The sun was already high in the sky at 9am on the morning of Sean + Heidi's downtown Columbus engagement session. Luckily for all of us, the tall buildings provided shade, otherwise we would have been so sweaty!
We met Laura and Brian just about a month before their Columbus wedding. As we sat in a Panera and talked about their upcoming wedding, they showed us a video Brian had set up for when he chose to propose to Laura in front of all their family! It was so sweet. We could tell that the two of them were a match made in heaven. Lucky for us, we were a match for them too and they told us they wanted us to be a part of their wedding day on the spot!
In honor of our 9th anniversary, rather than go on and on about ourselves and how we've managed not to kill each other off in pursuit of a life insurance policy, we'd rather share some photos, I mean we are Columbus wedding photographers after all... and also share a little advice with you.
As Columbus wedding photographers, we're pretty embarrassed to admit this. This spring we had portraits taken of us for the first time in NINE YEARS. We honestly wouldn't admit that to you, but we had a really great reason for getting on the other side of the camera, so we wanted to share.
Our Columbus wedding photography clients often think their family portraits will be simple, quick and easy, but they're actually the most time consuming. This is because of a lack of preparedness beforehand. By doing a few easy things ahead of time, your family portraits will be the ones everyone wants to hang above the mantel in their home.
After photographing so many Columbus weddings and seeing so many awkward slices, we've put together a few thoughts to help you make this cake-cutting moment the fun memory you want it to be.
We care so much about not only capturing the amazing shots you want from your wedding day, but also that you enjoy your experience, that you have fun and don't feel stressed
We personally love Pinterest, we share recipes, memes, helpful blogs and of course we use it for our business too, to help brides + grooms like you! BUT... we want you to also have realistic expectations for your Columbus wedding photography. So here are a few tips.
Should you use a friend as your wedding photographer?
When we meet with a couple, we see it as a get-to-know-you meeting. We want to know you as much as you know us. Did you meet in Columbus, how long have you been engaged? What are you looking for in a Columbus Wedding Photographer?
Emily + Dylan's Heritage Trail engagement session in Hilliard was so adorable...and I didn't even plan it that way, in fact I pretty much had a very different vision than what we ended up with.
There is a big difference between an expense and an investment and I think that is the thing that distinguishes us from many other Columbus wedding photographers. To us, wedding photography is an investment in the way that you receive a valuable return for your money. We value photographs, and our clients do too.
When we met Emily + Eric, I told them that I had been drooling over this downtown Columbus mural and the moment I saw it knew it was the perfect spot for an engagement session. Luckily for us, they were down to do most anything we wanted. We love when clients trust us enough to have complete creative control.
So... Nick + Jocelyn are like the furthest from grungy, so I feel like I need to explain the vibe I was aiming for with their Franklinton engagement session. The goal I had in mind was to play into some juxtaposition and place them, and their love and beauty against a backdrop of industrial and somewhat failing concrete.
Tim and I recently had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by ILEA, NACE and WPC to learn about some current wedding trends as discussed by leaders in the industry. Of course we took our cameras so we could report back to you! Here's a little about what we learned:
Ahead of Columbus Pride this weekend I wanted to share my feelings on equality.
Summer and Fall are really popular times for engagement sessions, as many couples planning a Columbus Ohio wedding for the next spring would like their photos done in enough time to order save the dates or use their photos for their wedding websites, invites etc. Not to mention the best weather here in Ohio is between June and October.
A wedding is a special moment in a couple’s life, so it should be exactly what each of them want. For some brides, the groom can be conspicuously absent from all of the planning activities for this very big day.
You may remember Derek & Heather from their engagement session. As I said then, they are such a cool couple. I just LOVE them. Here is a recap of their Clintonville OH wedding.
From the very moment I skyped with Angel, I just knew that she was MY client.