Sponsored Post: Little Bat Photography
Indisputably one of the most important yet difficult wedding planning tasks is choosing your photographer. Not only do you need to find someone whose vision you trust, someone who has a passion for the art of wedding photography, you also need to find this in someone you can respect and trust with your most precious memories. Without a doubt, Jillian West of Little Bat Photography fits the bill, and then some.
Says Jillian: I’m an artist who loves to create. I approach photography like each moment is a piece of art. When I turned 18, I left New Jersey for the perfect vistas of Santa Barbara, where I took my first formal photography class (still regularly in touch with my first photography professor). I moved to London and then to Australia, and shot my first wedding with two film cameras and a rented digital camera in early 2007. After four years in Oz my heart called me back to San Francisco, where I’ve been since. I want to fill my life with travel and creativity, love and friendship, and ultimately, to always have time to make things.
When I get inspired, I never want to stop. I read books back to back and indulge in secret special worlds that don’t exist. I especially love reading children’s books and surreal or classic fiction. I can’t walk past the Mac counter or nail polish displays without staring at every color and how they play off each other. I listen to Nico and the Velvet Underground, sometimes on repeat. I consider my family photos my most prized possessions. I can’t get enough of Hitchcock, the Addams Family or Twin Peaks.
I make collages and I get giddy thinking about having a camera in my hands. Weddings are the most fun subjects to photograph because all the details that go into weddings are like someone else’s art exhibition that I get to photograph. I love capturing emotion and capitalizing on color and contrast. I like floating around the room documenting things as they happen rather than requiring attention from the couple who should be having the time of their lives. I like taking fun photos of groups and the couple, but otherwise I see my role as shooting a documentary of the day. Don’t miss Little Bat Photography‘s website for more!