Sunday, July 19, 2009

Featured vendor - Rich Frye Photography

I had the pleasure of meeting & working with Rich Frye at a beautiful Sausalito wedding last sharing some of his magic here. Email him to schedule a meeting before he gets booked up for your wedding day!

Rich Frye, the photographer:
As a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Wedding Photographer Rich Frye has captured memories for couples in the Northern California Area ranging from Napa to Monterey. Rich’s passion for weddings brings forth a portfolio that includes Catholic, Jewish, Philippino, Chinese, and Indian. As a Destination Wedding Photographer his wedding coverage ranges to Hawaii. Specializing in Photojournalistic, and Fashion Style Wedding Photography, Rich's focus is on making your day truly special and unique. Rich’s understanding of light and capturing emotion has made him a Leading Photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rich has lived in the Bay Area his entire life and can suggest key locations for spectacular photography. Innovative and fun, he will work to capture the personalities and emotions of your Wedding day. Throughout your Wedding day, coverage will be continuous and unobtrusive. Reliable, he consistently captures time, and the ability to make time count for an event. Rich's philosophy is to give you more than you ever expected or envisioned from your wedding day.

Cities covered:
Northern California covering Monterey, to the Napa Valley and Sacramento. Willing to take assignment as a Destination Wedding Photographer. Area of expertise is the San Francisco Bay Area.

Your photography style:
Fashion Style Wedding Photographer

Choice of camera/ lens:
All Canon equipment and lenses. When I shoot solo I often shoot with 3 cameras. One remote camera set up in the background, and two cameras around my neck.

B/W vs. Color photography - your thoughts:
I shoot in RAW Digital Format for the highest quality. I have the ability to covert to any special enhancement. Rich will offer you limitless options from enhanced black and white, tinted black and white, and mystical infrared black and white which produces shimmering highlights and dreamlike auras.

Indian wedding photos suffer from excessive use of flash - your take?
Indian Weddings require the correct use of available light. Excessive flash can reflect off of the colorful venue, and will produce unnatural color tones in the photographs.

Post processing and Album design:
We versed and polished in Post Production. Right after a wedding the images are downloaded and backed up on a disc. One set is put in my Studio in an alternate off site location. The cards go with me home. The next day a backup copy goes in my safe deposit box for safe keeping. I am prepared for any disaster. As a RAW Format shooter I provide the highest quality in post production editing. We spend on an average 15-20 hours of editing on a 8 hour wedding. Our options are virtually any type of special affect or touch up

Your favorite wedding photos:
A wedding photography experience that you won't forget:
15 Minutes before a wedding I had two cameras malfunction. A complete fluke. Quick and calm thinking I was able top disassemble each camera set up till I found the problem 5 minutes before the wedding started, no one noticed and some of the best photos I have ever taken that day. I can handle and am prepared for anything that can happen at a wedding and know my equipment very well. Don't ever hire a photographer that is coming with just one camera. I have always shot with more than one camera or had a second shooter with me.

Advice for to-be-wed couples on how to pick venue, lighting, decor, makeup, clothes etc that contribute to beautiful photos:
Take the time to review each potential vendors portfolio. Looking at ones website just opens the door. Review the work of a complete wedding from start to finish. I routinely provide to potential clients sample weddings of about 800-1000 polished imges from start to finish in all lighting conditions.

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