These days it seems that every person with a nice camera is now a wedding photographer. On top of that, almost every wedding photography website says that their brand or style is unique. With so many options, how the heck are you supposed to choose?? We believe that every photographer has something unique to offer and there are styles and personalities out there for every couple. It’s just a matter of you finding the photographer that’s the best fit for you. Here are a few reasons we might be a good fit for you.
We think we’re pretty cool (insert dorky face). But really, when you book Andy & Carrie, you actually get the two of us – a married couple that value commitment, healthy communication, laughter, and love (all love). We don’t have assistants or second shooters that you’ve never met show up on your wedding day. When you hire us, you get us! This isn’t a side hobby (or hustle) for us, this is our full time job.
We communicate with our couples through every step. Every time you contact us, you’ll be talking with one of us. We think having a personal experience is very important. We care about you and your wedding! We always meet with our couples before they book to make sure we have a good connection. There are tons of talented wedding photographers out there, so our best advice is go with one that you click with.
This doesn’t mean we feel like we have conquered the industry and have nothing new to learn. However, we have worked enough weddings over the past 9 years to know what needs to happen and when. We are low stress and are prepared to handle curve balls. We can handle whatever crazy weather, messy room, or poor lighting situation gets thrown our way. We don’t need a shot list, because we have a mental list that we’ve hammered into our brains. We’re also super fast and efficient when it comes to family photos. We dress and act professionally, and always have a smile on our faces (because we really love what we do).
We want you guys to look good. We want everything about your day to look the best that it can. We care about creating high quality beautiful images – whether that be a photo of your rings, your dog, your portraits, or your granny busting a move on the dance floor – we work hard to not only capture it all, but to capture it creatively.
As the USPS creed goes (with a few words replaced): “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night prevents these wedding photographers from the swift completion of their appointed job.”
Basically, we’re reliable. This is our full time job, so we don’t flake. We’ll be there on your big day. We’ll promptly respond to your emails, texts, phone calls, etc.
We’ll be there for you after the wedding day. We’ll take care of your photos. We’ve seen so many posts about photographers losing wedding photos, and that is not acceptable. These are your wedding day memories we’re talking about, so we have a sophisticated backup strategy that the pentagon would be jealous of. Your photos are safe with us.
We love the people we’ve worked with. Every couple is different. Their relationship to each other, their story, style, and celebration are all unique in their own way.
Even with those differences, we find that our couples usually share some characteristics.
The people we work with understand the importance of wedding photography. To them, it’s one of the most important decisions they’ll make for their wedding. They put a lot of thought into picking the right people to capture their celebration. We feel a connection with the people who choose to work with us.
They love color!
We are big on color. Not just in the way we capture our photos, but also how we edit them. We try to stay true to our style and not follow trends. You won’t find muted colors here!
The people we work with aren’t looking for the cheapest photographer to do the job. They aren’t concerned with getting a good deal first, then having decent photos second. They value high quality work and can tell the difference.
Our photos are full of color, life, and emotion. The people we work with are the same. They have a good sense of humor. They love to laugh and be goofy. They embrace the vibrancy of life.
People ask us for bridezilla stories, and we don’t have any. Really! Our couples are laid back and like to have a good time.
“Andy and Carrie are two of my FAVORITE people! They were so incredibly fun to work with and not to mention, take the most amazing pictures. EVERY SINGLE PICTURE is perfect and they truly captured the entire vibe of our special day. Seriously-go with Andy & Carrie…you will be so glad you did!”
“Andy and Carrie are two of the sweetest most genuine people we have had the pleasure of getting to know. As a bride, managing all of the many vendors can be exhausting, but Andy and Carrie made the entire process so blissfully enjoyable and laidback. Guys… I could keep going. But plainly put, for anyone seeking a photographer – book this couple, you won’t regret it. They have blessed us with moments and photos that we will cherish for a lifetime.”
“Andy and Carrie are the dream team. They are the best investment that I made on my wedding day. PERIOD. I feel as though everything else could have gone wrong that day, and the photos STILL would have been amazing! I am so thankful that I get to remember our day PERFECTLY thanks to them. Every bride and groom should feel the way that my husband and I feel right now after receiving the photos of the best day of their lives!”
“When we met with Andy and Carrie in person, it felt as if we were meeting with good friends. It was an immediate connection and their amazing work spoke for itself. We love how they play with light so beautifully, how they capture candid moments, and how their true artistry shows through their different approaches to photography.”
