A South Florida wedding, or any wedding for that matter, contains a kind of compressed reality for the bride, groom, family, and friends. Everything is heightened—the joy, the pain, the laughter, the passion—in a way that rarely occurs in your normal life. As a long-time documentary photographer, I have always loved capturing real people doing real things, and the platform of a wedding day couldn't be more perfect for this.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of times on your wedding day, moments will happen that you want to remember forever. Sometimes it's a simple as a mother's hand on her son's shoulder or a look between the bride and groom just after they walk down the aisle. Our approach to your wedding photography is centered on these moments because they represent honestly and clearly what your wedding was like. It allows you to view a photograph and remember that exact moment, that feeling you had, in a way that a photograph of your flowers or place settings never can.
But it isn't an easy task. It means hanging out, vigilant for the unexpected occurrence with a camera always at the ready for whatever happens. But this skill, developed as a news photographer and honed by a decade of long-form documentary work, is why I photograph anything. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the famous French photographer, famously called this "the decisive moment."
We structure our work day around finding these slices in time which, while they may look ordinary to a neutral observer, represent something near and dear to our clients. It is not just the photographic element which inspires us, but the human element as well.