About Rick

Most importantly…

I understand the significance of finding just the right photographer to capture your day. My wife Ann and I first met working in a photo studio in NYC, so picking our wedding photographer came before deciding on the ring, the venue, and the dress. We chose a wedding photographer whose vision we were confident in. We knew the moment we met him and saw his work that it was the right fit.

My approach to wedding photography is not purely one style. I feel the best way of capturing you is a blend of all styles, traditional, journalistic, and illustrative and I strive to capture moments as they happen without being obtrusive. I LOVE art…especially the old masters. I understand that amazing luminous quality of light that they achieved in their portraits and amazing genre scenes. I’m constantly on the lookout for that light and feel its key to beautiful portraits. I like to get to locations early to scope out that light.

I enjoy photographing engagement sessions! ┬áIt’s a great way to get to know you before the wedding. I’ll do a little directing, but mostly I just want you to be you. I want those shots that capture a true reflection of your personality.

Please take a look at my work. If you would like to set up a time to get together, I would love to hear all about your day!

And, if you would like to know more about my photo experience, here’s some bio information below!

A little history…

Interested in film and passionate about the photographic image, Rick Scanlan moved to New York City from Boston over twenty years ago to take film classes at New York University. Quickly discovering he had a real talent for photography, Rick was soon doing editorial work, fashion, products and eventually architectural photography. His work has been seen in many publications including, The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine and Glamour Magazine. While Rick was establishing his career, his wife Ann was pursuing her love for art. She moved to New York City after receiving a BFA degree and was soon managing a photography business (for a former Time/Life photographer) while also taking painting classes at the Art Students League in New York. Observing the beauty of natural light on the figure and how to translate it into a painting was an experience that was an invaluable aid when Ann joined Rick in photographing weddings.

Needless to say it was attraction at first sight when they met in a photography studio in New York and they have been together ever since. In 2000, Rick and Ann decided to make the move to Connecticut and opened Sylvan Gallery, a wonderful little art gallery located in their charming Victorian house in Clinton. During this time, in addition to architectural photography, Rick was beginning to shoot some weddings for friends. He discovered that because of his diverse background in photography, he was especially suited for wedding photography. Seven years ago Rick suggested that Ann shoot a wedding with him, and she joined him whenever he needed a second shooter. They have a special chemistry together and seem to be naturally aware of how to capture that special chemistry between couples in love and families coming together in celebration of that love.

In May of 2012, Rick and Ann realized a dream of theirs when they moved to mid-coast Maine and opened up Sylvan Gallery in Wiscasset. After a year of transition, Rick has begun photographing families and booking weddings for the 2014 season.

Rick thinks of wedding photography as the perfect career. Having the talent to document such a meaningful event and at the same time bringing his own creativity to capture it with artistry is immensely rewarding. He puts the same thoughtfulness into the get-to-know-you/engagement session as he does when working with couples on their wedding day.

Rick will be focusing on mid-coast Maine weddings for the 2014 season, but don’t hesitate to contact him for NH and MA weddings too!

To speak with Rick or Ann to discuss your wedding needs, just hit “contact” in the menu bar or email them at rick@rickscanlan.com! They look forward to talking to you!

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