I practice what is commonly known as "documentary" or "journalistic" photography, where the emphasis is on capturing the event as it unfolds. If you don't like pictures of people doing what people naturally do, regardless of whether that is laughter, tears, or smiles, then my style isn't for you. Because that's the way I work, I won't be asking you, or your guests, to stop in the middle of a conversation and pose for a picture.
That said, if you are looking for a photographer who does a more traditional style of event photography...the kind with lots of very formal, posed images...then you are looking in the wrong place, and I encourage you to seek out any one of the many highly qualified, experienced professional photographers in the area. And don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't believe there is a place for traditional, highly formalized photography...it's just not my style.
So what does that mean you will end up with, photographically, at the end of your wedding or event? Think of it more like someone telling a story, your story, where things are captured as they happen, without being staged. Let's face it, events happen spontaneously, and the things that you probably want to remember most...the really important things...can't be recreated by making you stand in uncomfortable positions, while your friends, family, or colleagues celebrate without you.
Does that mean I won't do group shots? Of course not. But don't think of these as formal portraits, because they will be far less rigid than a portrait session, and those being photographed will be encouraged to relax and be themselves, rather than mannequins. After all, that's the way you know them best, or want to be known yourself...isn't it?
So what types of events will I cover? If you've looked at my home page, you will see that I do, but certainly don't limit myself to,
As I said before, this style of photography isn't for everybody, but if you believe that events are a celebration of life, and trust that your friends and family, and I as a photographer, are at your event to share that event with you, then I may be the photographer you want. Let's talk about it.