Posts Tagged ‘fine art weddings’

Congrats Sam and Amanda – San Jose Wedding Photography

It’s been awhile since I posted here but hopefully will catch up and post some recent wedding images and slideshows soon :) Here is a quick glimpse into Sam and Amanda’s big day!

— Mark
Fine art wedding photography

Who am I and what am I passionate about?

Since we get so many new visitors to the site now I wanted to share some quick information about myself and what drives Stagi Imagery along with a little video that I did awhile.

Passion is what its all about for us. True passion and love for photography drives me each and every day (and a few Mocha’s along the way). Photography has been a love of mine since childhood and I shoot not only to provide my clients with the most awesome images they could ever image but to also fuel my creativity and need to capture compelling images. When I was a kid I took a photography class and was mesmerized by the ability the camera had to capture a moment that would freeze time. One split second moment could capture the essence of a person and it intrigued me so much I knew I had to pursue this further.

I am a very passionate person about everything in life not just photography. From my family to all things tech (don’t get me started on my love for Apple products) I believe in living your life with purpose and passion.

What type of style is your work? This is one of the most common question I get from brides and grooms and it’s always a great conversation. “What’s your style”. For me that is really a difficult question to answer with one word. Am I an artistic photographer? In a way yes, but not fully. Am I a photojournalist? In a way yes, but not 100%. There really isn’t a catch phrase or key word that can describe an artist and what you do. Maybe that is the best answer I am an artist with many different experiences and passions that all shape my “style” of photography or my Art. I do really believe that any artist is shaped by their life and that their artwork is always growing and evolving. Normally when I get that question asked to me I like to give people a short view into my life so far, I think its really important for people to know who your photographer really is, not just their credentials. My degree in art and studying photojournalism did help shape my photography but really not as much as certain personal experiences have had. The way I interact with my clients and work with people at a wedding is from years of always learning.

One phrase that I love that really fits my style of shooting is “La Dolce Vita”. In Italian this means “The Sweet Life”. For me it means to enjoy life to the fullest, to give lots of hugs and kisses to your loved ones, to cherish the moment. Our work is all about embracing “The Sweet Life” and capturing moments that will tell the story of your life for generations to come

If you want to be inspired then come on in and lets chat.

— Mark

Intro to Stagi Imagery from mark stagi on Vimeo.

Wedding Highlights

Yesterday was iPad day with the release of the brand new iPad. The retina display is just remarkable and I had to create a new slideshow to see how my portfolio can look on this amazing display. I have to say I am pretty pleased with how great the images look on this display compared to the iPad 2. I won’t go into any long tangents on the iPad, if do you want to see some sample images to compare the iPad 2 and the new iPad check out this article I wrote over here: The New iPad Camera vs. iPad 2 Camera. But getting back on point I put a little mix together with some of my favorite moments from the last few years. I always get to enjoy so many amazing weddings so sit back and enjoy a few great wedding moments :)

If you are looking for a fine art wedding photographer for 2012 let us know!

Reel Life the Fusion of Photo and Video

Last year we started a brand new type of coverage to add to our Fine Art Wedding Photography that I have been calling “reel life”. This is a really cool blend of HD video, still photography, audio and music into a cool multimedia movie. It can add so much more depth to a wedding to include a few snippets of video and audio to bring back the memories of the day. Here is a quick preview of Ryan and Jeanette’s day at Leal vineyards from last year. There are some more that we are finishing up and will showcase very soon so stay tuned!

Leal Vineyards Reel Life wedding coverage from mark stagi on Vimeo.

— Mark
Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photography

The Ranch Golf Course Wedding Photos

We have been able to photography some great weddings out at The Ranch Golf Course in San Jose. It’s a really cool wedding location (but golfers be warned if you are a hacker like me you will loose over 10 balls and walk away very frustrated). Some of the things I love about the Ranch is that there is such a cool mix of things to use. You not only have amazing views of the city and the golf course but also lots of stone work and trees in the front, Fountains and tall grass, the list goes on and on. There really is a lot of great stuff you can shoot with and get many different types of looks.

This wedding for Francis and LeaAnne was a total blast. From the start I was laughing right along with the group, just a great energy of joy all day. They were having a great time from morning until the end and it was so fun to be with this group all day. They also had some pretty cool things like lion dancers that introduced them into the reception, you just have to check out the slideshow:

The Ranch Golf Club Wedding Photography from mark stagi on Vimeo.

— Mark
Fine Art Wedding Photography

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