AT GULL PHOTO, THERE ARE NO RULES.
MORE THAN A PHOTOGRAPHER
Uniqueness, the “story” that we wedding photographers are relentlessly talking about, the golden heart of the event, It's not the actual wedding. It’s you and your relationships! It’s the blood and bone humans with distinct thoughts and feelings. The wedding celebration will come and go, and in the morning, on the other side of the celebration night, you’ll have a brand new marriage. The route your marriage takes from that day on will be unique to you, no other two people on this planet will have a marriage quite like it.
However, I’m there for the wedding day and to photograph all its lovely details. I’ll photograph your dress beautifully; your cake like it’s on The Food Network; I’ll figure out how to hide the scuff on the bottom of your heels because you couldn’t wait to wear them; those decorations on the ceiling too, can’t forget about those. You bet I’m good at capturing the day as it is.
If you watch me, I’m watching your sister’s kids play under the table, and your father’s stiff upper lip when he hugs you. There’s also that crazy aunt who always has a problem with something, and her husband whose imbibed a bit too much and is being hilarious. I’m focusing on a different type of romance, one of real people and not contrived fairy tales.
In the end you’ll have photos that are heirlooms and will go into the fire safety box. These photos are of your families, the kind where you stand in a row and smile, the ceremony and the emotional faces of you and your witnesses, they’re also the portraits of you two that you commonly see on my website and portfolio. Your kids will hold these up and try to imagine mom and dad when they were younger.
To be honest, memories of flavors, outfits, decorations, and places fade over time. As a photographer, I’m acutely aware of this and take my role very seriously with humility and honor. To be THE person who photographs the kickoff of your marriage is no trivial thing.
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THINK BACK TO WHEN YOU MET.
THERE WAS A CHARACTERISTIC THAT MADE YOU PAUSE AND THINK “I'M INTO THAT.”
When you create a space for me and allow me to be present in your lives, even for one day, I can capture those looks that made you pause when you first met each other, and the ensuing love that has developed over time. I'll be able to capture it because you won't be able to hide it.