A skill can be learned, a talent is something you can’t help doing
Welcome to the about me section. I’m Luke Wayne, owner and lead photographer of Luke Wayne Photography. Photographing couple’s most important life events has been my career since I left the West Coast in 2010. My studio is in a historic commercial building in Collinsville, Connecticut. I’m published, rated with both Wedding Wire and Knot and a member of the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association
This page focuses on who I am, how I feel about my work and the way I capture a wedding. Don’t forget to take some time to view some of my full weddings on the blog. If you enjoy my work and think we would work well together, give me a call. We’ll get started.
I work, you play!
My mission is very simple—take beautiful photos while my clients enjoy their day. On the surface my job is pretty simple-I take pictures. But as the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words. Your wedding day will be filled with wonderful moments and powerful feelings. I am passionate about making sure they are forever.
At the end of my work day, we have a product—a wonderful photographic record. But we also had an experience. We created something artful along the way and together we found your wedding story.
I’m always part of the action. We meet long before the wedding day. We spend time learning about each other. You learn a bit about my eye, my focus, what I think is important. And I come to see who you are, what you value. We plan together so our visions align and we have confidence in each other. Then you have the time of your life while I go to work.
No two clients are the same
My process is organic. Planning is always important but great pictures are often born in the moment. I may find or make beautiful light to put you in. Pose you a bit. Or let everything happen spontaneously. Either way I capture it all and the result is something relaxed and genuine.
Light motivates me to make something beautiful. I follow the shine, the shadows and softness that is offered in order to create something authentic. A great photo has deliberate composition, honest emotion and above all a light that complements the scene. The fleeting glow suggests mood, sculpts scenes, draws the eye and adds drama. I am always moving after or before the light, working to create.
I live here on the second floor and rent the first floor to local artists. I love this building. It was built on a perch over the Farmington River in the late 1800’s. I started renovating a few years ago; thought I would never finish. It has the original quarter sawn floors. Old doors. The locks and knobs are from that long ago era as are the 1800 century architectural lines….Parts of it are new, of course. The kitchen for instance. And my studio space where I meet clients for the first time and begin lifelong relationships.