Your Wedding Day - Photography Experience
THE MORNING OF
While you get pampered and beautified our cameras are clicking, creating visual stories of every moment and detail. We photograph the hair and makeup, wedding dress, veil, shoes, jewelry and more. We capture wide shots of the room - be it messy or clean - and closeups of the artists and stylists at work. Other important details, such as handwritten vows, gifts and letters become the focus of our creative eye - as we compose unique art incorporating these valued treasures. When the time is right, Andy or both of us meet up with the guys to capture a similar set of images.
If you choose a first look, we will set you up in an ideal location, line you up back to back or just around a corner from each other, and start snapping as you turn to see each other for the first time. Because there are two of us - one person can focus on the groom and the other on the bride so your immediate expressions are captured perfectly. If time permits we will merge from this directly to romantic portraits, before joining up with your wedding party. You may want us photograph formal portraits with your family and wedding party before the ceremony also. It's completely up to you!
We seamlessly work together to photograph every moment of your ceremony. One of us is always dedicated fully to the bride and groom, while the other focusses on the reactions of family and guests, unique perspectives, wide shots, and close up details. We switch back and forth as needed and stay as invisible as possible. The ceremony is all about you. We are just there to document it with amazing photos that you can look back on to smile, shed a tear, feel and remember the moments whenever you feel like it.
Formal pictures, should you opt for them, usually include family portraits and posed shots of the wedding party. We find a pretty and convenient backdrop and make sure that every important person has their time in the spotlight. Our trained assistant checks off the shot list, sets up and manages our light(s) if required, and makes sure your wedding dress and tux look perfect. We can photograph these literally anywhere - even in the black of night or bright mid day sun. There is no stopping us from creating well lit and sharp images of you and the people you love. Usually one photographer and our assistant take care of these formal images, while the other photographer sneaks off to photograph the reception venue and other guests as they hang out during the cocktail hour, etc.
No wedding day is complete without a romantic session with just the two of you. This is often between the ceremony and reception, or you may opt for a first look session prior to your ceremony. We will hang back and zoom in from a distance while you share an intimate moment together. We will direct you with some loose posing for a portion of our time. There will be portraits captured of each of you separately, close ups of you together, scenic images with dreamy skies, and some extra creative photos unlike anyone else has. Often a portion of these photos are captured during a second "mini session" sometime during your reception, when we sneak out for a few minutes at sunset or in the black of night and create something truly magical. You are going to LOVE this time behind our lens most of all. We always have a great time.
When the dancing is well underway and our time is done, we will check in with you to make sure there is nothing else you'd like us to stay and photograph. We are always happy to stay later at a moment's notice. Before we make our exit there are hugs and smiles and thank-yous all around. We have just shared an incredible experience together, unlike any other. It's why we love weddings so much.
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