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Wedding Photography, my approach

So it is your big day. So you think that weddings are over prices. So you need a wedding photographer at a reasonable price. Well that is me. In a day and age where weddings have become a spectacle and money is normally in short supply. I like to think that there is a way to get something nice without breaking the bank.

And that is where I come in. 

In the interesting in full disclosure, this is not my full time job. I am by week and some weekends a live event technician. From concerts to board of trustees meetings is where I thrive. I am also an award winning lighting designer for theatre. So I like to think that I have a good eye.

So what would you get if I was to photography your wedding. Well here you go…

  1. a full day of photos taken from getting ready, to late night (maybe drunken) dancing, and everything in-between.
  2. A laid back approach that is not an intrusion on your day but really just making sure you get the photos you want and don’t miss out on any of the festivities of the day.
  3. A joker… I like to make people laugh. Hopefully I would make you laugh and feel at ease while I’m snapping photos

After the wedding day. Guers_Banas_Wedding_189

  1. So like I said before this is not my full time job. So I’m not interested in making money after the fact. I’m not going to hound you for what prints you want and over charge you for them.
  2. At the end of the process you get a thumb drive of all your photos that you are free to do with whatever you want. You can make the prints you want. You can do with them what you like.
  3. I give you a photo release that allows you to print as many as you like.
  4. I’m looking to only get paid for the days worth of work and editing time.
  5. I’m not gonna try to sell you an album or make all your friends and family buy prints for me. You can email them the photos if you like.

Weddings are crazy expensive as it is. Don’t let your photography break your budget.

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Why I do photography?

This is a great question. I have always had an interest in cameras. From when I was very young I had a Pentax K1000. Which I think that I still have around here somewhere. But I’m not sure. I might have sold it. Cause who has a use for 35mm film anymore?

So in the last several years I have taken it a little more seriously then the fun I was having as a kid. I took at class with the New York Institute of Photography. It was an online class. It was nice to get a little more information then I had in the past. One of the photos that I took for an assignment actually won me a Merit Award.

This is that photo:

childs park merit photo

It was nice to get a little recognition for my work. The above was taken at Childs Park in Bushkill, PA. It was a great place to go and get some waterfall pictures from time to time. Always nice in the spring and fall.

Now I do photography when I get the chance. I work full time at a live event production company. So I get to be creative in many ways on that job as well. When I can get some time I like to go and be creative behind the lens.

I don’t do this for the money… although I do enjoy it and every little bit helps with a family of all girls. haha. When I do get a chance to shoot something, a wedding, or family portraits, or just some still life, I always enjoy it an make the most of it for myself or those that I’m shooting for.

Cheers