Oklahoma-based photographer Tricia Miller has a collaborative approach and loves to work with couples closely during their wedding planning. Her goal is to make sure her clients feel prioritised, respected, heard and celebrated. Tricia Miller is also available for destination weddings worldwide.
Tell us about your business!
My name is Tricia Miller, and my love for photography has been apparent for as long as I can remember. I started photographing professionally in 2013. I’ve been carrying around a camera with me since sixth grade. When I was 17, I submitted a photography portfolio for AP Art, and after that, I gained photography experience in various industries, eventually leading me to weddings. In college, I traveled for a company to photograph artists and music festivals like Bonnaroo and SXSW. While attending graphic design school, I transitioned to lifestyle photography and assisted several wedding photographers before booking my first wedding in 2017. By May 2018, I had graduated and booked 30+ weddings for the year, which pushed me into full-time.
Over the last seven years working in the wedding industry, I’ve been passionate about learning and growing while perfecting my style and craft. Wedding photography has brought me many blessings and an incredible community of vendors and couples.
What would you like couples to know about you?
I’ve always been passionate about creating experiences for couples that make them fall more in love. My process is collaborative and I love for couples to feel like they can share their vision with me and trust that we will create something unique to their story. I just got engaged last April and this wedding planning season has taught me more than I ever thought it could. I value transparency, communication, collaboration, and experience more than ever. Everyone deserves to feel respected and heard, and it’s essential that I treat every inquiry this way.
Where are you based?
Oklahoma City and wherever destination weddings take me. I travel for a lot of my weddings.
Do you travel for weddings?
Every year! My first wedding was actually in Central Park. I’m excited to shoot more in Southern California, Vermont, and Texas this year.
How would you describe your style?
Artfully balanced. Over the past few years, couples aligning well with my work have mentioned that I have a mixed balance of everything they seek. It’s been so meaningful to me that they see that passion in my work. I thrive on wedding days where people trust me to capture the moments as they unfold however I artistically see fit. I also attract clients who want some direction for a few classic and traditional moments, the images our parents love smiling and looking directly at the camera. Learning to time these quick moments appropriately throughout the day allows me to create a candid but timeless gallery—a balance of everything.`
What is your most memorable career moment?
Being able to travel to new dream destinations each year will always feel like a pinch-me moment.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by travel, design, fashion, music, celebrations, and experiences. I’m probably planning my next adventure or spending time with my favorite people when I'm not working. I love spontaneity, but I equally love to cozy up at home with family.
What motivates you to do what you do?
Learning and growing motivate me; it’s so fun to try new ways of doing things, and I am passionate about creating the best foundation for the future of my photography business. I feel so lucky to be able to be passionate about what I do for a living.
How would you describe your working style?
There are so many moving parts to a wedding photography business. There are days at a time of working quietly alone and weekends full of teamwork with other business owners. I value collaboration and organization. I’m always happy to help however I can while my couples are in the planning season. I’ve booked a few couples who reached out because they saw me working on a wedding day. I prepare for wedding days by studying everything I should know about the details and doing my best to create and meet the expectations of all clients and vendors.
Do you shoot digitally, on film, or both?
Both. I am always looking for ways to elevate galleries. I shoot primarily digital and use film creatively. I always shoot about two rolls of 120mm film on wedding days, one roll of 35mm, and a set of polaroids.
Do you have custom packages according to individual needs?
I have base pricing with options to add extra days/hours of coverage.
What is a favorite product or service that you offer and why?
Currently, 120mm film is my favorite thing I include in my collections. On the back end, I quickly share an example timeline with any couple that inquires. Couples need to start envisioning the flow of their day early on, and I always want to make sure we give everyone enough time to create what they have dreamed about while letting the day unfold naturally.
Where would you love to travel to for work?
I would love to continue traveling to Southern California, the PNW, Texas, and Colorado. Internationally, Greece and Italy are on my bucket list.
Who is your dream client?
I am lucky to associate “dream client” with many of my previous couples. What made them so special was their trust and respect for all the people and the moving parts of their celebration. I also have a special place in my heart for couples with an actual vision. I am visual, and I need to understand what they find important. All of these things are what create images unique to the individuals.
What is your advice to couples getting married?
After planning a destination wedding over the last year and working in weddings myself, trust your gut. Figure out what is most important about this season and set aside time once a week to work on or delegate tasks. It’s essential to allow yourself time to soak everything in and experience what already feels like it goes by way too fast!