WHY I’M DIFFERENT.Picking a wedding photographer is a lot like dating. You are looking for the perfect match for your wedding and in order to find “Mr./Ms. Right” you’re gonna have to talk to more than one. The problem is you don’t want to let the one you are talking to know you are talking to a couple others. See, just like dating:) But if we lived in a world where we always said what we wanted to say (which we don’t) you would just come right out and say “So, what makes you different than the other photographers I’m dating?” Instead of playing coy, why don’t I just relieve that first date tension and tell you… WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT? 1. I’m laid back. I don’t have a loud personality, I don’t have any routines prepared to make you smile and I certainly will not be the center of attention at your wedding (that’s you, remember?). I’ve been told that I have a calming effect, which comes in handy on a day when you’re likely to not feel so calm. It’s who I am, love me or hate me (but seriously don’t hate me, we’ve only just met). 2. I believe in real. Does anyone like looking at pictures of themselves where they look like someone propped them up, sprayed their face with a waxy substance and molded it into a horrible smile? Maybe someone, but not you. Your personalities and interaction with each other should be at the forefront of the pictures. I want you to look like you love each other and are enjoying yourself at your wedding. After all, that is what is really happening. 3. I want your pictures to last. This kind of goes back to being authentic. You should be proud of your pictures when you show them to your grandkids. The pictures shouldn’t feel overly trendy or photoshopped or texturized or whatever the latest style is. Your pictures should represent your day: the colors, the emotions, the people, the mood…the last thing it should do is represent the latest trend that’s on it’s way out in 15 minutes. I think the word I’m looking for is timeless, yeah, that’s it. 4. This is all I do. There are lots of photographers that are only photographers. How many are only wedding photographers? Look around on my blog. I photograph weddings and engagements, that’s it. Oh, and sometimes I make ridiculous photographs of my kids or friends. And I only photograph one wedding a weekend, so your wedding gets the individual attention it deserves. 5. Simple is always better. I don’t offer packages or collections or conglomerations or commissions or boxes of wedding paraphernalia, sorry that got kind of out of hand. I let you pick what you want. Everything’s “al la carte” so you don’t get stuck making place mats out of the forty-seven 8x10s that you never really wanted in the first place. See I am different and special and just like little snowflake. Don’t believe me? Just ask my parents and my second grade teacher. Obviously, there are things on this list that you might love or might make you not want me as your photographer and that’s ok. (But look at how cool I am looking up at this post from below. Super cool.) Find the perfect photographer for your wedding and when you do get down on one knee and say, “I’ve known all along that you were the one. Will you be my wedding photographer?” Trust me, it won’t be weird at all. *If you think I might be the right wedding photographer for you click on “CONTACT.” in the top right corner to fill out an inquiry.