Today’s first feature is the Atlanta-based husband and wife team, Our Labor of Love…
Do you shoot digital or film?
Digital for weddings. All sorts of stuff for my personal work.
How would you describe your style?
The first word that comes to mind is fun. We tend to attract clients that don’t get too boggled down in the stress of a wedding and remember to enjoy it. When someone looks back on the images from their wedding day 30 years ago I think its important to show how much you enjoyed it…not just stale posed photos that show an outfit or location.
Do you shoot alone or do you usually have an assistant?
My husband and I shoot every wedding together and if it’s a large wedding we will also bring along an extra assistant. We want to make sure that we capture everything so that no moment is missed.
How soon after the wedding can your clients see photos?
It takes us around four weeks to get everything ready for the client.
Do you provide an online proof gallery where we can preview the photos?
Yes. All of the images from the weddings go into a photo gallery. Our selection goes into a Slideshow. Our favorites go on the blog.
Will you accept a job in another state or country?
We love shooting destination weddings. It keeps us on our toes with new delights and new challenges. We love leaving Atlanta and then we are always happy to come home. Last summer we landed in Los Angeles one weekend, London the following weekend, then back to Santa Barbara the weekend after that. There were a few other west coast wedding last year… It was crazy to say the least. This year is the year of the east coast…all the way from Maine (Portland), Massachusetts (Martha’s Vineyard), New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia (all over), and Florida (high and low). It should be fun.
How did you get started as a photographer?
I’ve always been into photography and I was often asked to photograph weddings…and well, as time went on things just kind of fell in place
What do you think makes you different from other photographers?
Well we’re not your momma’s wedding photographers, that’s for sure.
If you could shoot anything or anyone, who or what would it be?
No one in particular. I wish I just stopped those people who you pass on the street and think, “wow…I would love to photograph them.” The aged, the weathered, the wise. But besides that I am pretty happy with our subjects : )
GIVE US YOUR TOP THREE TIPS FOR BRIDES…
1. Enjoy your wedding day. For real.
2. Put your personal touch on things. Think outside of the box. If you are trying to stay in a budget look at websites that specialize in DIY. There are so many great ideas flying around the blogosphere that can be a big inspiration.
3. Share these tips with your groom
Thanks Jesse and Whitney!