I remember my first camera – A Vivitar Big View 35mm film. I remember my first roll of film. I was so excited that I exposed it to light. Ruined. the second roll, I took 24 of the fastest pictures of the same tree. I didn’t care, I just wanted to shoot. (For the record you can buy yourself a Vivitar BV for .99 cents on Ebay).
When you hire me to photograph one of the most important days of your lives, I want you to think of me as an artist rather than a wedding photographer. You should be hiring your wedding photographer for their vision and not their ability to press a button. My style is documentary in nature. Rather than call it ‘candid’ I prefer to call it cinematic – as it happens from an artistic point of view. The obvious moments, and those you may miss. I will be there so that in 10 years you will look back and smile, cry and laugh. What I won’t do is make you feel uncomfortable or awkward in front of the camera.
I employ little posing, with a focus more on natural photographs, capturing natural motion. Freezing movement is one key to a great photograph and I use that to make people (like you) who have had little to no experience in front of a camera, look and feel their best.
(Photo credit: Michael Wachniak)