My goal at every wedding is to tell the story of the day, not just the BIG story, but also the sub-plots, comic interludes, digressions - the works. My shooting style is both casual and tireless and I am happy working with all sorts of people. I'm aware that some of the pictures become part of the family history and others are Facebook fodder so I make all of those and more. I shoot portraits and reportage, still life, candids and maybe a photobooth too, and I do it without turning your wedding into a photoshoot.
Mostly I'm attracted to the drama of families and their characters. I love the costumes, the exuberance and the excesses. I love the traditions and the way that everyone breaks the rules here and there (or everywhere). I like being back stage as much as I enjoy the most staged rituals and I feel lucky to be the guy who gets to photograph it all.
I've been photographing weddings since 1998 and have been listed in New York Magazine's "Best of NY Weddings" issue since 2004. You can see more of my work at www.nelsonhancock.com.