The Documentary Approach
Life’s a funny thing. We work so hard to get things to be a certain way. But it’s in the moments that we let go and go with the flow that they naturally fall into place. This is why I love a documentary approach to my photography. The best images come from moments where you are enjoying yourself, happy and relaxed, not worrying about where to look or what to do with your hands so 90% of your wedding day or family session is photographed in this style. When I arrive at your wedding or home, I am on a constant lookout for moments, details, laughter and emotion. I am looking for the hysterical laughter from Aunt Margaret and the tear that is just about to stream down dad’s face. At your family session, I’m looking for the tiniest of details like Belle’s toy bunny that she won’t seem to let go of. I’m capturing all the little elements that will tell your story from start to end, family, furbabies and friends included! You may think your life is messy & boring, but I promise you there is magic in the seemingly mundane. You don’t need to worry about what to do with your hands or where to look, just focus on spending time with your loved ones. You do you and I’ll be there to capture it.
Up Close & Personal
Movies are best enjoyed on a big screen. This takes us on a journey into the film and it makes us feel like we are a character in the story. This is the same when it comes to still images. Sometimes I am the fly on the wall or photo ninja zipping back and forth. But on occasion, I will step in real close and be a part of the party. You might notice me at first, like a stinky fart (LOL), but after a while, it’ll be as if I wasn’t even there. I promise that when you look back on the images, you will relive these memories as if you were right there all over again.
What about Portraits?
Yes! I totally take portraits as well. While I absolutely believe in the magic of candid moments, portraits are important as well. During wedding formals, I will provide some direction to get all your shots set up and make sure everyone on your list gets a photo with you. At your Documentary Family session if there are a couple formals you’d like, just let me know. The last thing I want is for you to feel uneasy or awkward. So just say the word, and I will provide a bit of guidance at any of my sessions.
The Adventure Session
Being in front of the camera for the first time (or even the second) can be daunting. I’ve been there! This is why all wedding collections come with an Adventure Session. This gives us time before the big day to work out the bugs, figure out your best angles and what makes you most comfortable. Hey, you also get some photos to turn into Save the Dates, put on your Wedding Website or print for the walls in your home!
What do i do with my hands?!
Fair question. Think of your session as a hangout. We are there to get great photos, perhaps try something new and most importantly, have fun! I will be there to find the best light and angles. If you need it, just let me know and I will offer a bit of guidance to get your images looking as natural as possible. None of that awkward turtle-ness.