Your Perfect Bellingham Wedding Photographer
Genaro Photography creates photos you can treasure. Taking the best parts of photojournalism and fashion/lifestyle wedding photography and combining them into portrait journalism. This leaves the door open to tell your wedding story with artistic creativity. Every picture is crafted to bring out the individual's true unique beauty and emotion. Could you imagine a more perfect Bellingham wedding photographer? After seeing your pictures, it is not uncommon to ask yourself, “Is that really me?”
What to Expect
Set up a meeting and I'll treat you to a free coffee! Based out of Bellingham and able to cover weddings in Seattle, Ferndale, Lynden, Mount Vernon, Marysville, Bellevue and more. I always offer at least 100 prints and deliver your photo files on a disk. I don't try to sell photos individually, like many other Bellingham wedding photographers. We offer studio flash to enhance the important family photos. This provides very attractive lighting, so you will always look your best! An assistant is always present, so I never miss a beat.
What Sets Me Apart? I Go the Extra Mile
When it comes to your wedding I cater to you! There is a lot of trust you have to put into your photographer, after all the pictures will last forever and are one the best records of that important special day. The following paragraphs are to show you that I care about your wedding and to get the best photos possible it takes more work than just showing up with a camera!
I Always Bring a Second Shooter
Having a second photographer gives you a necessary variety of angles. There are essential pictures to capture that are impossible to take without a second shooter. For instance, when the bride and the groom first see each other it is important to get the expressions and emotion from both people as they share that special moment. This is not possible from one angle. Another reason is backup. Personally, I have never had a memory card issue but know people who have, so on top of me having two cameras there is also a third camera, held by my assistant, that provides backup photos in case anything should happen. So knowing this, why would you ever go with a photographer that doesn't have a second shooter?
I Scout the Area Ahead of Time
For every wedding I like to take a look at the venue and the surrounding area to find all the best places and compositions for the photos ahead of time.This is normally done at the same time of day that the actual shoot will be, so I can get an idea of where the light falls and what kind of light there will be to work with. This also functions to help plan how we will be progressing from place to place. This ensures that when we are taking photos on your wedding day I won't be wasting anybody's time looking for a good picture opportunity.
It's never good to keep all of your guests waiting for dinner.
I Will Be Present for the Rehearsal
If it's possible I will be present for the rehearsal to better plan out how to cover the ceremony. Generally there are very few good angles in a ceremony, so planning ahead is the most effective way to get the ideal photos. The last thing I want to be is a distraction. This is also a great time, if we have not taken your engagement photos, to see how you photograph. Everyone is unique and figuring out how someone photographs is the key to making them look stunning.
Unless Otherwise Requested I Bring Studio lights for the Formal Photos
That's right, studio lights, whether they be plugged in or battery powered, I bring them. This will provide perfect lighting for most situations. The photos should flatter you, that's why I put the investment of time, knowledge and money into bringing this unique feature for your wedding photos. The flash does wonders, even outside! See examples here
Photos Are Always Edited
That's right, every photo you get on a DVD disk will be fully edited. Click here for before and after
You Keep the Rights
That's right, you have the option to print your photos as you please. Your DVD disk will include photos at full resolution so you can print huge!
The Importance of Backup
Backup are kept for every important piece of equipment, this is a large part of my business investment. You get the benefit of backup cameras (four in total!), lenses, memory cards, hard drives and people (an assistant is always there). Every measure is taken to make sure nothing will go wrong with your photos!