Wedding Photographer In Albany, NY
Who Is Jeffrey & Why Should You Care?
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. I remember being obsessed with our family photos. We had all sorts of photo albums and photo boxes with loose 4X6 prints. Anytime company would come for a visit - without fail - I would break out the family photos and we would spend hours looking through them. So many of the photos either had a story behind them or a story attached to them that had developed over the years. Looking back, I know several of our guests sat through my photo presentation several times. They were probably pretty sick of it and wanted to hurt me, but they always humored me. 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 real camera. 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?
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 your success or failure. 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 - creating memories for you that will impact your lives for years and years to come, is a truly an amazing responsibility and feeling.
When couples see their wedding photos for the first time, inevitably they can’t believe how many details and moments they missed that day. For most couples, the wedding day moves very quickly and is a complete blur. They always appreciate having the photos of all these little things they missed.