Friday, November 13, 2009

Sarah & Joe | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

During our initial conversations almost a year ago, Sarah, via her sister, gave me one of the coolest compliments I could hope to get. Sarah's sister is in charge of post-production at Art & Commerce. Art & Commerce is one of the premier advertising photography agencies in New York. So when Sarah told me that after showing Kate, a fine photographer in her own right, several websites for Philadelphia area photographers Kate told Sarah "don't talk to anyone but Scott." It's not that I knew Kate at all, it's just that it seemed we were on the same wavelength of craft, intent and vision. And if anyone has seen and understands good, high-quality photography it's someone like Kate.

Some photographers talk about not liking to work for other photographers or people whose close relatives are photographers because there's a fellow photographer in the family, fearing an extra level of criticism or knit-pickyness. (This is my fourth photographer, or photographer's sibling in the past three years whose wedding I've documented.) But for me, it's the opposite. Because Sarah, with the personal/professional endorsement by Kate, trusted my vision and work, I felt even freer to work without hesitation or anxiety or worry. (To be honest, I never work with anxiety or worry but it's extra nice when I have such an outspoken trust in the relationship.) It's really what I strive for with EVERY client, trust and confidence. When I know my clients trust me and have confidence in my work, I have trust and confidence that they want me to, as so many say, "do my thing." And that's when the fun starts!

I have basically had our slideshow on replay since you sent it. I laughed, I cried ... incredible!

I am not sure if we have the right words to express our gratitude to you for these amazing images. You certainly catured the story and the emotion of our day. You went above and beyond what anyone could ever ask of you. Plus, I think you set a new land speed record for getting images prepared. You have a talent for being everywhere at once and invisible all at the same time. However, and I think even more importantly, you have a demeanor that is gentle and familiar and it puts everyone at ease.

The flowers have faded, and the dress is packed away, but we will have "our story" forever, and we cannot thank you enough for that gift!

A full Slideshow of highlights is (here).

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