Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
Truthfully, I feel we're a mix of Modern/Classic/Eclectic!! We say this because while we edit similar to film (with keeping colors pretty in mind!), our clients and their events run the gammut, from modern and a bit edgy, to clean and classic, to eclectic and wild!! We like to shoot keeping the style and vibe of the day in mind, and as such we consider ourselves well-rounded in that department! We believe in a client-focused approach!
What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?
I personally (Shannon) am a HUGE fan of Flat Lays!! We've become somewhat known for them in our area, which is just SO cool and super flattering!! I'm also a sucker for the vibe of the day, florals, and the Wedding FASHION!!!
What is your favorite store or brand?
My ultimate favorite store for clothing has got to be REVOLVE. I love their mix of styles and brands, and the way they style the models is important to me as a Photographer! We also love Zara, Free People, and of course Target and TJ Maxx!
What advice do you have for a newly engaged couple?
DIVE IN!! Don't wait or shy away from the planning process, and be as involved and decisive as you can! Take the time to look up photos that speak to you, and consider having an overall VIBE rather than being so set on exact colors! Really feel your potential vendors out, and then once you make your selection put your trust in them as artists to deliver what you want mixed with their unique artistic taste that drew you to them! Also, think outside the box! Don't just do something because it's tradition. Do something because it means something to you as a couple! Consider a First Look as well...it's the best way to make sure that you have plenty of time to mingle and party, and you'll get your best makeup and hair looks done early in the day (before you sweat it all off, because...#Florida)!!
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
THE FEELS. Brandon (the hubby) and I have GOT to be some of the most friendly and outgoing Wedding Photographers in the game. Because of this, we truly enjoy meeting all of the people and family close to our couple. By the end of the night you can find us boogying down with our Brides or in a sweaty embrace with the parents of our couples. It's not a joke, we're a good time and we like to make sure that we give everyone permission to truly be themselves and live in the moment!! And the best part is...we get to capture REAL, true emotions because of this!! Seeing the comfort and happiness in our couples' and their guests' eyes is our absolute favorite part once all is said and done!
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
We believe that our ability to make others feel comfortable around us is truly our "superpower"!! While we take great care in shooting and lighting and posing and everything in between, ultimately the true emotions you see in our images is because we make our couples' comfort and FUN with us the #1 priority!
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
We feel that open communication and as much random (and necessary) chatting in between is the key!! For the official part, we make sure to have a rough draft Timeline created for you earrrrly on in the process, so there are no surprises with exactly how much coverage you'll need! We also love to connect with our couples online, especially through Instagram! We feel it helps them to get to know us better, see more of our work, and for us to see how they like to have fun and what they're like together as a couple, so that we can pose them and direct them in a way that makes sense for them! We're always an email/text/phone call away, and with Shannon being the ultimate communicator, we make sure all are totally informed throughout the entire process! :)