There’s a reason behind everything I do as a photographer. As an artist, my motivations are not based on dollars and cents, or peer presure or even necessarily what my clients want.
The biggest motivation for me is to ask the question “How do I ensure my work is the best?” and the answers that follow are questions in themselves:
- “What does it meant to take the best picture?
- “What does it mean to present the best album? the best usb stick? the best gallery?”
- “How do I make sure my work will last beyond my own lifetime?”
These are the questions and answers that motivate me. The reason I won’t shoot a wedding for $100 is because I wouldn’t be able to do the best job I could for $100. I deliver on quality that will stand the test of time so that the photographs I capture can be enjoyed 5, 10, 100 years from now. I capture weddings in a way that allows your future great-grandchildren to relive the moment. I physically print albums for most of my wedding couples because I worry about how well digital files will survive the test of time and because I know that printed books will not get lost in “the cloud”.
I always have to ask…”Am I taking these photographs for you or for future-you to revisit on your 50th wedding anniversary?