Laurie Rhodes

Laurie Rhodes

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I love being around people! I capture them in that inherently natural state between "repose" and "pose", against a stunning landscape or architectural backdrop, lit with soft and directional natural light. I believe that gestures and body language are key elements in telling the story of any relationship. 
 
I anticipate the gestures and waves of emotion that burst from interactions among people or between a couple. Carrying two cameras at the reception enables me to catch a wide-angled dancing shot and as well as a raucous closeup moment between two people across the room.  
 
With reception photos, I stop the action with my flash, but also allow the ambient light from the room to fill in the background with warm tones. This is especially useful in capturing my favorites - acrobatic dance moves! 
 
I meet with my clients before the wedding to get a sense of them individually, as well as their relationship to each other. I'm interested in my client's expectations of their wedding photos and any suggestions they have for location for portraits. I'm friendly, easy-going, flexible and have a sense of humor which allows me to put people at ease.  
 
Although I work solo on many weddings, I have a number of second shooters that I work with for larger weddings.

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

I am located in New York City. Yes, I do charge a travel fee for weddings not in my location.

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

I have been in business since 2000. I have only photographed weddings as a main photographer and my estimate is over 500 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style of wedding photography is documentary with artistic overtones

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

My Six Hour package is $2,595 and includes 400 color corrected, print-ready, low and high resolution digital images. My Eight Hour package is $3,295 and includes 600 images. Please contact me for smaller weddings that require under six hours of coverage.

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

I use Skype and I meet with people in my living room in Harlem. If Harlem is not convenient, I can meet you at a different location of your choice.

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

I studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. (Prior to being a photographer I worked in the entertainment business and I have an MBA in finance). I take workshops and master classes annually.

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

I love people and love capturing what they do.

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