So often newlyweds tell me that their wedding day was a complete blur.
There is just so much going on, so much excitement, that the day seems to end as quickly as it began. This is what is so important about my job.
I create a visual archive of your wedding day that, after the venue closes, the food is eaten, the flowers die and the guests go home, you will have to cherish and relive with the one you love the most as you two grow old together.
I know I may be a little biased, but the documentation of your wedding is paramount. It keeps the day alive forever.
Some of my thoughts on weddings and marriage...
- Marriage is a big deal. I like big weddings and I like small weddings, but you can feel when it's just a production put on to impress people. If your attention is more focused on every detail being perfect than about the sacred unity of marriage, I might not be your guy.
-Your wedding is an opportunity to do absolutely whatever you want. Unfortunately a lot of the "traditions" we buy into are actually pretty new ideas, and frankly none of them are actually necessary. If you want to cut a cake, have a wedding party, and do a bouquet/garter toss, I'm ALL about it. Just understand that there are no rules. This is your chance to get creative and tell your story as it is.
-I capture with a storytelling, editorial approach. I won't be in your face trying to control the day, but merely capturing the day as it happens. One of the greatest praises I repeatedly hear is on my ability to be nowhere and everywhere at the same time. I try to be a fly on the wall and shoot the day from a guest's perspective.
-Embrace the unexpected, as something will probably go wrong at your wedding. The weather flops, the maid of honor is running late, someone's bouquet or cufflinks go missing. I've had to learn to roll with this stuff and improvise and I've gotten quite good at it over the years. I've captured vows in the pouring rain, caught up on formal photos when the wedding party was an hour behind schedule, and made beautiful images in some pretty challenging spaces. I can't necessarily perform miracles, but I always try my best to.
-I try to promote an atmosphere where you can have fun and be yourself. That's the exact place where the magic exists and what makes each couple unique. I have couples engage one another a lot more than the camera. You feel safe in the arms of the one you love so that's where I put you. Don't be afraid to show your affection. I mean don't be gross about it either..
-It's likely that if there is loud music at your wedding, I am going to dance a little. I can't help it.