Like most women, I always dreamed of a beautiful wedding day, envisioning what it would be like to wear a long white beautiful gown, imagining a handsome husband in a tuxedo waiting down the aisle for me. Nothing was ever too clear, but I knew I wanted a magical day surrounded by family and friends in a beautiful venue. In all of these dreams I saw the photographs in my mind, the portrait that would hang over my mantel in my someday house, the bedside picture of my love, and of course the album (or as we do them nowadays in a photo book), something to open and look through anytime you wanted to relive that amazing day.
Also like most women, when that day finally arrived I was faced with a tight budget. By the time we took care of the beautiful gown , and venue, and dresses, and tuxes, and flowers, and cake, and food, and beverages.....well you see where the problem leads. There is nothing left for a professional high end photographer to capture it all!
Now some of you may not see this as important, or maybe you just never really thought about it because at least half the people you know probably have some sort of digital camera, or maybe even a really great cell phone. Trust me ladies, it is not the same!
My husband and I were faced with a dilemma, we wanted amazing pictures but the budget was spent. Since I was marrying a photographer with photo editing capabilities we decided to try and find a photography student to take the pictures to help build their portfolio, and we would do all the post processing ourselves. It seemed like a much better choice than Scott trying to take all the photos while being the one getting married!
Our photographer seemed to have all the right equipment, and was actually taking college courses on photography, was planning to be a wedding photographer upon graduation and we thought it was the perfect solution. We thought wrong! We had a horrible experience. This person did not have the people skills needed to interact with others, and our day was filled with frustration and embarrassment as my family members were spoken to rudely. It really ruined the perfect day of my dreams.
Then the nightmare continued for months as we tried and failed to get communication from this person that held all my photos in their possession. It was a long drawn out ordeal, that had me in tears over and over again. When we finally got the digital files we were devastated to realize that the settings used were all wrong for the environment we were in, and the post processing was a nightmare.
I do have that nice portrait shot hanging on the wall, and I do have a book to look through all the memories, but the pictures are not as amazing as my dreams, and the feelings I get while looking at them are not what they should be.
This is why we expanded our business into weddings. I wanted to help struggling couples that wanted to have those fabulous shots without having to pay several thousand dollars to get them. We wanted to be the budget friendly, great to work with, happy to be referred to your friends kind of business. We want to be the ones that give you that awesome wall hanging shot that you are proud to tell your friends about us, and send them our way.