I shoot in an informal and relaxed style
and I capture
as many key moments of the day as possible.
I try to limit
posing to a minimum and while my main attention is that of
the bride and groom, I always try to record as many family
members and guests as possible during your special day.
As you are doing research and searching for your photographer, at this point
you may have read or heard of several different photographic styles
regarding wedding photography. Different styles include:
style, Contemporary style,
Photo-Journalistic style and
approaches. I will give you my interpretation of these
Traditional: I would
guess that 95% of all wedding shot prior to 1985
were shot in a traditional stye. If you saw your parents wedding
album, most likely it was shot in a Traditional style. Images that are more
posed, standard looking and have clean, clearly defined lines of composition.
Standard staged poses for
the formals and key events. If you've seen the
standard bride/groom in the middle, and the bridal party
lined up on each side, that's a traditional style shot.
is a more modern style of
I consider it to be mix of the traditional style,
Photo-Journalism, and its own uniqueness, but not as
unique as Avant-garde. You could say, a mix of the old and the new.
The images are more relaxed and unique than Traditional
Photo-Journalistic: Depending on who you talk to
could mean many different things. When I hear the
words, "do you shoot in a photo-journalistic
style" I always think, technically, all weddings are shot in
this manner, but the "group and formals" are where
the other styles come into play. I think of images that are to be captured of what
and when it is
happening, unscripted, and un-posed, basically, as it
happens is how you shoot it. To
capture the essence of the moment without a second-take.
These take on a more candid, but clean style and tell the
story of day very clearly.
Finally, the most unique look is the
style. This is a style that is unique and does not
conform along common lines. If you want your images to look
completely unique and not
like the others, this would be the style for you.
With that said, you may now be wondering, "What style does
I do not consider myself to be
classified as one particular
style of shooter. Instead, I could be considered to be more
of a blending of the 4 above mentioned styles with a nice
lean towards the Contemporary/Photo-Journalism with a touch of
the Avant-garde. All the while maintaining many
of the Traditional lines when needed.
I realize that many people feel uncomfortable when it comes to thoughts of
having their photo taken, let alone be the center of
attention all day and being photographed all day long. So instead of presenting,
and posing you with a series of
traditionally images, I do my best to record for you the
natural emotions of you, your family, and your guests during
your wedding day. I
work in a more candid and non-invasive fashion, but still
getting close enough to capture the intimacy of the
I shoot entirely digital using Canon Digital SLR cameras.
I haven't used film in many, many years and don't
plan on returning to film anytime soon. Also, using
light lenses which allows me to work using more natural light as much
In my opinion, digital allows for
working latitude, and also for more creative enhancement and
color conversion in post processing.
Post-processing (after the photos are taken) is just as important as my work on
the day of your wedding. All wedding packages includes
many hours of hand finishing your
images to give you the best
possible memories of your day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
hesitate to call/email me.