Hi, I’m Todd Laffler, sole photographer, and owner of Laffler Photography.
I began my journey in photography when I was a teenager. My mother showed me how to shoot, develop, and print black and white photographs in her makeshift darkroom in the basement. I was hooked immediately. I started photographing what I knew best, which at the time was skateboarding. Photographing action at its zenith day in and day out really honed my sense of timing. This skill is a tremendous advantage while shooting weddings in a photojournalistic style where anticipation, and vigilance for capturing key emotions and expressions is critical.
After high school I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, one of the nation’s top-ranked art schools, where I earned my BFA in photography. College really fine tuned my photographic skills, and greatly contributed to my current aesthetic in photography. In 2012 I was incredibly honored to be named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine.
I usually work in a very relaxed and laid back style while shooting a wedding. I like to let the events of the day unfold naturally and just be prepared to capture them as they happen. Although there does need to be some direction from me during the family and “formal” photographs, I try to have fun with it, doing unique shots and keeping things light. For the most part though, I stay in the background as a quiet observer. It is very important to me that the photographs I create at a wedding are unique and artistic, and when seen collectively, tell the entire story of the day.
Most of my clients have an affinity for photography or are photographers themselves. It’s important to them that their wedding photographs are not mere documentary replicas of moments, but rather artistic impressions and interpretations of fleeting interactions and relationships between important people to them. I am extremely proud and honored to call myself a Wedding Photographer.