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Hi, I’m Zig.
Hi Ziggy, Where are you located?
Short answer: Texas, baby! Long answer: I left a professional photo-assisting career (Vogue! Nike! MAC! The New Yorker! etc.) in NYC in Nov. 2018 to pursue my long-time dream of living in Austin, TX. I now reside there with my partner of 12 years (Phil!), 6 chickens, and our three-legged cattle-dog Prune Marie.
I love music, happy people, celebrations, big emotions, and beautiful things. -- What's better to base your life around than that??? Weddings have it all.
Do you do destinations or elopements or city hall weddings or ceremonies in a canyon on kayaks?
What are your prices?
Generic pricing structures are wack because people and their parties are not a one-size-fits-all situation. I want to have a painless, positive conversation with you about your budget to get you exactly what you want / need from your photographer. Real-talk leads to the best stuff ever (good haircuts, strong friendships, and hiring the right people for the right job.) If we are a good fit we have a 100% chance of making something work. Real talk. I have a pdf of packages I'm happy to send along, as well if that's more your speed.
What’s your shooting style?
My style is "in this" with you. I'm an observant storyteller and I want it to look like you stepped out of your own body to make these pictures. -- Like a good dream! I shoot every job as if it were my own wedding (you know, if that were possible. lol. -- we are celebrating you as humans and as a couple!). I will deliver photos that make you remember the very best parts of your day and hold that magic indefinitely. I will capture things as they unfold naturally so that you can, above all, truly be in the moment with friends and family. I work with each couple to design an easy plan to achieve that goal. I will be minimally-invasive, supremely focused, and trying not to cry during your vows or dance when the music hits.
I would like some formal portraits. How do you feel about that?
You want formal portraits? Of course, y'all will be dressed to the 9s! We'll make sure to block off 10 - 20 minutes on the day, and make some great ones. I can help with posing and won't make you jump unless you've asked me to.
Def! We have lots of great options there and I make it super-easy for you or anyone in your family to order them.
Do you work with second-shooters?
If you'd like to arrange for a second shooter, or a short film to accompany your images, I can create a two-photographer package especially tailored to your needs. My partner makes Super8 movies, as well. They are beautiful and have made me cry even after a 3rd viewing.
I have a mildly embarrassing question like “Will you wear a black sleeveless t-shirt to our wedding?”
Please feel free to e-mail me about anything! If I'm shooting your wedding I want us to be all kindsa familiar. Ask away! (And no, I will wear a well-tailored button down shirt or sensible-yet-chic summery blouse. I'm a minimalist but I try to subtly match my outfit to the vibe / theme of the event.)
The Unnecessary Stuff About Me that I like to hear about other people:
Likes: The National Park Service, The Stooges, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, margaritas, DOGS, surfing, cameras, Having the same birthday as Nicki Minaj, yoga, NASA, APGM (Awesome Ppl Getting Married), rollercoasters, Thai food, Vietnamese food, Mexican food, Indian food (ok, most food). Ira Glass, true crime podcasts, long car rides, going to the movies, Uma Thurman (specifically when she has a sword or motorcycle), plants, independent music venues (dives), looking at art, hanging out at bookstores, and thrifting / vintage shopping.
Please get in touch via the contact page or at firstname.lastname@example.org –I really can’t wait to talk with you!
You can also follow me at @ziggy_shoots