments.

Always looking for the little moments

No one knows how to pin a 'bout? WHAT?!
No sweat, I'm here for you! I've pinned hundreds over the last 10 plus years.

Boutonnière pinning pro

What's in my bag?

I'm mostly a Canon gal.
I shoot with a 5DM3, 5DM4, 70-200L, 85L, 35L, 100L, Sigma Art 50, Sigma 24-35 2.0

Fun Fact:

I have lived in Korea, Germany and California and traveled to many countries and states before the age of 14. (Thanks, Dad & US Army!)
I love and celebrate diversity.

My favorite lens:

My 85L is my bread and butter!

I can't live without:

Coffee. Korean Food. Tacos. Sunshine. My family.

Things I hear all the time:

• Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! (Even funnier since I am totally named after her!)
• You're HOW old?? (Yep, I used to hate hearing how "young" I looked but now I'm super thankful for those Korean genes!)
• Do you have a twin sister? (Nope, my sis is 3.5 years younger and I bet you've seen her at Express!)

My Favorite Netflix Binges:

• Dexter
• Criminal Minds
• Parenthood.