Archive for July, 2011
Lindsay and I were alerted by our good friend Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting of something wonderful last night. With what amounted to no off-season due to a few way out of town weddings, conferences, family matters, and just simply the bustle of life, the Richmond Magazine‘s yearly Best and Worst issue wasn’t quite on our radar. However, I definitely was out the door as soon as Barnes and Noble opened to grab a copy.
There it was…one of Richmond’s Best of Weddings for the category of “Photographer Who Gets the Best Candid Shots”
We’re so humbled and honored that, despite no campaigning on our own behalf, so many Richmonders thought of us when placing their votes. To our friends, our wonderful wedding couples present and past, and all others – sincerely, thank you.
We’ve always trusted in the value of true, real moments as the foundation of fantastic wedding photography. It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized for it by the city we live in and the people we love.
Also, a big congratulations to all our many wedding industry friends who won Richmond’s vote this year.
Thank you and enjoy a little slideshow of what we think defines the award!
Keeping up with the theme of great people + great experiences = great wedding photography…
I met Helen several years ago through friends at one of my favorite Fan hideouts. We built a random friendship through random encounters over the next few months (one being that she lived a block from our studio…maybe not so random after all) and always had a blast in our brief conversations. Fast forward a while, and I get the call saying that she’d met this wonderful man (yes, that’s you Barrett) and she would love for us to be their photographers at their upcoming wedding. Well, the answer was clearly yes, but not simply because we’re photographers and they needed one. After meeting Barrett, then sitting down and talking about their plans and listening to their story, a few things were clear. These two were awesome together and that their wedding would be an extension of everything that I knew about Helen and was getting to know about Barrett. Oh, and they love photography. Our little tagline isn’t just a throwaway message. We find time after time that the folks whom we connect with are very much in love with real moments. For us, to love photography is to love the moment. Sure, we dig the fun portraits and respect the value of family formals, but the foundation of the wedding day is pure, unadulterated connections between people who care for each other and are simply having a great time.
I’d like to introduce you to Loren and Ryan, a fantastic couple that I met at a recent Choice Entertainment “Meet the DJ” night. From the minute the three of us started to chat I could tell there was a connection and I can’t explain how important Lindsay and I feel about making that connection. We so often stress the experience of working with your photographer as being as important as the images. After all, we spend more time with you than any other vendor throughout the entire wedding process. As we end each wedding season (when does it end, actually?), Lindsay and I reflect back on not only what we’ve created, but also the number of great people that we’ve had the pleasure of spending time with. Being a full-time wedding photographer with a studio to maintain is tough, filled with long days of editing, business, and shooting. The people we meet are the payoff. They are what makes it worthwhile.
Well, these two are definitely a part of the payoff. We had a blast at the engagement session as we walked through the Canal Walk and Church Hill. There was plenty of laughter and some great tender moments between them. I hope you enjoy the session and look forward to their wedding day. Thank you Loren and Ryan!