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I am a wife, a mother and a passionate person. Fine Arts, music and theatre have been a part of my life before I was even out of the womb (As you might have noticed by my name). I learned how to take photos on my Dad's old Pentax from the 70's in college just as he did. After years of blood sweat and a whole lot of tears, the mechanics of film came together for me. Learning how to shoot originally with film I think was a massive blessing. I since then have obviously graduated to the most updated Canon products, but have a special love with film.

I believe that photos should tell a story and show an emotion that you can relive every time you look at a photograph. Posing is something that I do love to do, but I also love to connect with my clients so that they feel comfortable and happy to be working with me. I apologize ahead of time for my cheesy jokes and gabbers, but making you laugh is something I love to do! My mission is to provide you with timeless photographs that you can enjoy on display in your home for a lifetime, not just a trend that you may grow out of in ten years.

My team and I know that your wedding is irreplaceable and deserves our full commitment and hearts poured into your special day. When you choose to start your journey with Ballad's Photography, you are not just a client or paycheck; you are a new friend. An ordinary or typical experience for my brides will never be acceptable. The mission of this business is to be one of the highlights and favorite memories from your special day.

I understand that each bride is unique and different from the next. This is why an engagement session is included in every package. Getting you comfortable and understanding your wants and needs are the main focus for me. Ballad’s Photography is committed to showcasing your beauty, style and story through timeless photos and gorgeous albums.”

I have been published by some of the largest professional wedding magazines worldwide. Some of these include:

*Borrowed and Blue

*The Wedding Channel

*Savvy Deets Bridal

*The Lovely Bay

*Paper Moon Weddings

*Senior Style Guide

*Wed4Less Northwest

*Something Old, Something New

*Adore By Chloe (Cosmo rated one of the top wedding blogs of 2011!)

Please Contact us today at: 805-400-8654;

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Courtney V. Sent on 10/23/2019
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Ballad is amazing!

Ballad is on it when it comes to photography! I could not have been happier with my photos! She killed it! She’s so sweet and caring and really wants to help capture your special day. She aims to get every possible shot she can and she does it with a smile! I wouldn’t hire anyone else.
Andy Sent on 01/27/2018
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WE LOVE BALLAD!! From the very earliest stages of our wedding planning, all the way through to months later, Ballad has been an amazing person to work with, and to get to know.

She first worked for us for our engagement photos. She was a complete trooper, travelling several hours to our location, spending the night, and getting up waaaaayy to early to shoot us in morning light. She was extremely accommodating, and so cheerful. And the resulting photographs were phenomenal!

A few months later at our wedding, she was fantastic yet again. Such a calming and joyful presence -- she really put us at ease. Courtney, her assistant, was great as well. The whole day she was there to get the shots that she needed, but so flexible to work with us and make changes on the fly.

After the wedding, Ballad turned the photos around quickly, and always with something positive to say in her emails. At times, we dragged our feet to provide feedback or to reply to her messages, but if she ever got frustrated, she never gave any indication. We now have all of the final products, and couldn't be more thrilled with how it all turned out.
Jen Sent on 02/06/2017
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Ballad is an amazing photographer. She is professional, efficient, and friendly. She always responded to our emails within 24 hours. Her questionnaire was detail-oriented and assisted us to format general ideas of timeline and programs. She was very flexible at the wedding. We wanted to have group photos in two different places and made requests at the wedding day. She immediately agreed and provided excellent cooperation. I'd highly recommend her service.
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