Photography by Michael Lunceford
Austin Lifestyle Magazine, March/April 2012
Food and Wine Magazine, July 2010
The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas,
Plate & Vine Burgundy Issue
Waldorf Education Journal of Renewal
I took up photography in 2003 and not a day has gone by since then that I have not done something to increase my understanding of this art form. I am attracted to photography because it is a medium of surprise, and of awareness. Unselfconscious moments captured with a camera can reveal richness in that moment that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. The camera can make an ordinary moment seem anything but. This is in keeping with eastern thought, which believes that there are no "ordinary" moments. Every moment is pregnant with significance. And the camera is a tool that can help remind us of this essential truth.
It was only natural that I should become a wedding photographer. I love photographing people, and weddings represent human expression at its best and most significant. It is important to capture this expression accurately, and to present it in an appealing manner. When I shoot a wedding, I try to tell the story as completely as possible, capturing details, candid moments, and the beauty and pageantry of the event. It is also important to have fun and enjoy the process. But the real gauge of my success is client satisfaction.