Over 30 years of photography experience
From the time I got my first camera (a 126) from my parents as a Christmas gift at the age of 14, I was a hopeless shutterbug. Over the last 30 years I’ve done every type of photography there is, every genre, style and media. What does all that experience mean to you?
the ultimate “wow” factor
That one or two shots in your wedding album that nobody else will ever have and that you, friends, and family will look at in wonder and amazement for years to come, that is the “Wow” factor. You are a unique individual, and you want your wedding day to be a reflection of you, not thousands of others who have the exact same shots the only thing that has changed is the dress and bridesmaids’ gowns. I know how to reveal a subject’s personality along with their image, and that is what makes an image special and distinguishes a professional from an amateur.
Ever have nightmares while planning your wedding that the photographer won’t show up? One thing a photographer cannot learn in photo school, or know as an amateur with only a couple of years experience, is all the things that can, and do, go wrong during a photo session. Handling any catastrophe takes years of encountering different weather, climates, conditions, situations and environments. Only a seasoned photographer knows how to handle anything that is thrown at them without panicking or making errors that could cost you precious memories that cannot be recorded ever again.
Every photographer thinks they are creative….enough….but very few truly are. I had a college professor once tell me that “you have to learn the rules in order to know how to break them.” A photographer with as much experience as I have has been around the block multiple times, and knows how to use equipment, timing, light and surroundings to their advantage. It’s not enough just to shoot away hoping for a good or unique shot, it takes planning and foresight to predict what will make a good creative shot and what will be an experimental flop.