"There is one thing that the photograph must contain: the humanity of the moment.”
– ROBERT FRANK
BEHIND THE LENS
I never thought that I’d be a wedding photographer, but as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be an artist.
Since people started asking "what do you want to be when you grow up?" my answer never wavered: an Artist. I thought I was becoming one when I graduated from U Mass Dartmouth with a BFA in Printmaking. I went on to study Art History at Brown. But I couldn’t figure out how to make those fields work as a job. So I went back to school for something more utilitarian: a master’s degree in Professional Writing. I had a good career, but my heart wasn’t in it. After not making art for years, I picked up a camera again. Pretty soon, photography was all I could think about.
For the past 14 years I've been a full-time wedding photographer. Since then, Rangefinder Magazine honored me as one of the world’s “30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.” I’m honored to be twice named as Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® “Best Wedding Photographer.”
MY BELIEF IS SIMPLY THIS:
What makes an old book, movie, or work of art endure through the decades? Why are future generations able to identify with certain stories and images while some creative works fall into obscurity? I believe that the enduring element in art is human nature. Photographs that capture our true nature will remain timeless and infinitely relatable.
TO ME, PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN
IT HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH THE THINGS YOU SEE, AND EVERYTHING
TO DO WITH
art of observation.
the way you see them.
— ELliotT Erwitt
You love to plan but you're also open to serendipity and find joy in the unexpected. You're curious and find yourself learning something new every day. You and your partner probably already feel married, and you want to celebrate with your friends and family. Whether you've been planning this moment since you were a child, or whether you never dared dream that you'd find your person - you've found something beautiful. You want to create a day whose beauty matches those feelings.
© LISA RIGBY PHOTOGRAPHY 2023