Tuesday, May 22, 2007

An Elitist

I have recently been named a member of the exclusive WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) and I could not be happier. If you have not heard of this group it is an elite group of photographers (not elitist) :} that have been chosen based on their body of work and are featured on their site (www.wpja.com) for perspective clients.

What I appreciate most is their high standards for documentary photography and the ethics that true photojouralists strive to adhere to. Found moments are what we all strive for and posed moments are considered just what they are.....fake. Their policies are very much they same ethics that us news photographers fight for everyday.

Obviously I hope this brings in more work but I am more excited that referrals from them will be from clients who appreciate the style that I work so hard to produce. If you are considering Rob Witzel Photography for your wedding please take a moment to check out this organization.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Mascots

I shot a wedding this weekend for Brian and Kourtney LePlant who are former Florida Gator mascots "Albert" and "Alberta." It was such a great wedding as everything took place at Sweetwater Inn in Gainesville and the weather was perfect. Obviously when you have a couple who are lively enough to be the mascots of a major university they are going to make for a fun bunch. I can't say enough great things about their family and friends who made the event fun to be at all day. I don't remember even checking my watch. Few weddings go as smoothly as this one and I cannot wait to start editing.

Here is a photo of Kourney "diving" into her dress in one of my favorite rooms at Sweetwater.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Behind The Scenes

After getting my first post up I have been busy getting this site ironed out. Some of the things I have added: on the wedding side I have a new section for client proofs. This is especially cool because I can post an entire event straight to my site and it plays in the cool slideshow mode. Speaking of slideshows I am desperate for royalty-free music for my site. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. On the editorial side I have added news page edits done at the Gainesville Sun just in case a hot editing job opens up.

Next on my list and it has been on my list too long now is the multimedia that I have done for some past events. I have many people waiting to see this stuff (including myself) just need to lock myself in a room for the weekend.

I will leave you with a photo I took at a recent house shoot for Gville Magazine. I love dogs so this is a natural.

Until next time!