The Essence of a Photographer

The Essence of a Photographer

What do you look for when choosing a photographer?

I truly believe God bestows gifts and talents upon individuals who are destined for a greater purpose in this lifetime. For instance, there are photographers and then there are “Photographers”.

On that note: I would love to give tribute to two distinctive lifestyle photographers. Atlanta based, Ross Oscar Knight and New York City based, Parris Whittingham. You can tell how passionate each are in their craft, bringing more than just film to a shoot or an event. Something so much more. Being a wedding planner I am exposed to many different photographers, with a variety of styles. But having seen the work of Ross and Parris nothing quite compares. They both are in a universe all their own. Bringing a unique approach and moving concepts to the images they produce. I am amazed and moved every time I visit their sites(Websites & blogs).

So what should you look for in a wedding photographer?

A) Style
B) Quality
C) Compassion
D) Getting to know them

It’s so important that you develop a relationship with your photographer several months before your wedding. Remember, it’s so much easier to open up around someone that you know, than to someone you don’t really know. After all your photographer will be with you for the majority of your wedding day and you want to be comfortable in every aspect around him or her. You’ll be amazed and captivated by your pics.

In speaking with Parris, I found him to be incredibility gifted and compassionate. He possesses a great sense of humor. His concept: is pure and natural. He’s all about getting to know the people and couples he photographs, not just on a business level, but a personal level and it shows in his art.

So Kudos to Ross Oscar Knight and Parris Whittingham. I look forward to working with you guys in the near future… To see more of Ross & Parris’ work stay tuned to the “Spotlight Tribute” where I will feature some of their work on the memoirs blog soon. Until then feel free to visit: and

Essence of a Photographer – Part 2

Essence of a Photographer – Part 2

This is a follow up from a previous post this past spring, on what to look for when selecting a photographer for your milestone event. It is so important that you develop some type of relationship beforehand. So I would suggest scheduling pre-sessions (engagement, photo shoot) so that way you can get to know him/her and the camera as well. For those of you who are not as photogenic as others tend to be, I recommend doing this. You will not only be glad that you did it, but you’ll look and feel comfortable in front of the camera the day of. It will make a world of a difference!

So in my quest to locate and connect with lifestyle photographers who go above and beyond their calling. Those who allow their gifts to make room for them. I have found far and few whose work have been refreshing, inspiring, and captivating. This photographer’s attention to detail is any planners dream come true. His ability to capture a moment, forever in time, is truly remarkable.

I would like to introduce some and present to others, my friend and colleague, Atlanta based Ross Oscar Knight. Ross is one of the most sought after lifestyle photographers and he is well known for his shots all over the globe. A humanitarian, and a leader who also gives back to his community.

I would like to share some (a few of my favorites) of his work with you..

“…the key is to Love what you see.” -Knight

If capturing memories are one of your top goals for your special day, don’t settle. I can’t expressed the importance of thoroughly researching the person you consider to be at the heart of your special day. A seasoned wedding photographer will know what shots work best traditional and non traditional in sealing those moments in time forever.

Just know that anyone can take a picture, but only one can tell your story.

Happy Planning!