A portrait is a way to tell someone about who you are. The outfit you wear, the props and the background can tell a different story about you. I do have a studio with white background paper and a screen where you can see what I see. Going to a location for a different feel and look is also an option. My style of photographing portraits is much like my over all style of letting things happen and helping pose along the way to tell your story.
This day is important to you and the surrounding people in your life. This is your event that took time and effort to put together. As the photographer I will be capturing the event as it's happening. Being a fly on the wall and letting the action unfold. Just like how I got started with photography, the candid moments are the once in a lifetime small events that can be missed with a blink of an eye.