Who I Am
And Why I DO What I DO
Hi, my name is Joseph.
Let me tell you about how I became a wedding photographer here in Saint Louis, Missouri and beyond.
I have been a part of the customer service industry the entire time that I have held a job. I love this industry. I love it because of the people that I get to meet, the people I get to talk to, and the stories each one of those people has to tell.
As a person who loves to be in the presence of other people, I count it a huge blessing to be in an industry where I get to meet so many beautiful people. I consider it an even greater blessing that I get to learn about them in ways that are far more personal and deep than any corporate job can offer. While it’s a privledge to get to witness two people come together and commit themselves to one another, being asked to document their wedding day is one of the greatest honor I have ever gotten in my professional life.
Passion for Creativity
As the cornerstone of my craft, my approach lets me see from unique perspectives, which allows me to keep an open mind and push artistic boundaries.
I am continuously raising the bar to deliver only my best. I go above and beyond to provide you with the best experience.
Without you, I would not have a job, so it is my personal commitment to take the time to understand you as a couple and tell your story to show the world who you are.
Striving to do the right thing, at all times, is what guides my decision making.
My core values
Are in every part of my expericnce, and I am devoted to exceeding each of my clients expectations. That is evident in how I strive for excellence in everything I do. Always working to make my next shot better than the last by continuously beeing a student of my craft. With an understanding that with out you, I am left with out a job. When I talked about customer service, I said you are what makes makes my job so incredible, and I mean it. Having an incredible job that lets me do the things I dream is something I will always cherish. Finally, integrity is something I strive to always have because I want to do the right thing by you no matter what.
Why I Chose Wedding Photography
I remember the first time I picked up a camera. A friend of mine wanted to practice with his lights, so he asked me to model for him. He showed me a couple of the pictures and showed me what I looked like. I will never forget the feeling that gave me. That feeling is the same feeling I get when I step behind my camera. I asked to take a picture of him and when I did I was blown away, (granted he had all the settings set) I was blown away by how something so small could create a piece of art that someone would love for an entire lifetime. So this insatiable need to learn was born and I couldnt stop learning about photography. I learned about every niche I could. When I was learning how to take photos, one of the mentors that I had, quoted Peter Hurley a famous headshot photographer. “This camera, has a profound effect on the perception you have of yourself.” When he told me that, I wanted to make people see how beautiful they are. There is no greater place to photograph beautiful people than at weddings. I have repeatedly said that I am a people person, at a wedding there is no greater place to people watch. Watching people celebrate the two people that I got to meet on a deep level, and celebrate with them and create masterpieces so they can remember the most wonderful day of their lives, is why I chose to become a wedding photographer.
As an added bonus, wedding photography affords me the ability to be home during the week to be with my beautiful wife and watch my beautiful children grow up. I have such a deep love for my art, and having the supporting wife I have gives me the ability to do what I love.
How I Will Approach Your Wedding
I describe my work as natural, vibrant and sharp. I have a tendency to photograph that way. Using what I like to call, “posed candid’s” I gently direct you and your party to achieve the vision that you want. With my ability to pose you in a way that is natural and flattering. using the foreknowledge the preparation will give us, we will be able to create your beautifully unique story.
While my wedding photography will have my cinematic, romantic, and dramatic touch, the story you create will always be in line with your vision of your day. I achieve this by using the natural surroundings we have and gently posing you to take you back to the precious moments you had during your wedding. That touch of drama I speak about, will come from the spontanious ideas I get from how the day unfolds. And let me tell you, that is my favorite!
LETS GET STARTED
DON’T SETTLE for something that is less than you. LET’S MAKE your dreams come true. BE PRESENT with your friends and family. CREATE MEMORIES you will remember for the rest of your life. I’ll worry about the rest!