Happy Friday! As you guys know photography is developing into a hobby that I am falling in love with. The reason I became interested in photography was to be able to take great photos to share with you guys to go along with my blog post. So last year I enrolled in a Photography Certificate program at a local university in my hometown. I have learned a lot so far and I am half way finished, along the way I have had some awesome photography teachers. One of teachers that I have learned a lot from is Vincent Lawson. I’ve learned to shot with my camera in manual mode, cool photography techniques, and the list goes on. Vincent Lawson is an awesome photojournalist photographer and I had to feature him on my blog. Today Vincent Lawson is talking about some great tips for capturing those amazing moments at your wedding. Let’s get into the interview.
C& C: Tell us a little bit about you and your company.
VP: I have been a photographer for over twenty years. I opened Vincent’s Photographs, a fine art photography company, seven years ago. We do a limited number of weddings each year to spotlight brides and their unique requests. We focus on many other photography projects as well.
C&C: What are some good tips you give brides when selecting a photographer?
VP: When selecting a photographer, you are selecting a style, so it is very important to become familiar with the photographer’s work. Brides should build a good relationship with the photographer, so they can work together comfortably and create beautiful photographs.
C&C: What is your photography style?
VP: Photojournalism. A photojournalist creates a story through the photographs.
C&C: Will you also take pictures from a shot list the bride wants?
VP: Shot lists are helpful, but most shot lists are directed or traditional poses. As a professional photographer, I encourage the bridal couple to use candid’s which can happen at any moment and are usually the best pictures, capturing the essence of the wedding that mean the most years later.
C&C: When is the best time to take pictures of the bride and groom, and bridal party?
VP: In a relaxed environment – usually before the ceremony.
C&C: What are some good tips to help couples work with their photographer to ensure they get the best pictures?
VP: Communication is the key! Through good communication, we can produce magnificent pictures that meet their needs, pictures they will value.
C&C: How can a couple get creative with their photos?
VP: It depends on the couple. Everyone has different wants and looks that make each wedding unique.
C&C: What is the most creative photo that you have ever taken?
VP: I have too many to choose just one.
C&C: What are different hues a couple can request for their photos?
VP: There are many, but black and white and sepia are very popular.
C&C: Any final tips to assist couples get wedding photos that are unique and special to them?
VP: Again, communication is a big key. It is essential to help the photographer find a style that best matches the personalities of the bride and groom.
View some of Vincent’s work below and if you live in the mobile area I would encourage you to go visit is latest photography exhibit History Museum of Mobile….click here to learn more about him and this awesome exhibit.