Studio portrait of Wes Shinn - owner / wedding and elopement photography studio
3400+ (USD)

Wes Shinn

Wes Shinn Photography

Serving a decade, as a military photojournalist, provided me with the unique experience of capturing major national disasters. In doing so, I developed an eye for capturing details and stories in an impactful way.

Today I bring that same skill to your wedding day. Capturing every single detail of your day - from your earrings and shoes to the special people and emotional moments - and all with unique lighting, angles, and points of view.

Unlike other photographers, who talk to you once, have you fill out a questionnaire, and show up to shoot, I make sure we cultivate a real relationship long before your wedding day.

From an engagement session (where you'll arrive nervous, and leave feeling like a model) to the 3-4 times we'll meet to connect before your wedding, you'll have professional support throughout. Rather than just "another vendor", I'll feel more like a friendly confidant. And we'll actually have fun!

Learning your personalities, your stories, and dynamics together allows me to make sure you feel comfortable and photograph your day in a more personal way. I do this not only because you deserve to receive quality service but to make sure you truly enjoy your day, take it all in, and have epic photographs to remember it by.

The unique and cinematic style you see in my portfolio comes from attending film school and learning the technical expertise to capture beautiful colors, unexpected effects, and the true art of storytelling.

Now, with 17 years of experience as a professional photographer and filmmaker, I love the challenge of using any surrounding or scenario your wedding day brings. And turning it into a gallery and film filled with the best stills and scenes, in front of vibrant sunsets or glowing evenings, that tell the story of your day in a meaningful and original way.