The short story.

He loves cold weath­er, ski­ing, work­ing on his car, bour­bon, devel­op­ing & scan­ning film, col­lect­ing vin­tage cam­eras and vinyl records, and air gui­tar­ing those sear­ing solos. She loves lift­ing weights, yoga pants, con­tin­u­ous­ly want­i­ng a dog she is death­ly aller­gic to, cry­ing at some point dur­ing every movie, all the cof­fee, and doing laun­dry every sev­er­al months or so. We like craft beer hol­i­days, Game of Thrones, gourmet mac ‘n cheese, cats (more than life itself), fresh-brewed tea, and watch­ing entire sea­sons of a TV show from start to fin­ish in two days.

We want to know You. We reg­u­lar­ly for­get to talk busi­ness dur­ing client meet­ings. Can we be friends?

The long story.

For­ev­er is a long time. A real­ly long time, actu­al­ly. But of course we don’t have to tell you that. As wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers, it weighs on us heav­i­ly that we are cap­tur­ing the begin­ning of your for­ev­er. We believe it real­ly should last that long, and car­ry the feel­ing of that new begin­ning the whole time. We want images that will be emo­tion­al­ly sat­u­rat­ed until death do you part. And we wouldn’t mind them look­ing absolute­ly bril­liant along the way.

We’ll be hon­est. We’re crit­i­cal of wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy. We love scour­ing mag­a­zines and the inter­net for great, inspir­ing work. But we tru­ly dis­like a great deal of it. Very lit­tle of it would we be proud to have as our own. Most of it suf­fers from a num­ber of issues; every­thing from dat­ed (or will-be-dated) tech­niques, to com­plete­ly unin­spired and cliché com­po­si­tions, right down to just plain poor craft­man­ship. Dig­i­tal has changed the whole game, and the “bar­ri­er to entry” is essen­tial­ly gone. Any­one with a lit­tle mon­ey can buy pro-level gear, charge some cash, burn images to a disk, and call them­selves a pho­tog­ra­ph­er… and we have absolute­ly noth­ing wrong that.

It’s great to have some­thing as won­der­ful and beau­ti­ful as the gift of qual­i­ty pho­tog­ra­phy avail­able to any­one. The prob­lem is that wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy is a dif­fer­ent ani­mal that shouldn’t be left to an ama­teur. Not only are the vari­ables of what can change or go wrong infi­nite, and the need to devel­op mean­ing­ful client rela­tion­ships para­mount to an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence, but the sheer time to adapt to all of what is required is fleet­ing. And most impor­tant­ly, you only get one shot.

SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW…

So in this densly pop­u­lat­ed mar­ket that is wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy, what makes us dif­fer­ent?

Film.

Wait, I thought film was dead? Essen­tial­ly, in a face-paced and mod­ern pho­to­jouran­lis­tic sense it is. But in ear­ly 2011, after hav­ing start­ed my for­ay into seri­ous pho­tog­ra­phy in the dig­i­tal era, I picked up a film cam­era. It changed my life. I slowed down. The 12 shots per roll on my ’61 Rollei­flex is a far cry from the 1500 shots per mem­o­ry card on my dig­i­tal Nikon. I began to con­cen­trate on com­po­si­tion and light more than I ever had before. I could no longer rely on crazy dig­i­tal effects as a crutch for weak com­po­si­tion. And it is this con­cept of dig­i­tal effects that made me real­ize some­thing. Film nev­er goes out of style. Film is time­less. Film, when tak­en care of, looks freak­ing good.

