About this pro
We are mostly wedding photographers. For your wedding we are up for travel anywhere in the world. We would go just about anywhere for engagements as well. We are journalism style photographers. Our favorite photos are the ones where no one is looking at us but everyone is laughing, or crying, or kissing behind a tree. We want to put as much of our couples back into the pictures as we can. Call us nowish. :D We love weddings, travel, traveling for wedding, meeting new people at wedding, wedding details, and other stuff about weddings. I think it safe to say that we like weddings.
Kara took our baby pictures and documented our the birth of our daughter. She was amazing. She has a super creative eye and thought of things I never would have thought of. To this day those are some of my favorite pictures that I own.Aug 6, 2014
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Every other year we go to WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) in Las Vegas. We take classes, we hang out at the trade show and we spend almost a week there. We also online all the time keeping an eye on trends (most we don't follow), taking classes, updating the business side of our studio, and making sure we are keeping things running smoothly.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was an artist for a while. I sketched and painted and I even have a giant painting of the school's mascot on the floor of every main entrance at my old middle school. But, I had to see something to create from. The things I just pulled out of the air look strangely like giant paint blobs so it wasn't really a career path for me. I fought my love of photography for a long time. It was too unoriginal. I mean, think about it. How many people do you know that are photographers or even "photographers" just off the top of your head. More than five right? And when photographers start popping up as the go-to profession in all the chick flicks I firmly decided it was not apart of my career path. I went to school for graphic arts with a minor in communications. Communications is dull. Then I got married and found myself living in Phoenix and looking for a job. Now, I am the kind of person who has to apply for 25 jobs before I even get an interview (in hindsight I think it was because my old manager's name was Dick Butt - I am not kidding at all. That was his name). And the one interview I got was an infant photographer for Our365. So, I accepted my fate and began taking newborn infant photos full-time. Eventually, I acknowledged the fact that I could do so much more than infant photography in hospital rooms. I learned a ton but the only thing that topped my desire to expand my photography skills was the desire to own my own business. Apparently, I really, really like the idea of bossing people around. So, I took some extra photography classes from a school in NYC and took pictures all the time, every day. I even conned my friends into dressing up for me so I could take their photos over and over again. Then we got a website, shot our first wedding and five years later here we are. I have shot over seventy weddings, I have have been published (as a features and for other vender advertisements) more times than I can keep track of, and I have been blown away by the incredible people I have been able to hang out with. The whole things just blows me away. So, there you go. That is my story. It was really long. Kudos if you made it to the end. :D
- What types of customers have you worked with?Weddings, ceremonies, LDS temple weddings, destination weddings, receptions, bride & groom formals etc. etc.