When it comes to choosing a photographer for your wedding day, the challenge isn’t in finding someone. After all, photographers are a dime a dozen! It’s in finding the RIGHT someone. Someone who can:
- capture genuine emotions and connections as they unfold
- help you feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera
- photograph moments without interrupting them
Emily and Evan were looking for that special someone. And, I’m thrilled they found me. Keep scrolling to see their wedding and learn how I helped them through their wedding photo journey and more.
Meet Emily + Evan
Emily and Evan wanted to hire a photographer so they could view and share their wedding memories forever. “We knew a photographer was one of the most important things for us with regard to wedding planning,” Emily said.
As they started their search, they had three priorities:
1) Having their personalities captured
2) Feeling comfortable in front of the camera
3) Feeling natural and relaxed while working with the photographer
“We were concerned about being nervous and uncomfortable — we had never done anything like engagement or wedding photos before and didn’t know what to expect.”
Fortunately, a friend of the couple pointed them in our direction. Then, it was just a matter of choosing between a few potential photographers.
“We selected Madison Wedding Studio because Jeff was warm, welcoming, and put us at ease. His personality and his work were the perfect combination for us. We loved his prior shoots and his work in other mediums. I love how he views things – his perspective comes across so clearly in his work, and I love the angles and feel it brings. All of his photographs feel relaxed and subtle as if someone is observing nearby, as opposed to staged and tense.
“And we felt safe to be ourselves. We knew our family and friends would be in good hands with him for the wedding as well, and that was super important too.”
During our time together, Emily and Evan appreciated that I consistently communicated with them, so they always knew what to expect. I asked them for details about their families and what photos they wanted and encouraged them to share ideas for pictures or poses. I also let them know the timeline of events and stayed consistent with the plan.
And, on the wedding day, they were surprised (and loved!) that I moved around. “At one point in the wedding, he was climbing a little fence to get more distance and get a better angle. He was so ready and willing to do whatever to get the shot he envisioned in his head! I have been to countless weddings, and I feel like I have never seen another photographer so active and involved. They have all seemed so stiff and reserved, and I was happy and surprised to see Jeff doing his thing without reservations.”
It’s true! I do believe in immersing myself in the moment and doing what needs to be done to get the photo.
I also believe in the fundamental value of kindness. The studio worked with Emily’s mother-in-law to surprise the couple for Christmas by printing a collage of wedding photos on a wooden plaque that now hangs in their dining room.
“I think that kind of personal care and service is so special,” Emily said.
Thank you, Emily, and Evan!
And thank you to all the couples who trust Madison Wedding Studio to preserve their special day.
If this sounds like the kind of experience you’d like let’s connect!