SnapKnot would like to welcome Warren Diggles of Wedding Images Photography to our list of Fort Collins, Colorado photographers! Warren loves to take natural wedding photos to capture your special day! Take a look and get to know him a little better:

1) Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hello, my name is Warren Diggles, Wedding Images Photography’s founding photographer. I am a professional photographer based  in “The Sweetheart City” – Loveland, Colorado. Along with being a wedding photographer, I also practice commercial photography and graphic design primarily serving local northern Colorado businesses. 

2) Why did you choose to become a photographer?
Both my father and uncle owned photo labs which I worked at. During this time photography became a passion and I knew that I wanted to make a career out of it.
3) How long have you been a photographer?
When I was a junior in high school (1986 gasp..) I took a photography class which was very enjoyable, so I guess that would be when my journey first started. After high school I moved to California and worked in my fathers photo lab which also did family portraits and baby pictures. Soon I was behind the camera and taking pictures for the business, since we also had a lab I practiced a lot and was able to see my pictures within an hour ( which was very fast in those days ). In 1990 I moved back to Colorado and got a job at CPI Photo Finish, we didn’t do portraits but I still spent a lot of my spare time taking pictures. In 1992 I shot my very first wedding, I was extremely nervous but thankfully the bride and groom really loved the pictures. Now here I am still photographing weddings 20+ years later!
4) How would you classify your style of photography?
I take a spontaneous approach to photographing weddings and prefer to catch and record goings-on as they happen instead of orchestrating people or events.
5) Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
My biggest influence are photographers that have the ability to combine the three most important elements in photography in a compelling way. Timing, Lighting, and Subject Matter – with weddings the subject matter is always there so it boils down to timing and lighting.
6) Do you have any good wedding stories?
There are always surprises and capturing them on camera is exhilarating. One of my favorite wedding moments involved some the tiniest members of a wedding party. The youngest flower girl didn’t want to walk down the aisle, so the other flower girl and the ring bearer took her hands and more or less drug her to the altar. The funny thing was she didn’t fuss at all and the photos I got were very fun and really cute. The couple laughed out loud the minute they saw them and I know they’ll be laughing for years to come.
7) What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
I am a Canon 1ds series shooter which is their top of the line professional digital camera. I use a mix of variable focus and fixed focus lenses – 24mm, 45mm, 100mm, 28-70mm, and 200mm. All of them except the 100mm are the L series lenses ( the ones with a red line around the front, which means they are the high end lenses ).
8) What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
I would recommend doing your research online first, look for photographers that are full time photography professionals, then call to make appointments with photographers whose work your adore and that are in your price range, finally interview as many as possible.
9) Any fun personal facts we should know about you?
Hmmm.. well I live in a small secluded cabin on top of a mountain surrounded by national forest, play hockey, and love to ride motorcycles!

To see more natural wedding photos from Warren, check out Wedding Images Photography and their website!

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