Lesson 1: Avoid hiring a photographer who stands near or on stage and in front of everything and everyone. Lesson 2: Avoid hiring a videographer who stands on stage with their tripod to capture said inconsiderate photographer. Lesson 3: Buy spark-certified fire-retardant hair product.
It’s not every day that 1.8 million people get to see your work. Many thanks to USA TODAY for publishing one of my favorite photos of one of the coolest brides, Cory Coffee McGee in a story about wedding insurance. She was quoted in the article. Cory is also the bride of my dear friend and talented filmmaker Stephen McGee. Happy Valentines Day Stephen and Cory!
Many thanks to the McGee’s for allowing me to allow USA TODAY to publish this photo from their wedding. Thank you also to News Photo editor Tim Leohrke of USA TODAY.
As a visual storyteller I want you to feel connected to every story that I tell, just as if you were there. I’ve been thinking about how to better do this for my wedding clients and I was reminded of what a friend of mine, who is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, said “I don’t care how I reach you, only that I do.” This means embracing new tools beyond the still photograph and look at what is on the leading edge of storytelling for photojournalists. This means motion, sound, and most importantly this means story. So I’ve combined the poignancy of the still image and the intimacy of video to tell Jeremy and Meghan’s wedding story. I see this as the future for all who consider themselves a wedding storyteller. I’m ready for the future and I’m loving it.
I confess! I’ve been hanging onto these totally fun engagement photos for a while now. I want to share David & Lyndsi’s photos with you. I had a great time with them and I am so pleased with how they came out. Many thanks to David & Lyndsi for an awesome engagement session in the District.
I really enjoy capturing fun memories like these! With these engagement photos, and with all of my photographs, I hope you see their personality, their love, and their joy and feel what it’s like to be them for just a moment. And if you do see them for who they really are then I have “hit this one out of the park” so to speak.
My clients invite me into their lives to tell their story–quite possibly the most important scene of their life story and then capture it for them. I like being trusted to the beginning of such a memorable chapter in their story so that it never fades or is forgotten but instead is celebrated as as it really was.
Two-years ago I don’t think Greg & Ginnie could have imagined that they would be trouncing through two-feet of fresh snow after one of the biggest blizzards to hit Washington D.C. In recent years—oh and that they would be engaged to be married too (really important part of the story)! I hope you enjoy some of the memories we made on Sunday and experience their joy and just how much fun they really are. Stay tuned for more snowy engagement photos.
Here’s a peak at what it looked like out there in video.
The votes are in and we have a winning photo. Congratulations Christina & Cris! This photo from their engagement session in September was the photo that you voted as your favorite. Thank you to everyone who voted! This contest brought more people to my blog than ever before. Many thanks to my friends at Bridal Bubbly and District Weddings for bringing in some more voters. I want give a special thank you to thank all of my clients from 2009 for trusting me to capture and tell such a special scene of their lives.
I have already sent the winning couple their $50 Pictage gift certificate and I hope it is a huge blessing for them. Maybe we’ll hear some reaction from them shortly : )
1) It looks like I need to update the Engagement page on my website to include this photo that everyone liked so much.
2) Start planning for a Wedding photo contest for my clients. So keep your eyes out for that contest. I would like to do a really special prize for that one. If you have any ideas for prizes please drop me a line.