We shoot weddings because they are one of the most magical things that can happen to two people living on this earth. There is something so beautiful about coming together and celebrating the unity of two souls. Is that cheesy? Oh well, we love it. We love the moments, the happiness and the gritty, grainy love.
The day begins.
We start the day by assessing the light around us and the overall mood of the day. We explore the venue and start setting the scene for your wedding gallery. We look at your wedding as a story that has a beginning. We not only want our clients to see photos of them and the ones they love but also want them to remember the sunset they saw when they stepped out, the coolness of the air, the smell of the flowers nearby and the overall feeling from their wedding. We always strive to take photos that transport them back to that perfectly imperfect day years from now. Each image we deliver has a reason behind it, we want our clients to remember that day so clearly. The day when they felt so happy and full of love. We have a quiet approach to your wedding day, we stand back and soak it all in. Sometimes you won't even know we are there, snapping all the small moments.
Getting ready & details.
We love details. We love the necklace your grandmother wore at her wedding, the shoes you all picked out together and the tie that was your fathers. After we have set the scene around your venue we gather up your details and photograph them. We will generally have you hold your details because we love the connection you have between your things and you. We will hang back as you are tying your tie and zipping up your dress surrounded by the ones you love and photograph those moments. We love to watch how the day unfolds and photograph those moments. We believe in genuine moments, not contrived laughter. Generally we plan around an hour for getting ready photos. We prefer to start the day with getting ready images so we capture the entire day, from the beginning.
We will spend around thirty minutes photographing you both. We will have scoped out some beautiful spots the day of and take you around to them. We can adventure all around and chase the light. Couple portraits are always an intimate time because it gives you both a moment to breathe away from all the hustle and bustle of your wedding day. We will only take a few formal photos and the rest are you all loving on each other. We pick up the vibes of each couple and run with it, some need more direction and some less. We roll with it to make you both comfortable so you will enjoy yourselves.
We allocate around thirty minutes for photographing you and your separate wedding parties as well as the wedding party as a whole. We also take individual photos of you and each party member on your side.
During the ceremony we document everything that is happening around us. The crying, the laughter, the happiness. We do not direct anything during this time and will circle around the ceremony site using long lenses in order to stay out of the way and authentically capture the moments. Directly after the ceremony I have the officiant announce for the family to stay for family formals.
We allot around 15 minutes to complete the only formal photos of the day. These are the photos of loved ones that couples always treasure. We capture many candid interactions during the day but family formals are the ones that are equally important as the candids. They are timeless and happy.
It's party time! This ends all formal photos and we just photograph all the moments that unfold.
How we edit.
What you see on our site is always a clear indication of our eding style but we wanted to break it down for you. Around 75% of your final gallery are color and around 25% is black and white. We edit based on how the day felt. Quiet composed or loud and bright - we will edit to reflect the feel of your day. Our editing style is emotional and vivid.
Our Ideal Clients.
Our ideal client is one who wants trusts us to capture the emotions of their day. We have been shooting for six years now and have shot well over 200 weddings and know how handle just every wedding situation. Trust us, we've seen it all. We have spent years honing our skills and style to express the feelings you have on your wedding day.
Our ideal clients don't worry about the little things, don't stress about the dress getting dirty and know that their wedding is just the beginning on a new and exciting adventure.
Not everyone will love our work and be the right fit. And hey, that's a-ok! We'd still love to hear from you and we'd be happy to point you in the direction of a perfect photographer for you.