the experience

The Experience

Documenting meaningful connections

My main priority is to ensure that you have the best possible experience and that your photos truly reflect your personality and your unique story. If you feel that my style and approach may not be the best fit for your vision, I would much rather you choose another photographer who can give you the experience you deserve. I want you to look back on your photos and remember the exciting feeling you had and not just look at them as pretty pictures.

So, if you're looking for a photographer who is more than just hired help, but a partner in creating timeless and meaningful memories, then I believe we may be the right fit for each other. Let's capture your story together and create something beautiful that we can both be proud of.

I'm all about capturing those genuine, unscripted moments, no cheesy shit or awkward smiles here. I focus on documenting real moments. The best images are the ones that happen naturally, the ones where you can FEEL the emotion in that moment just by looking at an image. Yes I can take beautiful posed photos, but that's just not me. My style is very candid and editorial, which means telling a story with images. Now, this doesn't mean I won't guide you or provide direction, it just means don't stress so much about where to put your hand or if you should turn to the left slightly. It's truly not that deep. If you're looking for someone who makes sure every image is posed and "picture perfect", or cares if your dress is laying perfectly even, we might not be the best match.

During booking you will receive a questionnaire (maybe two), this is a really important step for your session so please fill out as much detail as you can. Its the main way for me to get to know you, your partner and your story. The more I know about you, the better I can understand your style and how to make you feel comfortable during our session. I believe the experience you have with your photographer is just as important as the final images. I want us to be shouting from the rooftops and doing happy dances at home in our comfy clothes about how much we love the photos and working together.

Forget about photography being just another item on your wedding to-do list. It's easy to get caught up in centerpieces, seating charts, dresses, and flowers, but here's a reality check: photography is the one thing that outlasts everything else from your big day. I can't tell you how many couples regret going the cheap route when it comes to their wedding photos. Trust me, your images will only gain value over time as they're passed down through generations, so it's important to invest in them. If you're hunting for the cheapest deal, sorry, but I am not your person. And that's okay, you deserve a photographer who gets what you want, including your budget. Take a peek at my pricing and let's make some magic happen.

Let me start off with this..... professional photographers do not use filters. The type of file a professional camera provides is not the same as standard jpg file. If we were to just slap a filter on your photo, it would most likely look like crap and thats just me being real. 

When looking for a photographer one of the most important things to take note of is if you love their editing style. All photographers offer their own unique editing style so its important to select a photographer who aligns with your vision. With professional photos each photograph is edited by hand (digitally of course) with each color, tone and lighting being edited separately. This takes time! And not all photographers pay attention to the same small details.

I focus on quality over quantity, I would much rather provide you with 10 images that stop people in their tracks and say "Damn that's a beautiful photo" than 50 images that look like my 8 year old edited them (no this isn't the number of images in your package, just an example...ha).

The other thing to keep in mind is your location and outfits play a huge role in the outcome of your images. Don't expect your photos to look like a Vogue bride studio photoshoot if your session is taking place outdoors at park. If your inspo is full of people in a dress or a suit and you show up in jeans, they will not give the same vibe no matter how great your photographer is. One is not better than the other, they both will provide you with beautiful images however they will not provide you with the same vibe. If you decide to book your session with me I will also provide a guide that prepares you for your session and discusses this more.

I believe in providing each of my clients with the attention, and creativity they deserve to capture the essence of their moment. In order to maintain the quality and dedication that I strive to deliver, I limit the number of weddings I accept each year and the number of regular photo sessions I schedule each month. 

I also prioritize spending time with my family and loved ones, and have been actively working on shifting away from the mindset of -- If I'm not consistently being productive than I'm failing.

If I overbook myself it would not only diminish the quality of my work but also exhaust me physically and mentally, which would impact my creativity and the service you receive. By limiting my workload, I can devote the necessary energy to each project, and make sure your memories are documented with the care they deserve.

I truly have an eye for detail, its a blessing for sure but damn is it also a curse..haha! As a photographer, it's crucial to know what will enhance the image and what won't. I take pride in my art. With my packages, you won't just receive standard editing but also retouching. Editing and Retouching are two different techniques used on images. Many photographers charge extra for retouching service. Retouching goes beyond standard editing and is a time consuming process but I believe in delivering fully polished work. When you invest in these beautiful images, they should reflect the value you've placed in them.

I'm also open to all kinds of sessions. When I started my photography business long ago I noticed the need for smaller weddings. I believe every couple deserves to have beautiful photos to look back on, so I don't care if your hiring me for one hour or eight, I will document your moment and deliver beautiful images. Looking to get married at a festival, hell yessss, let's do it! Want your maternity photos at the top of a hill overlooking the ground below, I'm down!

I am here to document your story in whatever way is true to you regardless of how big or small it is.

I can not wait till we live in a world where this no longer has to be said so people know you value them. I will scream this message for as long as I have to, love is love!! It is special and important to honor queer stories and make them visible through my art.Without hesitation or pause, I’m passionate about celebrating and documenting human connection and representing EVERYONE who has a story to tell.

I want to express -- I SEE YOU, I VALUE YOU, I SUPPORT YOU, and I will scream it loudly!

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your dream photos?

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ARE YOU READY to create

your dream photos?

Let's Chat

LET'S get in TOUCH

Engagement Photographer Austin Texas

Austin Micro Wedding Photographer

@lenaterrellphoto