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Clayton Lancaster

Clayton Lancaster

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Wedding and music photographer. I often travel to do my work, with my home area being the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to do things a bit differently -- I like to help you laugh. I like to help your guests laugh. I get to know you. You get to know me. I make bad jokes sometimes, and I never turn down high-fives from anyone (you'd be surprised how often that occurs, actually). 
 
I love my job, and I love working with my clients. But when not shooting a wedding, you'll likely find me in the photo pit at big concerts. Everyone from Justin Timberlake, to Peter Gabriel, to Metallica. Getting the perfect live moment (despite strobe lights in my face) allows me to be even more observant and quick when working a wedding. 
 
My work has been featured in various formats and publications, including the front cover of Ben Folds Five: Live (Sony), AP Magazine, Candlebox: Disappearing Live, the San Francisco Examiner, Alternative Press, etc. Grand-Prize Winner from Studio414's global One World Photography Contest, won two honorable mentions from the International Photography Awards, and have been featured on CBS San Francisco as a recommended wedding photographer.

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

Located in Walnut Creek, CA. Travel fee may apply for significant distances.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I've always been a fan of letting the moment craft itself. Whether it's candids or a more planned session with a bride and groom, I let people be themselves and grab the shining personal moments on camera when they aren't aware of it. That's what makes me smile the most, and it's what makes my clients smile the most.

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

My most commonly-booked package is a 6 hour block, which includes all editing time, online gallery (password protected). high resolution downloads, digital rights to print/reprint, option to order prints, and unlimited email access to me and any advice I can give.

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

I'm very personable. I like to connect with people, and I like to treat all of my clients as though we're good friends. It makes their day more comfortable, makes their guests more familiar with me, and makes me enjoy my job even more. Don't be afraid to say hi, give a hug, or slap a high-five. We're all here to have a great time.

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