Tell me about yourself and your business. I grew up out in the southwest in Santa Fe New Mexico and moved to Chicago to attend the Art Institute. Being a photographer comes from my neighbor, a studio photographer who I worked with and watched for years. After graduating from school I become a second shooter for established wedding photographers and got to see how a lot of different wedding photographers shot weddings. It was great experience as I developed my own look and direction within the photojournalist wedding photography style. I really want my work to be about celebration. My photos are undoubtedly influenced by my artistic background at the art institute as well. The work should be fun, be uplifting, and show success in a personal sense. In 2010 I began carefully adding associate photographers who can also provide great work to the brides who want fun and artistic photography.
What town is your business located? I am located in downtown Chicago.
What type of event makes up the most of your business? I almost exclusively shoot weddings.
What other services can you offer? I also do Engagement Photography.
What sets your company apart from other photographers? This is perhaps the ultimate question for me and my brides. The work I provide is unique in the sense of how much I am able to cover in a single wedding day. My style of photography takes me from traditional family portraiture through outdoor magazine style location photos, and finishes with action photography of the dance floor. I always provide the disk of the work to my couples, and I have a great online slide show to help share the work with guests and friends.
Do you have a favorite location in Chicago that you like to shoot? I went to school at the Art Institute of Chicago and I have an affinity to shoot in the Art Institute for sure. There is a great city view from the roof of the new modern wing.
What a small world…we just did a wedding there on May 21, and it is a beautiful space for a wedding!
What are some 2011 Photography Trends? Sparklers for photos have been huge recently. I like them too!
If you could only have one song on your I-pod, which song would it be? For today it would be Kid Cudi “Day and Night”, but I am very trendy with my favorite song.
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