I have a hard time not making my job personal. Although I have a photo-journalistic approach to my portrait photography, I would make an awful photojournalist because I could never not be involved with my subject matter. So instead I photograph the kind of real-life that I can be a part of.
My approach to photography is capturing not just what you look like, but who you are.
Your passions, your background, what makes you laugh, what makes you roll your eyes, your favorite half century in history, the only beer you would drink if you had to pick one, your oldest-most favorite t-shirt…these may seem silly and trivial, but not to me. I want to know who my client is so that the images I take show the best reflection of who you are. When you look back at your images, I want you to say, “Yep, that’s my [enter name of your man/honey/sweet-cakes/darlin’/hot mama/boo]!” or “That’s such a typical [enter name of your child/sister/brother/parent/best-friend] face!”
My mission, as your photographer, is to photograph real life by creating a genuine experience that allows me to capture authentic emotion, real beauty and your true spirit.
Okay, so how does this happen?
So you read a bit about me on my bio and still like me–bangarang! Finding a photographer that makes you feel comfortable and whose style you love is important to both you and me, so before any session planning, I always try to meet my clients in person. Whether that’s over a plate of cheese at my office or with a milk-foam mustache at a cafe, I always like to get to know clients face-to-face.
For family portrait sessions, I recommend a meeting in your own home so that children get a chance to meet me before the session as well. This allows me to also watch how the family interacts together and get a better feel for everyone’s personalities. It also gives us a chance to go over what kind of framed photos you are thinking of putting up in your house and makes it easier for you to visualize during the session.
Plus those consultations are always free!
For wedding photography clients, I send out a questionnaire asking about all the details of your special day about a month before the wedding. Once filled out, I schedule a session with you to go over all of these details so that I can make sure I know all of the most important parts of the day. This is where we go over whether you want to do a “first look” or not, what formal photos you want to make sure we take, whether you would like more time in the getting ready or in the reception…everything personalized to your wants and needs.
Regardless of the types of photographs we are taking, the more I know about you and your loved ones, the better! If you’d like to schedule a consultation meet & greet, feel free to email me at info(at)adriennefletcher.com or send me a note via the contact page.