I've been a photographer as long as my young couples have been alive, shooting twin cities and Stillwater weddings almost exclusively for the past 15 years. Every photographer you visit will tell you "this is my passion." It is for me, too — I love what I do and it shows. But one difference is that I'm in a unique position of being able to devote myself to it 100% full-time. I don't have the usual distractions in my life. So my "passion" for this business extends beyond my image-making. It means I answer the phone. You'll like that.
I've photographed people, places, and things everywhere from coast to coast (and in Japan). I've shot everything from a rock guitarist who married a hip-hop B-Girl, to an airborne balloon wedding, to a urological surgeon who married a former professional model, to a petite traveling speech therapist hooking up with an Austrian Alpine skier (they went photographing sharks from a diving cage on their honeymoon to South Africa!). Another of my recent couples did their formals on some downtown Minneapolis skyscraper rooftops!
My approach is what you might call "offbeat light" — generally fashion forward with a little offbeat edge.
"I am in love with these pics, you did such a great job!! The slideshow has made two people shed happy tears already today!!"
–Alecia & Nick
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
I love little details, dramatic portraits, fun moments, and candid emotions. I studied French Impressionism and came to love the look of those fabulous gowns — but I think Don Henley got it right when he sang: "Don't you know that women are the only work of art?"
I hire other local pros to assist at my weddings, when desired by the client. The widely varied backgrounds of my photographers and our rather eclectic tastes tend to make us offbeat birds of a feather with our couples. Like most artists, we are at our creative best when we are challenged each weekend by new couples in new circumstances, people whose stories we've taken the time to get to know. And I suppose it's only natural that I find myself doing my best work when I'm with great personalities at great locations… it's that potential for great chemistry that draws couples to MetroStyle Studios.
Examples of my work
Since 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' you'll find very few words and lots of my pictures on my website – there are easy-to-navigate static photo galleries galore. Though MetroStyle is a full-service studio, I know that my clients are young, hip, and internet-savvy. So though I have them available, there's no pressure to get you to buy albums or other add-ons that you can find elsewhere! Within one week after the wedding, you'll have your fully photofinished images on disk (and a copyright release).
Visit www.metrostylestudios.com for full details.
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