How I Approach Photography
I would call my photographic approach, ‘happy photojournalism.’ (After all, I’m covering weddings, not wars.) My aim with every event is to capture the energy and personality of the day in its best light. When you view my photos, I want you to feel like you were in the room beside me as I clicked the shutter button:
These are the real moments of joy and happiness that comprise your wedding. Nothing artificial. Nothing staged. And while I certainly take family group photos and composed portraits, it is never in a style or manner that makes you feel anything like the real ‘you.’ No stiff poses, ever.
The way I capture these real moments is to work as unobtrusively as possible. I shoot alone, and try to blend in as a member of the family so that your guests see me as a participant, not the main event. I will never be that obnoxious photographer on a ladder in the middle of the dance floor, or the photographer upstaging the priest by fighting for space on the altar.
I work with as much natural light as possible, and with the aid of my top of the line cameras, I’m able to take fantastic photos in even the most sparsely lit venues with only an on-camera flash. No light stands to trip over on the dance floor, thank you.
And as someone – ironically – who hates to have her photo taken, I understand the fear caused by having a huge camera stuck in your face. Hence my own belief that the photographic process – especially when it comes to portraits – should be as quick and painless as possible. Your purpose at your party is to relax and enjoy yourself, not to have me build a portfolio around you and separate you from your guests.
My Commitment to You, My Client
This leads me to you, my client, and what you deserve in terms of personal service. I’m a bit old fashioned in that I treat all of my clients the way that I myself want to be treated. That means my commitment to the following:
Please visit my website at http://www.kellywilliamsphotographer.com to see a full portfolio of my work. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Wedding Photojournalists Association, and was recently published in both New York Magazine Weddings and in Martha Stewart Weddings.
I look forward to speaking with you soon!