background and experience is largely as a photojournalist, and after
shooting many weddings using a traditional studio approach, my weddings
have evolved to be very journalistic in nature.
with you to determine specific key areas and individuals, I then
shoot extensively throughout the day, usually starting with bridal
preparations and following the activity through the reception. My
style is to concentrate on the candid and semi-candid images.
in advance with you I determine specific groups or other photographs
for inclusion, but most importantly I work to get a feeling about
you and your wedding, and to then apply that feeling as I create
unique images and albums during and after the big day.
have worked diligently over many years to develop a “low impact”
method of covering weddings--if I need something in order to get
the best photographs I will ask for it, but usually I can maintain
a very low profile. My goal is to document your day with spontaneous
and beautiful images. I strive to do this without intruding, delaying
or running the day for you. Many of the best images would simply
not occur if I employed a more heavy handed approach.
the technical side, wherever possible I use very quiet Leica equipment.
Beyond being very fast and quiet, Leica optics are recognized as
absolutely the highest quality available. While some amount of flash
is usually required, I keep it to a minimum and use it in concert
with the existing light.
years ago I made the decision to do all darkroom work and print
all enlargements for wedding albums personally, as in this way I
can continue to apply that feeling that I develop about you and
your wedding to the production of your prints and albums. I have
had access to some very fine darkroom
professionals, but communication of this nature is difficult and
even under ideal conditions the work often falls short of my expectations.