- Engagement – Fun, creative, and photojournalistic enough to feel natural and easy, but with prompts to bring out the laughs & romance
- Rehearsal – I never miss a rehearsal – they’re crucial
- Preparations – So much of the beauty of the event is in the people and the details that unfold along the way
- Ceremony – Witnessing, preserving, illuminating – quietly, conscientiously, respectfully
- Reception – My favorite part, always staying until the end
It’s been said that a good wedding photographer must possess the skills of a portraitist, a photojournalist, a product photographer, a food photographer, an architectural photographer, a natural light specialist, and be a master of flashes and lighting; all that rolled into one. That’s true to a point, but weddings require more than just that set of skills and experience. You need a photographer who truly loves the celebration of weddings, the institution of marriage, and the pace of a wedding day’s schedule – and I do. Call the studio to tell me the story of your wedding plans. Let’s find out if we’re right for each other. Click here to learn more about my approach to weddings.
Around the U.S., and around the World, experienced with Customs and the challenges of travel. Click here to read more about why you should take me with you to your destination wedding.
- Children – Starting with a plan but allowing for the extemporaneous and organic
- Couples – Getting to know you enough to prompt you to display how important you are to one another
- Professional – Not your typical directory photo… geared more toward the executive portrait or the independent minded
- Family – Allowing the real personality of the group to surface, relaxing into natural and comfortable
I thoroughly enjoy the process of portraiture. It’s much more than a formula of lighting and posing. I always say I never could have done this kind of work in my 20’s. It draws on so much of my life experience to be able to ask the right questions, and listen for the subtle clues that unlock the direction for a portrait, or the proper connection between the people on each side of the camera. I have been fortunate enough to be guided through my photographic education by gifted and generous mentors, not all of them gentle.
Photobooths are fantastic fun for wedding receptions and events. But having one where you just push a button on a countdown timer is so… un-engaging. A photobooth should be interactive, inspiringly fun, and whimsical! But it should also be able to make great professional portraits at a moment’s notice as well. A machine can’t do that. But a live professional photographer can!
Creating short documentary videos that tell short stories for individuals, businesses, and institutions. My storytelling work is often commissioned for biographies, award ceremonies, and expository pieces for websites.