When it comes to your couple photos, I believe in natural organic movements rather than highly stylized and posed. I don't want to take away your time with the people who really matter, so if you are the kind of couple who would rather keep it short and sweet that works for me. When the light is just right, for 15 to 20 mins, I'll whisk the two of you away for couple photos.
I'm a photographer that likes to be in the action! You won't see me on the sidelines, but rather in the midst of it all, respectfully as to not disrupt or bring any attention. I am a recluse, eyes and ears waiting for the perfect moment to be at hand. I'm constantly moving and never skipping a beat.
I don’t do well with must have shot lists. A list doesn't portray anything genuine about your day, especially with thousands of other people working off the same lists year after year. Being a documentary photographer means we work with the elements, capturing the atmosphere, soul, life, love, energy of what is your wedding day. Let me spend time with you and your guests capturing what makes your wedding day unique.
I do not believe in perfection. In fact, I embrace imperfection and welcome it around ever corner. I've been photographing this way for over 8 years and the first thing I learned was to go with the flow. You can't predict everything, if anything at all, so we have to roll with the punches, embrace the accidents and trust that in the end your photographer is going to be right there capturing every crazy moment.
My style of documentary photography will tell the unscripted story of your day. Nothing orchestrated, or strictly posed, just a genuine portrayal of exactly what happened on your wedding day. I look for the in-between, capturing moments as they happen organically in front of me. With todays wedding we are forgetting some of the most important aspects of what the day is about; your love and your family. I'd much rather spend my time showcasing the story around your guests and your interaction with them. When it comes down to it, years from now, the memories you'll still be holding onto are your photographs. Sharing them with family members who were absent or new comers born down the road. Having photographs which portray real emotions and tell complete stories, is what will keep your day alive year after year. Documentary wedding photography ensures fluidity to the day and a genuine narrative to your wedding day.
Having fun, laughing and experiencing something new. Wedding photography is a serious thing yes, but dont forget this is your wedding day and you should be getting lost in love that is surrounding you. This day is special, be present, be with your family, enjoy every little moment. Let things happen as they should, and let me capture your day in real life.
capturing your memories through visual storytelling
House of Blues San Diego ・ Windansea Beach ・ Temecula Olive Oil Company ・ Emerald Peak Venue ・ Tom Ham's Lighthouse ・ San Diego Botanic Garden ・ Thursday Club ・ Nacimiento Lake Research Center ・ Cuvier Park, La Jolla ・ The Marine Room ・ McCormick Home Ranch ・ Joshua Tree National Park ・ Sunset Cliffs ・ Sky Box at Diamond View Tower ・ Bahia Hotel ・ William D Evens Boat ・ Sunset Point Park ・ Water Grill ・ The Grace Maralyn Estate ・ Loma Maria
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Teresa LoJacono is a California based photographer available for travel worldwide. She specializes in journalistic, reportage story telling. Delivering authentic, emotional imagery.