From Darren’s perspective:
At a wedding, I try as much as possible to photograph things as they happen, instead of staging things. I look for amazing and memorable pictures instead of trying to set up perfect pictures. I do this because my goal is to record the story of what happened and show the many emotions experienced on your wedding day. Whenever I am not doing official portraits, I try to blend into the background.
Even though my goal is to witness and record as many authentic moments as possible, I still think it is important with weddings to create portraits of the bride and groom, the wedding party, and the family. I try to keep the energy high and to make the portraits flow as quickly as possible. It is much easier to look happy when you are happy!
The wedding day comes quickly, and then flies by at what feels like warp speed. Most of the items that make your day special don’t last long (flowers, cake, decorations, etc.), but your photographs will. Your photographs become your visual link to one of the happiest days of your life. I challenge myself creatively at every wedding to make unique photographs for you and your family to treasure for a very long time. I am honored when I am chosen to be the wedding photographer, and I understand the responsibility of which I am being entrusted.
From Mandy’s perspective:
At a wedding, my primary responsibilities are to carry, set up, or maintain equipment for Darren so that he can concentrate on catching and recording the moments of your special day. The other responsibilities are to gather, assemble, and coordinate the family and wedding party for portraits, make sure he drinks enough water, and be his extra eye for detail from a woman’s perspective. Sometimes I’ll grab a camera and capture a few photos from a distance. My job is to keep everything running as smoothly as possible, while coordinating with the other vendors of your wedding day.
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