We are west coast based wedding photographers available worldwide for destination weddings, elopements, and portrait sessions.
For most locations within California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, there are no additional travel fees. Our destination weddings include early arrival and pre-production location scouting.
For most weddings requiring travel, we'll arrive 3 days early for location scouting and to acclimate to the time difference.
There is no fine print behind our photography sessions or wedding packages. Full resolution digital files are always included, without watermarks, and ready to print.
We will work alongside your planner or designer, create a custom photography timeline for your day, and also make recommendations for the best photographic results possible.
Our approach to wedding photography is best described by photojournalism meets lifestyle. We like to let moments unfold naturally and capture them as they are, in their most candid form. At times we will offer photographic insight such as the best locations for lighting, or we will offer to style certain scenes such as the wedding details e.g. dress, bouquet, shoes, invitations, wedding rings. Even during the bride and groom couples photos, we aim to make sessions fun and relaxed to produce photos that look natural and candid and not overly posed.
The final images in your online gallery will be a selection curated based on quality - the best photographs from each setup angle. Images with blinking, unfavorable expressions, or blur are omitted. This will typically result in 80+ images per hour of coverage.
Your photographs are as important to us as they are to you, and as such, our post production includes immediate transferring of files and a secondary external backup of files.
Our post production also includes exposure corrections, color corrections, and color grading on the entire collection. High end skin retouching is included on select close-up photos. Black and white processing is included on select highlights. Turnaround for engagement sessions is roughly 3 weeks while turnaround for wedding collections is roughly 4-6 weeks (sooner when possible). Having this time allows us to provide unrushed post-processing and editing.
Background retouching is available upon request. While not all requests are possible, there are typically ways for us to minimize or remove distracting elements of a photograph.
Our equipment camera package as well as backup equipment package includes professional grade Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR cameras, Canon L lenses, and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites (we even bring doubles of all of our most used lenses). Photographs are immediately backed up in real-time via dual memory card slots in the cameras we use and further backed up via external hard drives. We are a fully licensed and insured business and can provide proof of Business General Liability Insurance for venues that require it.
We've recently begun offering wedding cinematography to our photography clients who want a similar look across both photo and film, and who also want a photo/video team that works seamlessly with each other. Our goal is to create a timeless film that is told candidly through the eyes of a silent guest. Unlike other videography teams, we don't believe in restaging moments repeatedly. We believe that the best and most authentic films are created from capturing all of the best moments of your wedding day and letting them unfold organically.
After we get to know each other in person or over video call, we’ll move forward with the booking process by sending you an online contract with a finalized proposal for you and your fiance to review and electronically sign.
We’ll then send you an online invoice for the booking retainer, which once paid, your date will be reserved. As your date draws near, we’ll check in with you and your wedding planner periodically, and develop a tailored photography timeline.
Coverage – For 8, 9, and 10 hour coverage, we can work with your timeline to ensure all of the important parts of the day will be photographed: prep, ceremony, group photos, bride and groom photos, reception, grand exit. The amount of images you’ll receive is highly dependent on your unique wedding plans and event length, but we typically deliver over 80+ photos per hour coverage. All photos are edited and color graded to match our signature style.
2 Photographers – The additional photographer will provide double the coverage during certain parts of the day, and also offer unique angles and perspectives. Typically it allows one photographer to obtain the shots you need, while the other photographer can take the shots you want – the creative shots that are riskier or take more time for the photographer to set up. During certain parts of the day, the second photographer will also serve as a general assistant, lighting assistant, stylist, and also perform behind-the-scenes work.
Full-Resolution Digital Files – All of our sessions and wedding collections include full-resolution, unwatermarked digital files. The photos are yours to post online, print, and share freely. For clients who prefer professional printing options, we are partnered with Miller’s Professional Imaging to provide rich prints that are accurate in exposure, color, tone, and contrast.
Online Gallery and Downloads – A custom online gallery will be created to display your photographs and allow downloading of the full-resolution files. You can send the online gallery to friends and family, making it easy for you to share the photographs with loved ones.
USB Drive and Case – Our USB drive will come pre-loaded with all of your full resolution photographs and will be personally packaged and shipped from us to you. A beautiful case is also included with every USB drive.
Engagement Session – Our engagement sessions are untimed and unrushed, and typically run about 1 to 1.5 hours. We allow for props, 1 to 2 outfits, and 1 to 2 locations. You’ll receive roughly 80+ fully edited images and an online gallery where you can view, share, and download the full-resolution files. Destination engagement sessions are also available for couples who love travel and adventure as much as we do.