I know you have a choice when it comes to choosing a photographer and that price is a primary consideration. Many of today’s young couples are saddled with student loan debt as they start out in life, and the last thing they want is to work with high-pressure wedding professionals hoping to help them double it! I also understand that you have many options available at various levels of quality from young wanna-be photographers and from online vendors. Many families are content with digital files only for presentation via social media. Therefore, when dealing with individual clients and wedding couples, I do not practice pressure sales techniques. Feel free to discuss customizing a package that will meet your needs.
I personally photograph each and every wedding myself (with a second shooter in my gold & platinum packages), and personally attend to your wedding needs from the first inquiry, to delivery of the final product. I help guide you through the process (as you can imagine, after some 500 weddings, I've learned a thing or two about how to make your day flow smoothly!)
This is my full time (and only) job, and as a single man with no pets I have nothing to distract me from giving you my full attention. All of your high resolution images are edited, color corrected, and fully photofinished by me. A personal use release is provided.
I maintain prices at the lower end of the scale in the twin cities. Nonetheless, when you choose to work with me, you can expect the exceptional attention to detail necessary to deliver unique, high-quality imagery, and to have it done on time. With every session, I carefully select and process each image to my professional standards. I am a believer in quality over quantity, and strive to produce technically proficient portraits with some unique impact. Just as importantly, when shooting weddings I understand that telling your story will require some documentary variety, a perception of family, and a sense of place.
All sessions include free in-studio pre-wedding-day consultation & planning as necessary. These may be done via email or phone, but I do recommend meeting in person in my comfortable home studio, so as to get the most from your session.
If I may offer a final word: PLEASE practice due diligence in choosing your photographer! 98% of the photographers on the front page at the knot are a safe bet. But a Canon Rebel Camera with a Plastic Kit Lense wielded by every young newbie on your block with zero skill and nothing to lose DOES NOT EQUAL A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!! Too many young couples these days are gambling away a lifetime of precious memories for a couple hundred bucks in savings. DON'T TAKE THAT RISK!!