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@joshmccullock

Documentary photographer watching for truth, depth and connection. Growing and cooking at @WildHillFarm. #letrealhappen

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Yea, I may be a 35 year old Dad who drinks stale coffee, but I can still get a smile from the ladies. #dadjokes  #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Yea, I may be a 35 year old Dad who drinks stale coffee, but I can still get a smile from the ladies. #dadjokes #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

We're out! Katie surprised me with a trip to Portland and I'm looking forward to drinking all the delicious beer and coffee. Give me all your intel on interesting food or experiences!
Jake and Mandy leaving the party to get in a helicopter....no joke, they flew away in a chopper. #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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We're out! Katie surprised me with a trip to Portland and I'm looking forward to drinking all the delicious beer and coffee. Give me all your intel on interesting food or experiences! Jake and Mandy leaving the party to get in a helicopter....no joke, they flew away in a chopper. #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Southwind Hills
Pretty dang excited to spend the day with these two! 
#Funfact @robin_stjohn is a training to be a jewelry designer and she completely designed hew own ring. #legit Happy wedding day guys!! @chaseoshea #hoorayoshea #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Pretty dang excited to spend the day with these two! #funfact @robin_stjohn is a training to be a jewelry designer and she completely designed hew own ring. #legit Happy wedding day guys!! @chaseoshea #hoorayoshea #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Josh McCullock Photography
I think they call this a big tiny composition... I call it do you guys want to have a quiet moment before you go party with all your favorite people for 3 hours? Works out either way :) Thanks to the crew at @southwindhills for pulling together this beautiful wedding! 
#bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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I think they call this a "big tiny" composition... I call it "do you guys want to have a quiet moment before you go party with all your favorite people for 3 hours?" Works out either way :) Thanks to the crew at @southwindhills for pulling together this beautiful wedding! #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Southwind Hills
Lauren on the rooftop of @plentymercantile. One of my favorite places in the city to shoot. We had an entire crew of people out at sunrise to catch the best light and miss the heat of the day. Lauren was even sick that week but she powered through with grace. When I’m sick all I want to do is binge the West Wing and sleep so hard I don’t know what day it is. But we all know I’m no Lauren Renfroe.  #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Lauren on the rooftop of @plentymercantile. One of my favorite places in the city to shoot. We had an entire crew of people out at sunrise to catch the best light and miss the heat of the day. Lauren was even sick that week but she powered through with grace. When I’m sick all I want to do is binge the West Wing and sleep so hard I don’t know what day it is. But we all know I’m no Lauren Renfroe. #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Plenty Mercantile
Let's start the week with a smile ,eh? 
#bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #proposal #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddingidea #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #engagement #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementsession oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen #shesaidyes
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Let's start the week with a smile ,eh? #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #proposal #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddingidea #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #engagement #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementsession oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen #shesaidyes

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Ashley leaving the house to go meet her groom. Sometimes it's nice to step back and watch :) #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Ashley leaving the house to go meet her groom. Sometimes it's nice to step back and watch :) #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Ryan, Elyse and Margot Fair. Salt of the earth folks. Have you ever seen a cuter little person? My kids were cute at this age, but they might as well have been Doby from Harry Potter compared to this little nugget. Thanks for letting me bottle up that gold! 
If you don't already know, which I'm sure you do, Elyse and Ryan are amazing photographers at @elyfair. Elyse also writes for @edibleokc and does a really cool column called Ely Loves Local. Must read :) #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Ryan, Elyse and Margot Fair. Salt of the earth folks. Have you ever seen a cuter little person? My kids were cute at this age, but they might as well have been Doby from Harry Potter compared to this little nugget. Thanks for letting me bottle up that gold! If you don't already know, which I'm sure you do, Elyse and Ryan are amazing photographers at @elyfair. Elyse also writes for @edibleokc and does a really cool column called "Ely Loves Local". Must read :) #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

You know what is really fun? Being the photographer that gets to show up after months of planning an editorial shoot. I really can’t take credit for all this work. I literally read emails and and said a few words here and there while @lhevents and the rest of these amazing people pulled this shoot together! 
It's also really fun to try some new things like keeping the vibe dark and moody. Huge thanks to the talented crew for letting me be involved. Go follow these people!!
Cake - @mishellehandycakes 
Florals - @poppylanedesign 
Paper Suite - @laurelandmarie 
HMU - @trichologysalon 
Venue - @dressermansion 
Rentals - @moodpartyrentals 
Dress - @chantillycouturebridal 
BTS Video - @penweddings 
Model - @faithhelmerich #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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You know what is really fun? Being the photographer that gets to show up after months of planning an editorial shoot. I really can’t take credit for all this work. I literally read emails and and said a few words here and there while @lhevents and the rest of these amazing people pulled this shoot together! It's also really fun to try some new things like keeping the vibe dark and moody. Huge thanks to the talented crew for letting me be involved. Go follow these people!! Cake - @mishellehandycakes Florals - @poppylanedesign Paper Suite - @laurelandmarie HMU - @trichologysalon Venue - @dressermansion Rentals - @moodpartyrentals Dress - @chantillycouturebridal BTS Video - @penweddings Model - @faithhelmerich #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Josh McCullock Photography
You all know I'm pretty sappy about fatherhood. It's so literally heart warming to see my wedding couples become parents. Brian and Cassidy were gracious and lovely as bride and groom and they're knocking it out of the park as Mom and Dad. Thanks for having me over guys :)
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You all know I'm pretty sappy about fatherhood. It's so literally heart warming to see my wedding couples become parents. Brian and Cassidy were gracious and lovely as bride and groom and they're knocking it out of the park as Mom and Dad. Thanks for having me over guys :)

