This is my very first blog of 2016, and I am extremely excited to release some wedding images that I shot on December 18, 2015.
I personally met Arturo & Lucy on September 14, 2014, when their wedding planning was just taking off. Like many newly-engaged couples, they began their wedding vendor search at trade shows. These shows vary in size, and can be a bit overwhelming at times because wedding vendors bombard you with information, pricing, flyers, and (my favorite) food samples. I participate in wedding shows all over town and quite often. However, this particular show was a bit unique in the sense that I had just launched a campaign for my Photo Booth. If I recall correctly, Art & Lucy were the first to step up to the booth and give it a try. Clearly, Art was not ready for the first image. They instantly loved my open photo booth concept and knew that this was something that they absolutely needed at their wedding.
(My studio was formerly named Video Arte).
A couple of weeks later, Art & Lucy decided to set up a free consultation with me to go over pricing for the different services that we offer at Lozano Studio. We set up a time and date at a local Starbucks in town. I like to connect with my clients on a more personal level. Connecting with these two was no problem at all since they both are Univerisity of Houston alumni like myself – Go Coogs! And Art is a member of the Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity. I attended several of their rushing events and ALMOST pledged.
This connection and rapport is extremely important because it gives me a greater understanding of how I capture and tell their story. It also helps me guide my clients into choosing a location for their engagement portraits. In their case, we decided to shoot in downtown Houston because of their huge love for the city where they met.
It was a huge honor being selected as Art & Lucy's head photographer. Like all other weddings that I shoot, I try to capture details that evoke emotion. Pre-ceremony pictures are always a challenge, but very important. We are all (photographer, make-up artist, bride, groom, bridal party) usually fighting the clock as it is crunch time and we all have to be at the church by a certain hour. These moments are crucial because everything happens so fast – the hair, the make-up, etc.
Below are just a few of my favorite shots of their special day. Enjoy! :-)
Congratulations, and I wish you two the best of luck! :-)
Their film documentary will be released on 01/29/2016.