I’m asked a lot of questions about weddings, so here are a lot of answers!
How many weddings have you done?
I started my business in 1986, and have photographed over 3000 weddings in my time. I’ve done small intimate 14-person weddings to large extravagant 600-person weddings.
What’s your style?
My style on wedding photography is by capturing natural beauty and emotion in order to tell the story of your wedding day. I strive to record real moments as they happen. Your wedding day is about you and the people that have always cared for you. I will capture the monumental, the unpredictable, and the subtle moments! With an artful eye, my photographs will meticulously document the details that make your event special. These are the moments that will tell the story of your fantastic day.
Explain the difference between Traditional and Journalistic photos?
The traditional style is portrait-oriented. The photos are directed by the photographer. People are aware of the photographer and that they are being photograph. I feel there is a time place for these type of photos, such as bride & groom, wedding party, and family portraits.
Photojournalism is candid-oriented. The photojournalist’s goal is to take pictures while people are not aware they are being photographed. By blending with the crowd, a photojournalist is able to capture the action as it unfolds – the true emotions, the real expressions, the happiness.
This approach produces a more intimate, artistic take on a wedding.
These Photos will reflect a fleeting, organic moment that conveys the emotions of the day. To shoot in this style, I anticipate what is going to happen before it happens.
Do you take family formals?
I do, I take great pride photographing the family formals. It’s not easy making everyone look their best but I make it fun and enjoyable! I will meet with you 30 to 60 days before the wedding and discuss with you your family photos. When where who? Just remember that its a wedding not a photo shoot. A list a mile long of families will take some time, but I will be more then happy to do it.
Do I have to provide you with a shot list?
No. I will discuss it with you at our meeting 30 to 60 days before the wedding about the shot list. I will get the standard formals.
You are hired me for my style and my experience, so with that in mind, I will capture the important photos that you request, but I would also prefer to integrate my creative vision.