In and around S. Florida, I mostly shoot real estate for listing purposes. As I continue to build my business, I've really enjoyed meeting new people. Lots of my new contacts have asked me, "Do you do weddings, too?"
My answer is always, "Of course I do weddings!" Then I add this caveat, "But I never do FIRST weddings."
Listen. I'm retired. My work in photography is an enjoyable, largely non-stressful endeavor. It's a retirement job. I like working with people who are a little older, a little seasoned, sometimes maybe a bit rough around the edges. Someone who's not too demanding and goes easy on themselves, their partner, their family and friends, and those around them. So, I choose to limit my wedding work to someone's second or third (or more) try.
Most couples at this stage in their lives have already gotten over some pretty difficult moments and deep disappointments, and likely, some pretty wonderful ones too. They've got real life experience and realistic expectations about other people. That works well for me. So, if you're thinking about your second or third (or more) wedding, let me know. I'd love to do it! Call me!
Wait a second... There are a few more caveats.
Our experience together will be greatly enhanced when you:
1. Pick a great location, like a beautiful beach at sunrise or sunset, on a cruise ship or pleasure yacht, in a hot air balloon, etc. I'd love to shoot a wedding in NYC on the High Line!
2. Have good food. Please invite the photographer to join you in the bacon-wrapped (anything), lobster bisque, oysters, petit filet, sautéed asparagus, etc. He is always hungry.
3. Mix awesome cocktails. These include cucumber jalapeno margaritas, a great single malt scotch, or a traditional vodka martini. (Is that an oxymoron?) Okay, I'm really not that picky about the cocktails. Moonshine will do if that's the house drink.
The fine print is officially out of the way.
NOW you can call me.