I have known Maggie and Chad for a few years. It was so excited to hear they were engaged! I was honored when Maggie reached out to me to tell me she wanted to hire me. It was very important for Maggie and Chad to have a photographer that they knew and trusted. In her words, she and Chad were “so awkward taking photos”. lol … I would disagree with that, I mean look how cute they are! But believe me, I understand. Don’t we all feel that way … a little uncertain and awkward when it comes to having our photos taken?
We were slightly outside of their photography budget, but Maggie and Chad made it work. Being creatives, they knew how important it was to find a photographer that they liked stylistically. They also knew they needed one that made them feel confident and comfortable. Maggie and Chad wanted beautiful images but, more importantly, they wanted to enjoy their day with their friends and family. They made the decision to invest what they needed to find that right photographer. Lucky for me, I was it!
As most couples do, Maggie and Chad both had some pre-wedding jitters. Not about getting married, that’s the easy part. They were more nervous about making sure everything went smoothly the way they had dreamt about. Knowing that Maggie and Chad were nervous about photos, I knew I had to make them forget that anyone else was there but us. Maggie later told me that she loved how I could easily make her laugh by just laughing along with her (that was one of the biggest selling points for her, lol). I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I have a contagious laugh and I love to laugh, so that was an easy win for everyone.
Getting to know my couples and building a deep relationship with them is one of the most important elements of capturing amazing and beautiful photographs. If I don’t build that bond, I can’t anticipate when and how to help you relax, laugh and enjoy your photo session so you can have those images that blow your mind.
Maggie and Chad understood the importance of a good photographer from both a stylistic aspect and that personal bond. They both told me how happy they are that I was their photographer. From how much fun they had, how their bridal party had a great time and to how beautiful their images are. It may have been a bit beyond their means, but everything ended up way beyond their expectations. It was the amazing experience they received and stunning images that they will be able to share for a lifetime.