Bill Marshall Photography
Bill Marshall Photography is based on the minimalist philosophy that “less is more.” Bill limit’s the amount of clients he works with each year. In doing so a personal connection is established and a trust is made allowing for a stress free day for everyone involved. The way this is achieved is by planning ahead with a few detailed meetings, a site visit and more importantly an engagement shoot. This allows Bill and the couple to work together before hand, so everyone feels comfortable with the service and style the couple is looking for.
With a unique style of business, comes a unique style of photography. A style that mixes fashion influenced portraits with an emotional filled documentary. The final product is an eye catching art piece which will be enjoyed by generations to come.
We asked Bill a few questions about photography and shooting weddings, in particular. Here is what he had to say:
Q: How did you get started in photography, in general, and wedding photography?
A: I first started photography when I found my grandfather’s camera, in 8th grade. I was self taught by trial and error working with my friends as models. I started to drift away from the drawings and paints I had been into earlier in my life and fell completely in love with photography. I enrolled at the New England School of Photography, after graduating high school, to pursue a career in this industry. It was at NESOP that I learned about wedding photography and the emotional impact the images had on me and others. It was then I new I could see myself in the wedding world.
Q: How has wedding photography changed since you first began shooting weddings? What are some current trends in wedding photography?
A: When I first emerged into the wedding photography world the industry was steeped in the “photojournalist” approach. I’m starting to see photographers incorporating a romantic fashion twist to their portraits while keeping the rest of the day in an emotional “documentary” style.
Q: What do you enjoy about shooting weddings?
A: From a creative stand point I can shoot every type of photography (portraits, documentary, architecture, etc.) in one day. From a personal stand point it’s the personal connection with my clients I have established. Leaving them with an eye catching art piece to enjoy and share with their children is very rewarding.
Bill Marshal Photography