Please call or email for more information. I'd love to be with you to tell your story on your wedding day.
I'm located in Pittsburgh, PA. While most of my work is in Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and West Virginia, I have traveled to places like New York, Connecticut, Washington, DC for weddings. In those cases I have a pricing guide that includes travel expenses built in.
I've been around a very long time :) I usually photograph between 25-30 weddings a year, so the total is in the hundreds.
If asked to describe my "style" in one word that would be: Storytelling. What that means is that I bring the methods, aesthetics, and work ethic from my years as a newspaper photojournalist to weddings. It's a little bit different with weddings in that I'm not a dispassionate observer, I'm on the team working to get images that will help you to remember one of the best days of your life.
It all depends on what the client wants, but with coverage, files, and an album you're probably looking at around $5000 for a local wedding.
Yes, I have an office where I meet with clients. Many of my clients no longer live in Pittsburgh, but come home to get married. In those cases I encourage an initial meeting over Skype or FaceTime. It's important to get to know each other.
I attended the Southeast Center for Photo/Graphic Studies which is part of Daytona State College in Florida. It's a very well established, diverse, and respected program. We learned everything from street photography to studio portraiture. I've been fortunate to have served as a staff member and teacher at the Foundation Workshop. I am also a member of a small group of photographers who share a passion for improvement and growth. We meet each year to share knowledge, stay on top of the latest techniques, best business practices. Oh, and we cook fantastic meals together :)
I'm active in my community as an elected official on our school district board of directors. I'm passionate about education and ensuring that young people have opportunities to find their passions and the ability to build a life and career around them. I am grateful to the people who gave me a hand up and am committed to doing the same for young people.