Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
We see ourselves as modern photographers because we shoot photojournalistically, with state-of-the-art equipment and open-mindedness. But our images are defined by the style and personality of the people in them.
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
We were lucky enough to photograph a gorgeous wedding at a castle in Germany, and the couple's family decorated a 2-seater bicycle with strings of flowers! The bride and groom had so much fun riding it, it was beautiful and amazing!
What is your favorite store or brand?
Easy - B&H and Canon
What advice do you have for a newly engaged bride?
Do some research. There are so many possibilities! There are photographers for every style, venues that you didn't know existed, wedding details that you have never imagined possible. Be different.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
We LOVE weddings, the anticipation, excitment - even the pressure. But our favorite thing about a wedding is the moment our couples see their images for the first time... knowing that they are getting to experience that day again - maybe even seeing it as better than they remembered :)
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
We have a hard time describing ourselves that way - so here is how one of our brides described working with us: "A friend once said that with Concept, the love just comes through the pictures. I think that pretty much sums it up right there! In addition to that though, having you guys as our photographers was like hanging out with old friends. Bret and I were both at ease and having fun - we just enjoyed the moment, the day. You guys rock!"
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
The wedding experience begins with the first phone call or email we receive from our clients. We are friendly, honest and flexible - always remembering that the work we do is not about us - it's about them. Our preference is to meet face to face with our clients whenever possible, and we skype as an alternative. It is so important to know that you enjoy the personality of your photographers, as well as their work, since you spend so much time with them on your wedding day.
Once all questions are answered, we design an online quote and contract for our couples, so that all of the information we agree to is easily available. We give our clients our cell pone numbers and ask that they call with any and all questions. About a month out from the big day, we send them a sample formals list / timeline to fill out that ensures all pictures that are important to them are covered.
On the actual wedding day, we go out of our way to be perceptive and polite. We laugh at how ofter we get complimented on how great we are to work with long before an image is even seen. We do not limit the amount of images we shoot, and we individually edit every image we give to our clients. We guarantee a 30 day turn time for all weddings.