February 20, 2018
When we chose to take the leap from a single wedding photographer to a husband & wife photography team, it was pretty scary! I didn’t know it at the time, but Austin was the missing piece to my business. We can both be pretty opinionated, and I wasn’t sure how that was going to work out as business partners. We’ve had some “discussions” about what we wanted in our business. However, while we had to compromise on some of our opinions, we had the same hope for our business:
That we would create heirloom quality photographs for our couples. That their wedding photography would carry on their family legacy beyond a generation or two. We believe in this still.
Why? Because our biggest regret from our own wedding (Aside from the purple sash….) was that we didn’t invest in wedding photography .
YUP. You read that right. We’re wedding photographers that didn’t hire a wedding photographer.
If you’ve read about how quickly we got married, you’ll realize that we didn’t have much time or the funds to hire a photographer. So, we decided to put my camera on auto and hand it off to a friend. (God bless her, she did her very best for being tossed a camera without training!)
A lot of people assume that a decent DSLR should be able to create beautiful images, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. A DSLR is simply a tool we use to photograph. There are a lot of things one must learn to create beautiful images.
When we loaded the images on the computer, my heart sank a little.. We have such a unique and perfectly us wedding story, and we don’t really have images to reflect that. Disappointment & regret are really the only words I can use when I think about it.
And that regret is the fuel to our fire. It propels us forward, because every couple deserves to have photographs they can share with their children and grandchildren. Every couple deserves photographs that caught the quick glances and capture the excitement. Every couple deserves wedding photography that makes them feel beautiful.
We have never shared our wedding photos publicly before, but we wanted you to see the difference. Wedding Photography is so much more than another expense. It is one of the few ways you can actually look back on your wedding day. It deserves so much more than mediocre.
Not because they’re the most most important of the day, they’re not, but because they have been carefully selected. Each can be tied to a moment when the bride realized what she would look like on her wedding day. They’re important.
He had yet to announce it to the family, but my grandpa was fighting leukemia at our wedding. He passed away about 8 months after. This is one of the last photos I have of him, and I wish so badly, almost more than any of our other photographs, that it was properly exposed and coloring was better. It captures his spirit so well. We’ve taken note of that, and pay special attention to family members. We knew that one day our couples would be thankful for those special moments.
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