Arabia Weddings had the chance to chat with Shane Carpenter, Lindsay Hite and Jacqueline Schlossman, the people behind Readyluck Wedding and Event Photography.
Here is what they shared with us about their artistic vision, passion for professional photography and what distinguishes Readyluck, together with some useful tips on wedding photography for brides and grooms.
Shane Carpenter, Lindsay Hite and Jacqueline Schlossman came together with a shared philosophy and approach to image making. Readyluck specifically focuses on wedding and event photography with an emphasis on creative portraiture and photojournalistic storytelling. We approach photo documentation differently and creatively, and seek to work with couples who share this similar artistic vision.
The term 'Readyluck' is a term that captures both our philosophy as artists and our approach on love. It also speaks the essence of photography.Luck is being ready -in life and in love, as we carry ourselves along with open eyes, hearts and minds. To be in the right place at the right time involves preparation and an acute awareness of light, form and detail. It also requires an agreement of chance, of unknown paths crossing; a coming together.
We are a collective of photographers and our clients choose us based on their gravitation towards our unique style and approach as a whole, and further as individuals. We each inform and expand one another's vision, and draw upon a wide breadth of creative living (art, music, food and travel). And we share sensibilities about genuine, sincere moments and wonderful portraiture with each of the couples that we work with.
"Choose a photographer that you have complete confidence in"
Meeting kind, creative couples and their families, and feeling like we've contributed to and shared their wedding day. Being invited into your life to document the immensity of this miracle is a privilege that's not lost on us. We constantly challenge ourselves to create work that not only accomplishes the couple's vision, but ours as well. There is a conventional, agreed upon notion of what wedding photography is, and we seek to create beyond those limitations.
Intimate, organic and spontaneous moments. Those moments can come from anyone and everyone at the wedding, from the bride to her father to her best friend. The tenderness and joy that is shared between family and friends during a wedding is something we are ever-conscious of and we strive to capture those moments by being in the right place at the right time.
Beyond having a professional photographer, we believe in the importance of the professional wedding photographer. The role of the wedding photographer is to be unobtrusive yet ever-present. Readyluck specializes in candid, photo-journalistic images as well as formal portraits, according to the couples' tastes. We strive to portray sincere, genuine storytelling in pictures. These qualities are learned and developed from years of experience photographing weddings. Hiring a friend or novice photographer will simply not produce the same quality results.
Choose a photographer that you have complete confidence in; relax as best as you can on the wedding day; and feel confident in who you are, where you are, and allow the joy of the day to be fully expressed. The photographer can do the rest.
A beautiful location and great lighting are truly a bonus for any photographer -these elements are, in a sense, the foundation of any photograph. Whenever we arrive at the wedding location, we are scouting for the most creative, interesting, and beautiful spots that will enhance the mood of the image and will reflect the sensibility of the couple. Sometimes finding these places are challenging, but we've been known to work magic in otherwise banal locations. As photographers, we do our very best to create images that honor the couple and produce work that reflects who they are, first and foremost.
To reflect authentic personality through an image requires a huge amount of trust and confidence on behalf of the couple. When the bride and groom are comfortable and relaxed, eventually they can forget that the photographer is there; and that's when the best images are created. The warmth, affection and mood of the day is told by the look on their faces, the glances and the intimate non-verbal language that is spoken between a bride and groom.