Let me start this blog by saying I love videography, and I love working alongside photographers at wedding events. That being said I would like to announce that I will be adding limited photography services to my business. I will not be offering photography at weddings currently. What I will be offering is photo sessions like the featured piece below that I recently did with the Park family. By adding styles like senior portraits and generally all type of non-wedding day photography I'll be able to meet new clients and grow my creative style further and in more detail. My reason for not wanting to add wedding day to my portfolio has a lot to do with my creative style.
Lets talk about what makes each photographer / videographer unique in what the do. My concept of work is about telling the story of you in a way that is you. When you look back at your time spent working with me, I don't want you to remember the pain staking 20 minutes it took to get one pose just right, for one perfect photo. Instead I want to find the perfect photos in the moments that you'll experience spending time with the ones you love. My work should allow you to relive the details of a memory made, instead of feeling like I carefully crafted an image that doesn't represent who you are. In the case of weddings, I have great partnerships with existing photographers like Amber McWhorter, Alyissa Landri, and Stephanie Lanni, these ladies know how to capture wedding photos on the day including those posed moments that most couples expect. My style tailors to the free spirit of interacting with each other and showing the emotions and connections you have that only come from genuine love for each other. I feel that I can capture that sentiment in the form of individualized photography sessions, and through video on wedding days. It has never failed while shooting wedding videography I am often asked what do you want us to do....? My answer has always been simple, forget Im here and do what you want to do. Let me capture that, photo or video, its doesn't matter those are the moments that matter the most, after all isn't that why you hired me? (Or are about too....?) Want to get a better understanding of what I mean by all of this? Great, check out my photo gallery, watch some of my highlight films, I believe the my approach will speak for itself, but if it doesn't check out my the rest of this blog and let me tell you about my connection experience shooting with the Park family below.
The Park Family
The Park Family - The best place to start with Amara & The Park family session is to talk about how we met in the first place. Since the beginning of my career I have always believed that the people I interact with are put in my path for a reason. This was a lesson I learned from my very first bride and just continues to gain supporting evidence. (Thanks, Val) I met Amara through facebook market place selling some old rollerblades. Thats the kind of connection that can be formed just from one positive interaction. I loved Amara's tattoos. If you've read the blog to this point you know we relocated here to Florida in small part to be closer to the parks of Central Florida, and Amara's villain tattoos are awesome. A common interest, and the sale of rollerblades gave me the chance to create a connection that lead to booking with the Park Family as a client.
Josh & Amara blessed me with the chance to work with their 2 beautiful children and was it an incredible time, YES! My goal is to capture the moments as they happen, and the kids made memory moments happen for 2 hours straight. Their son probably has a future in photography after our session because in order to take his photo, I had to let him take a photo first. We spent parts of the session letting him take photos of Mom & Dad, we found a playground to capture him in action, and finally we just let him run through the grass and I have to say it was the perfect way to capture his personality. Their daughter was a natural in front of the camera, she was ready to strike a pose and flash the biggest smile without even being prompted.
Finally by letting the kids have the freedom to explore the shoot, we were able to capture incredible shots between husband and wife, while reflecting the love this family has for one another. I think at the end of the shoot it's easy to see what my format brought to the session over static poses and a studio set up. If customer feedback is anything, I can confidently admit that Amara has already booked her 30th birthday party as the next photography session with me.