Unique as Snowflakes
No two weddings are the same. Just click on any of the images below to explore different weddings I've photographed. My goal is to chronicle your happiest day in a unique, and honest way.
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Wedding Photo Galleries
By clicking the photo above you'll go to where all my photo galleries are hosted. Not all wedding galleries are visible to the public. You have a choice on whether or not to have your gallery unlisted.
On Your Best Day
Let me tell your story
Define What You Want
When it comes to choosing your wedding photographer there are a number of things to consider. First and foremost is the type of photos you want to receive at the end of the process. It's all about your personal taste and no particular "style" is better than any other. For the sake of simplicity I like to categorize the styles into three different categories.
"Illustrative" is when everything is designed to produce photos that are creative, well composed, and approach a "fine art" aspect. They require a good deal of planning, setting up, and direction from the photographer, and are not overly "spontaneous," though that too can be staged somewhat. It also requires finding the right setting, and hoping our timing is good.
"Traditional" is where the photographer has a standard list of photos to be taken. These are commonalities such as the cake, flowers, venue, etc.. It's also when certain, traditional rituals are conducted, i.e., the cake cutting, first dance, or whatever is important to you. If you choose not to spend the time it takes to do the "Illustrative" style of portraits, then they'll done in a "traditional" style. Details about the differences are explained under the portrait section below.
*Some "traditional" photographers even have portions of the ceremony re-enacted just to get a specific shot on their list. Just a heads up that I do not go to that extreme. It tends to consume a lot of the bridal parties time due to the photographer's constant need to manipulate the scenes. Also, the images tend to be stiff and unemotional.
"Photojournalism" approaches the day in an unpredictable way, capturing the events as they unfold. There's very little direct intervention by the photographer. The goal is to tell the story of the day, capturing the very real emotions and interactions. Of course, due to the very nature of this method, many of the traditional "shot list" items often never happen.The appeal of this style is that you'll end up with photos of you, your family & your friends all being yourselves. They're truly snapshots of real life instead of just a series pretty pictures with no deeper meaning other than just looking nice.
My Shooting Style
My shooting style is primarily "photojournalism" with a touch of both "traditional" and "illustrative." For most of your day I try to simply capture the events as they happen, adding little direction. We'll do a little of the "traditional" style of shooting here and there during key events, such as the cake cutting, family portraits, etcetera. When it comes time for your personal portrait session is when we break into "illustrative" mode. My goal is have a fine balance of all three without dictating how your wedding day unfolds. Que será, será.
The Big Day!
A typical wedding day can be broken down into four separate stages. I've laid them out on tabs in the window below. You can tailor your specific needs for me by choosing which "stage" you want captured and you may also narrow down the specifics for some of them. As you explore the tabs, they will take you to additional pages with samples from each stage. I'll also try to explain the time frames for each section so that you'll have an easier time planning out your day. I know how important this day is to both of you, so providing a stress free experience is important to me. This site is aimed at making it easier for you to understand what I offer and aid you in planning your wedding.
The Tabs Below Lead to Pages with Samples and Explanations
At the top of the page I mentioned "a number of things to consider" when choosing your photographer. Naturally, those are price, availability, and specifically who the photographer is as a person. By accessing the pages below, you can find out my cost, if I'm available, and also a little about who I am as a person. Experience, and insurance are also matters to consider, but by now you've seen my work, and YES, I am insured.
Check My Calendar to See if I'm Free
Please keep in mind that I try to only book two weddings/month. This is so I can offer a more personal service to my clients, as well as have sufficient time to truly focus on processing their photos. If you see a month that is mostly blocked, and you're truly stuck, it never hurts to inquire. You never know, that one day you've picked, that I've already blocked, may just be for a "work on the house" weekend, or something that I can move around.
Learn a little about my background by clicking the photo below.
Would you like to make an inquiry about your wedding?
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my wedding photography service. I'd love to tell your story. Also, if you do NOT hear back, please try to send another message. Sometimes folks mistype their email address and I can't reply.