Drove 17 hours for 2.38 minutes

Drove 17 hours for 2.38 minutes

So when an eclipse happens you don't simply stay home, you go and meet it where it's at it's best. I drove way too long to see something way too short and it was very worth it. Did I mention the waffle house?

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Who steers the ship

Who steers the ship

You've hired a wedding photographer but on your wedding day you decide to direct them instead of enjoying the day, that's fine. But... how many weddings have you shot and do you have a method to get all the formals done in twenty minutes? 

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The flying photographer

The flying photographer

I certainly don't mix my lenses with my socks when I travel. Here's how I travel as a wedding photographer. I'm also endorsing ThinkTANK because they really rock when it comes to photography gear. 

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Why would you hire me?

Why would you hire me?

I've put together some ramblings of why you would want to choose me as your wedding photographer.  When you choose a wedding photographer you are choosing someone who you will most likely spend the day with. I'm fun and sometimes I bring donuts. 

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I made the bride's daughter cry

I made the bride's daughter cry

Soooo before you get mad at me, I didn't do anything wrong. While taking photos a waitress yelled at me and afterwards the bride's daughter (9 years old) was absolutely certain this waitress would kick everyone out and cancel the wedding. Here's the story.  

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Wedding workflow

Wedding workflow

So this post is geared towards photographers out there, specifically wedding photographers. This is my workflow. It's simple and it works. I basically import, sort and process. This is a little bit technical and you'll appreciate it this only if you know Lightroom or are planning on getting Lightroom. 

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Business cards and why mine is the best.

Business cards and why mine is the best.

So I posted the design of my new business card and everyone had great feedback on it. I wanted to write about my design choices a bit more and explain myself and not have it get lost within the thread. So here's some of my marketing choices and design choices wrapped up together. This blog has cost me two Venti Cafe Mochas from Starbucks btw.

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Filters are for the lazy.

Filters are for the lazy.

Going to be pretty straightforward in saying that filters can ruin weddings. Look in your phone at the photos from a year for two ago at the filters you were using on your photos, some are pretty cringe-worthy. Some photographers use filters as a crutch or use it because they're lazy. Photographers who de-contrast and play with highlights / adding a yellow filter over a photo are a dime a dozen.  The goal should be correct color reproduction and using your skill as a photographer to produce compelling images through composition, knowledge and also being in the right place at the right time.   

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We're not going to get everything.

We're not going to get everything.

You're going to have your dream wedding, you've even selected what your wedding photos will look like via Pinterest, various wedding blogs and Google image searches. So you can have all of this but you may have to spend some time doing during your wedding. If you're getting married you'll want to read this. I'm writing this through my own personal experience. My number one goal is to make a bride and groom happy and also being very truthful with what I can offer.

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Europe - Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain

Europe - Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain

So here's my most recent travels, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain and this is only the beginning. Hope you enjoy reading about my most recent travels. I'll be going to a few more countries in the next few days. 

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The unseen unheard photographer

The unseen unheard photographer

Are you that photographer who only uses natural light, shoots on P and won't talk to his bride and groom or interact with them at the wedding.  You are paid to be awesome, you spend the day with the bride and groom and you're tasked with giving them an awesome experience. 

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EB & Ian

EB & Ian

So part of my wedding package is the engagement shoot. This is time when we get to bond, know each other and have fun. I want to be more of a friend than of a photographer for your wedding day. I want you to be completely relaxed and unguarded and enjoy your wedding day. This is a few pictures of Ian & EB's engagement shoot a few weeks ago.

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Ashley & Matthew

Ashley & Matthew

So for this engagement shoot I thought we would shoot somewhere completely different, Green Hill Park in Worcester. I've only recently visited this park, seeing it from afar for my entire life. I was surprised to find it clean, spacious and welcoming. There is a small petting zoo, a Vietnam memorial, ponds, woods and picnic tables. We spent some time walking around and getting used to the process of having ones photo taken. Here's the photos.  #engagement #wedding #greenhillpark #worcester #unitymike

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