Monday, July 14, 2008

Photography Week, starts NOW!

We had so much with Cake Week, we've decided to have a Photography Week, and maybe eventually include all of the 5 F's! We are only going to feature photographers that we've worked with, trust implicitly, and love to death!

I set up 4 questions that will be asked of each and every photographer, so you can get a better sense of the style, personalities, and passion they each hold for what they do.

I specificially choose 5 very different photographers, all ranging in budgets and styles.

So we are starting off the week with a fabulous husband and wife team of photographers from Photography 35.

How did you get into Wedding Photography?

While Gregg was working as a staff photojournalist at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, I was photojournalist at the Leesburg Daily Commercial newspaper. Because finding jobs at the same publication, let alone the same city was proving impossible, we decided to purchase Photography 35 and work together. Since Photography 35 was already a premier wedding studio since 1981, we were able to continue its tradition of excellence while introducing photojournalism to the Gainesville market.

What do you consider your style of photography to be?

Al Although we studied classic potraiture while getting our degrees at the Southeast Center of Photography, our passion is photojournalism. With both of us having over 10 years of photojournalism experience, we approach weddings as photojournalsits. Once the formal pictures are done, so is the posing.

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

Two words-choose wisely. Since photographs are the only thing you will have after the wedding (other than your spouse of course), most couples agree that photography is too important to gamble with.

As the market has become flooded with wedding photographers, it has become difficult for couples to know which photographers are true professionals and which ones are fly by night.

As Melissa can tell you, anyone can create a slick website. Therefore you need to ask lots of questions. Find out the photographers background, education,experience,philosophy and shooting approach. Also ask relatives, friends and more importantly other wedding vendors who they recommend.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

We each have our own response to this:

Gregg - Proving to grooms skeptical grooms that getting pictures taken doesn't have to suck!

Angel- Seeing couples laugh and cry when they see their wedding images for the first time, knowing we truely captured every important moment - big & small - for them to treasure for life.

Thanks Gregg and Angel for kicking off our Photography week!!!
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