Hi, I'm Brian. A photographer with experience and a never ending fresh exuberance. I capture your day, without being intrusive. My approach is detailed yet fluid, photographing your day as it unfolds. Anticipating where the moments are going to happen before they occur. Taking the time to photograph the details you painstakingly decided on. As well as the hugs, smiles, laughs and tears that organically occur throughout your wedding day. But I also take a little time and make it even more just about you. Even with just a few minutes we capture that amazing moment of just the two of you that will be in your hearts forever.
When I'm not behind the camera, I find inspiration from my family and other passions including riding my Harley-Davidson, ice hockey, travel, cooking and gardening. I am a proud husband and father. But I wouldn't be the person I am today without photography being such an integral part of who I am. Enough about me, let's talk more about you and how we'll work together to tell your story.
How would you describe your style?
My photography style can be described as a blend of natural light candid photojournalism and contemporary wedding photography. Photojournalism is capturing the real, candid, un-posed moments as they happen. Fun, candid moments which document the story of your day. By contemporary wedding photography, I'm referring to the style and lighting necessary to capture you in beautiful light no matter the situation. The sun and large windows make for great lighting, but they aren't always available. When this happens I have to "make light" to capture you. This is done through various techniques and use of off-camera lighting. Blending these two styles allows me to capture your day, no matter the situation.
Can I show you pictures I would like to have?
Of course! Each happy couple may have a certain list of shots they have seen and would like to have recreated. I'm happy to use that list for inspiration in capturing your personality and emotions.
Let's meet for a drink or coffee. Let's chat by phone, text or email. Communication and planning are key to your day. Whatever way you prefer to use, it works for me. Let's work together to tell your story and make some awesome pictures.
How long do I have to wait to see my images?
All weddings come with a guaranteed 30 day delivery of your edited wedding photos.
Where are you located?
Located near Rockford, Illinois but love to travel. If you have a location or just an idea, let's talk. I know we can work something out. I create packages specifically for destination weddings - some with extremely low travel fees, especially if your wedding is during the summer when my wife (who is a teacher) can tag along to assist. At the top of our bucket list for wedding locations are Ireland, Italy, NYC, Paris, Colorado, and pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean. Who can resist a fantastic resort?
Can I see more?
Of course you can! I'd be happy to show you more. I can send you links to galleries for you to look through and we can go through them together in person too. I also have plenty of prints and wood albums to share. It's about making you 100% comfortable in your decision.
Aahhhh, back-ups. My first career was in corporate data protection, and disaster recovery planning for banks, health systems, manufacturing and insurance companies. So my backups have backups and there is a plan for almost everything. It all starts with my cameras. As each image is captured, each camera saves every picture to a second, redundant memory card. After your wedding reception has concluded, all of the images captured from all of my cameras, are copied to a laptop. Once home, your images are copied to my dedicated server which has redundant drives and a hot spare drive just to be extra safe. Most would think this would be enough but not me. Your data is also backed up to a fourth location, in a secure cloud before I even go to bed. Yes, I'm a data storage nerd.
Like what you see and wonder what's next?
Awesome! A retainer and signed contract reserve your date, ensuring no one else can swing in and take me. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to showcase my portfolio, services, and/or customize a collection based solely on your needs and desires for your wedding day. So go ahead, jump on over to my Contact page and let's get things started. Or just give me a call!