I hope these frequent style questions will help explain my approach on the wedding day. While I hope the work shared in my portfolio tells a clear sorry, if you have any further questions about my style of photography please don't hesitate to ask.
How would you describe your style of photography?
I cover weddings with a very unique perspective. I don't think photography should be limited by a genre. While I try not be obtrusive and let the day flow as it is I do believe that there is a time and place for gorgeous, casually posed images. I follow the light and the mood. There are times that I may simply place you in the right light and let things unfold as they are. If you were to ask me which genre I prefer I would have to say I prefer them all! Which is why I don't think photography should be limited to a genre. I love creating beautiful images that look like an advertisement of your relationship but also love to hide behind a bush and peak through while capturing the two of you in a moment alone.
Do you take posed family photos?
Yes! This is the time to record your entire family and I strongly believe that it's one of the most important set of photos you can have from your wedding day. Before the wedding we will meet and discuss the timeline of the day and decide on a time and location that works best. If you have a large family I recommend making a shot list to ensure that nobody is left out however I alway recommend that you keep the groupings to a minimum. If your list is a large one keep in mind that it will affect the time for the rest of the day. The more people you have involved the more difficult things can get to ensure that everyone is present. I also don't allow anyone else to photograph during this time as it hinders the natural look of the photos (flash from other cameras, eyes wandering in different directions etc.). Everybody wants to get a photo and I understand that but you will have all of these photos to share with everyone. These photos are quick and largely informal and I try to make them as pleasant as possible for everyone involved!
Can you take fewer darker photos and more bright evenly lit photos?
If what you're looking for is a more evenly lit style of photography then I might not be the photographer for you. I use a great deal of shadow and light in my images as well as my flash/lit imaged during the receptions. I believe that you can really set the mood and tell a story with the way you use light. I strive for romantic classic photos that direct the viewer to exactly what I want them to see. Please make sure that you look through all of my sample galleries and blog postings when you inquire with me, to make sure that the style you see in the galleries reflects the style that you want for you wedding day photography.
Can we provide you with a "shot list"?
Shot lists provided by many major bridal magazines are a great idea in theory. It can help me understand what it is you are looking for but please understand that I generally will capture those images without prompting. Other than family photo groupings I'd prefer to stay away from any kind of checklist. This is why meeting together just before the wedding is so important. That is our time to sit and discuss all the details of the day so that when the day comes you don't have anything to worry about. We are with you during the time in your lives because you've chosen us to be and we want you to view us as your friends and let us know who you are so that we can give you images that truly reflect that.