Photography is ultimately an art of building trusting relationships that ensure our ability and talent to observe and capture pivotal moments in others' lives. My approach is to get to know my clients personally and build a relationship that goes well beyond our first encounter. I typically like to meet prior to the first session to ask questions, get to know each other and iron out any questions or concerns. Throughout the session, I like to keep it fun, easy-going and filled with some laughter. My approach is to observe, click a few shots, provide some direction, back up and then continue clicking until there are enough photos I feel good about. I believe in my work and I ask that my clients put their trust in me to produce the look and feel they've envisioned.
I like to keep the photos as natural as possible, allowing the couple's story to unfold on its own. There are times posing people is necessary including group bridal shots, family photos, lifestyle portraits, or during an engagement shoot when a couple needs just a nudge of direction to get going.
I almost always shoot weddings with a second photographer. While it certainly can be done with one, I want to bring the highest quality talent to your wedding day and believe there are too many angles to be noticed including, but not limited to: early in the morning getting ready for the bride and groom, sequins, diamonds and accessories, cufflinks and bow ties, to most of all, being fully immersed in both the bride and groom walking down the aisle. I feel it's imperative to have two cameras going throughout the entire wedding day.
Marx couldn't have said this more perfectly. I'm the first person to admit that I am always up for cross-collaboration and working with other photographers. This industry is filled with creatives with passion, enthusiasm and a desire to be the best artists they can be. Some of my most prominent inspiration is drawn from the Instagram community. I love connecting with photographers from around the globe; the community is supportive, engaging and receptive to feedback and it never feels intimidating to reach out to a worldwide reknowned photographer. Odds are, we'll learn from each other. Some of my favorite pages to follow on Instagram include: Beloved Stories, Junebug Weddings, The CreaMag, Thrive Modern, to name a few.