I take pictures.
The best photos are often the most fleeting, so I like to keep my subjects in motion as I shoot them—not too much, but just enough to keep their pose fresh and energized. I love filtering through all the photos from a shoot and seeing that one, perfect shot that happened in one split-second. This particular shoot was full of those one-click-wonders.
There’s always a nervous energy in the air when I’m shooting a wedding—sometimes I wonder if I even feel more pressure than the couple getting married! Feeding off that energy is crucial to getting those perfect, one-time-only shots.
Shooting in Draper, Utah in the middle of a windy autumn day had its challenges, but the end results were fantastic.
Working with a large family for a photo-shoot can be tough sometimes because every member of the family seems to have their own agenda. I’ve found that as the photographer, it’s important for me to establish a rhythm with everyone in the group so I can coordinate the composition of the picture exactly right. Sometimes tapping into that rhythm means catching the family off guard with a few candid shots that are unplanned, but full of harmony.