Fitz Carlile

Fitz Carlile

Contact Fitz Carlile

My goal is to deliver honest storytelling of your wedding day with several goals in mind - To be genuine, devoted to realism, and faithful to your personalities as an individuals and as a couple. I document the openness you have with each other, your family and friends, and convey a visual message that resonates in your heart.  
I do not follow a checklist of pre-determined poses that reflect who I want you to be for the camera. You are not mannequins. You are living, breathing, energetic and vibrant beings. We work together to find genuine sincerity in every moment. I will direct you through the portrait session in a way that draws out your unique personality while also conveying an artful aesthetic. 
Mentors and peers describe my work as 'straddling the cinematic and photojournalism genre.' I look to frame you in both light and shadow. It is in our everyday life, and should be a central character in your story. It creates mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony - just as in real life.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm located in Downtown Los Angeles, and charge travel fees for travel outside of Southern California.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I typically photograph around 24 weddings per year, I have around 150 weddings as the main photographer

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Authentic wedding photojournalism with a cinematic look and feel. Portrait sessions have a pinch of direction, but let the bride and groom make the moment their own before I begin shooting, which allows the photography and the energy to be authentic.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

8 hour coverage with delivery of 300 images in digital format, fully retouched, in an online gallery and download. In-person meeting if possible before you commit to my services, and another meeting if necessary before the wedding date. Engagement shoots, wedding albums, second shooters, videography referrals are all a part of my service. Pricing starts at $3200 for 8 hours.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Available by Skype or in person.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Member of the American Photographic Artists association, ranked as 'one of the top wedding photographers in Los Angeles' by, regular attendee of the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) convention every year. Regularly attend workshops in Los Angeles by some of the greatest photographers working today.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

Easy going, friendly, quick to spot creative ideas and explore/exploit them during a photography assignment!

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1 Real Couple

Ferly + Jeff
February 25, 2017