I am a storyteller.
This means exactly what you think it means.
There is always a story to be told and it is my passion to document yours in photographs. How I approach your day is just how a guest with a camera would approach your day. I do not look for the perfect light or the backround or even the perfect pose. I look for the perfect moment. Here is what I mean...
Without ego or accolades in mind I shoot from the heart. My couples do not want a photoshoot on the day of their wedding. They want to live through their day. This is why every time I press the shutter on my camera it will be because there is life unfolding in front of me.
I used to take my couples out for photos between the ceremony and reception while their families wait for them during cocktail hour. Don't you want to experience cocktail hour too? I am not sure about you but cocktail hour sounds like a fun time to me. The creative posed photos taken during this time would last an hour and a half to two hours. This is precious time you could be spending with your loved ones that are there specifically for you.
So, what does this mean for your formal photos? I believe formals are essential in every wedding. However, formals became a chore for every single couple I photographed before I found my path in wedding photojournalism. What I found that works for my couples is narrowing it down to 5 groups all together. This allows you to get a personal photo with those closest to you without disrupting your time and their time. I implemented this not because I dislike taking formal photos, but because it breaks my heart to see my couples lose out on precious moments of their big day.