photo by Tanya Linnegar
My experience working in traditional photography is why I approach every wedding looking for its uniqueness. Routine and having every wedding look alike does not appeal to me. Despite the similarities that span events such as weddings, each is unique. There is different lighting depending on time of day and time of year, different locations, personalities, and preferences. My photography is about taking the combination of factors (times, locations, personalities, etc) and translating them into pictures.
In common usage, an image (from Latin imago) or picture is an artifact, usually two-dimensional, that has a similar appearance to some subject–usually a physical object or a person.
Keeping this idea in mind, I believe that my photographs should let you see and to the greatest degree possible feel what it was like to be at an event. We capture scene setters for this very reason (images that show the lighting and mood of the location without flash or additional photographic lighting). We find the details are equally as important as the big picture and should also be documented. Details don’t have to be generic though, and we find the artistic approach to capturing these that show a little bit more about what makes your wedding unique.
Emotions run high during a wedding. There is happiness, sadness, excitement, and the sense of anticipation. These emotions cannot be set up or posed. They must and will happen naturally and my job is to catch them as they do. Lastly, there are key people who you want portraits of…every family dynamic is different and you will want certain photographs that others might not. There is no set shot list that we force you to endure – we only take the portraits you want (and we’re more than happy to help you create the list and give you advice on how to make this process go smoothly). Whether you want to take your time to create these portraits or get them done as quickly as possible, we’re happy to accommodate you. Your priorities are our priorities.
This is why I say, Life isn’t posed. It’s lived.
Let me capture the moments.
– Jessica Johanningmeier