What’s my style? I’d say “beautiful,” but you probably need a little more to go on.
If you’ve spent any time looking for the perfect wedding photographer, you’ve probably seen descriptions like “classic photography,” “photojournalism,” “fine art,” “modern photography,” and many more. I don’t consider myself a purist in any of these styles. Depending on your unique tastes, we can use as much or as little posing and direction as you want.
I am a lover of several styles of photography. I still shoot film – where you have to put in an actual roll of real film and then physically develop it! I also LOVE using off-camera flash for some edgy photos or to enhance night photography. I blend old-school techniques with new school technology, and the result is equal parts training, instinct, and input from you – always with a dash of luck. The most important part of style is what you and your fiancée bring to the occasion.
Photojournalistic Wedding Photography
I LOVE photojournalism, and if that’s what you want, that’s what I’ll shoot. For most weddings, I stray from that style. True photojournalism is simply capturing the scene at the moment the photographer witnesses, with no interfering, posing, or adjustments. For example, the Photojournalistic approach might include leaving your dress on the hanger with the cardboard shaping still in it. I do shoot candids, but I also tend to position people and special details in interesting ways. It’s the same way with couple, family, and wedding party portraits. A photojournalistic approach would be to just photograph you where you stand without putting you into a particular pose.
How I Shoot
My approach is to set up the details of the wedding day in interesting ways to capture the essence of your celebration. For example, I like to find an interesting spot to hang your dress. That may be on a staircase, on a tree, or in the window of your childhood room. I happen to think the average person (myself included) needs a wee bit of guidance about how and where to stand to make the photos look their best. Some call my type of posing modern photography, detail-oriented photography, or posed photography. I also consider myself a fine-art photographer. I like to take pictures of your wedding day that inspire reflection and celebration, so I aim for photos that people would want to hang in their homes.