It's my goal to photograph your wedding as it is. That means I want to capture all the laughter, the tears, and the quirks that make up your day. It's for this reason that my goal is to be an observer as much as possible. I try to photograph the genuine you, and your day as it organically flows. I'll take creative control and give direction when necessary, but try my best to see the beauty and love in each and every moment without my interjection and manipulation.
Engagement sessions aren't a requirement by any means, however it is a great opportunity for everyone to warm up to one another. It's my job to get you comfortable, relaxed, and having a good time while shooting (and I like to think I'm good at it), but getting you to a level of vulnerability with me doesn't happen with a snap of a finger. It takes a little bit for you to warm up to the idea of someone taking intimate photos of you two, but It also takes me a little bit to figure you two out as a couple; your personalities and tenancies, what makes you laugh and what makes you uncomfortable. It's these things that will allow us to take your photos to the next level and attain images containing your raw personality and emotion.
Check out Session Expectations to get a better feel for how I approach things!
Destination shoots (or adventure sessions as I like to call them) can be for engagements, anniversaries or just a reason to take photos of you and your significant other in some rad place. This is for the couples who want to represent their awesome relationship with epic photos. You should also know not am I only willing to go anywhere, I am willing to do just about anything too. If that means strapping on the hiking boots and climbing mountains, or jumping 30' into water, I'm in.
I am always eager and excited to incorporate travel and adventure into my shoots so if this is your style please don't hesitate to ask!
This is just a little peak into my personal travels!
Being a journalistic photographer I think it's important to tell a story with your wedding. That's why I want to be available to you throughout the whole day. I want to document each and every moment that makes up the day in an organic way and "fly on the wall" mentality.
All of my packages include 10 hours of coverage, online gallery, 500+ edited images on flash drive, printing and sharing rights, 10 complimentary 4x6 prints and jelly beans!
Because every wedding is unique and has different needs I offer add-ons so you can pick and choose what fits you without having to pay for something you don't want.
Add-ons include a second shooter, engagement session, adventure session, extra wedding day coverage hours, prints and albums.
Please inquire for pricing information!
Hey, I'm Tyler! I am a photographer, husband and follower of Jesus. I love all things that have to do with light, adventure and story. Though as much as I love to travel I am also a homebody. Working in my gardens, watching soccer on the couch and playing board games are a few of my favorite pass times. I also enjoy a good cat, a crisp hard cider, and all things spicy!
I whole heartedly believe photos should reflect raw beauty and genuine emotion. It's for this reason that I try to stay away from "faking the moment" -- or "posing" to the point cheese is just oozing out of frame. In the end I just want to be an observer, giving casual direction and guidance and documenting the persons you are and the moments you share.
Your story is important to me and I want to photograph it in an authentic way. If you're digging my style, I'd be honored if you let me tell your story!