Weddings

Below are some of my most favorite shots I have taken throughout the years as a wedding photographer. I love capturing tender moments, candid shots as well as posed ones. It all depends on the mood. You can see how my style of photography varies with every couple, location, vibe and energy



Words of Wisdom From Your Wedding Photographer

Remember, wedding photography is a collaborative effort between the photographer, the bride and groom, the planner, the parents, the guests, other vendors and more! You’ve got to understand this foundational information if you’re going to be successful. I’ll elaborate throughout the points below, but take this wisdom and let it sink into your core. It is essential to your success.

Every bride wants gorgeous wedding photos, but for many it will be her first time in front of a professional camera. While it’s the photographer’s responsibility to capture you in your most flattering light, there are little tips and tricks that you and your groom can employ to get the best photos. We turned to some of the most sought-after photographers in the industry to get their advice on everything — from how to wear your hair to where to get ready (and even when to have a drink!) — to ensure that every aspect of your big day is captured flawlessly.

Before posing for portraits, roll your shoulders a few times to release tension. It will make you look at lot more relaxed in the pictures.
Don’t ignore the mundane little details that could have a big impact on your photos. For instance: If you’re drinking water while you’re getting ready, a plastic bottle will be in all of your photographs. Instead, be sure to have a nice drinking glass, so it adds to the image rather than providing a distraction. Another example: Consider the ceremony. There are beautiful flowers, a gorgeous venue, a lovely wedding party — and then your officiant approaches the podium and pulls out his notes on an office clipboard! As a bride, something like this would be difficult to anticipate. Give your officiant something more aesthetically pleasing to read notes off, it will make a huge difference in all of your ceremony photos.

Get closer than what feels natural when posing with your groom. Gaps that might not feel awkward during the shoot can be amplified in photos and look like there’s a lack of intimacy. Don’t be afraid to snuggle up to one another!

There are two times during the day when the lighting is incredible: I love starting shoots at 7 a.m., when the city is still asleep and you practically have it to yourselves. But if you’re not a morning person, start your photos about two hours before sunset for a romantic dusky shoot.
Although wearing your hair down can be beautiful, it does pose a problem for candid photos. If you’re not directly facing the camera, it can obscure your face. I always advise brides and bridal party members to make sure that their hair is pulled back a bit on the sides.
Smile so there are no awkward lip puckers while kissing, and do something with your arms. Put them on your partner’s waist or cheeks, or even keep your hands in your pocket — just don’t let them hang.

Don’t give your photographer a long shot list for group portraits. The key to getting great photos is to have a lot of time. With a shorter list, I can try different set-ups and allow each person to comfortably lean, sit, or turn at different angles that are most flattering to them. It takes time to place each person into the space and work with each individual — you can’t rush through that.
If all else fails, split a cocktail or glass of wine beforehand with your groom. It can help to take the edge off of the anxiety of being in front of the camera.