I am definitely a storyteller who uses my camera to capture the moment. I am a photo-journalist style photographer who anticipates when that "perfect" shot is about to happen. I capture those moments from your event which you may not have even seen happen. Like a fly on the wall I tend to blend into the crowds and don't intimidate people by placing a huge lens and flash in their faces.
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What to Expect
Once the planning and staging of your wedding is done, your photographer becomes responsible for capturing formal and informal moments of your day for you, your families and friends. In fact, your photographer’s camera becomes your eyes and your memory of your wedding. It is important that you chose a photographer based not only on sample photos, but also on how you want your day remembered. Simply said, you need to completely trust that your mind’s eye of your day and your photographer’s style “click”.
After interviewing other professionals and selecting Dramatic Focal Point we begin saving your memories during an engagement or “save the date” photo session. For me engagement photo sessions are an important aspect to my process. These are relaxed opportunities to work with each other for the first time. We pick a location that reflects you as a couple. Maybe a favorite hangout, a familiar surrounding, or where your proposal took place. During the session we will try various lighting and exposure options to find the ones that best reflect your personalities. Just as each couple have their own style so does each photographer. We will take this time to ensure you are comfortable knowing my style will memorialize your wedding day as you are visualizing.
In this day and age of instant communication, there is no need to wait to meet with me again to receive a DVD of your photos. Your photos will be hosted on a private online gallery. Here you can comment on the photos and share them via social media. You can also have them printed for your “save the date” cards. This gives us another opportunity to discuss and fine tune what you are looking for from me on your big day, helping to bolster your confidence that you have selected the right photographer.
The next phase of our relationship is communicating about your wedding plans. Depending upon the time frame we will have ample opportunities to go over the events and details that are most important to you. We create a rough draft “shotlist” for your formal photographs (this will be finalized in advanced of your wedding day). I will also stay in contact with you up until you are about to walk down the aisle. I will have your itinerary with me so I can know what to anticipate. On your wedding day there are so many details that you will be concerned with. You will be comfortable in knowing that you and I have discussed your needs. All the planning is done and I will fade into the background to capture all the moments of that day.
After everyone has celebrated your day with you, I still have work to be done. I will balance all of your photos and place them into a private online “proofs gallery”. The gallery first allows you to review proofs and make comments prior to editing. Once edited the images can be easily downloaded to be shared or posted to social media. Based on the package selected, high quality prints can be made, framed and shipped to you, your families and friends.
My love of photography began as a hobby in high school. For 25 years since then, I have been developing my skills while perfecting my professional style. During my time behind the lens I worked in many different surroundings and extreme conditions. My inherit ability to “anticipate a moment” has been sharpened while photographing The President of The United States, working with the captains from Discovery Channel’s The Deadliest Catch, and immortalizing musicians during Austin’s famous SXSW concerts. While working in Washington, DC, I was afforded the wonderful learning experience of working under the award winning wedding photographers Lisa and Ian Robinson, owners of SoftBox Media Photography. With their help I was able to broaden my portfolio and realize that I thoroughly enjoyed photographing stylish weddings.
In 2013 I moved to beautiful Colorado to begin a new phase in living my dream as a professional photographer and started Dramatic Focal Point. Experience has taught me that important photographs should not be awkwardly staged. They should be candidly shot or comfortably posed using natural lighting and dramatic backgrounds. I believe that a wedding photographer should not dictate how pictures are taken. Instead should stay in the background to capture images from the client’s focal point. Relax and enjoy your special occasion knowing that your memories will be captured in brilliant Dramatic Focal Point pictures you will cherish for a lifetime.