- Mary Oliver -
I'm also a night owl, a perfectionist and laser focused often to a fault (despite attempts to reform in all areas!). One target of this focus has forever been documenting life in detail – and when I began my business, it was with this innate desire to create images that captured clients' lives in a beautiful way. I started out doing various kinds of work but discovered while building my brand that as a trained storyteller, my niche was in weddings and the rich storytelling potential they provide. Thus came the transition to Wisdom-Watson Weddings – a new name meant to designate not only this new specialty but also the multiple means my team offers for capturing it. Through photography, videography and more, we are curators so our clients can be keepers of the once-in-a-lifetime day they say "I do"!
I'M AN AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST
WHO LOVES CAPTURING COUPLES IN LOVE.
I'M AN AWARD-WINNING
JOURNALIST WHO LOVES
CAPTURING COUPLES IN LOVE.
With degrees in English and journalism and almost a decade as a full-time staffer for a media company, I'm no stranger to polished content creation, a high-pressure environment and delivering professional work on deadline.
But just as vital in preparing me for what I do now are a set of inherent characteristics: creativity coupled with a diligent and detail-oriented nature, along with a strong sense of sentimentality and an appreciation of all things pretty. Although I may be biased, I've found this to be a perfect cocktail of qualities for putting to use as a wedding photographer!
I call my style fine-art photojournalism to designate how it fits a journalistic approach and how it differs. Like true photojournalism, it emphasizes documentary storytelling. But it also involves more artistic elements.
Among these is the art of posing couples in a way that's relaxed and natural rather than awkward. Even in moments that are orchestrated, I want real relationships to shine. Similarly, in post-production, I aim for a natural edit that leans toward light-and-airy but doesn't stray from showcasing the details of a wedding day as they actually were.
Through my signature brand of storytelling, my highest hope is to depict my clients' days as even more beautiful than they remember. Another way to say this is that I tell the truth, but always from the most aesthetic angles.
My signature is also in the intangibles of the client experience. As invested as I am in creating amazing images, I care just as much about creating enjoyment along the way. A wedding should be joyful, after all, and I keep things flowing, fun and stress-free – because I fully believe that when it's all done, what most sticks with couples is the emotion of the day.
He's also a former basketball phenom, an Army veteran and the wonderful husband I'm lucky to call mine! Since our wedding on 10.10.10, he's been my truest constant through career changes and multiple moves; my companion on cross-country adventures and ordinary evenings on the couch; my co-parent to our beloved cat and my co-worker in this business. He plays a big role behind the scenes as our self-proclaimed purchasing agent – keeping us current on the latest and greatest gear – and as my personal database builder. Also, although he doesn't work every wedding with me, he often is the one by my side for those marathon days of documenting the start of a marriage. And truly: Being as grateful as I am for our own makes capturing our clients' marriages that much more meaningful!
He's an engineer-turned-analyst who excels at almost everything – including photo + video work.
The dress bustling expertise comes from a former job in a bridal shop, but her role in my life goes back much further than that. We've been best friends since high school – and as she can attest, photography has always been a big part of that. Long before either of us ever envisioned practicing it professionally, she learned to be patient with my penchant for getting just the right shot. She also deserves credit for a lot of my favorite photos of myself – taken in places all across the country we've traveled together. And as my business grew and I needed to add someone to my team, I couldn't think of anyone second to Seth who I'd trust more with my work. After shooting alongside us for several weddings several years ago, she stepped into the role of full-fledged second-shooter and has been an invaluable asset ever since.
she not only gets great shots but also offers
dress bustling help (and is just the best human).
she not only gets great shots but also offers dress bustling help (and is just the best human).