There are so many buzz words that photographers are using to describe their style. On your search for the perfect photographer you have probably been coming across words like;
- documentary photography
- fine art photography
- lifestyle photography
- timeless photography
- and so on!
Truth be told, I love that there are so many different styles. This only means that there is something out there for everyone. Finding your perfect photographer can be quite the task. Hence my effort to shine light on helping you understand how I work and what you can expect when hiring me. On this page I want to dive into my personal photography style. Which is documentary photography.
As you browse my work, my hope is that when you feel something. If you do, then our relationship is off to a perfect start. Truth be told, the heart of my work lives in retelling a piece of your life story. Authentic documentation of a time in your life. Keepsakes highlighting real moments as you cling onto the present, yet inevitable time passing.
My documentary photography style focuses heavily on emotion, interaction and authentic moments! When it comes to photographing you, I try my best at blending in with the scene! Whether we are hanging out at your home for a candid lifestyle session or find ourselves in the middle of your wedding day. I want to be as hands-off as possible, only offer direction when absolutely necessary.
My talent lies in seeing the emotion in the moments you are genuinely partaking in and showcasing them in the best light.
I love to read light almost as much as emotion. I am always looking for patterns, unique shadows, and bursts of natural light. So with that being said, I am not afraid to quietly step in and provide you with guidance when it comes to ensuring your photos will have beautiful light, unique composition, and artistic flare.
Aside from a few key moments like family grouping requests, I don’t do a ton of ‘posing’ during our time together and my clients aren’t generally looking directly at my camera. I prefer a method of ‘directing’ you in a way that gets you moving, interacting, or simply just allow you to be yourselves. It is in these moments that I find you reach a level of contentment and this allows me to capture something of truth.
In a true effort to again tell your story, I will focus on photos that will showcase some crucial evidence of how the day truly unfolded. Details that may be included in your collection will reflect what the weather was doing, candid imagery of those present, surroundings such as buildings, landscapes, and so on.
It is so important to know that your photo collection will reflect the true vibe of my time with you. Personality truly shines in images, and the more you are relaxed an able to be yourself the better! If our time together includes a ton of laughter, jokes, movement, then your photos will reflect that energy. However if our time together is quiet and intimate, your photos will reflect that calm energy.
Following a documentary photography session or wedding day, my clients all receive a curated collection of images. Images that are carefully chosen by me and edited to my style. The final collection will include a mix of black and white as well as colour images.
Every client receives their full collection on a password protected online gallery as well as a keepsake USB (unless otherwise specified in a promotion). Tangible items including but not limited to; prints, canvas wraps, albums, or announcement cards are all available following any session or wedding. These items can be customized and purchased through the JLP store attached to your online gallery. More information regarding wedding and photography collection details can be found on the info page.
I hope this added information regarding my style and approach helps you make the decision if I’m the right photographer for you. If I seem like I may be the perfect match for you, then please contact me here. I can’t wait to hear your story!