My photography style is a mix and mash of things eclectic, editorial, intimate and alternative to the traditional, with a little bit of whimsy thrown in.
I not only want my couples to like me personally, enjoy having me around, and know they can trust me on their wedding day, but I want to really like you guys, too. I think that is important. It is often a very unusually intimate thing I experience working with you and your families, and I mean that in the most direct way possible as well as all the subtly intimate things that occur as well. Over time I've found that having a real connection with each other is essential and will greatly enhance the work I can do. If we ended up stuck in an elevator together and felt like we could still have a good time with each other we will probably make a good working team.
It would be good for you to know that I do not like the word cliche as it relates to wedding photography.
I don't take over the top cheesy romantic pictures of you on the church steps or in a gazebo if I can help it. Don't get me wrong. You can't get photos that look the way mine do without a little bit of direction, but I will err on the side of fun/silly over cliche.
Things in my mental shot rolodex : negative space, laying on the ground, standing on odd things, getting so close you wonder what I'm really taking a photo of, getting so far away that you wonder if you are even in the shot, requesting the bride wear flats for optimal photo action, making a space for authentic reactions, and hopefully making you laugh with my bad jokes and general goofiness.
I am an unconservative person and I hope it shows in my photography.
Creative portraits of the bride and groom are my strong suit and the rest of the time I kind of hang back and capture what's happening in a very photojournalistic fashion. I take limited commissions (about 15) every year to insure that I have the creative drive, energy, and time to give each of my couples.