The kind of work I do within the wedding photography genre is very distinct - every image stands on its own as a thoughtful composition as if from a cinematic art house film or high-end commercial/editorial shoot. My color grading is immediately identifiable and unique - developed through years of studying color theory - uncommon today in a sea of 'presets' that other photographers purchase on the internet for they have no knowledge of how to build their own. I'm sure you've seen this when scrolling through Instagram and see a landscape of orange/browns or an overexposed pastel 'light and airy' appearance.
I am often described not as a 'wedding photographer' - but instead as an editorial/commercial photographer who shoots weddings. My compositions are often quirky, surprising, different. I always attempt to show a point of view that's uncommon and fascinating to the viewer.
If you're looking for something different - but timeless - then I'm your guy :) I confidently direct a scene, a pose, a group, the light, the shadow, all of it is built on 30 years of experience behind the lens. I'm obsessed with light and shadow and incorporate it as a character in your story. These elements create mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony.
I draw inspiration from Stanley Kubrick, Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant), Conrad Hall (Road to Perdition), Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) and my hero Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049). My still photographer heroes include Henri-Cartier Bresson, Slim Aarons, Art Streiber, Annie Leibovitz & Mark Seliger.
I've traveled around the world in a backpack for 18 months, across America on a motorcycle thrice, I'm a private airplane pilot, military veteran, former tech executive, retired gymnast, occasional guitarist, sushi lover, amateur disc golf hack. I'm an Enneagram 7 - spontaneous, curious, optimistic, outgoing and adventurous. I've never lost a game of Air Hockey.
Typically what would a couple expect to pay for your services?
$5,000 - $8,000
Are there any additional services you provide?
Our wedding photography straddles the cinematic and photojournalism genre. We frame you in light and shadow. It creates mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony - just as in real life. Our portfolio is incredibly consistent - what you see stylistically, compositionally, the colors, or the rich tones in our black and white photos, this is exactly what you are going to get! We do not work off of 'shot lists', our approach is to keep our eyes and ears up to the story around us and preserve those moments on film, forever. This is an immersive technique that keeps us from staring down at a shot list and missing important moments. We are immersive storytellers.
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Do you have liability insurance?
Do you require a deposit beforehand?
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What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, Paypal, Venmo
How many photographers do you provide?
- 2nd shooter coverage included, 4 hours for an 8 hour wedding, 3.5 hours for a 7 hour wedding, 3 hours for a 6 hour wedding
What style of photography do you practice?
What is included in your packages?
- 40 to 50 curated images per hour of coverage delivered to you. I delivery QUALITY, not quantity
- 2nd shooter coverage included
- Fully color adjusted, high-resolution, individually processed images
- Private online gallery with embedded print ordering
- Delivery of sneak peek photos
- Full wedding image delivery within 4 to 5 weeks
- Download of your high resolution images
- Full printing rights extended to bride and groom
What format are the proofs offered in?
Digital online gallery upon fully edited wedding delivery.
Are images available for viewing online?
Do you charge for travel expenses? How much?
Palm Springs: $180
Santa Barbara: $180
San Diego: $180
Two Penguins is the daughter brand to Fitz Carlile Photography, an award winning, luxury wedding photographer. He hand picked his Penguins lead photographers over the years, grooming them and fine tuning their style while working alongside him as second shooters for his personal brand. Fitz would be your liaison and chief editor for your wedding with Two Penguins.
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