How I work and your investment
It’s your wedding day. Your beloved family and friends are gathering to celebrate your love, you have labored long hours over details – the perfect venue down to the monogram on the cocktail napkin, you have gone back and forth with seating charts – so and so will love so and so, you have tried many dinner ideas, and sampled umpteen cakes, for the perfect taste of insert your flavor here. Your photographer enters the getting ready room filled with 7 bridesmaids and a mom and another mom and possibly a grandma and a few aunts and maybe a dog all getting hair and makeup done by artists, yes even the dog – you get the idea – lots of energy going. My job at this moment is to stay calm, cool, and collected blending in, documenting and observing, laughing with you. I go quickly between photos of your pretty details to the in between laughs and looks you all share as the moments come together. The dress goes on, and you have a fabric sewn into your dress that has been passed down from generation to generation, the camera clicks. And just like that you’re ready to see the love of your life at the altar. Perhaps a giant smile, or the quiver of the lip and a tear forming, time stands still and speeds in the same moment. You lock eyes and suddenly you feel a rush of energy, your only focus is that moment you grab each other’s hands as you begin the next chapter of your life. Vows are read, little hand squeezes are exchanged, and rings placed upon the finger, your family and friends tearing up and laughing and sharing your love, showering you with cheers and claps as you begin life as Mr. and Mrs.
The In Between Moments
These little moments; the in betweens are what I’m looking for. I have trained myself to look for these little foundation moments that complement the big moments. This day only happens once. I work in the background. The day is not my photo shoot, it’s your wedding – I want you to enjoy all these little moments with each other and with your family and friends. I cover each portion of your day and place equal importance on all segments; yes, I cover the laughs during cocktail hour, I capture the adoration during the speeches, the beautiful food that has been prepared, no moment is too small. My goal is to give you a well-rounded gallery of artful, wall worthy, images.
Did you know?
I handle everything. From the first inquiry to every single service and product I provide. I would never compromise your wedding photos by outsourcing my work to companies to cull (image selection), edit, and design your album (there are literally hundreds of companies who cater to wedding photographers for these exact and other services). I have your images printed at the highest quality lab that I have found. The investment you are making is more than just me showing up to your wedding and photographing for x number of hours. It encompasses every detail from start to finish and beyond. It is the 20 years I have been photographing couples like you. Because I devote so much time into each wedding I take on, I am able to really get to know my couples from the time of our first meeting, and thru-out the year to 6 months before your wedding day. When I show up on the day of your wedding, it feels like you have your friend has showed up. Yep. Hopefully, down the line, when you are married, and have two kids, you will be calling me to have your maternity, baby shower, and kids’ pictures done for the holidays. Building a relationship with my clients, being able to document their life stories is what makes me do what I do.