What is your style of wedding photography?
Journalistic with added dimensions in artistic composition and classic portraiture. I am unobtrusive and focus on artistically capturing the emotional story of your wedding day.
What is your specialty?
Wedding Photography and Portrait Photography. A favorite is a wedding where the bride and groom want to artistically capture the story of their special day. Another favorite is a creative portrait of a romantic couple or a portrait of a family story.
What makes you different as a wedding and portrait photographer?
I love what I do! My mission is to capture loving moments in sophisticated art. Plus, while I have over 40 years of in-depth study and photography experience, it is my full-time work in photography during the last 10 years that sets me apart as a photographer. I'm constantly pushing myself to improve.
Where are you located?
My home offices are in North Wales and Jim Thorpe, and my service is centered in Bucks County, PA. This area in Southeastern Pennsylvania is convenient to locations such as Allentown, Doylestown, Bethlehem, The Poconos, Reading, Lancaster, Pottstown, New Hope, Philadelphia PA, and many more. A two hour drive is normal for my weddings.
Will we meet you to talk about our photography?
Yes, you will meet with me from our very first meeting. And you will work with me from start to finish. Personal rapport and communication with your photographer makes a huge difference in your photography and in your special day. You will have my personal cell-phone number and will not be distracted by sales planners, telemarketers, photo-consultants, or office staff.
How many weddings do you book in one day?
Only one - exclusively yours. This enables me to arrive early, to get mentally centered, and to be free of time pressure. This also provides you with greater flexibility in planning your wedding day. Want to change your starting time? No problem.
Will you be our actual wedding photographer?
Yes. I will be your photographer at your wedding.
How long have you been in business as a professional wedding photographer?
I began capturing 'friend and family' weddings and portraits on a weekend basis during the early 1980's. Photography became my full time and only career in May 2005.
Our wedding is on a weekday. Are you available on weekdays?
Are all of the photos on this website captured by you, personally?
Yes. BecauseYouLove.com is my website, and it only displays photographs that were captured personally by Robert Winton. The images are all from real weddings and portraits, and real people, not professional models!
Do you have examples of your work?
Yes. My gallery of journalistic wedding photography features images from weddings.
What's the soonest we can see our photographs?
In about one week your beautiful on-line gallery will feature selected images from your wedding or portrait session. You could visit it from an internet cafe anywhere in the world. Too busy after your honeymoon to email images to your family and friends? Then simply email them a link to your gallery!
Will we get all of the images from our wedding photography?
Yes. You will receive the complete collection of the original full-size digital jpg images from the camera. They are gently and individually hand optimized for brightness, color and clarity. They remain full-size as captured in the camera and in the original colors so that you will enjoy the maximum creative potential of every image for the future. You will have rights to keep and print all of your wedding photography images for your personal use. I call them hostage free!
Will our complete camera image collection be available promptly?
Yes, in about 2 weeks after your wedding.
Are Artistically Enhanced Prints professionally retouched?
Yes. Every Artistically Enhanced image begins with the original camera image. A multi-step process is used to bring out the subtle differences in fine shades and variations inside your image. Additional special effects, such as black/white, sepia, spot-color and much more, may be used to express a nuance in expression. Finally this artistically enhanced image is developed onto real photographic paper from a photographic enlargement process (not ink jet). Your Artistically Enhanced Print is a rich heirloom that deserves to be held and displayed in your new home!
Will our Storybook Wedding Album be custom designed?
Yes. Our work together continues into Robert's Signature Design of your Journalistic Storybook album. You will be invited to select your favorite images for your album. You will see your creative artistic design transpire from start to finish! You will have input in every stage of the process as your custom album takes shape.
Do we get the Photoshop files used to create our Online Gallery, Storybook Album and Artistically Enhanced Prints?
Sorry, no. They feature proprietary methods that will be used to create your photography art for you and your family to hold -- if that's your wish.
What type of photographic equipment will you use during our wedding?
Professional level Nikon digital SLR cameras, lenses, and lighting: like those you often see used by magazine photo-journalists. My cameras are light, unobtrusive and quick. My professional lenses are superior to consumer lenses.
Are you a full-time photographer?
Can my guests take pictures?
Yes. I actually enjoy the interaction with guest photographers. But you will want to manage their number and behavior ... they often invent surprising ways to intrude into moments and lighting!
Do you use digital or film cameras?
Digital. I have 40+ years of total photography experience, and began capturing my first part-time 'weekend weddings' about 30 years ago. So, long ago, I captured weddings on film. I transitioned from film to digital during the year 2006. Today is all digital.
Do you have backup equipment?
Yes. Even though digital has replaced film, my philosophy and urgency of caring for fragile film seems relevant to digital in many ways. I have three or more of all important equipment. All of my cameras capture images simultaneously to two different memory cards for added reliability. Back at the office, multiple image backups are made with sophisticated error checking software, and secured inside a heavy floor safe. Each of your priceless digital images is carefully secured from the camera lens to safely arrive in your hands.
Do you offer discounts and bonuses?
Yes. Discounts and bonuses are offered. Options are 'haggle free' and they are openly published for everyone to see here Wedding Photography Options and Packages Credit cards are accepted.