I've been a wedding photographer for 22 years now, and I feel so incredibly honored that over 750 couples have chosen me to do what I love best. Being a part of an amazing wedding day, filled with so much love and laughter, makes me appreciate how lucky I am to be a wedding photographer here in New Orleans. My approach to wedding photography is imbued with a sense of creative storytelling. I'm a huge fan of Ansel Adams and his concept of previsualization. With 21 years of experience, I'm able to see the image before I press the shutter button, and I know that when I do, it's going to be exactly as I saw it in my head. That allows me to focus on being in the moment with every couple I shoot, while creating images that are full of emotion and beauty. If you want to know a little more about me, read on...
I started my photography career in Chicago (I shot my first wedding in 1997), and moved to New Orleans in 2003. I LOVE the amazing food, live music, cocktails, and unique culture in the Northernmost Caribbean city (aka New Orleans). I've been a musician since I was 7 years old, and was a Music Therapist, working with kids, for 8 years before I became a full time photographer. I still play music around New Orleans when I can and host the Vinyl Wino Salon Series and Tasting Tuesdays in the Treme. When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm shooting adventure travel images around the world. I've been to Mount Everest twice and have climbed some of the biggest mountains in the word over the last 23 years (check out www.marcpagani.com for some fun pics). My book about travel photography was published in 2012.
Some of the accolades I'm proud of: I was named one of the Top-10 Wedding Photojournalist worldwide by the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalists Association, and was again listed in the Top-50 the following year. Theknot.com has named me a "Best of Weddings" winner several years in a row, and weddingwire.com named me a "Bride's Choice" (awarded to the top 5% of photographers nationwide). You can easily find me listed on the web under "New Orleans wedding photography", "New Orleans Wedding Photographer", "New Orleans Wedding Photojournalism", "Destination Wedding Photography", or "New Orleans Photographer".
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING:
I want you to get exactly the wedding photography collection you need, so I offer two types of wedding photography pricing options:
custom pricing or one of our 3 all-inclusive, well-equipped collections.
All wedding photography collections include an unlimited number of images, the high resolution digital files, and an online gallery where you can share your wedding photography with friends and family, and on social media. The all-inclusve collections also include an album or albums, prints, etc.
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Making beautiful portraits is a fine art, and I excel at making sure you look your best, whether it's on your wedding day, or any other day. I'll consult with you to pick the perfect location that reflects you and/or you and your fiancee's style and together, we'll make a portrait you'll be happy to share and reflect on for years to come.
Portrait sessions last up to one hour and include an online gallery with anywhere from 40-80 images to choose from. You also will receive 1 high res file for your "save the date cards" and high resolution digital files once your web gallery expires. If I'm shooting your wedding as well, the images will be included in your wedding web gallery and in your wedding image download.
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