Weddings

 

 

THE PHILOSOPHY

As a wedding photographer, my goal is to capture the story of your wedding day. I want to create images that reflect what you’re feeling during all the emotional peaks at your wedding. I believe that the most powerful images are produced when they are captured unscripted and unforced. With the exception of the creative portraits, every aspect of your wedding day is documented as they unfold throughout the day as if I were a reporter covering the news. Please feel free to browse around. If my photos speak to you and you like my photojournalistic style balanced with dynamic portraiture, then I look forward to hearing from you!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Now you have a lot of decisions to make about who will help you make your wedding day both memorable and enjoyable. The person you choose to photograph your wedding can have a major impact in both regards. You need a photographer who is not only able to give you high quality photos, but can also help you to create photos in a way that enhances the joy of the event. Your wedding day is supposed to be FUN, and you need a photographer who recognizes that. Remember that you will be spending virtually your entire wedding day with your photographer, so it is important to find someone whose personality meshes well with your own.

I have been photographing weddings for more than 15 years. In that time I have shot numerous of weddings, under a huge variety of situations. I feel that my job is not just to take pictures, but to do whatever I can to lower the stress level so you can simply enjoy your day. My goal is to not only take the best photos that I am capable of, but to do so in such a way that the photos are enjoyable, not simply a necessary ordeal.

Unlike many photographers who only offer a single “one size fits all” package, I offer a variety of wedding packages, and can also custom design packages for special situations. So look through my packages, and if you don’t see exactly what you want give me a call so we can discuss a customized package just for you.

With all of my wedding packages I place your photos in a private gallery, where your photos can be seen by family and friends. You will receive a USB loaded with of all of the optimized files, and with most of my packages you will also receive 4×6 prints of all of your photos. I like to play with some of the photos, and will turn some to B&W or Sepia tone, as well as using some special effects when I think it would look cool. If you tell me ahead of time the kind of effects that you like I am happy to do more of this during the post-processing of the files.

One more thing – and this is important! I spend many hours on post-process editing/optimizing ALL of the images that you receive as prints and on your USB drive. I never used to feel a need to mention this on my site, because it seemed obvious to me that any true professional photographer would of course optimize their images before giving them to their clients. But I have found that a large number of “professional photographers” do not take this step. Be sure to ask anyone you are considering to photograph this extremely important day in your life whether they include editing (also called post-processing) of the images as part of the package they are selling.

 

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT EACH YEAR?

I try not to book over 25 to keep my vision and style fresh—and to keep from creatively burning out!

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

I specialize in artistic form of documentary wedding photography, providing a mix of fine art portraiture with organic, candid shots as your wedding day progresses especially during the Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Reception portions of the day.

WHO WILL BE YOUR SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

I rely on a select group of fellow Atlanta professional photographers. We are a tight-knit group of experienced, professional business-owners. All of us have over five years of wedding photography experience.

WHAT FILE TYPE DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH IN? RAW OR JPG?

Since I shoot partly film, those images are devliered as high-resolution JPG scans. For my digitals, I shoot in RAW and deliver in high-resolution, finished JPGs.

DO YOU BRING BACK-UP EQUIPMENT?

Definitely! I bring at least four camera bodies with me to any wedding, not including the equipment my second shooter has, and a myriad of the best professional lenses money can buy. 

WOULD YOU TRAVEL TO PHOTOGRAPH OUR WEDDING?

Most assuredly. We travel internationally!

HOW DO WE BOOK?

First, let’s meet! Photography is so much more than numbers—it’s chemistry! At our consult, we will get to know each other, and we will also discuss packages and look at albums. If everything looks good, I’ll send you an online proposal. All paperwork is completed online, including payment if you desire. A non-refundable retainer of 50% of the total price is required to secure your date, with the remainder due 14 days before your beautiful wedding.

Do you have a concern not answered here?  I’m happy to answer every and all of your burning questions!