Weddings


Why work with me – Quality images, not quantity of images!

I am a photographer with more than 30 years experience and who is passionate about photography to capture timeless memories forever. If you want that picture tomorrow, you must take it today. Remember, any photographer you choose is a part of that memory and that moment. The photographer you choose is there to record your personal vision, to help you discover your inner self and to present you in the best light possible. The image you see of yourself is in your mind, with proper nurturing it can be recorded in the camera, not created later in the computer.

I got my first camera at age 8, first SLR with saved up paper route money at age 13. I was in my first exhibit at 16, published at 17 and began shooting freelance editorial not long after that. – I still maintain press credentials and membership with the National Press Photographers Association. The quality of my images gained me entrance into the 2017 Pulitzer Competition.

Additionally, I am insured – many photographers out there do not carry insurance. I will work with your venue and supply them (direct from my insurance company) a certificate of insurance.

Today, I focus on nature and wildlife, but still shoot commercial projects, portraits and a number of personal projects – I do shoot weddings too. At one recent event an older gentleman recognized a hand held analog light meter hung around my neck. He said, “so you are an old-school shooter”. My answer was “yes, there is a language to light and the camera’s light meter does not speak it! I believe in understanding the light and crafting the image”.

This is the same school of thought I use in the classes I teach at the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando’s Leu Gardens and a number of other locations. The understanding of light is the primary element in photography and using light to craft images is my primary goal in working with all of my clients.

So, If a picture paints a thousand words, then what is that photograph worth? -- you owe it to yourself to find the best photographer you can. Photoshop is not in my vernacular, I do traditional photography in the digital age. Attention to detail, patience in crafting an image and digital tools aligning closely with the traditional darkroom are the hallmarks of my work.

I encourage to speak with other photographers. But find out if; they understand the subtleties of light? Do they understand the difference between a reflector, a beauty dish, umbrella and softbox? Do they work with a handheld light meter? Will they create a custom white balance for optimum color reproduction and will they work with you before the session to help determine the best and most complimentary light for you? Will they meet with you to discuss your own visions, dreams and ways that you may want to be photographed?

Contact me to explore the possibilities or just be more informed when you are talking with other photographers. Please, explore my Wedding Portfolio as well. (Link opens in a new page, so you do not lose your place)

Each of my Wedding Packages include:
• Pre-wedding consultation and pre-shoot site and light assessment to create memorable images of your day. We will meet and discuss your image, goals and use first. I also want you to meet me and be comfortable with me. We will work together to craft images that express your individuality.
• Release for reproduction and distribution of your photographs.
• Images maintained in cloud storage for your access and downloading.
• For events lasting 4 hours or longer, or where logistics dictate due to scheduling a second photographer will be utilized.

Starting with your engagement photographs, we will work together to choose a location to bring out the best in your images. This could be a beautiful botanical garden, roaring rapids of a river, your home, a fantastic Florida sunset backdrop or a spectacular sunrise. The possibilities are limited only by imagination. Once we decide the location we will craft a portrait session to meet your own personal vision – something truly unique!

Because each wedding, engagement or portrait session is unique – each proposal is unique. One size does not fit all and “X” never marks the spot. Please inquire with me, let’s meet to discuss your vision and develop the location, the image style and personal statement.

We will discuss wardrobe – what colors or type of colors would work best, not only for highlighting your complexion and hair color, but to demonstrate your personality. We live in a world of color – use it to your advantage! But don’t limit yourself to color – Black and White has tremendous power and doing a vintage style image – Butterfly, Loop or Rembrandt lighting for example – in an early Hollywood style can be a unique self-statement.

After shooting your images, they will be uploaded and processed using a software developed specifically for the fashion industry! The images will be optimized, with your consultation of course, so that you look the best you can. This non photoshop software can make numerous adjustments with just a few mouse clicks. If you had a blemish on the day of the shoot - no worries! You will not see it.

Engagement 1 from $300
2 Hours in an outdoor location with one photographer and one female assistant.
All Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the - engagement session date.
10 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

Engagement 2 from $450
2 Hours in an indoor location with one photographer and one female assistant.
Backdrops, constant and studio flash lighting utilized.
All Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the engagement session date.
10 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

Bridal Portraits before your Big Day!!


Bridal portraits are a very popular Southern wedding tradition. Some brides opt to have their bridal portraits taken a few weeks before their wedding. They are such a nice keepsake for both you and your family. Think about these reasons to have bridal portraits taken before your wedding:
1.You can take more time to craft the image exactly the way you wish. Weddings are an uncontrolled event that follow a strict timeline. It is very important that your photographer sticks to your wedding timeline, so that all of your wedding festivities stay on schedule. This means that your photographer is going to have to move relatively quickly to capture as many as possible of the photos on your wedding shot list. Having bridal portraits taken before your wedding will allow your photographer to spend more time on the shoot. They will be able to take their time, make great images and give you plenty of options to choose from.
2.Wedding day test run - A bridal portrait shoot almost serves as a test run for your wedding day. It is the perfect opportunity to see how your entire bridal ensemble comes together.
3.Location Options - Having your bridal portraits taken before your wedding gives you so much more flexibility. On your wedding day, your photographer will be somewhat limited with where they can photograph you -- they will want to keep you hidden from guests and from your groom before the wedding. If you have your bridal portraits taken before your wedding, you can take full advantage of your entire wedding venue, have them shot at another location or even completed at home. We have a portable studio and can manipulate light so a background is not needed!
4.Be comfortable on your wedding day. Eliminate the rush and take time to enjoy the event.
5.Have a canvas portrait on a stand at your reception as a focal point!

Bridal Portraits From $885
4 Hours in an indoor, outdoor or both location with one photographer and one female assistant.
Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the bridal portrait session date.
20 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

The Story of You!!

Still Life is a common discipline with photographers and painters, still life is the arrangement and assembly of inanimate objects that important to you – keepsakes, mementos, photographs – things that form the story of your relationship and what brought you to your wedding day. These form the “Story of You”

Wedding Story from $450
• 2 Hours in an indoor location photographing still life story images.
• You will be asked to provide items such as rings, mementos, photographs and so forth that tell the story from your first date to the wedding day.
• Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the wedding session date.
• 20 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.



Getting Ready – Bride from $500
• 2 Hours in an indoor location photographing capturing the transition from fiance' to bride.
• Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the wedding session date.
• 10 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

Getting Ready – Groom from $500
• 2 Hours in an indoor location photographing capturing the transition from fiance' to groom.
• Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the wedding session date.
• 10 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

Wedding Photography – 2 Hours of Coverage for Justice of the Peace, Notary and Civil Union Weddings from $350
• 2 Hours of wedding photography
• Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the wedding session date.
• 10 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

Wedding Photography – 4 Hours of Coverage from $1200
• 4 Hours of wedding photography with two (2) Photographers.
• Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the wedding session date.
• 25 Images post processed and held in cloud storage for download. Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.

Wedding Photography – 6 Hours of Coverage from $1500
• 6 Hours of wedding photography with two (2) Photographers.
• Images presented in a password protected folder on my website for 2 Months from the wedding session date.
• 30 Images post processed and all images from the session are held in cloud storage for download at your convenience.