What to Expect
The very first wedding I ever shot was after a great deal of pleading by a friend to photograph her wedding over 15 years ago. Her fiance said something that I used to define my career. He said, "Don't worry about shooting it the way a typical wedding photographer would. Shoot it the way "you" would."
This is probably the reason why after more than 15 years I still love shooting weddings. Creating images that I am proud to put my name on is one of the qualities that I bring to each client's special day. How I achieve this is as follows:
I shoot every clients wedding. People should know that the person they came to and hired to shoot their wedding will be the person that will be there documenting their special day.
Getting to know you. Every couple is different as is every wedding event. The images created should reflect both the couples personality and the events and emotions of their wedding. The best way to do this is to get to know you as a couple and develope a trusting relationship.
Limited number of wedding clients each year. To insure that I can give each couple the personal attention they deserve and the post production time their images deserve, I limit the number of weddings I shoot to no more than 24 weddings a year.
Non-Cookie Cutter Retouching. The final images in their album should be retouched in a way that best reflects the mood and emotion of the images, the couple and the event. This is why I retouch all my final album and print images myself as well as layout and design all my albums. I don't use bulk presets that are applied to all images or use album templates. No two clients images should look exactly same nor should their album.
Quality Products. I have always been a big believer that images are most enjoyed when they are in printed form. Because of this I take great pride in the final printed product. Whether it is an 8x10 print, a 40x60 wall canvas or a wedding album, I believe that they should be of heirloom quality. This means the printing methods and materials should be of the highest quality and archival so that the images can be enjoyed for generations to come.