In my short time doing photography, I have been lucky enough to work in the international city of New York, and have clients who recognize my work for what it is. With my background in teaching math (over 12+ years) and public relations, I understand what clients look for in photos. My goal is to be one of the top-10 event and wedding photographers on the East Coast within the next 3-5 years, and I learn and experiment weekly to be better (mostly interesting ways to compose + light currently). I will never become complacent like some who have been in business longer, as I am always hungry to learn. I will always be honest with you in regards to what I (and other photographers) can and cannot do, and I will almost certainly say that many of your friends at your event or wedding will tell you what a great photographer you hired (I've been surprisingly called out at parent/sibling speeches at weddings!) I have been trusted to cover events and weddings where my technical ability to shoot in any condition is sought-for. I have been hired (as a house photographer) to cover various events with Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffet, professional athletes and team owners (NBA, MLB, NFL), Olympic Gold Medalists, internationally known artists, models, actors and actresses, Nobel Peace Prize winners in attendance.
Heck, you can even see me in the bottom left in one of those events I've been hired to cover! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4902094/Buffett-joins-world-s-richest-85BILLION-photo.html
With me, it's a worry-free experience. You just KNOW you'll get stuff you love. I'm not just photojournalistic, I'm modern, and your photos will be heirloom.
Why invest in photography?
What will still be around years after your wedding? Not the flowers, the cake, the drink, the band (the more the merrier!), but the photos! If you're shopping for the best price, then I might not be necessarily be the best option. But if you hire me, you'll be getting candids and emotions captured without compromise on quality in ANY setting, as well as worry-free photo coverage. Do research and compare:
Ask yourself if the "photojournalistic" photographers really capture people in their element (laughing, crying, having a good time, being silly), or if they all have similar posed stuff.
How many of the photographers who you look at know how to LIGHT in the dark? And are dedicated enough to lug the extra equipment? Note how some reception + party photos just POP from extra lighting? Do they have photos that show that?
VENUE! If your venue has a glass ceiling, mirrored ceiling, or wooden walls, look for someone who does bring those extra lights! Because they won't be able to bounce it! (unless you're fine with that and OK with them delivering mostly black-and-whites for that part!) Make sure you see photos in such situations before you hire your photographer!
How sharp are the photos? And how sharp are they in DARK/challenging conditions (where those with excellent technical skill and top equipment will definitely ensure that those important moments are captured!)?
ASK QUALITY. If the photographer has shot hundreds of weddings, then they should have captured some amazing photos with emotions + variety in their portfolio. Do they? Why is their website mostly posed stuff outdoors or indoors and nothing else?
A good photographer will let their work speak for itself, and they will not need to pressure you or offer you crazy incentives, because YOU, THE CLIENT, CLEARLY CAN SEE QUALITY YOURSELF! So seriously, go check out MULTIPLE photographers. I encourage it! (How many other photographers can say THAT?)
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