Weddings and Engagements
My wedding day is among the best days of my life. My passion for wedding photography actually started following my wedding because our photographer was so instrumental in shaping the quality of our day. He helped us feel confident and relaxed; he helped me and my wife enjoy our time together; he had good suggestions; and, we now have a wonderful photos that remind us of our wedding. I'm glad that I can pass on a similar gift to other couples.
If you are shopping for a wedding photographer, I'd be happy to talk or meet in person. Fit is important, and it's hard to know without meeting first. I'll want to get to know you and the vision you have for your wedding day. My philosophy is that I'm not at your wedding just to take pictures: I'm there to be an advocate for your vision, and I am there to be a source of strength -- a solid rock that you can count on.
I've had someone contact me and ask me to shoot their wedding a few days later. I was happy to help, although here's what I typically recommend: Let's meet for coffee before the engagement shoot. About a week later, we'll do the engagement shoot. I'll share a gallery where you can download all of the digital files, which you can then use immediately for things like save-the-date cards. We will talk after you've seen the gallery so you can give me feedback about which photos you liked the best (to help me moving forward). I'll also help you order some prints well in advance of your wedding. At this point, you can decide if you loved my work and want to use me for your wedding. If so, we'll periodically touch base leading up to the wedding. I'd like to be at your rehearsal (just to plan and get to know the important people, not to photograph). I'd like to shoot your entire wedding day, from the time the bride starts getting ready until after the last dance. Within a few weeks I'll share your wedding gallery where you can download all of the files. When you're ready, we will meet in person for 2-4 hours to talk about the photos and so I can help you with ordering prints, products, and gifts. Since all of the files will be yours, you can share them online and print them wherever you'd like. My role isn't sales, it's just to support you in getting the best products for the best price. The grand total on my services for something like this would be around $3,200. Now, what I just described isn't for everyone, so please call and let's talk.