What can I say about Dalymar, Jason and the entire family. What a perfect day and beautiful memories. Love creating the story and even better that they chose me to capture their day to remember. Priceless. Weddings are very special and can be nerve wrecking all at the same time. You have to be confident enough to know that you can do this before you enter the world of Wedding photography. Wedding photography is something I did not choose to go in to; It Chose me! Why I shoot weddings is because the beautiful memories you capture and the fact that it’s not easy. This beautiful day was celebrated with pure love for family and loved ones.
A lot of people ask me what I specialize in when it comes to photography. Well, I love it all and will photograph anything and everything. A photograph to me is not about being in a special field such as weddings, models, architecture, landscapes or anything else. My world is Photography and I will snap away at anything that I love and see. I guess you could call me a very versatile photographer that loves to have fun and bring forward a picture everyone loves. I have photographed many weddings, families, engagement and Love it all, but I also love everything else when it comes to photographing. So having said that – No I do not specialize in any particular field; I love to work in all of them. It’s an addiction and a true love of mine. Here is the Link:
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It was such a pleasure photographing the wedding of Liz & Chris Field on board the Victory Ship in Tampa. What a great time. Everyone on board came dressed in vintage style and to have a wedding where the time period of the 1940’s was evident and truly creative. The history of the Victory ship you will find below and it is located in Tampa, Florida. I cannot begin to express my gratitude in being able to witness and had the honor of photographing their wedding all in vintage style. It was definitely one of the most creative events I have ever encountered.
Both Chris & Liz are also costumers and play a big part with being super comic heros – Captain America and his partner.
The story of Captain America is that in World War II a patriotic solider Steve Rogers recipient of the “Super Soldier Serum” became the…
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This cute engagement shoot with Devon and Joshua was a joy for me. Though we started with some very bright sun , we managed to find shade and the result of this photography is priceless. What a cute couple getting married in February 2013. I was so excited to meet them and talk about their special day. Planning a wedding is never easy and finding a photographer is hard too. There are so many photographers like me who love to shoot and are doing this work on a part -time basis. I love what I do and with pictures like this I don’t think I’ll ever stop photography Congratulations Devon and Joshua on your engagement and may all your wishes coming true.
Just a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of capturing beautiful memories with Dan & Melanie who tied the knot at the Pottery in Sanford. I loved being able to capture the getting ready shots at a vintage house in Sanford – Higgins House and the details and everything else that went into this setting could not have been more perfect. I take great pride in what I do when Melanie & Dan asked me to photography their wedding I was tickled pink. Melanie & Dan are experienced photographers and share the same interests in photography that I have. Understanding what goes into wedding photography and trusting me to photograph their wedding was an ego boost for me. My work is something that I always strive to do better and I still have so much to learn. The tricks & tips in photography along with the post processing is learning that never ends. Thank you Dan & Melanie for being so relaxed and understanding and knowing the importance of wedding photography and taking the time to get some amazing images of your Day to Remember. Congratulations to you both and may your football teams win!
When I was contacted by Tandy and asked about my availability for an upcoming wedding, my response was when? In a week and half! She has known her sweetheart for over 30 years and recently reconnected and realized that the two of them belong together. We met up shortly after for a little mini shoot and talk about their special day. Rich and Tandy are the sweetest people I’ve encountered in a long while. It felt so natural to be with them and when she told me that there were going to get married with just a couple of friends and ride their Harley to Ponce Inlet, it was a destination wedding to remember. We met on Sunday, May 28th and drove with the gang to the Lighthouse. Afterwards, an intimate wedding reception and a great time. Having found your sweet love and being able to be part of your day was so special. Thank you Tandy and Rich for a beautiful day to remember. Live, Love, Laugh and Ride! (Come July – the cross country marathon is waiting – So Ride you must and a Lot!)
A popular joke making its’ rounds on facebook is about a photographer who gets invited to a socialite’s party and the socialite remarks, “Your photographs are amazing! You must own a fantastic camera!” To which the photographer replies, “The food is great! You must have a fantastic stove.”
On that note, If the food is great you must be a great cook! Same for the photographers, if the photo is great, which is where it starts – then you must be a great photographer, right?
Many have this notion that buying a camera produces the perfect picture. It does to some when you are not in the photography profession.
For the newbies getting into photography: You just bought an SLR and you are ready to point and shoot. A friend asks you to photograph their wedding and you accept. Beware – Do you know how to use those camera dials and what they mean? Have any idea what ISO/F-Stop/Aperature is. What about the lens? Did it come with the kit? Or did you make an investment with some better glass extremely important with photographing weddings. What kind of lenses will you be shooting with? Shouldn’t you have a zoom lens as well? Where is your Flash? Is it an external? Is it on the camera? Do you know how to compensate lighting? Do you have a backup battery? An extra camera in case yours decides to act up? For those who are green in this field and think you can just go and shoot and be done – just be careful. I was one of those photographers; and yes you need a good camera and lenses to shoot weddings. Do not go on the cheap! I realized by looking at many professional’s work that there was so much more behind it. So invest wise and get the proper gear before you decide to shoot a wedding. A good camera and lens is extremely important.
On top of all that – once you are done with your investment on cameras and lenses, you find out that you need to familiarize yourself with softwares because your photos just don’t look like the photos from www_________.com. Why is that? It’s called “post processing” my friend and every photographer has software to enhance the photography they take. We don’t just shoot and deliver straight out of camera called “SOOC”. In addition to getting to know all your hardware and now software too, it is a journey that you need to be serious about if you are going to pursue phtography as a professional.
It’s not as simple as 1-2-3. Have fun in learning and remember the start of photography and getting a great picture also has to do with the investments you make and the imagination behind it. So yes I have a great camera and it takes great pictures, however, imagination and creativity behind it all is much harder.
DID SAY IN OMG!!!!!!!! The ultimate test was had with my 85 1.8 Canon mediocre Price Lens ($400ish) on a 5D Mark II body. The 1.2 85mm lens will cost you $2000.00 and you can put that on your wish list for Santa Claus. So here I am wanting to shoot a couple with my 1.8 for a long time and here come Erin & Nick. I put this lens to the ultimate test and shot at 1.8 using only ambient light. The results are amazing!! Ladies & Gentlemen – GO BUY NOW!! This lens has exceeded all of my expectations. I now see why the PRO’s use this lens exclusively for Weddings and Engagement Shoots. The trick to using it is like target practice with a gun. Using your focal point (center, which is what I used), the results of the many photos I took where endless and tack sharp. WIth Light-room 3 I added just a tad of contrast/sharp and this is the end result. As to Nick & Erin – newly married – I had such a great time “testing” my lens and couldn’t have been happier working with such an awesome couple. I didn’t want the night to end and look forward to shooting with them again hopefully soon. My next challenge with this lens is to shoot the 85mm lens using more than 2 people in a shoot and working with a group 4-5 and seeing the outcome of photographing at 1.8. Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations greatly appreciated. As to this lens – I highly recommend you GO BUY NOW!!!