I am Chad from Emerald Isle, NC and I have been a professional photographer for 3+ years. Photography has always been my passion and I finally have turned that love and passion into a full time career. I am very laid back, but have a friendly personality which helps clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. My second photographer is also my other half, Beth! We have two crazy dogs : Geo (Siberian Husky) and Christian (Hound/Pitt Mix.) In our spare time you can catch us playing with the dogs in the backyard, dining out at our favorite restaurants, scaring each other in the grocery store, or watching a good movie. We share a lot of the same interests and do everything together, so it only makes sense that we work together as well. We make a great team!
We have a very laid back approach to photography because the best photos come when you are relaxed and enjoying the day! Not everyone feels comfortable in front of a camera either, so we are there to make you laugh and feel comfortable during your engagement session and wedding day so that the photography portion of your big day is stress free. We take a photojournalistic style for most of the day, but we do like to help you move into the best light and positions when we can, and give you guidance and tips throughout the day. Beth and I capture everything from a different perspective throughout the day and give you a mix of natural and off camera lighting to make the best possible photo with every single frame that we take. We are always looking for creative angles, reflections, or anything "different" we can find to capture your memories in a truly unique way. We thrive off seeing our couples reactions when we show them the back of the camera throughout the day.
We are there from when you start getting ready until your final exit. During most of the day, most people never know we are there! We step back and capture all of the amazing moments with our unique style from different angles. We get the grooms first reaction to seeing you walk down the aisle, the parents reactions during the ceremony, the traditional family portraits, and plenty of creative angles during special moments. During the family and bridal party photos, we like to be quick and get everyone back to enjoying the wedding, but not by sacrificing the quality of our work. Beth and I are there to help you with the planning so we can maximize the use of our time and get you some awesome wedding portraits, but you are never away for long periods of time leaving your guests wondering where the bride and groom are. All of our couples walk away from the experience always telling us how easy we were to work with and how much fun they had on the wedding day. We want that for you too!
In our young career, we have managed to receive the honor of being a member of Fearless Photographers. This is a small, elite group of only the best wedding photographers in the world and it is an honor to have a few photos featured on their site. We have also received several other accomplishments so far such as being featured on the Knot, the cover of Crystal Coast Bride magazine, HowHeAsked, Military Spouse, SnapKnot, and more! We have also won several awards from the WPS & various other photography contests. We would love for you to be my next couple to be featured! Who doesn't want to be famous right?
We consider all of our clients friends, so please use the Contact Us link above so we can talk! We love to travel and am always willing to travel and capture destination weddings. We would love to capture your memories and help you with any way we can for your big day!
252-342-8794 | info@ChadWinsteadPhotography.com