Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come! To reveal what a wedding photographer is based on my own 10+ years of experience and philosophy. There's a lot to cover to uncover who 'hides' behind the camera at your wedding. So buckle up and enjoy the ride as we go through many hats of a Wedding Photographer. Also known as that person who chases down your cousins for group shots during dessert.
It is my pleasure to introduce to you THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I believe portrait photography is a key skill for weddings or any photography that involves people. I'm a strong believer in creation. I create my images and what's in them: composition, body language, mood - nothing happens by accident. I'm here to walk you through your best looks and a variety of them!
This skill goes hand in hand with a portrait skill and is as important in storytelling. Of course, not all wedding shots are directed - some story details have to be photographed on the go: ceremony, reception, any other little details such as flower girl whispering sweet words to the bride - I am always on a lookout for unpredictable candid moments. Do you remember during your last wedding when your brother spilled his drink all over his suit? I'll make sure you never forget that moment.
We all know, family dynamics range and cannot be taken for granted. We will talk about family dynamics in advance. I'm here to make sure your day is as stress-free as possible. There's a reason you sat different people at different tables. I'll ensure a drama-free zone!
It's your day and you are to rock it out with.. a touch of fashion! I'm here to stage and walk you through the shots to remember - because it’s your day!
My macro lenses are ready to get nice and close to the jewelry that's been passed on in family through generations or jewelry you will wear to start that tradition yourself.
Your wedding cake deserves a good shot!
Natural light, custom light, how many lights, shall I be on the left or right side, what shall I include / exclude from the background or foreground and other decision making runs through my mind while I get all the shots needed before you are announced as MR and MRS at the reception.
You've put all the hard work in picking your dream wedding venue, decorations and colors to fit your style - it's got to be photographed right and I get it! These architectural shots will add to and tell your wedding story. Whether it's a historic church, big event venue, restaurant or farmhouse with no internet, your venue will be perfectly captured.
Now, this is a personal decision every photographer makes and I SAID YES! I said yes to exploring best applicable techniques and bringing the latest and greatest technology to tell your story by covering it from all angles possible. Ask me about flying drones or using Virtual Reality cameras to add to your story.
WEDDING DAY COORDINATOR
Depending on your wedding planning stage when you contact me, I can suggest best practices for your big day. No two weddings are created equal.
You're there to enjoy your big day and I'm here to make sure we get as many images as possible in a timely manner. We already went through your wedding day timeline, confirmed important and optional details, now is the time to rock it out! I know and remember to the second what and when we are doing: your getting ready, first look, wedding party, boys and girls, family formal portraits, ceremony, reception, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, send off photos. Through the day I will keep you posted on what's coming next and if we need to change anything. Now, having a plan doesn't mean everything is going to go by it - important family members flights being delayed, unpredictable storm kicking in etc.. I've been doing it long enough to have plan B and Z to adjust to the unpredictable and keep rocking. Even if mother nature cries on us, we'll dance in the rain!
Every party ends with a good party. Low light or no light at all - I'm ready for any scenario whether I have to use stationary or portable off camera light. Most importantly, you'll have lots of shots of your friends, family and loved ones!