All of the galleries you see on this site are examples of our film/digital hybrid approach to wedding documentation. We shoot every wedding with medium format and 35mm Kodak portrait films, which we love for it's gorgeous color and highlight retention. You will love the way you look on film! Our digital cameras provide us with the speed to catch the spontaneous moments throughout your day. We find that this hybrid approach gives us all the tools we need to tell the story of your day in all of its beauty, fun, and excitement! Your final edit will include high-quality scans of your film and high-resolution digital photo files.
After focusing on commercial and editorial photography for close to five years, I started documenting weddings in early 2004 and made it one of my main focuses by 2005. I enjoy photography and art that's sometimes called "wabi sabi", a Japanese expression that refers to art that aims to record and emphasize the inherent beauty in any given space. This philosophy and method both seek to transcend symbolic and literal ways of seeing. When combining this state-of-mind with visual storytelling, portraits and details can show something beyond convention, yielding deep and personal images that reflect more of who you are within the nuances of your experience and your environment.
I shot my first wedding in 2009 and was immediately hooked! Happy, beautiful couples, ecstatic friends, and proud families invite me to share their intimate moments and I couldn't be happier to say that it's my life's work. I've shot weddings of many styles and traditions, and each of them tells its own unique story. My job is to find that story and capture it to film, and I love my job!
I look forward to meeting you and photographing you on your special day! To see more of my work, check out my personal website, www.pureandjust.com.