You know the feeling when a photo pulls you into a scene? When the light and the emotions within the image just feel completely natural and you want to be there? Well, I’m guessing the photos featured here do exactly this. I’m so pleased to highlight Amanda Rockafellow Photography in this guest Q&A. She is an incredibly talented photographer with whom I love to work during weddings.
Here is our conversation:
Kristine: What is your creative specialty? What part of life do you most enjoy capturing in your photographs?
Amanda: I consider myself a specialist in light. My ability to maximize natural light in any condition, whether indoors, outdoors, morning, midday or sunset, sets me apart from other photographers. I love using the light that I have available to me to capture the exact mood of that moment. In certain environments, I enjoy the creative freedom that strobe lights and flashes provide to create unique and memorable images.
Kristine: Who are your ideal clients? What do they enjoy about working with you?
Amanda: I’ve been fortunate to work with the most amazing clients. My ideal clients truly value the importance of exceptional wedding photographs. They give me the creative freedom to produce stunning images and memories of their wedding day. My clients often tell me they have complete trust in my abilities. They know that I am reputable and they take comfort in this.
My photojournalistic approach means I try to be everywhere but never too intrusive. Everyone wants to have fun on their wedding day. I want my clients to be completely comfortable in front of the camera. This makes for more natural and beautiful images.
Kristine: Do you have any tips for couples or families to consider before they hire a photographer?
Amanda: Find a photographer that you feel you can truly work well with. Couples spend a lot of time with their photographer on the day of their wedding. Find someone who you like and trust and who you feel understands your personality. The better the relationship and communication between you and your photographer, the better your photographs will reflect the true character of your wedding day and your new marriage.
Kristine: Anything else you’d like to add?
Amanda: Your wedding is the greatest day in your life. Find a photographer with a style you like and a personality you trust to capture the joy and emotions of your special day.
Kristine: Thank you for sharing your talents and your work, Amanda! I cannot wait to work with you again.
Amanda: Thanks for this opportunity.