Steely Joe Studio Photography | Photo Philosophy

My Photo-Philosophy

 

I believe that every client should be treated the way I would want to be treated.

I will not treat the most important events in your life as just another day at the office.



Weddings: I truly enjoy being a photographer, and love the challenges that wedding photography presents! Capturing the smiles and tears, jitters and joys of your big day makes me really happy. A good wedding photographer is truly worth the investment. Remember, you will be hanging out with the photographers all day - so you need to choose someone who you get along with and who will be  sensitive to your needs. Your photographers will be with you as much, if not more than your bridal party! Good images come from more than just good equipment. It takes a good eye to see the possibilities, and the ability to set up a composition that works. Your photographer will also play a big role in the flow of the day's events and often does lots of little behind-the-scenes things to help the day go more smoothly. From fixing a crooked tray on the buffet to tying a groomsman's bow tie or supplying a much-needed safety pin for a last-minute wardrobe issue, I feel I am there as your photographer and your friend!  I dress to the dress code of your event because all the hard work you have put into your day shouldn't be disrespected by showing up in jeans and a t-shirt!

Portraits: Portraits should be a reflection of who the subject is at that moment in time. Overly formal and contrived portraits don't accomplish this very well. The more you allow someone's real personality to shine, the better the portrait! A good portrait photographer will work with a client on everything from outfits to location choices in order to get the best results. Most of all, you should have a good rapport with your photographer and feel comfortable with their personality and confident in their skills.This allows the subject to be more relaxed which will shine through in the final results.

 

I love what I do and it shows!