Hi there, I'm Josh!
Thank you for being here and I hope your browsing through my work and seeing you and your day in the images. I'm a people photographer who loves to capture all kinds of weddings in Maine. I love the elegant and artful one's, then the fun and happy, and the romantic and soulful; really though, I love them all. My style has a photo journalistic feel that tells a story mixed with moments of portrature and creative use of light.
My first photography class was at Uconn. Photography 101, I was a graphics design major. The year was 1994 and we used black and white slide film that we developed ourselves. It was awesome.
I photographed my first wedding in 2006. It was for my good friend's sister and I am sure I was more nervous than the bride that day. It was an awesome event and everyone loved the photos, thankfully! That felt amazing.
When I'm not shooting weddings and families I'm being dad, builder and nurse. Yup, I'm an RN too so if you need first aid (god forbid!) I am fully trained. I'm also an oncology nurse. It's the best job in the world too. I work with a wonderful crew of professionals, and the people we treat, we I feel luck to be there.
I live just outside Portland with my family. We have two dogs, three cats and a variety of chickens. My dogs, Alfie and Rosco are my engagement light testers. I love to take them to the beach for a run when the light gets really nice. We typically go to Higgins and I bring my Z7 with a 35, 50, or maybe an 85. Always just one lens. It's pure play for me and the dogs. It really doesn't get much more fun.
Three words to describe your style?
elegant, spirited, joyous
Do you offer high resolution files?
Yes, on these things and online anytime.
Do you have a second shooter?
Yes, but I prefer to photograph a wedding completely solo.
Can you hold my date while we decide?
Maybe, depends on the date and when. Generally though, my dates book up on a first come first serve basis and your date will be reserved once the retainer is paid. Your retainer secures your date and your can then choose your photography package anytime prior to the wedding.
Are you insured?
Yes, I carry general liability insurance as well as equipment insurance. If your venue needs a certificate I would be happy to have one generated.
Can we meet with you?
That would be a very enthusiastic “Yes!”. I always enjoy meeting new couples and hearing your stories and big plans to come. Hiring a wedding photographer is a big decision and they will likely be the one vendor that is with you for the entire day. I find the best way to show a prospective client who I am and the work I do is to have a chat (often over coffee) and follow up with an engagement session. These are always a blast and a perfect way to see how I work, my personality, and see the images I produce. It’s also the perfect time to get acquainted and become more comfortable in front of a big camera. Of course, all the edited images from the engagement session are delivered for wedding invites, save-the-date’s or gorgeous prints.
How long until I am able to see my images?
I totally understand this one. You want your images when you and all of your family and friends can still feel the excitement of the day. If you like my page on Facebook I will have a couple sneak peek images posted the morning after your wedding day. From there I aim to have an online sideshow for viewing within 4 weeks and your proofing gallery soon after.
Okay, so we have met and we would like to book the date, how do we proceed?
Yay!!! I'll send you a contract and order form. Once it's completed and signed with your retainer ($1000) your date is booked! That's it!
How many weddings do you do per year and do you ever do two on one weekend?
I typically photograph 12 weddings per year with my peak season is from June to October. I am available for booking all year long and love winter weddings in Maine just as much as the summer weddings. I strictly book one wedding per weekend so I can focus completely on that event.
I’m just interested, what does your wedding kit look like? light, simple, sophisticated, fast
The wedding kit has changed again as of 2021. No more 70-200. Just a 35mm, 50mm, and maybe an 85. I also have a super wide zoom and macro in the bag as well.
Joshua Atticks | Maine Wedding Photography