For the last six years I’ve specialized in high school senior portrait photography. The majority of what I have photographed has been high school girls. Every once in awhile I step outside of that and photograph a high school guy. But I recently had the opportunity to photograph something entirely different.
I Used to Photograph Weddings
I used to photograph weddings regularly, and I had a full schedule of weddings. But then as life evolved, I realized that weddings didn’t fit into my schedule as easily as I would have liked. If my schedule would have stayed the same, I would have continued to photograph weddings. But Sarah and I did a fun shoot last year where she got out her wedding dress, and you can see those images here.
As I photographed more and more weddings, I realized that my favorite type of wedding was a small intimate ceremony. I would get really excited when a bride would call me and tell me that she had a very small bridal party or a very small guest list. Those types of weddings seemed to resonate with me a lot. So when I would photograph them, I would put all of my heart and soul into those small intimate weddings.
I remember one time another photographer said, “Why would you limit yourself by only photographing small weddings?” A lot of other photographers in the room jumped to my defense and agreed that having a particular favorite type of wedding is actually very helpful. So towards the end of my photography wedding career, I was known for small weddings. And I would turn away very large weddings.
The Kalamazoo Courthouse Was Amazing, Because It Was Intimate
That brings me to this post. I recently photographed a small Kalamazoo Courthouse wedding, and it was an absolute dream. I loved how intimate it was and how special it was for the couple and their close family members. And I would 100% photograph another wedding at the Kalamazoo Courthouse based upon how I felt. Because I felt like I was a part of something special. And that made me feel like I was giving these clients something special.
As the couple was leaving the Courthouse, someone said that this was so much better than spending thousands and thousands of dollars in one evening. I couldn’t agree more. I understand tradition, and I understand wanting a big wedding. But the ease, the love, and the intimacy of a Courthouse wedding cannot be replaced.
So I am officially indicating here that I would love to photograph any wedding at the Kalamazoo Courthouse. You can hire me for as many hours as you would like, and you can design what type of photos you are interested in. I can’t wait to go there again.