My Website Has A New Look!!
I have finished updating my website and is very excited about the results. The most exciting new feature is “Wedding Styles”. Different styles for different tastes. The three styles are Classic, Documentary and Post Art.
Film!! Okay, I love film; the problem is the film I used to like to shoot is not manufactured any longer. Classic photographic images have little to no retouching. These are the iconic images that have been around for years. Minimal Photoshop or post image software is used and what you see is what you get. Sharp, clear, accurate color images, that represents you, your emotions and your life. Weddings that are occurring during the day and have well lit receptions are necessary to capture this style. Fortunately, I’m also a commercial photographer and I know how to add artificial light to aid in capturing this soft natural look.
This is a non-invasive, fly on a wall, type of photography. We document your day as a journalist would document any other event. I love black and white images, because color can sometimes get in the way of captured memories and can distract the story of the image. If you like the style and color, no problem, just let me know and we can process your images in color. We have been doing this type of photography since the mid-1990. There a lot of photographers who claim they do this type of work however; many are just posed candid photographs and not true journalism. You will hardly even know we were there. In fact, one of the best compliments I ever had was from the mother of a bride who had called me on Monday, after her daughter’s wedding. She said, “I had a couple of friends call me and ask me why I didn’t hire a photographer, which I thought was funny because you shot over 2000 photographs and we barely knew you were there.” As far as I’m concerned, that’s the ultimate compliment.
This post-production art has been adapted over the last few years with the inception of Photoshop and other image enhancing software. Personally, you can’t create emotion with the computer however; I like using some of the actions and tweaking to my images to make them more compelling. I do warn you that over retouched or enhanced images can look fake and almost cartoonish and it does date your photographs. Looking back at your photos years from now you may wonder why you had the photographer create images with over saturation or sloppy borders.
Finally, communication is the most important attribute with regards to us creating and capturing the best memories of your wedding day. We are able to combine many of the styles however; you need to let me know what you like or dislike, love or hate. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt my feelings. If you love the classic look and would like some documentary images. That is not a problem; we would love to create those for you. Please let me know the style(s) you love and we will meet and exceed your expectations.
Thanks to my friend Tim Kelly for shooting my portrait!