artimage by sam chinigo

Approach & Style.

"It's not only about the moments that take our breath away...it's about the moments we capture." - Sam Chinigo

Well, I guess this is the page where I'm supposed to write something about how wonderful I am...right? Sure, I can write a bunch of stuff about how I had a camera in my hand all the time as a youngster..all my awards..blah, blah, blah. But let's be real..this is about YOU and YOUR wedding! Your wedding day is not just another event or day. It is YOUR special day... YOUR special way...made up of a series of fleeting instances we call "moments". Moments that are meant to be cherished for your lifetime and your grandchildren's. My job as a cool dude and professional wedding photographer is recognizing these wonderful moments...and cementing them in time for you. Unobtrusively...Creatively...Artistically...Awesomely. Is that even a word? BTW..wouldn't it be awesome if we could have someone follow us around everyday capturing all the great moments in our lives?

Anyhoo, my philosophy and approach is simple really. To be everywhere...yet nowhere. To anticipate things before they happen. To capture things in a photojournalistic style, but creatively through the exploitation of creative angles and strong composition. I have a "ninja" approach in the way that I am unobtrusive, but I will also do whatever it takes to get the shot. Because, my ultimate goal is to create outstanding & truly unique images for my clients..."Works of Art"...and "Works of Heart". Images that move you. Images that rock.

Honestly, your wedding photography should really be one of the TOP priorities when it comes to planning your wedding day. Simply put..there are no "do-overs". This is a once-in-a-lifetime event! Style is important..but experience is absolutely critical when it comes to wedding photography. There's only one chance to get it right.
The "digital age" and social media has caused the industry to be flooded with tons of new photographers. It must be overwhelming for brides and grooms to sift through the madness.
Many of these photographers have good skills, but I see so many part-timers that jump into wedding photography just as a "weekend gig". But it takes dedication in order to be the BEST at this. You need to eat, drink & sleep it. When I'm not shooting for clients, I'm learning and improving my craft. Bottom line, make sure you identify with someone's style and personality...but also make sure you choose someone with the proper experience as well. You deserve nothing less.
I have a sincere passion for what I do (everyone says that..right?), but as corny as it sounds..I freakin' LOVE wedding photography!! And, I truly consider it an honor to be a part of this very special day in a couple's life. Anyone who is invited to a wedding should feel that way. I take enormous pride in my work and go the extra mile to make my clients happy, because this day is all about them, not about me.

Lastly, I try to make a effort to photograph for people who really dig what I do. If this is you...and you're looking for something truly out of the ordinary, then I would love the opportunity to meet you and discuss the possibilities.

Rock on! Sam