Behind the scenes at Craig Paulson Photography

Let’s face it: choosing a photographer is a hard decision and once you find one you can rest assured that a major list item has been checked off! Now what do you do? Maybe you hunt Pinterest for those perfect moments and create a board, or talk to your girlfriends who also used the same photographer (very common!) but how do you know how they work on your wedding day unless you’ve seen them in action?

Craig and the team have been capturing weddings for many years now and it’s safe to say we’ve seen it all! Your photographer often plays many roles-like helping to button the dress because they know a faster way (based on past experiences) or even helping Mom out during an emotional moment and not to mention directing the formal photos to make sure everyone is in place and captured efficiently so as to get to the party stat!
With the help from some of our couples, we’ve collected some stories and images to help you see how fast and hard we work, how we shoot and get into those crazy positions for the perfect angle for the shot! We’re constantly running around capturing those little bubbles of moments that are always happening in every event. We squish ourselves into the middle of the dance floor to photograph that perfect split move (you nailed it just like MJ). We sneak around during the ceremony to catch Grandma wiping her eyes, climb to high places for that awesome sunset view of the cocktail hour. If we can get there, we’re going to, through any situation that may be.

From Tara, “The vendor choice I knew would be most important to me in the long run was of our photographer, and Craig and his team exceeded all our expectations. Their photos beautifully capture the entire day, and they gamely trooped in the rain with all their equipment through Central Park’s Ramble after the reception for an extra shoot that remains one of our favorite memories of the day.”

From Susannah: “My husband and I could not have been happier with Craig. Very professional, extremely talented, and barely noticed him on the wedding day. The pictures turned out phenomenal, and are easily our best keepsake from the wedding. He did not miss a moment. We are so impressed!!”

From Amy “As my day approached the weather promised a tropical rain storm. Craig worked with me on ideas about how we could make the most of the photos in the weather. On my wedding day Craig and Kim were extremely professional and personable. We all braved the rain and went outside for all of our pictures, with rain boots and umbrellas! My pictures turned out amazing.”

From Sandra: “Courtney did a fantastic job photographing our wedding. She really listened to what we wanted and did a wonderful job walking the line between being really easy and fun to hang out with for the day, and going unnoticed to capture candid moments and let us just enjoy our day without feeling like we were in the photographic spotlight. Photo quality was awesome.

From Kelly: “Courtney is great to work with, very easy going, and she is like a little ninja running around the party, no one saw her but she saw everything! Even when she saw guests taking photos of themselves she would run up to them and tell them she would take it. She almost anticipated when the photo opps came up.