It’s really about the full story
My enthusiasm for photography is a product of a love affair between my passion for technology and, some would say, a chronic case of nostalgia.
The ambition that drove my coursework in general photography, photojournalism, and digital post-processing, was wrapping myself up in the technical ins and outs of the creation of a digital photo. Then, in turn, applying that knowledge to preserve an authentic moment and its story forever.
Having done photos for the newspaper, event photography, and a contract with a popular local nightclub throughout college, I feel my style can be summed up as sincere, genuine, and above all, honest.
It’s that experience that I used in my coverage of weddings after I finished graduate school. Under my belt are 6 years worth of “Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards” and a “Best of Weddings Award” from The Knot. Additionally, my work has been featured in “Real Maine Weddings” magazine, and I have been accepted into, and have won awards from, the Wedding Photojournalists Association.
For weddings, it is a more intimate experience to be the one fortunate enough to spend quality time getting to know a couple during an engagement shoot. To then share the overwhelming day of the ceremony with you, and then to be one who processes the photos, and putting together the album. I’ve made a lot of friends this way, and that’s honestly how I view the folks who I am lucky enough to get to work with.
Moreover, as a husband and as a father, I am growing as a person every day to be the best I can be – and the photos that I take along the way have only improved as well.
It’s clear that he cares about the craft and artistry of photography… At the rehearsal dinner and the wedding, he took great care to get photos of us, our guests… He even managed to charm a few of my challenging relatives, a feat in itself.
He has a journalistic style that lets you just be you — going about your business, laughing talking — and he captures moments from that, rather than putting you through a lot of staged poses. He makes you feel very comfortable… He was noticeably courteous, professional, and unobtrusive.
Corey was so easy to work with… His ability to see emotion and detail is remarkable… Shots were magical when seen through Corey’s lens… The outstanding value Corey delivers for the price is something to consider when comparing wedding photography. You won’t be disappointed.
I had seen Corey at work at a wedding a couple of years ago and I knew I had to book him for mine when I got engaged. We booked him nearly two years before our date and he was down to earth, funny, and so easy to work with…We also got our pictures back super quickly! We have friends who got married a month before us and still don’t have anything back yet, so we’re super grateful for that. Not to mention the photos are beautiful.
We are so thankful! Corey was able to capture the emotions and beauty of our wedding day perfectly and we will cherish these photos for years to come. We loved his photography style – very natural and genuine. He made all of our guests feel comfortable and was a pleasure to have with us throughout the day.
The day of our wedding was a complete whirlwind, literally. Hurricane Elsa rolled into town. The storm didn’t even phase Corey, and he willingly weathered it with us with a flexible attitude… He watched the day unfold and focused on telling the story. Throughout the day, our family and friends kept complimenting him, and what a great choice we had made. When our photos were delivered, we were in awe of how he truly captured “us”, our genuine emotions, and all the special moments that tell the story of our memorable day. He is a true artist and master of his work!
Both my husband and I are not used to being photographed and were nervous about looking stiff but Corey is so personable and friendly that we were immediately at ease. It was enjoyable and fun and he makes you feel comfortable… After going through the photos he took, I could feel everything I was feeling during our wedding. He is so gifted and was able to create images that will help me remember how our wedding day felt. What a gift we will cherish always.
I was originally looking for a photographer to have a documentary style to really capture my wedding day in a genuine way, and that is exactly what Corey was able to do. Corey was very responsive to all my questions and never made me feel like the millions of questions I was asking were silly.
I initially found this to be one of the toughest decisions to make, as there are so many great photographers, but to find one that is not only talented, but thoughtful, practical, caring, and totally down to earth, made us feel completely at ease on our big day. Corey is not the kind of photographer that will ask you to pose a hundred different ways to get that one good shot that every other couple to ever get married has. In fact, he won’t ask you to pose at all… His work is entirely candid, totally unique, and absolutely stunning. I had no idea that someone we met only once before could capture us so genuinely.
Corey was the perfect photographer for the experience we wanted to have on our wedding day… Corey did an amazing job navigating family, other vendors, and making sure to capture all the important moments. He was one of the vendors we trusted most and it was awesome to let him do his thing knowing that the photos would come out great. We’d go with him again in a heartbeat.
My husband and I had never been professionally photographed before … but Corey made himself nearly invisible and gave us some candids that truly captured the scene, the moment, the emotion. He was fun to have around, and helped ease some of our stress on a fairly stressful day! I didn’t want him to leave come the end of the night!
We ended up with a downpour during what was supposed to be an outdoor ceremony, and I was concerned that photos of our make-shift ceremony site inside the tent would end up looking cluttered. But Corey was able to find the best angles and vantage points to capture the entire day so beautifully… Corey was incredibly easy to work with leading up to our wedding, but really showed his professionalism and skill on our wedding day itself, interacting easily with guests, the wedding party, and our families. We’re so glad we were able to work with him, and recommend him highly to other couples!
… I worried a little about how things would turn out because of the rain, which kinda took the wind out of my sails that day. Corey captured all of the best moments that made it so intimate and beautiful for us. It made me realize that when things don’t go exactly as planned, it often can present an opportunity for something else that’s even more memorable. Corey helped make that little negative a huge positive by capturing the romance of the rainstorm. Thanks again, Corey! We’d choose you all over again!
We were referred to Corey from my cousin and we had the pleasure of seeing his work first hand because we attended that wedding. So when it came time for my husband and I to pick a photographer for our wedding, there was no question of who we wanted to work with. Corey is an amazing photographer! …We absolutely love the pictures that he took and he made us feel so comfortable when in front of the camera.
We were referred to Corey through a friend of a friend who attended one of his weddings. I was so glad to have reached out and made contact because we got everything we hoped for… The positive feedback we’re receiving on the photos is overwhelming, but we’re also hearing from so many guests about how hard our photographer worked all night long… We not only wanted someone who was personable and creative, we wanted a storyteller… Looking through our photos of the greatest day of our lives, we can remember each moment with the beautiful images shot throughout the entire evening and know we’ll have them forever.