Sasha Felix has a passion for storytelling. She puts her heart into her work and has always feels like capturing a wedding through her lens is an immense privilege rather than just a job. Her background in fine art and fashion photography helps her capture some of the most imaginative images in Maine.
How did you get started in wedding photography?
I have always loved telling stories with images. I attended Brooks Institute of Photography and The School Visual Arts which gave me a wonderful foundation in technical skills. I did fashion photography for many years but always craved to be working on more authentic, photojournalistic and emotional events. I found the experience of shooting a wedding to be extremely inspiring and fulfilling on so many levels.
What do you love about wedding photography?
I truly love weddings, especially when you get to experience the day from start to finish. It is an amazing gift to get to be a fly on the wall as two people vow to spend the rest of there lives together. It has always felt like such an immense honor to be invited to be a part of such an intimate experience.
What is the biggest challenge you face when shooting a wedding?
Weddings are wild, in the sense that you have a lot of people and only so much time. No matter how prepared you are, there is always the unexpected—whether that is drastic light changes, locations that are not ideal, or groomsmen missing when it comes time for formal portraits. It is an adventure, which is why I love what I do. It never gets boring.
What should clients know about your style of photography?
Clients should know that I am first and foremost an artist—I am not just a wedding photographer. I look at every moment as visually unique. When you hire me you are not just investing in photos you are also investing in fine art. I work very hard for my couples, and I put my heart and soul into my work and I think my style reflects that. I would say that my style is creative, fun, and timeless.
When you're not behind the camera, what do you like to do?
When I am not behind the camera, I could be found reading, cooking, traveling, or spending time with my wonderful friends and family. However, most likely I am retouching wedding photographs.
How can the couple help YOU on their wedding day?
So far I have been truly blessed when it comes to the couples that I work with (no bridezillas yet). Having such sweet, laid back wonderful people had made my job much easier. The one thing that I always try and communicate on the big day is “Slow Down!” Everyone always seems to be rushing around on wedding day, but it is so important to really take it all in and slow down.
How has your photography style changed over the years?
I am constantly fine tuning my photographic process. I read a lot of blogs which is a great way gain insight on equipment and stay inspired. I have many mentors that have really helped me grow as an artist.