"A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it; it is in one word, effective." —Irving Penn
A client of mine was speaking to me about photographs and how a true photographer can really stir up the emotions in the heart and leave a lasting impression in one's mind. She shared the above quote to me and it really hit it on the dot.
We just got back from meeting with a new couple today that we're hoping to book for 2011 and we had just the most amazing chemistry. The chemistry between photographer and client is extremely important for us because its not just photographing your wedding. It's making sure that we all connect well so that we can create the most amazing photographs for you that captures not only the moment, but the emotion and feeling behind that moment.
I (Joanne) can only speak for myself when I say this, but the world today of photography is ever changing and evolving because any can be pick up and own a "professional camera". One of the things I strongly believe in is that its not the camera that takes the photographs its the person behind it. It's not the camera that captures the emotion or the moment that's happening in front of it, but the photographer behind the lens that sees and feels that moment and want's that moment to speak volumes when that photograph is printed. Wedding photography is not just about capturing those important moments: the first kiss, the dance, the walk down the aisle, the father daughter dance, etc; it's truly about documenting the couples wedding day, capturing their personalities, and everything that's important in between. I still believe that photographs should speak volumes and should stir up the emotions in the heart because that's what makes a photograph amazing!
In this post are just a few photographs from the past and present that give us warm fuzzies on the insides!