15 Reasons You’ll Love Working With Us
Want to know what your wedding will be like with us by your side? Read on!
(*Spoiler Alert* It will be awesome)
Want to know what your wedding will be like with us by your side? Read on!
(*Spoiler Alert* It will be awesome)
We believe that interesting and wonderful things happen when people are allowed to be themselves. When we photograph you, we’ll get you and your love to hang out and interact with each other. Whatever goodness unfolds from there is perfect.
A wedding isn’t over in four hours. We know there’s so much more to your day and we’ll be there from beginning to end. The anticipation. The people. The joy. The laughter. The dancing. You get to enjoy your day fully, knowing we’ll be there to create beautiful art of it all.
We’re a married couple. We get it. We know exactly what it’s like to plan a wedding and how important this day is to you. We also know that aside from planning a wedding, you’re building a marriage together and we’ll do what we can to encourage and support you in both.
Building a relationship with each of our couples is the heart and soul of our business. We want to grab coffee with you, go on a hike together, or spend time doing something you love. We care about who you are and we want to learn your story.
Our passion is to create photographs that are authentic. Living. Breathing. Honest. These photographs are enduring. They’ll stand the test of time and when you’re celebrating your fiftieth anniversary together you’re still going to love them.
Your story inspires us to create art that reflects you. To us, you’re not just another couple in the middle of a field or in front of a brick wall. If you like those things, great, but if fields and brick walls don’t mean anything to you, we’re not going to photograph you there. Together, we’ll discover and tell the bigger picture of your story.
Nobody wants a stranger around for their entire wedding day. By the time your day rolls around and we arrive to shoot every amazing minute of it, we’re not going to be strangers to you–we’re going to be a lot more like friends. Two people who are one your side. Two people you can completely trust.
We aim to keep things fun and natural all day long. Even during formal photo times, things are never stiff. We want everyone to have a great time and wouldn’t have it any other way. Getting your photograph taken should be fun, not painful. While we will offer guidance and direction when we photograph you, we’ll never ask you to pose “just so”.
Let’s keep it simple. We’re not here to make your wedding day more complicated. Past couples have told us over and over how we brought peace, calm, fun and joy to their wedding days. We’ll bring the same to yours.
No train tracks. No 80/90s squatting poses. No “everyone jump in air!” shot. Those things make us feel ill and if you’re the right kind of couple for us, those shots don’t thrill you either. We’ll NEVER (ever ever) say the following: “Okay, now laugh!” “Pretend you’re having fun!” or “Say Cheese!”. Real moments are the best moments.
We’re discreet, efficient, and awesome (kind of like ninjas) on your wedding day. We’re super observant and great at anticipating what’s next. We’ll photograph things that are a blur for you and some moments that you never noticed.
Quality over quantity. We’re not going to give you thousands of unedited photographs from your wedding day and overwhelm you. Instead, we give the very best; we get rid of all the half-blinks and double chin shots and edit the rest of your photographs to perfection. Each photograph gets individual attention. When you receive them, they’ll be fully ready to enjoy, print and share.
Stories enchant us–our greatest joy is to learn your story and share in it. When we’re done editing all of your amazing photographs we’ll put a beautiful, custom designed wedding album in your hands that will tell the story of your day like nothing else.
As artists, we’re always pushing ourselves to be better. When we create a photograph, we want to be wowing ourselves with what we’ve made because if we’re impressed, we know you’re going to absolutely love it. We aim to create incredible art for every couple and we’re not afraid to try something new to get an amazing shot.
We love our job. Seriously, we really, really love weddings and photographing couples on one of the best days of their lives. We know that we’ve been given a gift: we get to stop time for people and when a couple trusts us with their photos, we are so honoured. We photograph every wedding with the love and dedication as if it were our own.
For you, photography isn’t just something to check off the list, it’s something important. It's deeply valued. You want photos that tell a story: about real moments, about the love that exists between you, about family and friends and celebration.
We love working with brides who look for inspiration within and aren’t afraid to forego traditions or trends for what’s really reflective of who you are. We love working with grooms who are caring and involved; afterall, the wedding day isn’t just about her, it’s about the both of you and a marriage you’re building together, an adventure that you’re both a part of.
We’re not going to keep you at arms length and we ask that you do the same for us. If we can, we’ll have you over to our home and pour you wine or beer and chat for awhile and if you don’t want either of those, let us make you tea or coffee or something other than water. By the time your wedding day rolls around, we're not a vendor--we're friends.
There is magic in the air on a wedding day. It’s the one day in your whole life when all the people you love will come from all over and gather to celebrate you and your love. It’s an incredible thing to be part of. Sometimes we just can’t believe that this is our job! We love hearing personal vows and photographing happy tears at ceremonies. It’s awesome to see our couples’ stories and personalities shine out through how they choose to celebrate and even decorate--it’s different every time and it’s never boring. At the end of the day, we walk away more in love with each other. We think it’s the best.
