North Carolina Wedding Photographer R.D. Decker
WedFog - Tell us a bit about yourself.
Bob - Young dude trapped in an old geezer's
body. I spent a number of years teaching SCUBA, which is the vocation that led
me to the East Coast.
WedFog - Tell us how you got started with wedding photography.
Bob - My name kind of says it all, doesn't it.
After all, you hear about "Uncle Bob" all the time. Actually I was bitten by the
photo bug at about 8 years of age and was a serious amateur for many, many
years. I shot a few weddings for my girlfriend's/future wife's family and
friends. Frankly I hated it. I was constantly worried about whether the film
advanced properly, did I expose correctly plus many other concerns. Years later,
after moving to the coast and as I was first beginning to play with digital
photography, a friend managed to convince me to shoot his wedding. The ability
to "chimp" alleviated all my fears from the film days. While I shot that event
with both film and digital capture I didn't even bother to develop the film for
a couple years after the wedding. I had fun and found a great outlet for the
creative photographer in me.
WedFog - If we were hiring a wedding photographer today, why would we hire you?
Bob - I have enough experience to insure solid
images, have a work ethic that ensures my reliability and I am properly licensed
and insured as any reputable professional should be. I combine a documentary
approach with fashion-editorial lighting and portraiture techniques to create
images that are fresh, modern and fun.
WedFog - What is your favorite part of the wedding day and why?
Bob - I truely love the entire day. During the
typical event I get to play photojournalist, still life/food photographer and
portrait artist. It's great to have a little variety in your work day. But if I
have to choose a favorite part I think it has to be the short period alone with
the bride and groom that I get to create romantic portraits. It's during that
segment of the day that I get to direct a bit, pose a bit, and apply my
knowledge of creative lighting techniques to make images that "Aunt Robin" and
"Uncle Rob" can only dream of pulling off. It's such a rewarding feeling when
you know you've capture that perfect portrait of the couple.
WedFog - Care to share some of your favorite photos
Bob -"Brooke" against what appears to be a
white-hot background. The image was actually shot with her standing in front of
a window covered with white mini-blinds. When I saw the bright sunlight coming
through the window I knew exactly what I wanted to create.
I love the colors and feel of this image. A beautiful
bride, a handsome groom and a gorgeous afternoon on the beach. It all came
together in this romantic moment.
R.D. Decker Photography is based in Newport North Carolina and shoots
weddings in Eastern North Carolina, South Eastern Virginia and North Eastern
South Caroilina... i.e. the coastal areas.
- Maryland & Washington DC
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- Washington D.C.