MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME TOGETHER
Congratulations to you and your fiancé! While I don't yet know the story of how the two of you met and fell in love, I know the inspiration within you both to commit to sharing a life together is very powerful and runs deep in your hearts. I hope that you will permit me the honor of recording your wedding day in a way that speaks to the two of you and the life you've shared and will share together.
When I look back on the story of meeting, falling in love with, and marrying my wife, Ashley, I think what an incredible journey it has been. The photographs from our wedding day are moments forever preserved for us to remember and we still revisit them often. They also serve as reminders of the importance of what I am creating for you when I photograph your wedding.
I'll find the photographic beauty in every part of your wedding, from the early parts of the day as you get ready, to the first time you see each other and your ceremony, and into the celebration and excitement of your reception.
Throughout the day, I'll capture the many smiles and emotions as you and your your family and friends come together - with photographs that will help preserve your day and serve as vivid reminders of what you felt every step along the way. My goal is to give you beautiful photographs of your wedding, while keeping the experience as fun and relaxed as possible, and without interrupting the flow of your day.
OUR WEDDING STYLE AND APPROACH
What is our style?
I truly consider it a privilege and an honor to be invited into your day and to photograph your moments together. I am sure you have been thinking about your wedding day for almost as long as you can remember. The first thing I start with is learning about the plans you have for your special day and the story you and your fiancé are writing together as a couple.
Our wedding style and approach focuses on capturing each moment in a beautiful, natural, timeless way. We do our best to make it as fun and relaxed as possible for you and your family and friends as we capture each part of your wedding story and preserve it for you forever.
About some of the finer details:
We balance color images with the use of classic black and white throughout. Although we love natural light, we often use flash or other reflective objects to enhance the existing light so that good photographs will look even better.
Posing can be very intimidating and so we do our best to make it much less so! Most often, we will position you in a particular location, and then make minor adjustment to what you do naturally in that moment and space so that you look your very best when the photo is taken. In general, we have a careful attention to detail, a love of working with people, and will use our knowledge and practice and preparation to find the unique beauty throughout your wedding.
How much coverage?
You will find we don't charge or limit coverage by the hour. Doing so tends to become a source of stress (sometimes for me as much as you!) and could cut out some of the most beautiful, touching moments of your day. We will meet with you in-person to discuss planning and how we can best cover your wedding day. Most of the time, we are present for "full day" coverage. However, sometimes our clients have a more compact day planned. If you fall into the latter category, just let us know your plans and we will work with you to create a coverage package that suits your needs.
I would love to meet with you to discuss your needs and show you everything I offer and answer any questions you may have for us. Most meetings take about an hour.
Please take a look at our Wedding Gallery, and also see our Services sections for more specific information on our standard wedding package.
from our clients:
We loved the locations and had a lot of fun working with you. The way you two work together as a team would make anyone comfortable. So many amazing pictures to choose from!
James was very patient with our family during our photo shoot. We were very impressed with the color and composition of his images and his professionalism. 1828 Photography is the only place we will go for family pictures from now on.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE EVANSVILLE AREA?
Yes! I often travel many (sometimes even hundreds of) miles to photograph an event, and I would be happy to discuss my services with you even if you're not located in the Evansville/Southwest Indiana area.
HOW LONG IS AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Sessions can vary depending on the location(s), number of outfits you'd like to wear, and how much fun we are having! There is no hard cap on the amount of time we spend together taking photographs, but a typical session is around 90 minutes.
WHAT IF I DON"T HAVE A WEDDING COORDINATOR?
While many of our clients do choose to work with a wedding coordinator, many others do not. Whichever you choose, we will work with you on scheduling and ensuring the wedding photography runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We spend a significant amount of time doing research and planning in advance so that we can help you with any scheduling concerns there may be and to be as prepared as possible for the event and any contingencies we may encounter.