I'm a laid back, fun loving, sentimental photographer. Usually cracking jokes during the shots so I can catch the authentic you between them. My ability to regenerate my sentimental and creative energy for others is finite. For that reason, my capacity to play Wedding Photographer and Cinematographer is limited.
In order to create the way I do, my photographs receive 30-40 hours of my time after your day. Videos, double that. Your reaction when receiving my version of your wedding day is the most important thing to me. Initial quality ratings are not what brings me joy nor do they drive me to be the best version of myself. If social engagement and initial perception from others is what you have the desire and capacity for, that's understandable, but I'm not the right one for you.
I romanticize the moments, which will occur years later, that I will not be a part of. Like, when your eyes swell with tears as your son or daughter comes to the hypnotic realization of what true love really is; from the warm gaze in your eyes the first time you looked at your spouse after committing your lives to each other, forever. Maybe, it's when this same spawn yells, "GROSS!" as they see the onslaught of photos of you two kissing, not for the camera, but for real. Perhaps it's the gaging noise they'll make as they discover the pics of you two grabbing each other's butts in those candid shots you didn't think would make the "al-BUM", but did. Oopsies :) Who's to say? One thing is for sure, I won't be there, but you will be thankful I was the one you chose to preserve your moments with Style, Taste, and Humor. These should be the biggest factors in why you choose me.
Why do I put this level of myself into a day that, really, has nothing to do with me? The only acceptable response any artist, craftsman, or entrepreneur should ever give when asked to answer the question, "why" is, "because I have no choice."