In today’s Vendor Spotlight, meet Brian Drouin of Drouin Photography
Not only is he super friendly, laid back and easy going- this man has an eye for photos! A total pleasure to work with with, and all around professional. I’m pleased to share some additional information with you from our chat a few weeks back, (though I’ve known him for years!)
Ten Questions With Drouin Photography
1. Describe yourself in three words:
unobtrusive; unconventional; personable
2. Why did you choose to work in weddings/events?
I enjoy documenting weddings and events, and I try to bring my own creative energy, skills, and approach to meet each client’s needs. I also enjoy seeing people experience some of the happiest moments of their lives and, work to capture their moments.
3. What do you love most about your job?
Making new wonderful friends when they receive their photography package, and knowing that they’re happy with what they received.
4. What inspires you?
Ideas, innovation, creative thoughts, and dorkiness..
5. Share one of the most memorable events you took part in and why it was so special.
It was the first same-sex wedding I documented. I felt a bit like being a part of history, especially with it taking place in the nation’s capital. I remember seeing each of the grooms’ parents being so enthusiastic and caught in the moment. It felt very special. I almost cried even though I had no social connection to the couple getting married.
6. Complete this sentence, “If I did not work in the wedding industry, I would…..”
not know how to witness and document such an important day in the life of any couple who wishes to spend their life with each other.
7. How would you describe your style/product?
I document peoples’ moments. What I do NOT do, is orchestrate them. So far 100% of brides and grooms I’ve worked with seem to like this approach. In addition, every package that I offer includes full reproduction rights to the print resolution files. Therefore, every client has the flexibility to do their own printing, posting, and redistribution at no extra cost.
8. What advice would you give to brides and grooms on choosing a photographer?
Ask to see an entire wedding sequence of what you might receive after your own wedding. Don’t rely on highlights from their main website. In addition, if there will be a second photographer, ask if it’s one the primary shooter works with on a regular basis, or if they’re going to hire a second shooter off Craigslist at the last minute. Having two shooters might sound like a better deal on paper, however it can work against you. If they don’t have a rhythm down from working together frequently, they often end up in each others’ shots.
9. What advice would you give to brides and grooms on the wedding planning process in general?
Consider the personalities of all the vendors you interview. They will be the ones sharing the most intimate moments with you on your special day. Image is an important thing, but the content must match it.
10. Lastly for fun, if they made a movie of your life,which actor would you want to play you?
Greg Kinnear in “As Good as it Gets.”
Want to contact Brian directly? Here’s how!
Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm: (202) 862-8246
Evenings & Weekends: (202) 413-4795
Brian, thanks so much for taking the time to chat- looking forward to our next event together, and drooling over more images of your work!