WEDDING Philosophy

We're interested in documenting your story, not directing it.

We're interested in the authenticity of your relationship with the person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with.

We're interested in capturing the intimate interactions between the two of you without being intrusive. 

We're interested in prompting you, rather than posing you. 


Some of the best films and photos we've taken were created out of an understanding of our couple's unique relationship with one another and a mutual trust between us and the couple. The more we know who you are and your reason for joining together in marriage, the more we're able to anticipate your emotions + movements throughout the day. From the first e-mail exchange to your engagement session to your portraits as husband + wife, we'll be reminding you the reason for hiring us; that you have found the one person you can't live without and you have chosen to spend your life together. And if that isn't a reason to document your love; if that isn't a reason to get lost in one another and allow me to document your authentic, true relationship, than we don't know what is. 




I was born and raised in a quiet seaside town on the South Shore of Long Island. I grew up in a place where good, strong love grows with parents who have been together since they were 16. They taught me that true love grows in the face of hardship and, as strong believers in their faith, that love is, indeed, patient and kind. They taught me that love is a choice, and that you must choose love each and every day, intensely and without fear. And so it’s no surprise that my life’s work revolves around documenting love.

As soon as I realized that wedding photography didn’t have to be posed and mechanical; that I could shoot weddings how I wanted to, organically and authentically; that I could document a story, not direct one, I was hooked. I started to seek out like-minded couples who wanted me to tell their unique story and who were equally as passionate about love as I am. I truly believe that no one one else has a story like yours and it’s my job as your photographer to tell that story in the most genuine and authentic way possible. 


Mariah is our Lead Associate Photographer here at LLP! She graduated from the Corcoran School of Art + Design at the George Washington University with a BFA in Photojournalism. For four years she worked as a gallery assistant for College Exhibitions at the Corcoran and was involved in three international photography exchange courses, including her work in the permanent collection for the U.S. Diplomacy Center, “Faces of Diplomacy”.

Mariah first fell in love with photographing and filming weddings when she documented the elopement of a infantryman, marrying his fiancé while on leave from tour. From that moment on, she aspired to use her photojournalism background to capture couples in authenticity of their love and joy for one another.

She specializes in documentary storytelling which makes for a wonderful addition to our wedding team. With a passion for creativity and a love for the art of storytelling, she promises to display your personality and your love in images and films that you'll share for a life time.