Meet Christopher: Describe Your Photography Style

by | Mar 12, 2020 | Meet Christopher | 0 comments

I would describe my photography style as a combination of making creative portraits with a photojournalistic approach.

I feel like this combination is really important for a wedding because the entire day is a blend of telling a story of who was there and telling the story of everything that happened. Both parts of those stories are so essential for a wedding day.

You’ve invited the most valuable people in your life – your family, your friends, all of those people to support and love you.

So making lots of pictures of as many people as possible is important in itself, but doing it in a way that is unobtrusive approach adds to the value of the photos you reflect upon years after your big day.

I’m really good at blending in and making people feel relaxed so they can look their most natural.

I take lots and lots of pictures, and I do it with a smile on my face. I’m all about giving positive feedback. I take pride in making people feel pretty (and handsome!) and good about themselves.

I think most of that lends itself to creating a stress-free environment and getting those more photojournalistic candid images.

I make sure to work efficiently during the portrait sessions while utilizing the space, the environment and the light.

My main goal is to allow the couple to just be themselves and interact naturally together so I can capture pictures of them together as a creative portrait, all while keeping things relaxed and candid.

“We can’t say enough great things about Chris and his team! Chris came recommended from one of my bridesmaids (he had shot her wedding a few years earlier), and he was fantastic to work with. He made us feel comfortable right away, and made a point of spending time to get to know us, including an engagement photo shoot a few months before the wedding. He worked to make sure everything he did felt right for us, and didn’t force us into any poses or situations that we didn’t want to do. On the day of the wedding he and his team found a perfect balance between directing traffic to help maximize our time and get as many great shots as possible while also blending into the background when it felt right for them to do so. Multiple guests told us afterwards that the didn’t even realize there was a video crew shooting the wedding & reception! With our wedding in March, it was unclear whether we’d be able to take any photos outside until that day, and Chris and his team were great about thinking quickly to identify places that made sense for photos. The weather wound up cooperating and we got fantastic shots!”

 

– Jeff, married in 2019 at Davenport Mansion

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