WHO DO YOU ENJOY SHOOTING?
Couples who are deep in love and want a wedding that not only reflects them, but are putting as much time and energy into their relationship as well. Photography is all about capturing who the couple are at one point of time in their life. I want to be there through the whole day, from you being zipped into your dress, to sharing a whiskey with your guys, to the two of you embracing after so much built up anticipation, to the quiet moment you pull away from the party to look over your guests, to unearthing a move that hasn't seen the light of day in 15 years on the dance floor. I love couples who embrace their wedding because of the people there celebrating them, versus all of the table spreads and flowers. The photos of you hugging your parents and laughing with your best friend will be the ones to look back on. I love when couples are just as excited about the photos as I am, and want to be documented as their friends and family see them.
WHAT IS A 'FIRST LOOK'?
The opportunity for the couple to see each other, hug, have a quiet moment and rest seems to quickly be the new aspect of the day that provides emotion, great photos and fluidity in the schedule. I like to pick a quiet place after the couple gets ready for them to meet and embrace before the party begins. Most of the time, this is the only part of the day that the couple will spend alone. By having a first look, couples get to knock off their list of formal photos before the ceremony so that they can enjoy their cocktail hour and run into the arms of friends and family who came a long ways to celebrate with them. In my experience, first looks are far more emotional than the traditional route of waiting until the ceremony - there's less pressure with 150 pairs of eyes and I enjoy allowing the couple to have a few minutes alone. The schedule is far more easy to adapt to, the couple gets a peaceful time, enjoys the drinks and appetizers they paid for and receives a wider range of quality and quantity of creative photos.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
Well over 100 and counting.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
You bet. I've been to Europe, South pacific, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, Mexico, Central America and all over the United States for photography. I enjoy traveling as much as I enjoy shooting.
WHAT DO WE GOTTA DO TO GET YOU TO PHOTOGRAPH OUR NUPTIALS?
I'm all about making a good connection. If we connect as humans and also connect through the art (as in, you really like good photos and really want good photos) then we're probably going to be peas and carrots. If it's a 'yes!' then I'll send out a contract. Signing of that contract and a 25% retainer seals the date. I treat bookings first come first serve with a submission of a signed contract and retainer. I do book out as far as a year and a half.