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Jack's new wedding band and his new bride. :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Jack's new wedding band and his new bride. :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Guess what!? I'm joining forces with some really rad wedding friends to give one lucky couple a straight up FREE wedding. I'm shooting it, there is gonna be brown egg cake, and it's only at one of the coolest spots in the city, so NBD...
There is still time to enter before the final voting starts! See the details and submit or vote for someone! 
Only 1 more day to enter the WEDDING GIVEAWAY on The Rooftop at @plentymercantile on May 20, 2018! Submissions end January 31st at midnight & Voting opens February 1st with the winner announced on Valentine’s Day!
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TO APPLY TO WIN:
1. Submit your application at plentymercantile.com/wedding 
2. Post a photo of you as a couple and tag the contributing vendors and encourage your friends to vote for you starting February 1st!
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Contributing Vendors:
Venue, Rentals & Styling: @PlentyMercantile
Photographer: @JoshMccullock
Flowers: @NewLeafOKC
Food: @PatronoOKC
Cake: @BrownEggBakery
Invitations: @PaperNMoreOK
Bridesmaid Dresses: @PrimOKC
Hair & Make-Up: @BrushedOKC ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220  #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm  #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen
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Guess what!? I'm joining forces with some really rad wedding friends to give one lucky couple a straight up FREE wedding. I'm shooting it, there is gonna be brown egg cake, and it's only at one of the coolest spots in the city, so NBD... There is still time to enter before the final voting starts! See the details and submit or vote for someone! Only 1 more day to enter the WEDDING GIVEAWAY on The Rooftop at @plentymercantile on May 20, 2018! Submissions end January 31st at midnight & Voting opens February 1st with the winner announced on Valentine’s Day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TO APPLY TO WIN: 1. Submit your application at plentymercantile.com/wedding 2. Post a photo of you as a couple and tag the contributing vendors and encourage your friends to vote for you starting February 1st! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Contributing Vendors: Venue, Rentals & Styling: @plentymercantile Photographer: @joshmccullock Flowers: @newleafokc Food: @patronookc Cake: @browneggbakery Invitations: @papernmoreok Bridesmaid Dresses: @primokc Hair & Make-Up: @brushedokc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bridesofok #wedding #weddingphotographer #okweddingphotographer #embracethegrain #junebugweddings #weddingchicks #35to220 #soloverly #engaged #thebridalstory #southernweddings #greenweddingshoes #justmarried #marthaweddings #weddinginspo #engagementphotos #lookslikefilm #documentaryweddingphotography #huffpostido #theknot#ohwowyes #aisleperfect #insideweddings #engagementphotographer #engagementphotography#ruffledworthy #oklahomaweddingphotographer #lightinspired #letrealhappen

Josh McCullock Photography
I told Nick and Catherine they won the swanky engagement shoot medal! 🥇Nice light for the depth of winter, eh?!
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I told Nick and Catherine they won the swanky engagement shoot medal! 🥇Nice light for the depth of winter, eh?!

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This kid is channeling me on Mondays. 
Poke right for some more cheerful scenes from Brian and Sarah’s wedding day.
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This kid is channeling me on Mondays. Poke right for some more cheerful scenes from Brian and Sarah’s wedding day.

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Sometimes your people are staged in one of those church sunday school rooms with green carpet and cartoon Noah’s Ark paintings. Those rooms can have pretty light too. #staycurious #letrealhappen #bridesofok
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Sometimes your people are staged in one of those church sunday school rooms with green carpet and cartoon Noah’s Ark paintings. Those rooms can have pretty light too. #staycurious #letrealhappen #bridesofok

The University of Oklahoma
Call me a curmudgeon, call me picky, call me what you will but I’m finding it harder and harder to get wedding photos without cell phones in the background. My solution? Just add more guests! What’s better than Aunt Judy?....2 Aunt Judys. 
Just kidding. I don’t do this for real but I’m tempted. #bridesofok #momentsovermountains #letrealhappen
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Call me a curmudgeon, call me picky, call me what you will but I’m finding it harder and harder to get wedding photos without cell phones in the background. My solution? Just add more guests! What’s better than Aunt Judy?....2 Aunt Judys. Just kidding. I don’t do this for real but I’m tempted. #bridesofok #momentsovermountains #letrealhappen

