Let’s get to know one of SnapKnot’s newest additions to our list of Atlanta, Georgia photographers: A Day in The Life Photography! They capture every moment of your special day, creating beautiful action wedding photography. Check it out:
A bit about myself?
For me everything in our studio works because of my wife and partner Tamera. Our ability to see and know each other’s strength and weakness and fill those gaps are what has made us successful…that, and the fact she is not only far better looking than me but far smarter too!
I suppose technically I became a photographer back in high school…
That was around the time I noticed the huge draw certain images had on me…especially black & white …the ability to tell a story without words…and in some cases say more than words COULD..
I have been a photographer for over 10 years, so my skill set is from the darkroom to the digital age! I am still influenced by images today from documentary work, to movies…and I am still telling stories with images today…
My style of photography would be classified as photojournalistic, or even a storyteller, but a bride once called it ‘Action Images of Emotion”…and I suppose that is as good a descriptive as any…
Gosh my influences have been all over the place… David Oliver, Joe Buissink, Jeff Ascough, Marcus Bell and certainly Cliff Mautner, who is just such a terrific person and someone who always takes time to answer any questions…
Any Wedding Stories?
Well, there are more than a few…probably the safest one surrounded a barn wedding we did. We have done a few and they are always fun. In this particular case someone left a pen opened and during the ceremony we noticed a huge pig wander into the ceremony area. He walks right up to the groom and the groom, acting like he is the family dog, simply pats his head while the ceremony goes on…I thought I would break a rib laughing…
We have used a variety of equipment in our studio including Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc…but our workhorses presently are Nikon’s D3s and D4. We shoot a good deal of no flash and candlelight only weddings in some of the Greek Orthodox Churches and we love Nikon’s performance in that area. We think they got it just right with the D4…
Suggestions for a Bride and Groom:
There is really, in my opinion , only a few things to look for when researching for a photographer. Ensure they belong to the PPA and, preferably are CPP certified. That goes a long way, in my opinion, to ensuring the diverse skill set exist to perform on the wedding day. That does not mean all professionals who are NOT certified won’t do a good job, but it is an extra filter to ensure professionalism. Next, make sure you love the photographer’s style. If it does not “speak” to you, and I love the term “ a heart vibrating like an iron string” for how a style should speak to you, it is time to move on. It will do , in our opinion, NO good to ask a photographer to shoot in another style you’ve decided you like but that is very different.
Of equal importance, spend time with them. The personality and chemistry is, again in our opinion, critical to creating an overall successful experience.
Little Known Facts about me?
I am a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hwa rang Do. ..and no, I have never had any reason to use skill sets that are certainly rusty!
Where is the industry headed?
Everybody today is a photographer. You can’t escape it and cameras allow a good deal of “good enough” result for the total novice to use well. What will set us professionals apart is continuing to grow, offering things Uncle Bob can’t do with his new DSLR and the overall customer experience.
To check out more action wedding photography, visit A Day in The Life Photography’s website!