Aric C. Hoek BFA, CPP, Author
the Master of Shadows ®
Aric C. Hoek BFA
“The second best man at your wedding“
On the day of your wedding, I will be there for you as early as you would like. If you want, I will be there for you all day. Real moments and emotion are going to happen many hours before the start of your ceremony, and someone needs to be there to make sure they are not lost forever.
Do you like more of a photojournalistic style? I do too!
I will always be close by. You will never have to worry about me, or ask where I am. No need to delay your first dance, your cake cutting, or a toast from your father. I will be right there capturing all of it with a very artistic eye.
No need to have a fake departure. I will be at your beck and call until you have both left for the evening.
So, take your time and let your night be all it should be. Let things unfold naturally. I will be there capture it all with an artistic flair and a photojournalistic style.
I’ll be there for you.
The amount of time I will be at your wedding is not dictated by prefabricated packages. In fact, I don’t even offer packages. Why don’t I offer packages? Because you should be telling me what you want, not me telling you what you can have. I won’t tell you how long I will be at your wedding, you get to tell me how long I will be at your wedding.
I’m very creative.
I consider myself and artist first, and a photographer second.
Each and every day I strive not just to become a better photographer, but to continually practice and share what I have learned through the photographs I deliver to my clients, friends and family. As you can see from my site, I love photojournalism and black and white images.
I will listen to you.
Most couples would like to have an Engagement Portrait created. The locations I will take you to depends on who you are as an individual or a couple. Are you outgoing, or are you more reserved? I probably wouldn’t photograph a quite and reserved couple at a state fair, but rather at a beautiful secluded beach or a beautiful landscape at sunrise.
This is who I am 24/7.
As you speak with other photographers, make sure to inquire if this is their full time profession, or just something they do on the weekends. Photography is not a hobby for me. I do not supplement a full time job with my photography. My clients are my only source of income, and I give them the attention and service they deserve.
I believe each of us has a purpose, and tragically many cannot see what their purpose is. It is only when our small internal flame is fanned ever so slightly that our purpose revealed to us. In that moment your small flame becomes an unavoidable and all consuming raging fire! This passion I have for photography has defined my entire existence, and provides me with something beautiful to share with my friends and clients.
I remember the exact moment I fell in love with photography, and I’ve worked hard to spend my existence since then to create beautiful images for myself and others to enjoy.
Please enjoy your stay on my site, view and share my images with others, and may your flame forever shine bright.
Additional images for you to view: http://solarisstudios.com/portfolio
Houston Wedding Photographer,
Aric C. Hoek
The second best man at your wedding.