The biggest thing that stands out to me is that Kelly captures those
small, magical moments that you just can’t really describe!
– Haley and Zach
THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE
Although it is easy to say I specialize in wedding photography, it is more difficult to further define my style with just a few words that will resonate with you. There are endless terms that I can label myself, but what does it all really mean? The truth is I love what I do, like most photographers. But I don’t want to be “just the photographer” or just another vendor who gets booked simply to check off a box on your ever-growing to-do list. I want to help make the day memorable in the very best way. To deliver a consistent experience to each and every one of my clients that transcends beyond the wedding day itself. I want to be the vendor who stands out from the rest and creates a connection so happily unexpected that you didn’t even know was possible. So that when the wedding is over, the music stops playing, and the cake is all eaten, you’ll have the memories not just shown in your photos but of how the whole experience I provided – from the very beginning to the very end – made you feel.
My role as a photographer is about living in the moment. Your moment. I am documenting the first days in your new family’s history. If you choose an album, I am also helping create your first family heirloom that will be cherished for generations. That’s a heavy responsibility for a photographer, which is why I work hard to exceed every expectation.
I want to showcase your love and happiness. To get all those shots you expect along with ones that you don’t. I know it’s awkward to be in front of a camera lens and have it focused on you for extended periods of time. That you’re probably nervous and not sure what you should be doing. So that’s where the experience of a good photographer is critical. While I would much rather be an unobtrusive documentarian than act as an event director on your wedding day, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve if needed to guide you through any unsure moments and draw out reactions that will help us create those perfect shots!
But it doesn’t just end with a camera click. I want you to be comfortable at every point. Every time we meet, every time we talk, and every time we photograph because comfort leads to trust. And trust leads to relaxation. And when it comes time for you to be in photos, relaxation leads to freedom for you to be exactly who you are and it gives you the most genuine images possible. And when you look back on your photos in 20 years, I want you to feel the same awe and strength of emotion as you did when the images were first created.
FILM VS. DIGITAL
Like anything, trends come and go. And it’s no different with wedding photography. My philosophy is that I always want to remain as timeless and true to life as I can with the photos I create. There is some popularity in the wedding industry right now with the resurgence of film photographers. They are able to create some beautiful imagery and there are loyal devotees of the format, but that doesn’t make one better or worse than another. Film and digital are simply different.
After considering the differences and the impact it would have on my client service, I have made a conscious decision to remain a digital photographer. My ability to look at things creatively, to see emotion unfolding, and to deliver results quickly is what defines my work. Not the format in which I create it. To me, the most important part always remains the moments I’m able to capture and the exceptional service I’m able to provide my clients.
From the very first click of the camera to your final sparkler exit, I look forward
to capturing how your wedding celebration will unfold!