Printing Edited Wedding Photos: Featuring Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker just celebrated her 20th year as a Professional Wedding Photographer and she has so much to share – from her philosophy on shooting to why printing edited wedding photos makes a difference with her clients. This Bay Area-based photojournalist has been around long enough to see the transition from traditional posed wedding shots to the fast-paced, storytelling, shooting style she’s known for. She credits her career longevity to striking a balance between traditional and cutting edge and to understanding that the photos don’t just stop at digital – but extend to printing edited wedding photos for clients.
“I have to shoot formal portraits or the parents will kill me, but I try to limit posed photos to 30 minutes.”
Like many wedding photographers, Michelle isn’t thrilled about shooting the type of formal family shots that usually involve fake cheesy smiles. “I’ve developed a way of photographing portraits that makes people interact and laugh authentically and those are always the photographs that my couples will put in their albums.”