My name is Glen and I've been a full time wedding photographer
for the past twelve years, during which time I've shot well over 200 weddings. I live in a beautiful place called the Willamette Valley, in Central Oregon. From that home base, I travel the world shooting weddings for clients that care deeply about having their wedding day captured as a story, told by an artist. I just recently completed my 58th Destination wedding outside the continental US.
I absolutely LOVE what I do. I love meeting new people, making beautiful art with cameras and computers, and traveling around the world.
I often find myself in some beautiful or exotic location and I'll stop, take a long look around, and think to myself, "I'm the luckiest person in the universe for having found this profession."
My style... is to shoot quietly and unobtrusively in the background throughout most of the day, and then work with you to create dramatic and unusual environmental portraits when we've got a few minutes alone. My greatest compliment is when a bride looks through the photos and says, "I didn't even know you were there when that happened."
Your style... is bold, fun loving, adventurous and totally in love with your new partner. You appreciate photography as an art and you want an outgoing, friendly photographer that you feel comfortable hanging out with. You don't want to worry about being embarrased by an egotistical photographer who tries to take over your day. You're not looking for the cheapest photographer - you're look for quality and expect it to cost more because it's the best. Finding a photographer who can tell a story with a camera is of the highest priority to you. You shudder at the thought of seeing your own faces in the cheesy wedding photos that are so typical these days. You want a large collection of natural, unstaged images that capture a moment, and all together, they tell the story of your day.
Some advice... You are almost certainly a new bride or groom just venturing into the confusion of shopping photographers for your wedding.
I've talked with hundreds of people in that place and I've personally seen enough weddings that I think I can provide some advice for you!
First of all, when you interview a photographer, perhaps the single most important thing to know is that it's very easy for new or moderate quality photographers to
buy a website that
them look as good as the really great
photographers - at first glance.
The thing to remember is that most photographers will pick
out their favorite 20 images from
each wedding and show those on their website, but
that should leave you wondering what the
heck they were doing for the
rest of the wedding day.
You need to know that any beginner can get 20 good shots during a 10 hour wedding day and that is NOT something to brag about.
So don't ask a photographer to "Show me your best picture."
What you should be asking them to do, is.... "Tell me a story." And believe me, there is a HUGE difference between the photographers that can get 20 decent shots, and those that can get the hundreds of great images it takes to tell the whole story of a wedding day.
More advice... Here are some more detailed things you should know about shopping photographers...
The slideshows below tell stories. Each show may contain over a hundred images but this is still only a small selection of the images taken at that wedding, and I hope you'll agree that each show tells the story of the day.
I hope that someday I have the pleasure of working with you, to capture your story.
These slideshows are from Oregon weddings.
For best viewing, turn on your speakers and set each video to play full screen at 1080.