There are many important wedding photography styles including classic photography, natural light photography, lifestyle photography, documentary/photojournalistic photography and fine art/dramatic photography. I have spent thousands of hours studying all of these styles in order to become a well rounded photographer in an effort to deliver a broad range of beautiful images to my clients. I love anticipating and capturing candid moments as well as posing couples to make them look their best. There's nothing better than shooting portraits in beautiful, natural light, but I equally enjoy using flash units to create interesting, creative light or to brighten up a cloudy day or dark reception venue. Look for a mix of these different styles as you browse my portfolio.
How much time do I need for photography on my wedding day?
Eight hours of coverage is the sweet spot for many weddings, but all weddings are different so I will work closely with you to determine how to realize your vision for the day. I also, as a complimentary service, will assist you in the creation of a timeline in order to assure a smooth and stress free wedding day.
We feel awkward taking posed pictures. Can you help?
Absolutely, I will teach you how to "pose" in less than 5 minutes in a way that will give you confidence. More importantly your "posed" pictures will be prompted, not static, so you'll look and feel natural. Your parents and grandparents will want some pictures of you looking directly at the camera. I call these mantle piece portraits and these shots can be accomplished in a natural way as well.
Will I get the digital files?
Yes, all of my wedding packages include the ready to use, high resolution digital files. You will be able to download your files from a private online gallery that can also be shared with family and friends. Additionally, reasonably priced prints from a professional lab will be available directly through your online gallery.
Is a second professional photographer included?
I have package options that include a second professional photographer.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
I have a careful culling process. I'll take 2-3 shots together, of each pose, to assure a nice, sharp, image and select the best from each group. I typically deliver 800-1000+ pictures from an 8 hour wedding day.
Do I need an engagement session?
The main benefit of an engagement session, other than the pictures, is the opportunity that it will give us to work together prior to the wedding. I will instruct you on simple posing techniques and the rapport that we build will carry over to the wedding day. The pictures are also great to use as save the date cards and in your guest book. I recommend that you do your engagement session at least 6 months before the wedding if you plan use the pictures on your save the date cards.
Do you offer albums?
Yes, it's my hope that your wedding pictures will be part of your legacy for generations. The albums that I offer are simple, elegant and archival, the style and workmanship are designed to stand the test of time.
What kind of gear do you use?
I use Canon professional cameras and lenses. My cameras have dual card slots so there's a backup in case one of the memory cards malfunctions.
Are you comfortable working in poor lighting conditions?
Yes, I favor the beautiful images that can be captured with natural lighting, but I'm well trained in the use of professional lighting equipment for days in which the weather doesn't cooperate. I also use supplemental lighting in low light situations such as reception venues and for my creative signature images.