Vancouver Wedding Photographer ABOUT ME
As you entrust me with some of the most precious and important moments of your lives, I want you to feel comfortable with who you're hiring. On your wedding day I will be stalking you all day. You need to like me and feel comfortable so your photos tell the story of you and highlight your personalities.
I have found that if you connect with my work, you will likely connect with me. I have a very simple approach to wedding photography. Listen, watch, plan, execute. In order to create images that are unique to you and creative it's important that I pay attention to details. Keeping your personalities and your love story in mind, I'm better equipped to deliver sincere and beautiful images to you.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHY ARE YOU A PHOTOGRAPHER?
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I'm a quirky girl with a camera who has a knack for seeing the beautiful, reading people & emotions and being able to capture that one frame at a time. I do this because I love this. I am a people person, and I naturally gravitated towards photographing them.
Moving around quite a bit when I was younger turned me into an observer. I never seemed to be in one place long enough to let roots grow, so observing was just a natural consequence of that. My parents had a friend who's photos were featured in incredible publications, including Nature and Natural Geographic. I began shadowing him, probably annoying him to no end, trying to learn over his shoulder. He eventually gave in and began teaching me the basics. I was 14 at the time. When I picked up a camera I realized I could freeze time. Literally. That appealed to me so much as I always thought a gorgeous sunset or a great hair day were gone much too quickly. I have a wandering spirit, am pretty fearless and full of ideas and curiosity, so photography fit me perfectly.
The photographs I make have meaning to me, and to those for whom I make them. Yes, I did say a photograph is "made". That's ok, you can roll your eyes. It does sound pompous. But anyone can snap a picture. Real photography takes skill, thought and practice. Real photography isn't just pretty. It tells a story and draws you in. I used to roll my eyes too, until I began to take photography seriously. Then I realized the truthfulness of it. If you have been moved by a photograph, you're seeing that in action.
Learning photography is like any other kind of skill or talent. To illustrate, just because you have nice paint brushes, it doesn't make you a good artist. It takes dedication, education, experimentation, some sort of natural talent, and even failure to get good at something. And it takes time.
A question I get often is if this is my "passion". I would say life is my passion, and this is a means to create meaningful, wonderful, lasting memories within that. Every client and every session is important to me. I know that moment and that emotion and that milestone that I'm capturing for you is a one time happening. I feel so incredibly fortunate every day that I can do this for a living.
WORKING WITH ME
I want to make your photography experience a good one. I will give you guidance and help you get comfortable in front of the camera. I'm flexible and creative and a collaborator so if you have ideas, I want to hear them. There are no dumb ideas so don't be shy.
Being a professional isn't something I say so I can charge you. Being a professional means being transparent, ethical and accountable. You can feel confident that your satisfaction with the entire experience you have with me is a high priority.
Also, it will be fun. I promise.
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