I'm all about style and photos as timeless as your love for each other.

My background as a wedding photographer is centered in an editorial approach steeped in the values of small business. I began learning the craft of creating fine imagery for a discerning clientele in my youth, under the instruction of my father, who has owned his own studio for most of my life. In 2011, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with a second concentration in fine arts, from Indiana University. Starting in 2009, I wrote and photographed for magazines and other editorial publications on both local & national levels, and I launched my career in New York City with an internship at Glamour magazine. This editorial and stylistic sensibility is the aesthetic I purvey, while the warmth and consideration of a family business is the energy I bring and the attitude I carry in your wedding photography journey.

STARTED IN THE DARK ROOM.
EVER EVOLVING for the good of my clients and the planet.

It's my joy and privilege to preserve the legacy of your union.

In addition to my family's professional background, I have assisted, shot for, and received direct training and mentorship from more than 30 different professional photographers, mostly high-end professionals in New York City and Chicago with a variety of specialities, including, but not limited to, wedding, editorial, fashion, and commercial work. Each of these experiences has informed my technique, professionalism, and artistic eye.

My Own Discerning Taste

HIGH MAINTENANCE

I'd rather be

reading

FAVORITE CLOTHING STORE

J. Crew

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Steve Martin

FAVORITE home decor store

Jonathan Adler

favorite movie

Bridget Jones's Diary

IF I WEREN'T A PHOTOGRAPHER, I'D BE

a diplomat

SECRET TALENT

travel itineraries

COFFEE OR TEA?

green tea, every day

PUT ME ON A PLANE TO

Europe

listening to

Al Green

COMFORT READ

anything by Nora Ephron

SELF CARE IS

clean sheets

FAVORITE MOVIE

Bridget Jones's Diary

IF I WEREN'T A PHOTOGRAPHER, I'D BE

a diplomat

secret talent

travel itineraries

COFFEE OR TEA?

green tea, every day

PUT ME ON A PLANE TO

Europe

LISTENING TO

Al Green

COMFORT READ

anything by Nora Ephron

SELF CARE IS

clean sheets

Arizona | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida
Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Kentucky
michigan | missouri | nebraska | new mexico
new york | oregon | pennsylvania
texas | vermont | wisconsin | wyoming

States to which I've traveled for work...

I LOVE NEW DESTINATIONS

If I haven't yet traveled to your locale, that's just one more reason for me to come to you. I thrive in fresh environments, and I love scouting new places for locations that will breathe life into the images that tell the story of your day.

I'M SHANTI. Bookworm. Jazz enthusiast. Jetsetter. AESTHETE. Pluviophile.

In my childhood home, we composted and recycled long before “eco” was chic. I live as best I can in stewardship for our earth, and am always eager to find more ways to make my footprint smaller. Read a little more about my commitment to sustainability here.

I shop a lot (largely consignment, for sustainability), and putting together ensembles brings me such delight. My style icons are Emma Watson, Meghan Markle, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

My favorite game is dress-up.

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Don't get me wrong, I love the beach. But when it comes to Manhattan: it’s the art, it’s the culture, it’s the architecture, it’s the history, but, most of all, it’s the spirit and the energy. Forever and always, my favorite island.

Manhattan is my island of choice.

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Sustainability is my jam.

Your photos belong in your hands, not just on a screen.

 I believe

Archival prints and albums are an essential part of the wedding photography experience, and working with my lab to deliver the best to you just makes me sleep better at night.

Ethics and aesthetics can coexist.

Creating a wedding day that is in alignment with your values is within reach. This is a conversation I love to have— the different ways to have the day of your dreams in every way.

 I believe

"My wife and I joke that our family gained a member the day of our wedding— Shanti."

"That’s the trust we have in her."

-ELLIOT, GROOM

HEAR ME TALK ABOUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE TOPICS (WEDDINGS) AT ANY OF THESE LINKS

SEEN & HEARD