My photography style is "human".
Always in my camera bag is my late grandfather’s handkerchief, tucked next to my backup camera. I’ve never made it through a wedding without getting a bit misty.
This isn’t “just a job” for me, and I’m not “just a wedding photographer.” I care about your wedding almost as much as you do – you’re creating a whole new family, and that’s HUGE! – and work hard to create a series of photos that tell the story of your day from beginning to end in the most authentic way possible. If I am lucky enough to live to be very old, I would like to look back on my life and be remembered as the person whose creativity and artistic vision created cherished memories for generations to come.
We won’t do the “phony laugh for the camera” thing, the "I would never actually stand like this" pose, and the now very tired photo where the bridal party jumps in the air. I like having fun when I shoot, and get genuine smiles from couples looking like themselves and having a wonderful time in the process.
Pretty details are great, too, and I enjoy taking them, but the photos that will make you laugh and cry and the shots that you are going to come back to again and again are going to be the joyful faces of you and your loved ones at this once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s where the magic is. We’re not gonna fake that stuff.
Since 2009, over 100 couples getting married have invited me to photograph them. I can tell you with overwhelming certainty that the relationship between a couple and their photographer makes a huge difference in the kinds of images you come away with.
Connection is important. You spend a lot of time together (sometimes at least partially in your underwear!), and it’s an emotional day. These photos will last a lifetime. After you are drawn into someone's work, think about how you feel when you picture this person photographing your wedding.
It’s the best piece of advice I can give as you look for a wedding photographer.
On the day of your wedding, I’m committed to being your rock and will work with you (and your planner if you have one) to make everything go as smoothly as possible.