Meet: Rima Brindamour
I started photographing weddings in 2009 when all of my college friends started getting married. It started out as a side job and went full time in 2010 when I moved to NYC. Now I offer both photography and videography services and I launched my photo booth company (Brindamour Booth) earlier this year!
I seek the quiet, the simple, the soft.
Something I always try to do with my clients is give them a good 15 minutes where I’m not directing or interfering—but rather just allowing them to enjoy and appreciate each other on such a busy and hectic day. I want them to have some peace and quiet, a moment together where they can just breath and relax and think about what’s going on before it’s passed and they’ve missed it.
All that to say that I describe my style as intimate, calm, romantic, sensual, feminine, and most importantly, timeless. I love natural light, but I know how to use flash when the occasion calls for it. I like simple, non-distracting backgrounds that don’t take away from my clients. I am drawn to rustic, funky, crumbling spaces because I think they make my clients look shiny when photographed in front of them. My style is also very dependent on my clients—I like to learn as much about them as I can before and on their wedding day so as to ensure that their final images really reflect who they are as a couple.
What is your favorite moment at a wedding?
My favorite part of the wedding day is while the couple is getting ready. I love the anticipation and emotion in the room, and it’s an honor to be able to capture each little quiet moment.
What is the best part about your job?
Getting to be around people on one of the happiest days of their lives. I know we all say that, but it’s still true.
Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?
I like to get up early and find a spot near the venue where I can people watch and clear my mind of all the Pinterest-inspired poses. This helps to keep my portraits looking natural and authentic. I’ll then grab a coffee and walk around the area to familiarize myself with the way the light is hitting each tree, wall, or pathway so I’m prepared and know where the best spots are.
Share something that is unique to you and/or your business.
I think my style is unique because I don’t follow trends and I choose to keep my work as timeless as possible. While some trends are tempting, I know in the end it’s going to make my work look dated in a few years and I prefer to offer my clients images that they will still be able to look at without cringing in five years.
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