But of course, wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy is about more than that col­or and that vibe. We’ve got the actu­al com­po­si­tions. So while film itself looks good, let’s be hon­est… most of the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy from the film era doesn’t. It’s not the medi­um, though. It’s the stale, for­mal, studio-portrait style pho­tog­ra­phy. But we want fresh. We want to tell a sto­ry. So that’s why we’ve adopt­ed the pho­to­jouran­lis­tic sto­ry­book style of pho­tog­ra­phy. For most of the day we are a fly on the wall, cap­tur­ing the day as it unfolds with only lim­it­ed prod­ding. We real­ly aren’t try­ing to cap­ture pic­tures. We’re try­ing to cap­ture moments. Even dur­ing “posed” time, we’re set­ting up a sit­u­a­tion more than we’re set­ting up a shot. It may be as sim­ple as telling you to sim­ply walk hand-in-hand and then we throw out an idea to stim­u­late your emo­tions visu­al­ly. We don’t need to tell you to act in love. You are in love… and it will show. And that’s going to cre­ate bet­ter pic­tures than any amount of instruc­tion.

So you’re con­fused. Do we shoot film, or do we not? Gen­er­al­ly not for wed­dings. With the way we work, dig­i­tal gives us an amount of speed and flex­i­bil­i­ty that is too impor­tant to give up. But the way we edit is great­ly inspired by film. Just because our ulti­mate goal is to cre­ate art that will still look good when you have grand­kids doesn’t mean we aren’t cut­ting edge or we don’t like to have fun. We’re always itch­ing to try new things. We’ve just tak­en the best of what’s old and merged it with what is the best of today. You’ll thank us in 30 years.

WORDS OF WISDOM…

It comes up reg­u­lar­ly in wed­ding pub­li­ca­tions, and we even hear it per­son­al­ly: The num­ber one regret brides have look­ing back at their wed­ding is under­es­ti­mat­ing the impor­tance of pho­tog­ra­phy. This ends in not chos­ing the pho­tog­ra­ph­er you real­ly want. And it near­ly always comes down to dol­lars. Heck, you prob­a­bly checked out our prices before even read­ing this “about” page. But how much are your mem­o­ries worth? After the wed­ding day, you’ve got what’s in your head, and what’s in an album. And maybe a piece of cake stuck in the back of your freez­er, but that’s it.

Pho­tog­ra­phy is an art form and there­fore not well-suited for shop­ping by price. Pho­tog­ra­phy is per­son­al and we ask that you choose your arist based on their tal­ent, creaiv­i­ty, and per­son­al rap­port with you. With that said, we ask you to con­sid­er the fol­low­ing:

Imag­ine you’re look­ing for a roman­tic part­ner, so you reg­is­ter on a dat­ing web site to try to find the ide­al per­son. This site, how­ev­er, is unusu­al in that there are no pho­tographs and no infor­ma­tion about any of the peo­ple on there. The only clue you have about any­one is how much he or she would expect you to spend on their birth­day present. How would that affect your choice? Wouldn’t you be more inter­est­ed in find­ing out about their per­son­al­i­ty, char­ac­ter, age and looks than some­thing that could only be described as a price?

We real­ly hope you answered “yes.”

We’re here to be a part of your mem­o­ries, and spin our vision and creaiv­i­ty to best reflect what’s in your heart. Even if we’re not your final choice for what­ev­er rea­son, please make sure who­ev­er you choose as your pho­tog­ra­ph­er is some­one that you can con­nect with; some­one you can be your­self with; some­one whose images you con­nect with. As we love what we do and the finan­cial aspect is a nec­es­sary evil for us to con­in­ue to do what we do, we will be held to the same stan­dard: If we don’t think we’re the best choice for you, we’ll be hap­py to guide you in the right dire­cion to an arist that is the right fit.

But please, browse our gal­leries. We do hope you’ll fall in love with that you see. That’s what mat­ters most. We don’t down­play the impor­tance of your bud­get, but we urge you to talk with us before rul­ing us out. If you love what we do, we will love you back, and we’ll always see what we can do to start a beau­ti­ful new rela­tion­ship.

So go ahead, click the con­tact but­ton on the top right of this page. The biggest day of your life is com­ing up soon, and we wouldn’t miss it for the world.


The start of something beautiful…


We are world-class wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers that spe­cial­ize meld­ing love and art with tech­ni­cal prowess, but we can’t do it with­out you. Con­tact us today and we’ll get this par­ty start­ed!