Yep--every single one! We’re better together. You’ll get two unique perspectives of your day when you book us. We can be in two places at once so that we don’t miss out on any part of the story–one of us with the bride while her dress is being done up and one of us with the groom while whiskey is being enjoyed. It’s double the fun.
Yes, but we call them connection shoots because "engagement shoot" has a bit of a cheesy connotation to it, and the last thing we're going to do is make you lean over and kiss each other across train tracks. Think of our time together as more of a great date for the two of you where you'll connect, share, laugh, and play and less of a fashion-style photo shoot.
A connection shoot is a great opportunity for you to warm up to us and our cameras before the big day. We’ll work with you to plan something memorable, fun and reflective of yourselves. We love it when your session includes some kind of activity (going for coffee, riding bikes, enjoying a walk, visiting the farmer's market, sailing, making pancakes, etc) or are in an area that isn’t overrun by people and offers some great scenery.
No worries! Do you know how many people have said that to us that you've seen on our website? Almost all of them.
When we photograph you, we just want you to be yourselves. We'll be talking, laughing, walking around and getting into all sorts of fun, so you're going to feel comfortable and have a great time. We’ll find some spots with great light or a great backdrop and invite you to hang out there. And we photograph what unfolds. Because we believe photography can be organic.
So, we may ask you to get close, cuddle, and put your arms around each other, hold hands, or whisper some sweet things into your loves’ ear. You’ll get to connect and love on each other and by the end, it'll feel like you just went on a great date.
We offer full-day coverage for weddings. We’re all about telling your whole story. You won’t need to rush through any part of your day to accommodate a limited photography package. Relax and soak it in for all the goodness that it is! We’ll get the entire story: the big events and the in-between, unexpected moments too. We don’t watch the clock.
Our elopement and intimate wedding coverage is offered at a two hour minimum under a special rate that is available on weekdays from May-September, or any day of the week from October-April. Get in touch with us to find out if your wedding plans fit under this category.
Yes! We love destination weddings. If you’re in love with our photography & planning a wedding somewhere other than in our home city of Vancouver, don’t let the distance come between us! Planes, trains, automobiles, hot air balloons... we’ll find a way to get to you & your wedding and make the magic happen.
After we photograph your awesome wedding, we carefully edit each and every shot with loads of love and attention to detail. We have high standards. Don’t worry though, we won’t hold your photographs hostage--we know what it feels like to wait for something like this. You’ll receive them no later than 3 months after your wedding during our busiest months and you’ll be the first to see them all.
Your photographs are delivered to you via a link to a personal online gallery. They will be up there for a year and also backed up in cloud storage. It’s super easy to access your gallery, download all your photographs, and share your photos with friends and family. Your photographs will be accessible from anywhere.
We use professional grade Canon DSLR cameras and lenses. We each have a camera and also carry a backup. We have a variety of lenses--everything we need & more to do an awesome job with your photographs. We also have professional off-camera flash equipment for ceremonies & receptions that are in dark spaces, though we often prefer to shoot off the ambient light if possible as it is less obtrusive. We also have a really rad, open-air photo booth that we can bring to your reception--studio quality shots of all your guests and the life of the party, this is something you're gonna want to have!
We know what it's like to plan a wedding. It can be super overwhelming and daunting at times, but do not stress, we're here for you with a whole lot of know-how. We're here to help with planning your schedule, creating enough time for amazing photographs to be made, and finding the perfect locations to do your photos at. We care and if we can make a difference in the stress of planning, the search for a hair and makeup artist, the creation of a family portrait list, or with something else, we want to.
Yes, of course! We know these folks are important to you and will work with you to schedule time for these photos on your wedding day. We don’t always blog these shots, but if you’d like to see any, just let us know and we’ll be happy to show you!
Our wedding was on May 25th, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. It rained on and off the entire day until sunset time, but it was perfect. We wrote our own vows to each other and exchanged them in front of 65 close friends and family in view of the ocean. Graeme took his groomsmen out to breakfast at The Elbow Room on Davie Street and Sarah danced with her dad to Twist and Shout by The Beatles. We made our getaway under a tunnel of sparklers and cried in our car on the way to the hotel, overwhelmed with joy and love.
At every wedding, we create a collection of photographs that tell a story for our couples.
We bottle up how you felt on one of the best days of your life. Stories belong in books. A story can’t be read by clicking from image file to image file. It has to be laid out on a page and read cover to cover.
Photographs are best enjoyed when they become something tangible.
We love how photographs of the in-between moments from your day have a beautiful place in your album. Like the photo that shows the joy in your eyes when you first saw each other, shots of the scenery that surrounded your celebrations, or the photograph of Grandma tearing it up on the dance floor. Having something this beautiful and tangible from your wedding day is a must.
Say hello to your first family heirloom.