Specializing in wedding & portrait photography with a creative & candid approach influenced by fashion photography, the rustic, alternative processes, and photojournalism. Based in Minneapolis, MN. Available everywhere.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 612.581.8312 | Minneapolis, MN
Choosing your wedding photographer is like choosing a friend: it is imperative that we gel and that we feel comfortable working with each other. I have worked hard to create an approach that feels singularly my own, and I try to be attentive to the needs and desires of my clients, while also staying true to what it is that I do: a blend of honest portraiture and photojournalism that strives to capture the dreamy beauty of the day, drawing heavily from tropes of fashion and fine arts photography. That said, I do have a distinctive approach, one that I’m constantly trying to expand upon. I don’t pay much attention to the trends in the wedding industry as I find there's a lot of cliches at some level. On the other hand, wedding photography is at an exciting point now as there are true artists in the arena, producing truly captivating work, and I strive to flow in that direction. More and more, my focus is trying to provide wedding photography that is influenced by the many other things I enjoy: the color tones and dynamics in a DaVinci painting, the photography of Paolo Roversi and Annie Leibovitz, the alternative processes used in early photography, and experimental usage of lighting and shadows.
When it comes to painting the portrait (so to speak) of your wedding day, we encounter the blend of scheduling, wedding day stress, friends & family, and trust. I want my clients to feel confident in their skin, and it is really crucial that we connect enough so you, your friends and family can, in a sense, forget I’m there. My mood with photography - the thing that matters most - is a mixture of two things: honesty & beauty. I try to refrain from disingenuousness - I do guide you & I do need you to trust yourself. And once things gel, there is a lot of magic that can happen.
If this all sounds pleasing to you and you would like to meet, please drop me a line.
A Couples session is a great chance to work together before your wedding. It is also a chance to be more conceptual, to perhaps design a styled shoot or go with a theme, and to start creating the heirlooms that you will look back on as a couple. I recommend an engagement/couples session to any client who is considering booking me, or anyone has already booked me for their wedding. It is a fantastic way to experience yourself and get comfortable in front of the camera. I most often shoot couples sessions in flower gardens or parks where wilderness and flora is rampant, and I do have a field guide of excellent suggested locations for you to peruse.
Telling stories and creating a collection of images that are well-crafted, mysterious and beautiful is what motivates me. Things I love: Technicolor films, Chopin nocturnes, modernist writers, Francis Bacon, Victorian landscape paintings, DaVinci, the craftsmanship in early twentieth century wooden toys, and analog film formats. Altogether, I am a craftsman and I take the work and each project very seriously. I tend to work best with those who have some level of appreciation for fine arts photography. I’m a photographer because I love the process of taking photos – everything – from conception to the technical aspects to the artistry and delivery. For me, it is the most satisfying job and when things click and a moment or piece of you was captured in a fresh way, it is very rewarding. My photography is most fueled by an impulse to make things beautiful, but also honest. And there’s another level where I’m trying to tell the story of your day - in a candid way, in a way that expresses the canvas of emotions honestly. My approach relies on candid and photo-journalistic shots, mixed with classic portraiture, strongly influenced by fashion and fine arts photographers. Having a vision is very important to me and I work hard on whatever it is that is uniquely my own. You can find a bit more about me by clicking the link above.
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2 hr Consultation Meeting
Though the screen is often how we view things nowadays, the ideal endpoint for my photos is, without a doubt, fine art prints and albums. The amount of detail and color that you see with a fine art print or album, in which a carefully curated professional printing process is undertaken, simply overwhelms the limits of the computer screen. I offer a number of carefully selected printing options at different price ranges, and I strongly encourage my clients to complete their wedding package with a collection of prints and an album.
I would love to hear from you. I would love to hear about your story, what inspires you, and what plans you have for your wedding day. Please get in touch so we can discuss you wedding plans, what you're looking for and more on what I can do for you.