WE SPECIALIZE IN WEDDINGS
As you can probably tell, weddings are our absolute passion. We love to see people come together and set the most important milestone of their lives. Weddings remind us of our own vows and strengthen our marriage, so naturally we cherish the opportunity to be a part of it all.
We strive to make our wedding pictures timeless; just as your mutual affection and friendship as spouses will grow with time, we want to create images that stand the test of time. Everyone's made fun of their parents’ dated wedding photos at one time or another, and while we cant predict the future, we like to think that our images aren't the style that your children and grandchildren will tease. Just like fashion, photography has it's trends, but we're trying to create a style that transcends mode and modernity; something that will make future generations say "Wow. . . grandma and grandpa looked so happy on their wedding day!"
Whether you are looking for wedding photographers in the Kansas City Metro area or would like to see if we are available to come to another state for a single-day or multi-day wedding celebration, let us know, we'd love to meet you!
CAPTURING THE DETAILS
We all want to remember the details that made our weddings unique. Photographing the things that make your wedding special, like gifts you give to your wedding party or the letters you exchange before the ceremony help us illustrate the story of your wedding day. It helps you solidify the precious memories of the day.
RE-LIVE YOUR WEDDING DAY
One of the interesting things about the nature of memory is that virtually all memories are "reconstructed," in the sense that we take bits and pieces that we more vividly remember and use these to reconstruct the bigger picture. We feel that photographing the more easily overlooked details helps you preserve the memories of your wedding day that you and so many others work to make perfect for you.
Downloadable, shareable digital gallery of all wedding pictures with consent to print.
Same Day Edit Slideshow of Highlights at Reception
TWO Published, Award Winning Wedding Photographers
Every story is unique, so are each of our brides' needs and wants. So we can create a custom package to best tell your story the way you want it to be told. Check if we are available on your date today.
HOW DO WE GO ABOUT BOOKING YOU? DO YOU HOLD DATES? When our brides decide to hire us, we have them sign our contract and put down 30% of their total. We unfortunately aren't able to hold dates without contract and retainer.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A WRITTEN CONTRACT? We usually go over the contract in person when we meet to discuss your wedding photography. If at our first meeting you need more time to review the contract (it really isn't very long) we make it available online for convenience. After signing, the contract is also viewable online and will include a pdf version of it available to download.
HOW MUCH OF A DEPOSIT DO YOU REQUIRE AND WHEN IS IT DUE? DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN? To reserve your wedding date we require 30% as a retainer. We do offer a payment plan for the remaining 70%, which would be due 30 days before your wedding.
WHAT IS YOU REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY? If your wedding is cancelled more than 30 days before your wedding, you would forfeit the retainer (deposit). If your wedding were to be cancelled after you had already paid the remaining balance, the entire balance would be forfeited. The reason for this is by the time your wedding date is so close, we will have already declined requests for our services and will no longer be able to cover a wedding on that date. If your wedding date changes, we can move your date as long as we haven't already booked another wedding for that date.
WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM ME BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY? We first would really like to get to know you and your fiancé as people. We want to know the story of how you met, how he proposed, and anything else you'd like to share about yourselves. We feel it is important to get to know our couples. There is something about knowing our brides and grooms are truly in love that inspires our photography and our work ethic. As for details, we have a list of things we need to know that we find out from you during our schedule consultation, such as starting times for ceremony and grand entrance. We take initiative on the details to the degree that we actually help you plan the full schedule for the wedding day so that we know where we need to be, when, for how long, and what the travel time is to the next destination. We really try to help our couples follow the schedule as much as possible.
MAY I HAVE A LIST OF REFERENCES? Because we value the privacy and time of our clients (many of whom work in demanding professions) we do not provide their information upon request. Instead, we prefer to invite potential clients to read what our clients have reviewed about us on our website, Facebook page or on Wedding Wire.
DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT? We are totally paranoid about equipment failure (though it's never really happened to a degree that impacted us at a wedding, knock on wood). Because of this, we have backups for our cameras, lenses, memory cards, lights, and other things we don't want hampering our creativity if it should malfunction. On a side note, our years of experience have taught us that there are a few simple things we can bring in a kit that really help when chaos ensues and things tare, gets stained, wrinkled, dropped in a lake, etc. We like to prepare for these 'Murphy's Law' moments as well so our brides don't have to get stressed when little things go wrong. We love saving the day with our emergency kit.
DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE? CAN YOU PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE FOR MY VENUE? We are covered under a liability insurance policy and can provide a certificate if required.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AND ANY ASSISTANTS AT THE RECEPTION? That is entirely up to you. We do technically have a clause in our wedding contract regarding this, we have never enforced it and have sometimes covered weddings where for one reason or another there wasn't time for us eat at the reception. If you're trying to decide which vendors to include in the head count you'll be giving to your caterers, please keep in mind that your wedding photographer will invariably have the longest working day, be on their feet the longest, have to focus their attention the longest, and arguably exercise the most creativity on your wedding day. Also, it is terribly convenient for your photographers to eat when your guests eat as your bridal party and guests will shy away from being photographed while they are eating.
WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM ME BEFOR THE WEDDING DAY? HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU NEED THIS INFORMATION? About 30 days before a wedding, we meet with our brides (over the phone if necessary) to hash out all the details we need to write a schedule for the wedding day. We will ask about things like relationships we need to be sensitive to, such as divorces or deaths in the family in order to avoid bringing up anything that would distract from the pure elation you and your guests will be feeling as they celebrate your wedding.
DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS OF OTHER WEDDING VENDORS THAT YOU TRUST AND LOVE? We have worked with many qualified and talented wedding professionals from eye catching venues, makeup artists, cake designers, wedding planners, DJs, and many more once we have secured your date in the books, we will have a lot more time to refer you to our list of preferred vendors. Contact us now!
CAN YOU PUT TOGETHER A SLIDESHOW FOR US? We have done slideshows of engagement pictures as well as pictures our couples have provided from their childhood. This has always been delightful for guests to see. Regardless of whether our couples request this, we always provide a 'same-day edit' slideshow of highlights from the wedding day at the reception.
WHAT TYPES OF ALBUMS DO YOU OFFER? We design all of our albums digitally and order lay-flat thick page albums that are flush mount. Albums are included on some of our packages.
DO YOU PROVIDE RETOUCHING, COLOR ADJUSTMENT OR OTHER CORRECTIVE SERVICES? We color correct each image that we select for your gallery and retouch the ones selected for printing and for online posts and profiles.
WHAT IS THE ORDERING PROCESS? You can order prints directly from the gallery or in person with us at the premiere. At the premiere we offer a 15% discount on all orders.
HOW LONG AFTER I ORDER MY PHOTOS/ALBUM WILL I GET THEM? Once you have selected the images to use in the album (this is the lengthiest part in album designing) we ask that you allow 2-3 weeks for design and another 2-3 weeks for delivery after you approve the album proofi. We custom design all our albums in house, and with anything handmade, it takes a little time to make it perfect.
DO YOU INCLUDE DIGITAL FILES WITH YOUR SERVICES? We do! We set up an online gallery for all our brides that makes it easy to download and share any and all the photos from their weddings. There is no added fee for this.
DO YOU COME TO THE REHEARSAL? It can be included to your package if you want us to come. For weddings where we have not yet met in person (typically for out of state weddings) we make it a goal to meet the bride and groom beforehand. This can be during the rehearsal.
HOW MANY PICTURES WILL WE RECEIVE? We generally deliver between 50- 100 images for every hour of shooting. It truly depends on the flow of the wedding day.
DO WE GET TO PRINT OUR PICTURES ON OUR OWN? We do provide a print release so that you can make your own prints whenever it is required.
DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY OR A PHOTOBOOTH? Yes and no... what we actually offer is a video booth where one of us records guests giving you best wishes, tell a story, reminisce the good ol' days. The video booth is best for couples who really like to preserve their memories of their guests and appreciate what their friends and family were like on the day they got married. ❤
WILL YOU BE POSTING OUR WEDDING ON YOU SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS (BLOGS, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, ETC)? We make it a habit to share highlights from the weddings we cover on social media, except in cases where for privacy our clients ask that we not do so, in which case we respectfully oblige them. Some of our favorite work shared on social media is also on our website galleries.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE? We love to describe our photographic style as timeless, classic, and evocative. We love keeping our style as true to our couples as possible which is why we seem to gravitate couples who would love their pictures for generations and that their grandchildren would fall in love with.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORKING? We like to use a mix of editorial and photojournalistic styles. Depending on the setting, we use what's most appropriate for the light we have available and the creative vision we're trying to realize.
WHAT DO YOU THINK SETS YOU APART FROM THAT OF OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS? Having two co-photographers is a great advantage to us. That being said we have the advantage of our styles complimenting each other. As a husband and wife team, we have the advantage of relying on the quality and consistency of the other photographer and we don't have to worry about not having the second shooter we wanted for a particular wedding because they weren't available. We are each others first choice (both in life and in photography ❤) Often when we're going through images to prepare the gallery for our clients, we notice that separately either of our collections of photographs from a given wedding could stand alone and seem complete if not for the fact that for 'getting ready' shots we have Josh cover the groom and groomsmen and Loraine cover the bride and bridesmaids.
WHICH ONE OF YOU IS THE MAIN SHOOTER AND WHICH IS THE SECOND SHOOTER? We don't see ourselves as first and second shooters, we are a team made up of two equally skilled co-photographers. We like to see that either of us could cover your wedding on our own, so we really are there to support each other in our complimentary creative vision for framing your wedding as beautifully as we can. With that said, we shoot weddings together always.
DO YOU EVER SHOOT IN BLACK AND WHITE? We always shoot in color but we use a mix of color and black & white and apply the color that best captures the emotion of a given photograph
WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT? We see the value in working with couples who already love our style, personalities, and appreciate our quality of work we provide and our services. Sometimes after sitting down to dinner with a potential bride and groom, we get a strong mutual feeling that they are a perfect fit for us. We usually get a sense of this as our couples talk about how they met, fell in love, met each other's families, and share other details about their lives. We tend to click with couples that are genuinely excited to marry each other, aren't just trying to pacify their parents or follow a tradition. Meet us!
HOW WILL YOU BE DRESSED ON OUR WEDDING DAY? We like to match your guests at weddings. If it is black tie-Josh will wear a suit or tux and Loraine would wear a more formal dress. If it is and Indian wedding, Josh would wear kurtas and Loraine would wear salwars or even a saree if we have time to wrap it! We've noticed that the more we dress like the guests, we get to blend in more. It is less distracting and helps us to get real candids without being noticed. For less formal weddings, Loraine usually wears a formal dark colored dress and Josh dark slacks and a dark button-down shirt.