“I know exactly what it feels like to go through old photographs and to be sucked back in time. You can feel the emotions from when your first child was born, your teenager graduated highschool, or when you said “I do!”. I want to be there to capture those moments to be cherised in your album for years to come.”
Tell us a bit about yourself: I’m 22 and a stay at home mom to a 17 month old. I’m married to my wonderful husband I’ve been with for the past 7 years and with my love for weddings I am a full time wedding photographer. I’m currently going to college for a degree in traditional film and digital photography.
Why did you choose to become a photographer? My whole life I’ve always wanted to capture life as how I see it in my own eyes. I’m horrible at drawing or painting (I may even be bad at stick figures) and the first time I looked through that lens I realized my medium truly was real life.
How long have you been a photographer? I have always loved taking photographs when my husband wasn’t hogging the camera but officially started my business August 2010.
How would you classify your style of photography? I’m not the type of person to put myself into any one mold or category. I like to go with the flow of the day and capture all of the emotion on how you felt your wedding day. My style is to bring out the personalities and love in all of the couples I meet and to make lasting memories for them for years to come.
Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level? My husband would be my number one influence. He’s always been an extremely creative individual with anything he puts his mind into. He has encouraged me along this path to continue to build my business and to stay home with our daughter. I wouldn’t be here without him!
My next influence would be the photographer that did my Trash the Dress session. (Chelsea Nicole Photography) Chelsea is such an amazing soul and really showed me how much fun wedding photography is and that it’s more than just a business but a network of really great couples and friends that you make along the way!
What’s your preferred type of camera equipment? I use all Sony products, always have and it has served it’s purpose completely for me. In my arsenal is a Sony a350, 50mm 1.4, 18-200mm 3.5, 30mm Macro 2.8, and 2 video lights that I use for those ever so fun flares at the reception.
What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer? This is going to be the absolute hardest part of planning. (Just when you thought the hardest part was going with white or black linens on your tables ;D) Snapknot is an amazing place to start for your search, they break it down perfectly by budget and you can get to know the photographer through their profiles and portfolio but it’s a really good idea to have already discussed what you’re looking for so that you don’t get that infamous sticker shock your first try.
Any fun personal facts we should know about you? My husband and I take hardcore roadtrips once a year. We’ve been all over the US and Canada. Once we drove 4400 miles in 6 days and we love every second of it!
I’d just like to say that I truly enjoy working with all of the amazing couples that have come into my life as a result of my photography and I’m loving every minute of it!
Any bride that mentions this post will get a $100 print credit good towards any prints or albums with Autumn Cutaia Photography.