Recently I took the fateful step into wedding photography. I attended weddings, read books, bought better equipment. I spent endless hours on the internet researching what it takes and how it rewards. I shot my first wedding in January of 2008, and have been rolling along since.
Nothing really prepares you for the responsiblity of capturing a once in a lifetime moment for someone to look at for the rest of their lives. As it turns out though, wedding photography was a natural transistion from travel photography. As a travel photographer I endeavor to capture moments, what photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson liked to call "decisive moments". While you can't capture all of these decisive moments, whether in the street or in a chapel, I have spent a great deal of time trying. Understanding human nature (and reading the ceremony schedule) helps to predict when these decisive moments will present themselves. Sometimes it is a spontanteous tear or laugh, or the predictable smile during the reading of the vows. Whatever moments are important to you should be anticipated and captured, and that is what I attempt to do. I think I offer a unique perspective and vision of wedding photography, predicated on my years of experience outside of this country, trying to capture those decisive moments in a much less predictable and more chaotic world. If you are interested in having me do your wedding, I would love to sit down with you and discuss your needs and wants.
Here is a price list for interested parties.
And here is a small portfolio of images from previous wedding:
Kent and Dina Vinson (January 5, 2008)
Justin and Sarah Long (August 9, 2008)
David and Shuo (December 27, 2008)
Matt and Sarah Buckmaster (August 1, 2009)