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Editor’s Note: for this Best Weddings in Atlanta Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Atlanta wedding photographer Walter, from Walter Drayton Photography.
Where have you been featured?
I have been featured in a couple of local Atlanta newspapers and I have won many awards from WeddingWire.com over the years. My images have also been published in a few various magazines as parts of particular stories.
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples see the quality of my work online and my very reasonable pricing before they even meet me, but after our initial meeting, they realize that I love what I do and I genuinely want their event to be, not only successful but unforgettable. They realize that I am also emotionally invested in their special day though I bring a sense of calm to the table.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I love “people” photography, l love capturing moments when folks are happy and joyful. I also enjoy being a part of these special occasions for each and every family. It’s as though I practically become wrapped up in the emotion of the event myself, and that in turn spurs me on to try even harder to produce the best work possible for them. Lastly, I absolutely love to see them relive the event over again when I present the wedding package to them. I have had many brides in particular burst into tears when they initially look through their album, images, and video.
How did you get started?
I was actually a disc jockey that happened to love photography back in my college days, then friends started asking me to shoot family pictures and weddings for them and, as they say, the rest is history.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Authentic, Realistic, Clean
What budget range do you cater to?
I have always tried to keep my rates as reasonable as possible. My packages still start at under $1,000. Every package comes with a free engagement shoot and I even offer a stills/video package for much less than if one were to hire each vendor separately.
“Where should I begin? Mr. Drayton from the moment I met him, was a pleasure! He is professional, true gentleman and his quality of work is exceptional! He made the whole process stress free! During the whole affair, ceremony, and reception, he just blended in, I never felt like I was posing. He made everything feel natural. My family and friends really loved him. Thank you for everything, Walter Drayton! Mr. and Mrs. Tony Guy.”
“Walter Drayton is a dream come true! The quality of the pictures was amazing and the prices were extremely reasonable. He came the day before for our rehearsal and took candid photos and took pictures the ENTIRE day of the wedding! My husband and I were shocked that he was willing to stay that long and capture so many great memories. There were 3 other ladies at my job who had gotten married and our wedding book was THE best! I highly recommend Walter Drayton if you are looking for clear and beautiful pictures and someone who takes you and your event seriously with the utmost professionalism. Thank you again Walter! You did an amazing job!”
“From the first meeting we had with Mr. Drayton, my husband and I were sold. Mr. Drayton is very professional and he did everything to meet our photography needs. Mr. Drayton provided us with excellent service with every event he photographed. It was very obvious to my husband and I that Mr. Drayton enjoys what he does and takes pride in his photographs. Mr. Drayton has packages that are very reasonable. He offers so much more than all the other photographers that I saw online. One of the things that my husband and I appreciated was that he photographed every event during our wedding weekend, and this was included. He photographed our rehearsal, our rehearsal dinner, and or wedding and reception. On top of this, he also gave us two engagement shoots because my husband wanted to take some pictures during spring since our original engagement shoot was in November. He did not even charge us for the additional shoot. One of the things I loved about working with Mr. Drayton was his calm demeanor and personality. Those characteristics certainly made it easy to communicate and work with Mr. Drayton. I must also add, the pictures are beautiful. If you want a great photographer, choose Walter Drayton Photography. You will not be sorry.”