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photojournalism:

noun | pho·to·jour·nal·ism \ˌfō-tō-ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm\

the job or activity of using photographs to report news and/or stories.


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WHat's it all about?

Well... the story! 

   To me, wedding photography is about more than just pretty pictures, It's about the moments, and everyone is going to tell you that, but it really is. Your wedding day is made up of moments, curious connections between the people who you love and your wedding unfolding in front of you. That's what you feel, that's why you love, and that's why I focus on stories and feelings.

   My approach has always been instinctual and based on feelings. My immersive photojournalistic style allows me to quietly observe or move in and capture the moments, and it's the moments that I'm curious about. When couples ask what they can do to help me capture beautiful moments; I tell them the best thing they can do is to simply be there with their family and friends, experiencing the emotions and being a part of the day. It’s important not to do this for me tho, it's your wedding day and you should feel everything and if you are feeling, it will show in the the photos.

   As a stylized choice, I only show images in B&W, I just prefer how they feel, however your finished wedding  edit will have a combo of hand toned color and B&W images telling your story. (check out some examples on the PORTFOLIO page)

 

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Portfolios

The way I see and how I shoot is an ever evolving artistic process, 

and that's why all the imagery you find on this page was created in 2016.


 

RECENT Wedding Stories...

Clyde Park,

Montana

Big Sky,

MONTANA

Monticello,

florida

 


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testimonials

     Because you shouldn't have to just take my word for it...


 
 
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The Blakes

Zak, where do we begin? From the moment you arrived on our big day you immediately made us feel at ease with you. For TWELVE hours straight you never dwindled in your professionalism, upbeat manner, or photojournalistic talent. You are by far, THE BEST photographer. You made a surprise summer storm into one of the biggest blessings of our day- the pictures are beyond stunning. It is because of you that I will reminder all the belly laughs and happy tears, the small moments, and the overwhelming love. If anyone is reading this, do not hesitate, book Zak.

Much love ~ Xoxo, The Blakes


Sierra & Eli

Zak is amazing! He met with us several times before the big day just to make sure he had every important detail. He is very passionate about what he does and captured our wedding day so perfectly. He paid so much detail to every shot he took and caught all the sweet moments of our day that we will treasure forever. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Zak is so very talented and an all around awesome person! We would recommend him to absolutely everyone!!


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Travis & Lindsey

I've known Zak and his family for a long time and it was great having a friend photograph our wedding, but the professionalism, great eye and artistry have blown us away. Every couple I know looking for a photographer will hear the highest praise possible for Zak and his utmost talent for capturing their special day. Thank you again Zak for making our day even more unforgettable.

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get in touch

I'd love to hear from you, fill out the contact form below, or if you're feeling brave, give me a call, 701-580-2990.

 
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