Wedding Photographer In Albany, NY
Who Is Jeffrey & Why Should You Care?
I'm often asked how I got started in photography.
I didn't grow up in a family of photographers and I didn't grow up with anyone that inspired me to be a photographer. As a child, I was always using my imagination and was constantly involved in something creative. For as long as I can remember, I've loved photographs - especially old black and white photographs. There's something about them that's mysterious, profound, and intriguing.
For many years, I wanted to further explore photography, but didn't because I felt limited by my lack of equipment. Eventually, I had enough of avoiding photography due to poor equipment, and I purchased my first DSLR. It was at that moment, I feel deeper in love with photography and knew I wanted to be a professional photographer. Because I can be a bit of an over achiever and want to excel at everything I do, I pursued my formal photography training through one of the most recognized, and respected photography schools - The New York Institute of Photography.
Why Wedding Photography?
So, why did I choose wedding photography?
I know it sounds a little cliché, but I believe wedding photography chose me. I think many wedding photographers share this belief because wedding photography is such a unique genre of photography. But the uniqueness is a big reason why I love it so much. It's extremely challenging. You have to be proficient in many different kinds of photography; portraiture, product, story telling, low-light, event, etc.
In order to really succeed as a wedding photographer, I quickly became an excellent problem-solver. I literally make thousands of split-second decisions over the course of every wedding. These decisions usually determine whether or not I get the shot. And when it comes to weddings, photographers only get one chance to get it right.
My favorite aspect about being a wedding photographer is being able to share in your special day - the love, the details, and the emotion. It's truly an honor to be part of this wonderful day. I get to experience your wedding from a very unique perspective and I share in some of your most vulnerable moments.
I've experienced moments that made me laugh out loud and I've experienced moments that literally brought tears to my eyes.