As a professional photographer, I am passionate about documenting stories through photographs, on the streets of Detroit or Los Angeles, in everyday scenarios like at family gatherings, on vacation (even 80 feet below underwater!) or home alone with my wife and my dog. Spending the entire day with the bride and groom presents unbelievable moments to capture emotional, personal and unique images that collectively share the story of this once in a lifetime event! Images that will be looked at and shared for generations to come that will make you relive and experience those moments again and again. Not every wedding photographer understands this or even attempts to photograph your wedding as a documentary photographer. Most will certainly capture “candid” photos here and there, but will spend most of their time trying to stage and pose their images while real life is happening all around them. You will need to ask yourself what is most important to you when deciding between others and what we have to offer as Michigan’s premier documentary wedding photography studio. Consider the following reasons as you explore your wedding photography options:
The Documentary Wedding Photographer should have a history of excellence,a long list of satisfiedclients, famous for its outstanding photography service, awarded internationally by other documentary style wedding photographers, staffed with a supporting team of personally trained photography associates, and equipped with the latest in professional photography cameras and equipment. Ray Anthony Photography has been a Michigan-based wedding photography business since 2002.
The Documentary Wedding Photographer in Michigan should have professional accreditation and awards with national and international photography associations, a current business license,liability insurance which is required at most wedding venues, and listed on preferred vendor lists across the wedding industry.Ray Anthony Photography belongs to Professional Photographers of America, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, and has multiple awards with the prestigious Wedding Photojournalists Association.
The Documentary Wedding Photographer should be a master in documentary style photography. Many wedding photographers in general will claim they photograph “candid” images, but that doesn’t make them a master documentary-style wedding photographer. Ray Anthony Iavasile has honed his craft as a wedding photographer since 1992 and earned his BA in Photography in 1988. Our lead associate, David Yarnall, has been photographing documentary style weddings with us since 2009. Jack Scicluna began photographing weddings since he was eighteen years old before joining Ray Anthony Photography four years ago. Our associate, Nicole Duhaime, began photographing with us in 2012. Our most recent addition, Karen Foster, is a graduate from of Mott Community College with a degree in Photography and is completing her second full wedding season photographing weddings with us.
Our flexibility to provide documentary wedding photography is unmatched by other studios. Because we have a multi-member team of documentary wedding photographers, we are staffed to handle multiple weddings per weekend. We also offer unlimited coverage in all of our packages. This means we do not charge by the hour, start as early as you would have us, and end when the party is over!
The team of Ray Anthony Wedding Photographers has the highest of standards. We believe each and every wedding that we are commissioned to photograph is an honor given to us. Prior to the wedding, we go to great lengths to develop a relationship with you, opening up lines of communication so that we understand everything we can about your expectations, your particular preferences, and all the details to your day that are unique to you. We begin preparing for your wedding the day we first meet. When the day arrives, we are early in our arrival. We are dressed professionally and have rehearsed your itinerary before the day begins. We have backup equipment to our backup equipment. We do not take a break unless it is given to us, and the day does not end until the very last dance of your wedding reception! With a Ray Anthony Documentary photographer, we capture the entire story of your day!
Documentary wedding photographs are more than just “candid” photography as you will hear other photographers describe. They are carefully crafted, time sensitive to the moment, emotions, available lighting, and the environmental setting. We pride ourselves in finding art in the real moments and unfolding happenings of your once in lifetime experience. Ray Anthony Photography is a professional documentary wedding photography studio in Birmingham, Michigan looking to introduce the art of wedding photojournalism to you and your family on your beautiful wedding day. To commission our team of documentary wedding photographers at Ray Anthony Photography, please visit our website: www.rayanthonyweddings.com