MY STYLE / PHILOSOPHY
Wedding photojournalism, put succinctly, is the documentation of moments without deliberate interference by the photographer. A wedding photojournalist is an observer.
I shoot from the heart documenting the life and emotion of your wedding day. Many of my couples feel awkward in front of the camera, so I put them at ease. Or perhaps, you’re looking for a stealth photographer capturing your day unobtrusively. If so, then I’m your guy.
The cool thing is you can just be you, and we will handle the rest. I believe in documenting your day as honestly as possible. I hope you ignore us. I prefer to observe and photograph your experience quietly. Of course, I’m happy to help you direct some group photos and pics of the two of you. All I ask is for your trust that we will capture all the moments organically. After all, it’s not my day. It’s yours—your story.
I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time in darkrooms, developing rolls of film and printing lots of black and white prints. I learned from amazing mentors. Over time, I’ve refined my craft heavily influenced by photojournalism.
For me, be it weddings or street photography, I love to work with available light, waiting for everything to come together in the frame. That is, light, composition, geometry forming the structure of my image. Much of what I see is anticipating the moment, which brings me much intellectual joy. Then it’s a matter of squeezing the shutter to try and capture ‘the decisive moment.’
I’m also an occasional speaker, available for general photography and gearing up for wedding workshops in the summer and winter of 2020, street photography, and private mentoring sessions.
Inspiration comes from numerous photographers. But I suppose my heroes of sorts are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Robert Doisneau, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, and, well, the founders of Magnum.
My studio is stocked full of photographer books and is my grounding in my ongoing education and craft. To this day, I continue my learning about art and design in this never-ending journey of discovery.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call. I am looking forward to hearing from you.