Bend Oregon Wedding Photography

Why I love wedding photography

About midway through my time working as a newspaper photographer I started shooting weddings here in Bend. Most photojournalists won't shoot weddings. I was warned away from them. Then one day a newspaper coworker had a friend who wanted pictures from their wedding and he asked if I would do them. The wedding was here in Bend and very low-key. While doing the pictures I realized it was much more fun being a wedding photographer than what my photojournalist friends had described. I loved seeing the couple being so happy to be married. I loved the positive energy. I loved how the couple really enjoyed their pictures. I loved seeing a set of pictures showing the beginning, middle and end of a really fun day. A short story of peoples lives showing what they are like now and saving it for the future.

Since that first humble wedding, I've studied the art of wedding photography and the work of the great photographers. I've learned how to use remote lighting and now apply it to almost every situation during the day. I've also learned how to shift straight photojournalism like what's found in newspapers to more of the fashion photojournalism found in wedding photography.

The wedding photography portfolios in this site shows this. Please contact me for more information. This is my Bend Wedding Photography website. Here is my Bend Portrait Photography website.