So how do you describe your photography style?
I get asked this question a lot. It’s hard to describe in a way that makes sense to everyone, but here is a brief attempt:
My style is pretty photojournalistic, meaning that I’m not there to direct your day. I’m not your wedding coordinator or planner. I’m there to document things as they happen; to me this tells a more authentic story of your day.
I really want my images to feel comfortable and natural. When I’m working with just the two of you I’ll sometimes give you cues or actions to do if it feels like that would be helpful.
These cues might be things like “can you walk down this path towards me” or “can you bring your foreheads together.” All of my suggestions are movements or gestures that you might normally do and are simply designed to create situations where you can interact with each other.
Some people are completely natural in front of the camera, and if that is the case I just stop talking and take pictures. Other people (like myself) are not totally comfortable and that’s when it helps to have something to do to evoke a natural reaction.
Light is a very important part of photography so I do make suggestions as to where the best light is and how to position you in it. I always visit locations where we’re going to be shooting prior to your event and find the spots with the best light.
I prefer to shoot natural light during the wedding day and at engagement sessions. If necessary I will set up an off-camera light/flash system for formal family photos and at the reception for dancing, toasts, etc.