I started my career as a young, hungry, driven photographer. My main creative catalyst was advertising. Through concept to final product, I was able to use all of my skills as a visual thinker. More, and more my work centered around photography. Capturing an image and having it speak as much, if not more, than any advertising campaign ever did, became addictive. This is my motivation for capturing a small moment which speaks so loudly, making you cry, smile, and laugh all at once. When I document anything, I love to have all of those small, often-missed, moments tell a big, beautiful story. What is even better are the smiles, laughs and tears I get when looking back through each and every one of my stories of some of the coolest people on the planet. Day-to-day, I am a father, husband, brother, and uncle to the best family a guy could ask for. I cherish every moment I am able to spend with them. Being a part of my three boys’ lives makes me feel so blessed. I couldn’t be more proud.
As a photographer I treat every wedding as an individual story. I try to find the little details and moments that make each wedding day unique. I work with you to put together a plan. I guide you through the wedding day before and during. I have alternate plans and ideas to be able to go with the flow. We have fun.
I’ve travelled around the US, capturing some pretty amazing love stories. I’m always willing to travel to new, and familiar, destinations.
I work with a few select second shooters, and can tell you when one is essential to ensuring full-coverage on your wedding day.
When I’m not shooting weddings, I am photographing food, products, people, for area businesses to use in their promotional efforts.
Here’s my commercial photography website: hartmancommercialphoto.com