A few years back, I was already an established landscape photographer when my cousin asked me to photograph her wedding.
When I do things, I'm 100% committed. My first move was to read tons of articles about wedding photography and to go through hundreds of images to get a grasp of what to do and what not to do. I was highly influenced by the great Tyler Wirken and his journalistic approach. On top of learning a few tricks from his blog, I also bought the right gear, a 35mm prime lense.
The smile on my cousin's face when she saw her photos was so rewarding that I decided to shoot more weddings and soon after it became a full-time job.
Over the years, I have developed my ability to be at the right place at the right time, by anticipating every moment of a wedding. This helps me to capture all the emotions going on on the big day.
Shooting weddings has had a great influence on my approach to photography and my personal life. I now apply the same principles when I take pictures of my own baby-girls: my wife is so grateful to have souvenirs of these candid family moments. This is why I take so much pride in documenting weddings, because I know how important these moments are for the bride and groom.
1 Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Samuel Berthelot. The following awards have been earned by Samuel Berthelot from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.