Checking photo trends at the door.

Wedding photography is unlike fashion photography, for me, although some may disagree. Think back to all those wedding trends through the years that either come back in vogue, like the vintage look from the 30′s, or something else which may make us joke about our own wedding albums, such as photographic starbursts and glows from the 70′s. I try to steer clear from trends, as I feel in five years there will be something else in style, and that is way too soon for wedding photographs to be out dated. For me, they should be classics.

My goal is for my wedding photography and albums to be cherished for generations, not just years. They are meant to be timeless photographs which capture expressions of loved ones that reflect their soul. Current trends include wedding parties suspended in air, and over processed images with multiple effects. It’s like a pizza with everything on it. Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should (apply every Photoshop effect to images).

A trendy photo may look awesome the first half dozen times, or if a photographer is brilliant at making a look unique for their client. But if you over do something, it becomes a fading trend. Rather than looking at other wedding photography to get inspired or mimic, I think it’s important to look for me to look for something that speaks to our hearts more directly. After all, the art is happening right before our eyes, and my goal is to get on the same heart beat with it and capture it.

Unforgettable moments that never go out of style:

Parents express loving support to groom at beginning of the ceremony.
Connecticut Church Wedding

Brother, also best man, brings everyone to roaring laughter.
Le Chateau

Groom holds up “GAME OVER” tee-shirt at reception, presented by bride’s sisters.
The Waterview, Monroe, CT

Bride’s expression of sheer happiness during first dance.
The Fountainhead, New Rochelle, NY

Belly over laughter during toasts.
Bird & Bottle Neck Inn, Garrison, NY

Ring Bearer hands grooms the rings, followed by the flower girl.
Ethel Walker Chapel