My style is a creative blend of documentary photojournalism and beautiful portraiture.
During moments when events are happening, I stay out of the way and capture the moments as they unfold. I may ask you to step into better lighting, but I will never stage a photo of an event that I believe would otherwise never happen.
During down times, I love capturing beautiful portraits of my couples and the bridal party. Before shooting weddings, I began by shooting studio and commercial portraits. Shooting portraits outside of weddings has taught me to really know how to pose people to make them look naturally amazing. It has also taught me to create and control light to create mood and atmosphere.
When it comes to lighting, I don’t have a preference between using natural light or flash. It all depends on what is available and what looks best. To me, my on-location lights are my paintbrushes and light my paint. I get excited about creating images using flash that transform any location to something magical. I’m a bit geeky like that.
But I know it’s hard to get a good sense of a photographer’s style through words, so I’ve gathered some images that showcase my shooting style. I’ve grouped them into the three main types of photography that encompass a full wedding day – details, photojournalism, and portraiture.