Collin Pierson

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Collin Pierson

s an international-award winning wedding and editorial photographer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. Combining his unique past in photojournalism, sports, and fashion photography, he created a style that is both candid and dramatic. Collin is dedicated to a personalized approach with all of his clients; reflected in the images he captures of their life-defining moments. When he is not shooting, he is an educator to other photographers at workshops, conventions and conferences around the world.
Collin likes to combine the beautiful editorial images that one loves seeing in the pages of a magazine, with the photojournalistic moments they don’t always see happening. Gorgeous editorial inspired by the pages of Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair meets classic photojournalistic emotional moments. She was lucky to learn photography from an award winning photographer-mentor, on film, so nailing an image right in the camera separates him from the pack. He knows there are no second chances during the wedding, and he intends to get the shot the first time, leaving them to be present in the moment.
Every wedding day is different! His job is to capture beautiful candid moments, and gorgeous images, no matter the conditions. Collin wants one to be assured on their wedding day that no matter the conditions, they are going to make something amazing!
Collin’s philosophy is that even if it is raining, snowing, or cold, these are not challenges, they are opportunities. Making beautiful images despite these conditions maximizes the investment, and creates something that is completely unique to any wedding. The many years of experience he has shooting in challenging situations allows his clients to breath, relax, and enjoy their special day. It is Collin Piersonjust like the phrase; “I’ve got this!” He loves to combine both candid photojournalism with editorial because it creates the story of your wedding. This story isn’t just for you as a couple, but for those who weren’t present, both now and for future generations. Your wedding is the start of your family, and Collin holds that notion in the highest regard. Candid images allow you to see people and emotions that maybe were happening the other direction from your view. They are packed full of emotion, raw, and powerful. Editorial-style images give you the images that you really want to put on your wall. Gorgeous photos of your day, incorporating the location, the architecture, the moment. Posing is always incredibly important to him for these images. He has found that the best posed images don’t actually look posed, and he’s always strive for that! Collin has been a professional photographer for 15 years, starting out in his hometown of Kansas City, MO, before moving on to Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and finally Chicago, IL. After a time as a fashion and commercial photographer, he progressed in to the world of weddings. When Collin is not shooting across the globe, he loves to cook and discover new and unique wines, his family history is generations in Napa, California.

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