As an Idaho wedding photographer, I started out trying all different genres- family, maternity, newborn, seniors, engagements, and weddings. I wanted to find what would fit my style and challenge my creativity the most. While I loved something about every genre, there was something so addicting to me about weddings! The love and connection that happens at weddings is something that cannot be duplicated in any other session. I should also mention that I am obsessed with all the small details that a wedding includes- the shoes, veil, jewelry, decorations, and flowers. Ahh! They just get to me.
Once I discovered my passion was in weddings, I spent the next year honing in on my style. I learned a lot about myself, my gear, and how to channel my visions into the wedding, but still capture the couple exactly as they are! It's my goal to have my couples look at their wedding album and see themselves exactly as they are- just maybe a little more glamoured up! This is why I have classified myself as a Fine Art photographer. The Knot describes a Fine Art photographer as:
Fine Art: Though it's similar to documentary photography, this style gives the shooter greater artistic license to infuse their particular point of view and style into your photographs. So while the shots reflect reality, it's the photographer's reality. The photos are dramatic and gorgeous, but are—or look as though they were—shot on film with a grainier, dreamier, more muted appearance. Usually the object (or couple) is in focus and the background appears to blur. Motion also looks very natural in this style of photography. The few wedding photographers in the world who shoot only on film tend to fall into this category, and typically they shoot in black and white, though some will do a mix of both. That said, a photographer using a digital camera can still capture this style with the right gear and camera lens. And some photographers will alternate between digital and film. Not all photographers who take a fine-art approach shoot portraits, so if it's really important to your mom to have posed family shots, look for someone who does both, or consider hiring a second shooter for the portrait sessions.
Did you know I am what is called a hybrid shooter? I shoot both film and digital! When I shoot digital, I edit in a way to imitate film as closely as possible. Why do I do this? In my opinion, film has a look that is unbeatable! I love the subtle grain that film creates and the colors are just almost too good to be true. So why don't I shoot film all of the time? Weddings are extremely fast paced and full of a lot of different lighting situations. Due to all of the complications that could potentially slow me down, I have decided to shoot 75% digital at weddings and shoot film for moments like bridal portraits, photos of when the couple and I are alone, and a few getting ready details.
So what does all of this mean for you?
If you are looking for an Idaho wedding photographer you have a lot of things to consider. The photos from your wedding are going to be a part of your life forever. You should choose a style that fits exactly what you are looking for. If that is not me, I will understand! I just want you to get the most from your experience.
So is my style the right fit for you? If so, let's get in touch! I would love to talk more and see if we are a good fit!