"These are so absolutely amazing! You and Jared are so truly talented, you captured 'us' so perfectly. The lighting in the photos blew us away and we favorited almost ALL of our photos. Mark and I were already trying to plan our next event to have both of you photograph us again. ;). Thank you so much, we could not be happier with our photos. P.S. You're both just awesome to work with anyway, made our day even more fun to get to work with you." - Patricia + Mark Brannon
With over 100+ wedding under my belt, I feel like I have found my passion in life. When I started photographing weddings full time, about 4 years ago - I knew that I could make a difference in someone’s life. Believe it or not, capturing these real life events has inspired and motivated me to always strive to grow - first of all - as a person, and offer my clients something that not every other photographer can or will - a product with integrity and stellar customer service. I am inspired by every story I hear, and I absolutely love to unveil every unique connection I come across through the images I create.
I started my journey into photography in 2009, when I worked for a large Real Estate company and Country Club in Charleston, SC running their Marketing department. At the time I photographed properties for sale and did a lot of event photography for the multi million dollar Club. But later I discovered that weddings bring me joy, and I wanted to take that to another level by sharing each of these amazing stories in the most genuine and organic way possible. I absolutely love going above and beyond to ensure that the important things (and people) are captured they way they should. Whether you love being in front of the camera or dread the thought of it, I strive to make the experience fun with great (and natural looking) photos as the final product.
All seriousness aside, at the end of the day, I am still a goofball, I laugh until it hurts, I’m loyal and genuine to my friends, I love my kid and my dog more than anything, and I cherish all the experiences I have had in my life. Lastly - I absolutely love keeping close the people whose lives are touched by my images... my clients are not just clients, I am proud to say that they have become friends.
JARED (I call him J)
Jared is one of most technically savvy assistant photographers we have ever worked with, and the one that keeps the show going with no interruptions. He joined our team at the beginning of the 2017 wedding season, with an open heart, and bringing in lots of knowledge and experience. His talent, personable nature and sense of humor brought back amazing feedback from our couples that had the privilege to be photographed by him.
With a background in Seattle fashion and event photography, Jared has started photographing weddings for fun in his spare time. His enthusiasm shows through his work, and he is never afraid to conquer a new endeavor when it comes to wedding photography. Jared's favorite thing about shooting weddings is being able to do what he loves, while at the same time holding the VIP front row seat to each couple's special day he has the opportunity to photograph. He enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced wedding day, and has the ability to handle difficult situations with a lot of ease.
This past year, we did video greetings, had a secret photo-booth set up, we did 'all day' time-lapses, smoke bombs that were meant for special effects and so much more - all Jared's ideas on how to WOW our couples and show our appreciation. Together, we are geared to offer our clients an unique experience in working with us and will continue doing everything in our power to achieve that year after year.
our photographic style is not traditional. We like to tell the story of your wedding day in a down-to-earth, as natural as possible, capturing all those special moments and all the details that make your wedding personal to you, enabling everyone involved to re-live your day again and again. It is important to us to take you back and show you not just what happened, but how you felt too.
If you want someone to set up lots of group shots, or to pose you like models, we can certainly do that. But --- how about we try to make this as fun as we possibly can, and try to capture the action and emotion as it naturally happens?
The couples who choose us tend to be those who want a genuine and relaxed style for their day. They want someone to just blend into the wedding and be part of the day – making you and your guests feel relaxed and at ease. Our personable nature helps us fit in well with the day – interacting with your guests to the extent people think we are just friends of yours, if it wasn't for our cameras and business casual attire. :)
Most of all we absolutely love weddings. We think everything about them is brilliant - the atmosphere, the buzz, the emotion. Every single one is different and every single one is a lot of fun. It’s this authentic passion and enthusiasm for your wedding day that is at the heart of our approach. Being there with you is genuinely exciting for us and genuinely an honor. It’s not a job for us – it’s a real passion.
Here are a few of my engagement and wedding photos, and a bit about each one to give you a flavor for our style as Seattle wedding photographers.
1. Candid moments personal to you
2. Up, down and in the thick of it
3. Creative and dynamic
4. Emotions at heart
5. Perfect portraits for your living room wall
6. A wide coverage of everyone at your day (not just you!)
7. Expressions, tears and laughter
8. Photos with those who matter to you
9. I love to work with beautiful light
10. I love to have fun
Last one… I’m with you all your day…
From Me to You!
I can't promise you the moon and all the stars, but I can promise that if you reach out to me, you can count on my support. We will find ways to turn the No's into Yes's, and make the Impossible, Possible. Or at least we will do our Very Best Together!