Contact: Blaine Siesser
Tell us about yourself and your company.Small is the key word. I shoot about 20 weddings and only take on a few other Portraits/Commercial jobs. I personally work with all my clients from initial consultation through timeline scheduling, engagement portraits, the wedding day, album design and ordering sessions. Everything is really custom because I can devote so much attention to my limited number of clients. My photography style is a blend of fine art print making, documentary journalism, and editorial fashion.
How did you get started?I got started while I was still in college about 6 years ago. My parents bought me a point and shoot to document my college years. I really didn't end up photographing much of the time spent, but while I was sitting at my desk I wasted time by taking macro photographs of the keyboard/pen/mouser etc etc. (computers were really slow back then!). I created this little mini portfolio of pictures to show my friends (they thought I was crazy). Around that time I had two friends who were really pursuing photography as a career that really inspired me - one mainly by his amazing wedding images and the other because of her sweet camera equipment: she had a enormous Nikon with a huge lens. I thought that was really cool.
What’s the best part about your job?Oh man so many things. I love studying photography. I will sit for hours and sift through images and bring that inspiration to a wedding day or engagement session. That is fun. I also love making new products and experimentation. Taking the picture is really only half the battle, and ultimately the print is what is going to be around to enjoy and become historically significant. Coming up with new unique prints from historical techniques to modem is really neat. I guarantee I make prints that no one else in Detroit even sells.
What sets you apart from others in your industry?Personality: I really think I'm made for wedding photography. I am incredibly patient, devoted, focused, and respond really well to being creative under pressure (ie with time constraints.) I think that my ability to turn digital images into art through my print making techniques really makes my business unique as well.
Do you have any hidden talents?I'm great at spending a lot of money at REI on outdoors and rock climbing equipment!
My wife loves that talent! I love you honey.
Editor's Note: We found out that today is Blaine's birthday, so from all of us at Laura Davis Events - Happy Birthday, Blaine!!