Monday, February 11, 2008

I've Got A Love Jones

Love Jones is one of my all-time favorite movies, so when I received a dvd from photographer Faith Jones, whose company shares the same name, I was instantly intrigued. I love Faith's creative perspective and thought she'd be perfect for my gold list. Be sure visit her site to see more of Faith's work.
I love the juxposition of color and b&w.
Please tell our readers a bit of your background and how you started as a photographer.
I fell in love with art at an early age and constantly photographed friends and family. Being a part of the yearbook staff in high school fueled my love for taking pictures and my first class in college sealed the deal!

What should couples look for in a wedding photographer?
First and foremost, a great portfolio! Also, look for a photographer that you connect with. When you are comfortable with your photographer your photographs are more natural and he/she is able to capture you at your best!
Such a fun and unexpected shot!!
What is the style difference between traditional photography and photojournalism?
Traditional photography consists of more posed photographs that capture the people and events that take place. Photojournalistic photos tend to tell more of a story and focus on the detail and emotion of the day or moment. The photographer is able to use more artistic expression while the client receives images that will bring back the emotion of the day for years to come.
So romantic!
How can couples maximize their outdoor photos?
Many couples make the mistake of wearing loud patterns and colors during photo shoots. Whether outdoors, or indoors, neutral colors and little to no pattern help bring the focus to you, rather than your clothes. Choose a place that reflects you and your significant other, this will help you to relax as well as bring back memories and emotions that can be captured in your shoot.
Isn't she adorable?!
What are some of your tips to help couples capture the emotion of their wedding day?
It is important to relax and just enjoy your day. Forget about the camera (and even the guests sometime) and take time to reflect on the journey you are embarking upon. Have fun with your photographer and try things that are out of the box (jumping, running, etc.). Be open to the photographer’s suggestions and you’ll find yourself with unique and creative images to frame or display in an album.
I love the action shots! Looks like everyone is having a blast.
How soon should couples being looking for your services? What questions should they ask?
Couples should usually try to book their photographer 6-8 months in advance. On a day as important as your wedding you don’t want to have to settle for a photographer you aren’t 110% satisfied with and you DEFINITELY do not want to be without a photographer at all!
Important questions to ask your photographer are:
1. What package options do you have that will work within my budget? Can we work to create something that will work for us?
2. What additional options are offered (i.e. albums, thank you cards, dvds, etc.)
3. When will we receive the photographs and how long do you keep them for ordering?

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