I am saved by grace and I try to live a life that exudes the gratitude for that grace. I am a husband to a very supportive wife and a father to 3 very active young kids. I hold graduate degrees in both biotechnology and business. Which I only mention to give you confidence that I am someone who gets stuff done!
Your STORY is everything and should come through in your images. Story is more than a sequence of events. It is made up of all of those moments I mentioned. For wedding coverage, yes the images will include getting ready until the fun times on the dance floor but the story is in how you look at each other, how you embrace, how you smile, how you laugh, how you cry.
At the core of your wedding story or your family story is the bonds that you have with each other. I love being able to capture and highlight that. Times may change and life shuttles along, but looking back at images and seeing the bonds that you hold so dear is so powerful to me.
I find that some of our most precious memories are made up of singular moments. I will capture you walking down the aisle and posing with your family but I will also get the smile your dad gives you before he walks you down the aisle and the laughs of your family before the big pose. I will find those moments and the moments between the moments. I am obsessed with this actually.
"Capture the fun" is always high on my goals list. You have to let your hair down. My ideal client wants to have fun and remember special days. This doesn’t mean smiling into the camera. This means real fun - families laughing, brides and grooms busting out their moves on the dance floor, telling each other jokes on an engagement session, dad’s giving piggy back rides, siblings chasing each other on the playground- Real FUN.
It lends to my documentary style. I will get posed pictures but I will focus my energy on capturing moments that make up the day. Of course I will get THE kiss, but I will also get the hand holding of parents as they watch THE kiss.
I started shooting professionally in 2010. It went from a passionate hobby to a side business. I still have a day job but I actually look at that as an advantage. I don’t take every job that comes my way. I do it for the love of photography. I first make sure that potential clients and me are a good fit. My images, style and way of working should align with your expectations. However, I also look for the right kind of clients. People that value quality photography and feel compelled to capture life’s special moments in a special way. For families that means going beyond your family selfies and iphone pics. It means getting dressed up, picking a special location and creating keepsakes for future generations to enjoy. For brides and grooms that means getting a photographer that takes each job as an individual project and not some cookie cutter template. My approach is to capture your day exactly how it unfolds in a documentary fashion. I go in with a plan of course and get all the standard shots, but I also let the day play out and capture those special moments and actually the moments between the moments. The wedding album should tell a cohesive story and an emotional one. It should take you back to your special day and that is how I approach my wedding coverage.
Portrait galleries have 30-40 images in them.
Weddings galleries have 50-60 images per hour of coverage in the final gallery so for an 7 hour day you can expect a minimum of 350-400 edited images, often more.
I use Canon professional gear. I shoot with the 5Dmark 4 and 5DMark 3 (always have a back-up) and all the professional series lenses. I also carry lights/flashes for those dark receptions and am very comfortable using them.
Of course. I have liability insurance and am happy to provide the details before your wedding to share with your venue if needed.
I sure do, and I’d like to do more. I will book the lowest reasonable travel and we will work it into your package. If you are willing to have me, I am willing to be where you need me.