to hold onto in life
Each couple has a story. Ours started on July 15th 2005 when I realized I wanted to marry her. I was so excited I wanted to tell my best friend, so I turned to Loraine and got down on my knees and told her how I felt. -Josh
est March 2009
Weddings Days & sessions Captured
Years we've been married
STATES WE'VE BEEN TO AS PHOTOGRAPHERS
Grace + Attitude: Stef and Tony’s engagement session in Kansas City
When we ask our couples why they hired us as their photographers most of our couples tell us that they were drawn to the details in our images without looking overly post-processed. We aim to portray a classic and timeless look for our couples, so that when- in years to come- their grand kids or friends would look at their portraits and see how amazingly beautiful their grandparents looked when they were in their youth. No distracting backgrounds. No filters needed to fix photographic mistakes. No trendy looks that date a fad of the times. The focal point for us celebrates the love they have for one another whether to show how in love they are or how fun they actually are. Our main focus in our engagement sessions is to focus on our couples and to encourage them to do what they love to do to capture the essence of their character.
In this particular session, I noticed a graceful side in both Stef and Tony. It was the moment we saw a mini cliff (which really wasn’t) but made it look as is they’d fall to sudden doom that got me enjoying the session with a fun twist. After that they wanted to jump for real (not off the “cliff” but just jump). Yeah it sounds stereotypical, which is why I typically do not showcase too many jumping pics, but these captivated me. Let me show you why…
That kind of grace just draws you in probably because it seems so effortlessly executed. I felt as if Josh and I stopped shooting an engagement session and were instead shooting a performance. And We had the front seat!!! And it seemed as if others thought the same thing as well. Even after they finished their sequence of jumping shots we got SO many onlookers who some even approached us and asked who we were shooting and what was the occasion. Now, during engagements shoots we get the typical “congratulations” to our couples but instead it seemed as is they wanted to be part of the session somehow. Two guys actually did become part of the session and asked if they could step in for a pic and walked away thrilled to have successfully been allowed to “professionally” photo-bomb and session 🙂 I’m pretty sure they’d giving out autographs if we would have anticipated this kind of attention 🙂
I feel like we nailed their personalities along with the classic engagements. But I’d love to hear from friends of Stef and Tony if they see a “That’s SO Tony!” pic or a “Stef does that all the time!!!” expression! And even if you don’t know Stef and Tony, tell us which shot draws you in most!
"Loraine and Josh both were incredible with making us and our guests feel comfortable."
"The quality of their photos is outstanding and we felt like they really captured our personalities on our wedding day!"
"Wonderful experience with Mojica - our pictures are stunning and perfectly captured our big day. Loraine and Josh were also helpful with other vendors and invaluable when it came to planning the timeline."
"Every time I look at our pictures I can't help but smile. They took my vision and made the pictures come to life."