I’m writing this blog post because I wanted to allow you, the client, to get to know who I am. Rather than post a picture of myself with a camera in my hand looking snazzy, I wanted to get a bit more personal. I want to give you an idea of whom I am on a day-to-day basis with those who mean the most to me. I want you to consider hiring me not just for my photography but also for my personality.
I myself am engaged and am planning our wedding for October 2016, so I can relate on how stressful and agitating planning a wedding can be.
I met my fiancé at a call center where we both worked at the time; she is now my rock and my best friend. I am a father of two and a stepfather of one, however I refer to her as my own. Her name is Baylee and she is 8. My son, Ender is 2 and a couple of months. He is a handful who loves dinosaurs. Its never a dull moment with him. His little brother Mazer will be brought into this world November 30th 2015. He may already be here by the time you read this.
Being a father is the best thing in the world. I still get goose bumps when I hear my son call me "dada". Most of my time when I am not shooting a wedding or editing, I am spending time with my family. I am indeed a homebody, and would not change it for the world.
Other than photographing weddings, I am also a published fine art photographer. I use photography as an outlet to create some surrealistic imagery.
Like most photographers I started taking photos when I found out we were having a child. I wanted to be able to capture every single precious moment. After I purchased my first camera I became a bit obsessed. I’m still obsessed, lol.
I started photographing weddings about 2 years ago, I began with a local company who basically taught me the ins and outs of wedding photography, and for that I am grateful. I shot some of the biggest and most beautiful venues that South Texas has to offer.
Photographing weddings is an art form in itself. It takes not only the skill of using a DSLR camera but also the skill of anticipation, which can only be learned from experience.
From the first kiss at the ceremony to the speeches at the reception, each shot is specifically timed and anticipated. Some of my wedding work can be seen on the pages of “Coastal Bend Wedding Connections” and soon in the Texas based wedding magazine “The Knot.”
I am at a starting point in my wedding photography where I am now mixing my fine art with weddings to create amazing imagery.
Sincerely, Eric Alaniz