APW is pleased to welcome a brand new San Francisco Photography sponsor, Jamey Thomas Photography. Jamey mixes the best of classic wedding photography with a focus on authentic moments, with a relaxed and positive shooting style. For those of you who have been looking for someone who can do a classic portrait just like your parents and grandparents had, Jamey is your guy.
When asked to describe his philosophy Jamey said:
I like photographing authentic, heartfelt occasions, and I like people with a realistic perspective on our commercial and consumer culture. People that appreciate the APW aesthetic will be more likely to value my low-key, heartfelt approach and hopefully respond to the classical nature of my pictures. When photographing people I try to create a relaxed and accepting atmosphere; the hope is to let people be themselves and express themselves because that’s when people are at their best. I care about the pictures. It’s a body of work I’m proud of and I think the images will be as good or hopefully even better over time. My approach to covering a wedding is a deep background in commercial photography including advertising, catalog and editorial; the desire to document and celebrate the event rather than orchestrate or produce a pre-conception; an appreciation of people in all their variety; and a classical pictorial sensibility.
And beyond all that, Jamey Thomas Photography values simple and clear pricing and business practices, which is always a win. His pricing is phenomenally affordable for the San Francisco Bay Area, with a six hour wedding costing $1800, with each additional hour $200. Plus on top of that, for the next month he’s offering a 20% discount to all APW readers who contact him with the code APW2013. (What?! Get on that.) All final images are individually adjusted and delivered in hi-res color and black and white. It’s simple and classic, just like Jamey Thomas Photography‘s images. Happy photographing, San Francisco!