A note about wedding photographers

This year we decided to take a leap of faith and realign ourselves. We’ve had friends that have really just given up on our wedding industry in general. In today’s world where cameras are an important part of everyone’s life it is difficult to distinguish the real value in photography.

At the end of last year we couldn’t help but feel the same as most, undervalued and overworked. When we both had started our interest in photography, on our own with separate businesses, it was for the pure joy of photographing someone’s precious moments. It was not to nickel and dime with our clients or to have to prove why they could always find a photographer that was willing to work for free.

We knew we needed to get back to that place of photographing for the joy of it not because it was another gig we had previously committed to shoot.

This year, we committed to less weddings, in fact about half of what we would usually shoot for a year. It was a big decision, and I cannot pretend that it was an easy one. For us this meant we both would pursue other careers, because even wedding photographers have bills to pay. But what this meant was that we would get our love for photography back. We promised each other we would only take on couples we felt were right for us, which boiled down to are couples who are in love and who value the art of photography. The last thing we would ever want is to be is the robot that clicks the shutter.

Again, this was not an easy choice but as I finish editing our last weekend’s wedding I can honestly say I am in love again. I am in love with the couples we’ve worked with and the ones we can’t wait to photograph soon. I am in love with the way our approach to the wedding day has changed. And lastly in love with the images we are producing. To this day I think this year we’ve produced some of our best work and we’ve never felt our photography be as appreciated by our couples.

I guess to wrap this up I just want to say a sincerely big ‘THANK YOU’ to our clients for helping us see the light again, for trusting us and allowing us to do exactly what we love.

I don’t know what comes next but all I know and believe in is that “The only thing that’s constant is change”.

And if you are interested last year we did videos on why we both choose to be photographers: Tom’s Video and Keidi’s Video

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Military Wedding – Molly and Billy

Molly and Billy met at Shippensburg University and they were just friends. When Billy decided to pursue the Marine’s, that’s when they both realized they had loved each other all along!

You guys their love story is one for the books! I don’t want to use any other words to describe Billy’s proposal other than exactly what Molly told us:

“Two months after we started talking, he left for boot camp for the Marine’s. Three months went by without any sort of communication besides letters. We can both honestly say that we knew from the first time we hung out that we wanted to be together and this was what we had been waiting for. 8 months after we started dating, he proposed during his Easter leave. His parents and I picked him up from the airport and brought him back to their house. His parents left to go get food, which left he and I alone (they knew he was going to propose…I had NO idea. He had me thinking he was going to wait until I graduated college to propose). Anyways, we are at his house and are about to go for a late night walk at the golf course and as we are leaving his house, he started to get very serious and sweet, telling me all these amazing things. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was without a doubt the biggest and best surprise of my life and I was so elated! I cried and tackled him to the ground…without even looking at the ring!! After a few min went by of me crying happy tears, he looked at me and said “are you going to look at the ring?” I was so happy to be with such an amazing man and we could not be happier!”

Molly and Billy we are so so so happy for you guys and hope that the physical distance between you two becomes as short as possible, you two are just meant to be together. <3

Venue: Two Mile House Carlisle, PA
Dress: Vera Wang Bridal
Florist:  Pealers Flowers
DJ: Klock Entertainment
Cake: Sweet Treats
Caterer: Savoy Catering
 

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This is the kind of happy coincidences that make my heart sing.

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Molly could not do this pink Vera Wang wedding dress any more justice.

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Terrain

I’ve talked about how awesome it is to have photographers as friends before.  However it’s even more awesome when they introduce you to amazing wedding venues, like Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills, PA.

There are a lot of photos on this post but I do want you to truly see how wonderful this place is, and maybe you’ll love it just as much as me. And if you do I want to shoot your wedding here, badly.

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Of course Krista, Katie and I were there to eat but we were so hungry and excited for the food that I inhaled it before even thinking of a photo. I did share a photo on instragram of the peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream I had for dessert once I came up for air.

A few snapshots of two beautiful ladies…

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