The Road Not Taken
In this week’s episode, photographer Alan Weiner discusses stepping away from the big city, outlines the unique challenges of the photojournalist who turns to the world of weddings and reminds us how a single image can actually change the world.
About Alan Weiner
Alan Weiner is a wedding photographer living in Portland Oregon. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Since then he has worked as a contract photographer for The New York Times Atlanta Bureau, a corporate freelance photographer for Pepsi, IBM, Frito Lay, Coke-a-Cola and other, as well as worked with photographer Denis Reggie shooting celebrity weddings and corporate events. Alan also co-founded The Wedding Bureau and has been CEO since it’s beginning in 1999. Photos by Alan Weiner.
About the Host- Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. While there, he broadened his knowledge of the photography industry through his work for Alaska’s largest advertising agency and his involvement with several stock photography companies. It was also in Alaska that Travis photographed his first wedding alongside his partner, photographer Jessica Hill, and the two began to lay the groundwork for the company that was to follow. Then, it was on to Portland, Oregon where Jessica and Travis would put all of their brainstorming into effect and establish Jessica Hill Photography as one of the premiere boutique wedding photography studios in the area. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Laurelhurst Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.