Congratulations! You are planning a wedding. Anthony Shays and his wife of over 50 years recommend marriage highly!

It is your day – a very special day in your life and the lives of everyone who loves you. Before choosing a photographer to capture this happy occasion, you need to decide just what you are looking for in a wedding photographer. We are not all the same! What and how we photograph not only varies, but how we impact the wedding day may differ greatly. Also, some photographers are good about getting the photos back to you quickly, while others take months before you ever see the proofs.

Take your time choosing your wedding photographer and make sure you fully interview all prospects. Don’t just be impressed with their portfolios. Ask a lot of questions and make sure the photographer is on the same page as you, will interact at the wedding in the way you would like, and will deliver exactly what you want in the time frame you prefer.

To Anthony Shays photographing weddings is an awesome responsibility. You get only one take. While he captures everything you are seeking as a record of this important life event, he never loses sight of the fact that this is your day, not his. This is your time to be in the limelight and for your guests to enjoy this memorable occasion with you. For this reason, he tries to stay in the background as much as possible. (A pet peeve of his is photographers who seem to take over the wedding, blocking everyone’s view of what is happening.)

Because weddings are so personal and each one is unique, Anthony Shays prefers to meet with both bride and groom before agreeing to photograph their wedding. He wants to know exactly what you are looking for in a wedding photographer and will not accept a job unless he knows he can deliver. He also wants to make sure he is prepared to handle any and all special requests.

Anthony is not the wedding photographer for everyone. He does not do “cute” or staged photos and mostly “canned” shots. If you are looking for a photographer with an unusual eye for capturing beauty and joy in what he sees, and images of people looking happy and natural – images that you and your loved ones will cherish in all the years to come – then you should consider hiring Anthony Shays to be your wedding photographer.