Abram Eric Landes
Like many other photographers’ stories, my wedding and travel photography business started as a hobby in high school and became an obsession after college. I sort of fell into shooting weddings for friends, and soon I was being asked to photograph friends of friends and beyond. I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy photographing weddings, and I feel that being a part of the most important day of a couple is such a privilege and a wonderful role to play.
I take a photojournalistic approach to documenting weddings, which means that I try not to detract from the special moments happening during your wedding, like interrupting conversations or drawing attention to the camera. It is my personal mission to document the wedding day as accurately as possible in the compositions and colors, and to capture images that evoke the emotions and excitement that you both felt that day.
In addition to photographing weddings, I have also spent time traveling in Italy, Rwanda and Taiwan working on my photojournalism portfolio, and I also enjoy photographing road cycling and mountain bike racing. Even though those genres are quite different from wedding photography, I found that my photography and people skills have only improved from being in difficult shooting situations and working with people with drastically different backgrounds. However, I have found that working with people, whether as a wedding photographer or as a travel journalist, is always the same – be kind and respectful, and great things will happen.