WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
I see with my eyes and through my camera, but I photograph with my heart.
For nearly twenty years I’ve been an industry leader, a wedding photography trend setter, a mentor to many photographers and to this day other professional photographers refer to me as one of the premier wedding photographers in Pennsylvania. It’s all true. But, that’s enough about me…
I want to know about you; tell me your story so I can become the visual author of how your life began together. As you share your story with me, it allows us an opportunity to get to know one another better, to make a connection together. I become less “the photographer” and more like another thread in the fabric of your lives. When this happens, you are more likely to be at ease when I am photographing you. Brilliant; yes?! Yes.
Working with me involves your complete trust – trust in me, my creativity + talent and all of my experiences as I create my art for you. I know that letting go of control can be difficult, but if you cannot trust me completely, then we are not the right fit for one another. But, please understand that over 400 wedding clients have trusted me for nearly 20 years to consistently arrive, photograph and wow them with my photographic + design artistry; I’ve never missed a wedding and my art speaks for itself. If complete trust in my abilities sounds like a good plan to you, then we will work fabulously together, and I look forward to it!
That “love thy neighbor” advice? …I follow it. I believe in Marriage Equality for all. If you are one of the fortunate couples from the LGBT community having a destination wedding at one of the many places where same-sex marriages are legal, such as in Provincetown, MA where I was married, or anywhere in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine or the greater New England area, my standard wedding brochure will not suffice. We should talk in detail about making sure your wedding day and your wedding photography will be all you’ve dreamed of – you deserve it! – and my services will be well within your reach…trust me.
2013 AND BEYOND:
My services are highly sought after with most bookings coming one to two years in advance. I am selectively limiting my typical wedding commissions to only 3 to 5 weddings each year in the Pittsburgh, PA area (and the greater US) and most of those come from previous client referrals. My selectivity guarantees that I can meet the needs and expectations of all my wedding clients with the highest creative standards on your wedding day and afterward, while ensuring that I can prioritize all aspects of my photographic art and business. At each wedding I commit to pouring every bit of my love, positive energy and creativity into your wedding day while photographing and long afterward when I design + create specialized fine art wedding story books for you – click on the image above to view a slideshow of one of my Signature Wedding Story Designs that I enjoy creating for my clients.
Here is a link to my Wedding Brochure. The Collections in the brochure are typical of the services I provide to couples who are local to the Pittsburgh, PA area. Destination wedding services are customized to meet the unique needs of each couple.
MY STYLE + PHILOSOPHY:
My style is a mix of editorial (story-telling), documentary (recording the people, details and events of the day) + artistic (uniquely creative and all my own; I set the trends, I don’t copy them).
My style lends itself nicely to weddings, because I have an intuitive awareness of the importance of the day, the people who are with you and all the work you’ve put into making your wedding spectacular. Warm family and wedding party portraits are a must, as are creative images of the couple in different settings. Your wedding day is about you, it’s not about me and if you are meeting with a photographer who can only talk about themselves and how great they are, you might want to consider moving on to another choice sooner rather than later. I am confident yet respectful to you and your guests. I am there to photograph, period.
My goal while photographing you is that I want you live your moments in a natural and relaxed manner and allow me to capture and create your memories as your day and life unfolds. Please consider that if you select me as your wedding photographer I will require full creative-control so I can create stunningly beautiful imagery of your day; imagery that is not contrived in any way but created from my heart and talents for your life-long enjoyment. We will plan for the photography of the day, and I will do my best to integrate your ideas and desires into my work, but I do not work from a shot list, I will not work from examples of other photographer’s photos and I do not think in quantity (how many photos are taken). My concentration is on creating quality imagery that will bring your memories flooding back each time you look at the images I’ve created for you!
I travel world-wide for weddings, so if you are having a destination wedding in a location other than Pittsburgh, call me because the collections in my brochure can be customized to meet your needs and different pricing will apply.