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John Hudetz

John Hudetz

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I always feel honored when chosen to document a couple's wedding day. Everyone's wedding is different and unique. My job is to capture the uniqueness and specialness of your day. I never arrive with preconceived ideas about what and how I am going to shoot a wedding. In the most unobtrusive way I work to capture momentary images around me. Very little direction. Very little flash. I encourage my couples to stay focused on each other during the day, not me, and we'll get killer, fearless shots. I charge only $100/hour within 150 miles of Albuquerque, NM or Denver, CO. 
 
I have been fortunate to win numerous International wedding photography awards and have photographed 500+ weddings. Prior to my wedding photography I was a news and sports photojournalist.

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

I am based in Corrales, NM, a northern suburb of Albuquerque. I charge NO travel fees for weddings in New Mexico and Colorado. I do request overnight accommodations the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding where the location is more than 150 miles from Albuquerque for New Mexico weddings and more than 150 miles from Denver for Colorado weddings.

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

I have been a full-time professional wedding photographer since 2002. I have photographed 500+ weddings as main photographer. Prior to that I was a news and sports photojournalist.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I primarily shoot with a photojournalistic style seeking artistic creativity in my shots. I use very little on-camera flash and I encourage my couples to ignore me most of the day and just focus on each other. When shooting formals and special bridal couple portraiture I become more directive in setting up shots. I traditionally convert 25% of my edited photos to B&W images following the wedding.

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

I currently charge $100/hour. which includes editing all your images, converting about 25% to archival B&W and posting the final edited images on a private, password protected web-gallery for viewing and ordering.

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

I am happy to Skype or meet at a public place to visit about your wedding plans. Also, I'm always eager to show off some of my award winning wedding albums if we meet up.

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

I'm a veteran professional photojournalist. I have photographed four US presidents. I have photographed for several major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune. I was a recognized national sports magazine photographer in the late 90s photographing the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB college sports and lots of national soccer, particularly the US Women's team.

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

Wedding photography is a physical job. I was recently challenged by photographing a 5 day wedding in Hyderabad, India where the 1st four days I shot from 8am to midnight and the last day from 8am to 4am the following day. Every evening I had to download my digital cards for the day and recharge all my batteries. I could not have done this without reaching back on my experience of running 12 marathons in my life and my daily jogging today. I'm very blessed with good health.

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