Use a candid, photojournalistic style, and available light as much as possible.
Try to stay in the background and capture the emotions and events as they happen. Will not try to direct events or actions. Portraits will be of the informal type.
Will do an engagement session. The ultimate goal is to photographically document the uniqueness of each couple and their wedding. No two couples are alike and neither are their weddings. Photos should be unique too.
Album designed by myself.
Copy of the contract is available.
Flexible on just about any subject or arrangement.
I am the sister of the bride. In full transparency, I had reviewed this gentleman's portfolio during the summer months and advised her against hiring him. I rent a studio space to artists and photographers, as such, I am exposed to volumes of photo content. My initial reaction was that his skill set was mediocre, an assessment further bolstered by the price point - $600. I just reviewed the wedding photos with my mother and bride to disbelief at the lack of quality. A rough estimate, about 75 percent of the photos were grainy and poorly focused. The photo composition seemed to be based on a point-and-click instinct alone. Photographer kept asking for direction where it seems an experienced wedding photog would have the knowledge to navigate the event and get the participants motivated to take pictures with them.
The unfortunate moral of the story is do not be swayed by how affordable one may sound - in an effort to save my mother money, the bride effectively secured someone who did not demonstrate any genuine interest in memorializing a special family event.
Charles was great ! He explored the location and event specifics thoroughly before the date and made timely contact with us all along-before and after. He is a photo journalist and since this was not the first Marriage for either of us, this is the style we wanted. We got Great candid shots of the wedding and they really tell the story and show people having fun! Picture quality great. When we wanted a shot of something he was right there to do it too. Very on top of things. He arrived early and took "before" pictures. We definitely recommend and commend him for working so well with all of us. Thank you Charles.
Price Range: $799 - $1199
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Event Liability
What to Expect
I'm a people person. I like interacting with people. Staying the in the background to do the photos is based on the idea that that is the best way to not intrude on what is happening. If you're waving a camera in someone's face they might be less inclined to act like themselves. Of course, there are exceptions to this.
Been in love with photography for many years. Have done a lot of editorial work. It's the people who make it so special. No matter what you're photographing or working on you always meet fantastic people and that takes everything to a new level. Enjoying that connection with people is just as fulfilling as taking a good picture. With photography there's always a new adventure waiting for you out there.
Additional Booking Notes
Just myself and my equipment.
Past Booked Events
|November 06, 2016 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 20, 2016 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
No set list of shots that you can read off of a sheet of paper. Of course, you want to make sure you get pictures of family members, friends, guests, interesting situations, dancing, excited characters, people crying, cake cutting, etc. Flexibility is the key. If the bride wants certain shots, I'll try to get them for her.
|Charles Edward Miller||Photographer|
Influences & Inspiration
The great photojournalistic photographers have been my main influence. Capturing that priceless, one-of-a-kind moment is very satisfying; and that what's you're always looking for. For instance, a mother's tears, grandpa and grandma hugging or smiling and, of course, the smiles on the faces of the newlyweds as the groom slips the ring on the bride's finger.
Necessary photographic equipment
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