Wedding Photographer Alaska Don Barrington Photography shoots a wedding at Mountain Goat Brewer, United States
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Tell us a little about yourself??Don Barrington Photography is an International Award Wedding Photography Business. We have photographed all over the world, spanning from Australia, New Zealand, all the way to the opposite pole to Alaska and Canada. We are a husband and wife team who are dedicated in giving couples a candid and personal approach to their wedding day.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?A photographer who photographs candid, personal weddings.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?This was a special vintage DIY wedding put on by Nghi, the bride, and Chris the groom. Both were a treat to photograph.
How did you get into wedding photography?I started assisting other wedding photographers until I became brave enough to shoot my own.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?3 years and some change.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?Making better art every time I shoot a wedding
Not having a base.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?Look for the quality of what the photographer is providing, not what you can afford.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?Word of mouth has worked the best, but wedding blogs have helped in the past.
Why do you think people hire you?Because I travel around the world photographing weddings. I have a style many wedding photographers crave but just cannot attain. I follow the light. I photograph rare moments many photographers just pass by.
How many weddings do you average per year?Between 15-25 but the numbers keep rising.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?A photographer who I love and admire.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?I love the colors India shows. Shooting a wedding in India would blow my socks off.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?I shoot with a Canon Mark iii and 6D, one with a 50L 1.2 and the other with the 24L 1.4
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?Trying to find all the venues. Google maps just fails me all the time.
Who or what inspires you?Artists, clouds, and trees.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Best was to get a website, worst was likely hiring a SEO company based in India.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?A designer.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?Usually the first one I blog for a wedding blog.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Love to work for National Geographic on an assignment.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Perseverance.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Oli Sansom. Jake Thomas. Tamara Dean. James Bennett
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Photographing my wife on my wedding.
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