The right dress. The right song. All the right words leading up to I do.
So many details, designed to artfully and effortlessly tell the story of you.
Your wedding photographs should be more than images, more than a chronicle of the day’s events. They should continue the storytelling, should take it to another level and capture it – sing it – for posterity.
I’m always watching for the currents that lie below the surface, looking for both the beauty in a moment and the story surrounding it. I want images of my clients to not only show who they are, what they did and where they were, but to be emotionally nuanced, hinting at things unspoken and unseen. How we make this happen?
It all begins with you.
Preparing for a wedding shoot requires more than studying the venue, understanding its gifts and challenges, and packing up my gear. I strive for a clear understanding of your vision, so I’m prepared to help bring it to life in full, gorgeous color (or black and white, if you prefer).
Here’s where I come in.
Our initial interview won’t be our only conversation. I’m happy to hear from you, to answer questions, discuss concerns and, hopefully, to share some laughs along the way.
I want to get to know you, to have a sense about you – your style, your personalities – going in. I want you to be comfortable with me, because there’s a certain vulnerability to being photographed. Some of my clients want me to focus more on candid shots, to fade back into the scenery and capture moments as they unfold. Others prefer the powerful imagery that is crafted with posing and light, and some choose a mixture of both. It’s your day. It’s your choice. You call it.
I’m an excellent listener.
My experiences as a photographer, Eagle Scout, bartender, EMT, traveler/adventurer, husband, and father have taught me to read my environment and the light ...... as well as, people. I'm always attuned to body language and gesture, quick to help diffuse tension and nerves in stressful situations, and keep things light and fun when they should be. I’ll bring those skills into play during your pre- and post-ceremony sessions so your photos won’t look stiff and staged – they’ll show the camaraderie, the laughter, and the joy your friends and family feel as they stand beside you on your magical day.
So let’s talk.
You can reach me via the contact page or call me directly, here's my cell: (510) 332-0340. I look forward to answering any questions you may have.