This week’s post will be a little out of the established pattern…. hope you won’t mind. I have just started to refine my mobile site for those of you who live on your phones and tablets. Seems like anything that makes the looking easier has got to be a good thing, right? To that end, I am also including a new folder of random favorites in my Wedding Portfolio on this blog.
If you visit here from time to time, I am sure you will recognize many of these images but I think some of the new visitors might welcome a chance to see some of these without having to dig through the archives.
So grab a cup of coffee and come wander through a lot of pictures. Let me know if you have any questions… every one of these has a story behind it even if it’s just a small one. ;0) Continue reading →
Alyssa’s sisters had her back from the beginning… they kept her laughing and steady as she made her way to marry Fletcher… you couldn’t ask for more. I posted this particular image to make a point about family shots… I do a ton of them at every wedding. I don’t blog them very often and my portfolio is light in this arena for a reason… I figure each set of clients will have their own range of needs and the varied personalities that go along with all of that. The thing that makes it work is to just show up, relax and let me see what I can bring out of the groups. It should be about the love, not about the poses. I have several of this band of siblings that are plenty formal but we all know that this is the one that caught the true sisters.
I am a storyteller.
Weddings are a great gathering of moments… I find myself swept along with the crowd laughing and crying as two people stand together to declare they are one. Getting married requires bravery and a certain strength of character. I am always happy to be witness to it… to tell the story.
There is an updated and beautiful Portfolio section coming in the next couple of weeks, if all goes well, but in the meantime, I’d like to direct you to this temporary gallery of wedding favorites. It’s kind of fun to see them all in one place! ;0)
Just for the record, I hate having to string my name across my images. I find it distracting beyond measure.
I wanted to take a moment here to talk about the why of copyright because I know many of you are annoyed by the whole thing. The watermarks are embedded to keep people from taking any posted image and distributing it as they please. Between you and me, the wedding images are kind of personal to the bride and groom… yes, I hold the intellectual property rights but, in the end, these are private photos. In this definition, I am not worried about someone posting a couple of my images for their friends and I hope they don’t mind having my name on them. The real rub is the Craig’s List sort of guy who decides to farm legitimate sites for good work that he can use to build an online portfolio. The work isn’t his and he brings all of the legitimate shooters down in the process. There isn’t really any way to warn potential clients about this but they need to know, going in, that fraud runs rampant in our lives these days… you truly have to do your homework to avoid it.
Portland has a very large and wonderful community of true and professional photographers… don’t get sucked into the dark side. Just saying…