Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Because every wedding is different, every wedding album should be too! We hand design our albums from the very best photos of the day in a way that tells the complete story. Not only do we capture stunning photos of the bride and groom but we go beyond those to include friends and family! We capture those precious moments throughout your wedding day and then build a one-of-a-kind storybook album for you.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I absolutely love weddings! Every wedding is different and unique in it's own way! Our custom wedding album layouts are special to you and only you! We do not use vendor supplied templates or cookie cutter approaches. Our custom albums tell the full wedding story! And with our elegant albums you will have an heirloom to pass down through the ages!
Capturing the fun of today, making memories for tomorrow! (sm)
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. My customers ask how I get such beautiful photos and of so many special moments! And I let them know that it's my passion for capturing the day that provides me with the energy and vision to offer this service.
I am asked how I can help make the photography planning process before and after the wedding as simple as possible! I do this by keeping the number of decisions that have to be made before the wedding as simple as possible and by providing suggestions based on my 40 years of making photographs! My creative approach allows the couple to make the most important decisions after the wedding day based on my preliminary album layout. My couples can then focus not on making an album from scratch (a monumental task for most newlyweds!) and instead on making adjustments to my storybook design. And since I gather their thoughts before I even start the design, most couples make few changes if any to my proposed design!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That experience and vision contribute to beautiful wedding photography! It takes years of hard work and practice to become an experience photographer.
Sadly there are many amateur and well intentioned people out there with "nice cameras" that have tarnished the reputations of practicing professionals like ourselves.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I started taking pictures in grade school Happily, our local Boy's Club had a darkroom and a wonderful engineer from Grumman volunteered to run a program for us. We had a great time! Thank you Harry Roslund!!
From there I set up a home darkroom and then continued enjoying my passion.
I've now done weddings, models, performers, schools, dance groups and performances, sports, pets, family and children's portraits, catalog and fine art photography.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Along with reading the trade publications I also shoot personal projects that peak my interest in a particular topic or subject. I also shoot as often as I can, experimenting with modes, settings, equipment, lighting, etc. to stay in practice. And I attend seminars when I can, traveling a few hours in any direction for some of the top speakers in the industry.