Josh McCullock Photography
HAPPY BDAY to my lover lady!! She’s 34 and still tearin it up in all of the the Wife/Mom/Cyclebar badass departments. She’s right on time with the patience and understanding our household needs from time to time. She hikes, camps and rides bikes unreasonably long distances with me and entertains all my stupid ideas. She is the same sweet, compassionate and hilarious person I fell in love with my freshman year of college. She’s the steady one in our relationship and the balance she brings is SO perfect. If it weren’t for her, we’d probably be broke and living in a yurt somewhere living off homemade yogurt and root vegetables. We love you Katie! I want 34 more years of life with you (and adult children that leave us alone every now and then! )
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HAPPY BDAY to my lover lady!! She’s 34 and still tearin it up in all of the the Wife/Mom/Cyclebar badass departments. She’s right on time with the patience and understanding our household needs from time to time. She hikes, camps and rides bikes unreasonably long distances with me and entertains all my stupid ideas. She is the same sweet, compassionate and hilarious person I fell in love with my freshman year of college. She’s the steady one in our relationship and the balance she brings is SO perfect. If it weren’t for her, we’d probably be broke and living in a yurt somewhere living off homemade yogurt and root vegetables. We love you Katie! I want 34 more years of life with you (and adult children that leave us alone every now and then! )

How about a quick peek behind the curtain into my shooting philosophy? Are you familiar with the concept of the 4th wall? If you like good television, like I do, perhaps you are. The 4th wall is a concept used in theatre and screenwriting  referring to the invisible separation between the viewer and the performer. The confines of the set or stage being the 3 walls and the 4th wall being the separation of the audience and the stage. When the 4th wall is up, the viewers are being pulled in and invited to observe. When the 4th wall is down (like when Zach Morris or Frank Underwood speaks directly to the audience) the experience changes completely. This idea still works with still photography, especially in a situation like a wedding when there are so many storylines happening throughout the day. I noticed a long time ago that I was drawn to images with less apparent photographer influence. What does that mean? Simply, if you a person who wasn’t there, can tell that I made a moment happen then something is missing. So I like to keep the 4th wall up in my work for the most part. We use all kinds of terms for this. Some call it “candid”, I use the term “documentary” photography because photojournalism and street photography were my first areas of interest. That doesn’t mean that my couples never look at the camera. But when they do, I want it to be their real smile, their real eyes... and ideally not because I told them exactly what to do. I want their grandparents and parents to immediately recognize; THAT is their real smile. 
How does that all come together? It starts by really getting to know who you are photographing, but I’ll save the details for another post. For now…a few images from a wonderful couple who I get to see regularly throughout the wedding season. Bringers of the party at @doitbigstudios. Aren’t they cute?
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How about a quick peek behind the curtain into my shooting philosophy? Are you familiar with the concept of the 4th wall? If you like good television, like I do, perhaps you are. The 4th wall is a concept used in theatre and screenwriting referring to the invisible separation between the viewer and the performer. The confines of the set or stage being the 3 walls and the 4th wall being the separation of the audience and the stage. When the 4th wall is up, the viewers are being pulled in and invited to observe. When the 4th wall is down (like when Zach Morris or Frank Underwood speaks directly to the audience) the experience changes completely. This idea still works with still photography, especially in a situation like a wedding when there are so many storylines happening throughout the day. I noticed a long time ago that I was drawn to images with less apparent photographer influence. What does that mean? Simply, if you a person who wasn’t there, can tell that I made a moment happen then something is missing. So I like to keep the 4th wall up in my work for the most part. We use all kinds of terms for this. Some call it “candid”, I use the term “documentary” photography because photojournalism and street photography were my first areas of interest. That doesn’t mean that my couples never look at the camera. But when they do, I want it to be their real smile, their real eyes... and ideally not because I told them exactly what to do. I want their grandparents and parents to immediately recognize; THAT is their real smile. How does that all come together? It starts by really getting to know who you are photographing, but I’ll save the details for another post. For now…a few images from a wonderful couple who I get to see regularly throughout the wedding season. Bringers of the party at @doitbigstudios. Aren’t they cute?

Sometimes the bride and bridesmaids get all the attention. Oscar and his crew were a perfect example that the guys around you can be a great support on your wedding day. It was so cool to be in there and watch them pray and get Oscar looking fresh before he met Elyse. Isn’t it so good to have friends around you?
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Sometimes the bride and bridesmaids get all the attention. Oscar and his crew were a perfect example that the guys around you can be a great support on your wedding day. It was so cool to be in there and watch them pray and get Oscar looking fresh before he met Elyse. Isn’t it so good to have friends around you?

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