Photographer Bill Baptist says there’s no better way to get noticed than to photograph a beautiful wedding.
The photographer from the small coastal town of Miami says that if you’re going to be photographed in a city, it’s best to be able to shoot a wedding.
“If you’re a wedding photographer then you’re doing something special and you need to be at the forefront of that,” he said.
“The way I see it is to be in a place that’s got a lot of attention and you’ve got to make sure that you’re the one taking the pictures.”
So Bill decided to become a wedding guide and started looking for the right place to do his work.
“It was a really big decision for me to do this,” he says.
“I think for me, it wasn’t about getting noticed but about getting to know a lot more people who were there.”
He said he got to know so many people in his time doing wedding photography, so he had a lot to learn about how to take beautiful photographs.
“You can’t go anywhere in the world and get your photo taken without knowing a lot about it,” he explained.
“But it was a big decision to take on this job, and a lot I learned and I can definitely say now I’m very confident about what I do.”
Bill said that because he was working with beautiful people, he was able to have a more personal and personal approach to his photography.
“My work is very much about having a relationship with people, it can be a relationship that’s with the photographer, it might be the photographer and the bride, it could be a photographer and a receptionist or it could just be the person in front of me,” he added.
“And I think a lot people, I think the wedding photographer really are the people that bring this together and I think it’s really about a personal connection.”
Bill says that even if you don’t know your subject well, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t photograph them.
“There’s no reason why you shouldn.
It’s about what’s in the moment, what’s the person that you want to be talking to, and if they’re willing to listen, then that’s what’s going to work for you,” he concluded.”
So if you know your subjects well then you can actually bring them into the space and it’s going it alone.”
That’s the kind of photographer I am, I can be anywhere, I love being in a different place every day.