Friday, July 18, 2008

Final Photography Week Installment!

So last, but certainly not least, the other half of Power's Photography, Susan Powers!

Both Stewart and Susan have very different eyes when it comes to weddings, but one thing I always admire about the way they work is their attention to details, like lighting, which can play such an important role when looking back at your photographs!

Soooo... let me introduce to you Susan Powers!

How did you get into wedding photography?

Just like Stewart, wedding photography found its way to me. It first started out as a hobby to do on the weekends. The hobby soon became a passion. It’s so much fun that we made our passion into a business.

What do you consider your style of photography to be?

I consider myself an editorial style photographer. The nature of editorial is watching things unfold naturally and documenting it. There’s a time and a place for portraiture, documentary, and for journalism. The best photographers know when to switch to each mode. I like making a bride look her finest all day long. I want it to be the most fun 24 hours of her life. Not only do I want her look great, but I also want to make sure she doesn’t have a minute of stress with the photography.

If you could offer once piece of advice to a bride, and only one, what would it be?

One piece of advice I could offer a bride would be to chose your photographer very, very carefully. The photographer will set the mood and the timing of your wedding. Your photographer will be closer to you that day than your parents and you need to make sure that this person is someone you’re comfortable with and you can communicate with.

Also it’s imperative that this person listens to you. It would be advisable in selecting a photographer to talk to their past clients to hear how their experience was. Simple questions such as: How long do things take? How do you dress at a wedding? What will my finished wedding album look like? Exactly what products are included in my wedding collection? Such questions are important to ask your photographer beforehand, because once the wedding is over, that’s it. If you’re photographer shows up in flip flops at a black tie event, you would be very disappointed.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The real beauty of being photographers is making new friends, making them blissfully, photographically happy and then staying friends for a long, long lifetime! Stewart and I have been so blessed to share in the life histories of thousands of couples and families. Our clients truly become a part of our family, which is so rewarding all in itself.


Anonymous said...

Susan adds such a special element of fun, excitement, and joy to a wedding as she assists a bride and photographs. She and Stewart make a dynamic team!

LZ1SMN said...

thanks for sharing, a few months ago started to shoot weddings and is challenging experience. sometimes is difficult with clients, but finally i deal with them. again, great job

Anonymous said...

I went to your website and the picture of the wedding bands with the pearls is so classic. Make me think of romantic black and white movies like Casablanca.

Anonymous said...

Susan and Stewart did our wedding and they rock! Their imagery and personalities are the best around!

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