“We LOVE our wedding photos so much. Andy and Carrie have been professional, calm, cool, collected and made our special day SHINE!!! We couldn’t have asked for anything better! TRULY SPECIAL TALENTED HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM. Thank you for your amazing eye, calm energy and warm demeanor. Thank you for making our wedding day last forever!!!!”
“My husband and I felt like our friends were taking our photos, not just someone we hired. They made our venue look new, even though they have done other weddings there. They are amazing and I can’t say enough good things about them.”
“Andy and Carrie are amazing! My husband and I are not the most comfortable in front of a camera, so when the time came to search for a photographer for our wedding, we were both nervous. I knew from the first meeting with Andy and Carrie that they were the right choice. I never felt uncomfortable about being photographed because Andy and Carrie make it feel natural. We will definitely be using them as our photographers in the future.”
“We could not have asked for better photographers than Andy and Carrie. They captured so many incredible shots and delivered photos that were true to us as a couple. I’m so thrilled we chose them.”
Carrie and Andy were amazing!! They made my husband and I feel special from the moment we decided to book them as our photographers. We felt so comfortable with them on our wedding day, and we had so many guests tell us that our photographers were smiling the entire day. The pictures were absolutely breathtaking and we will treasure them the rest of our lives!
Our photography style is colorful, fun, quirky, experimental, and artistic. Our #1 goal for your wedding day is to tell the story of the day. The majority of our photos will be captured in this fashion and will be largely candid and photo-journalistic. That said, we LOVE portraits. These are often our favorite images and usually match us with most of our couples. Our portraits are usually not “candid,” but they don’t feel “posed” either. They are not rigid and traditional. They are fun and relaxed. We find that couples who book like the way we see and capture the world in our own artistic way and trust us to be creative with their special moments. If you are not interested in portraits or are looking for photographers who are 100% hands-off, we might not be the best fit, but if all that sounds like the bees knees, let’s talk!
We’ve been shooting weddings since 2011, but our photo roots go much deeper than that. :)
YES! When you book us, you book the two of us. We shoot all of our weddings together.
We don’t guarantee a specific number, because each wedding is different and the number of images will depend on what all is going on, how many people are attending, etc. An intimate elopement will have a different average than a wedding with 300 attendees. Usually we deliver at least 80-100 images per hour of coverage. On average, an 8 hour wedding day will have at least 640-800 images delivered.
Yep! Every image we deliver is color-corrected and edited in our creative style and process.
You will receive all of the final images as high resolution digital files with zero watermarks. We also deliver a smaller resolution set of the images that are perfect for sharing online.
We shoot on full-frame Canon DSLR bodies. Andy shoots with the Canon 5D MkIII & MkIV. Carrie shoots with the Canon 6D. We shoot a wide variety of lenses and have backup gear ready at a moments notice.
Anywhere! We’ve photographed all across the US, in Mexico, Ireland, and Spain. Want to bring us to wherever you’re getting married? Let’s do it!
Your wedding date is reserved once the contract has been signed and the retainer has been paid. Both of these are done online and are super easy to take care of. Also, yes we do accept credit cards (airline miles woohoo!).
You get all the print rights to your images and can print them wherever you’d like. We also offer very affordable printing options with our own print shop that color-matches our edits perfectly.
While we do love when our couples give the photos a lot of thought, we don’t work from shot lists or Pinterest lists. We don’t like to copy other photographers’ work and we find that most shot lists get in the way of seeing and capturing the real and authentic moments that happen on each couple’s unique wedding day. That said, the one list that we will work with you on and use on the wedding day is the family photo list. We also always appreciate when people give us the heads up that something fun, different, or unexpected will be at their wedding that we should be aware of.
Sure! Happy to email you several full galleries to look through. We’re not shy with sharing!
Yes! And they are beautiful! Check them out here.
This is mostly dependent on how busy we are with weddings (things get crazy during our wedding seasons!), but we usually deliver photos in 6-8 weeks.
Since Andy is a bit of a workflow and backup maniac, all of our images are backed up multiple times locally, offsite, and online.
Yep! Some venues require insurance, and we’re happy to provide proof of insurance to those who ask.
Here’s what you get:
You will always get both Andy & Carrie for your wedding day.
Most weddings we shoot are between 8-10 hours. We give you a good starting place and let you customize to your needs.
We deliver your images through our gallery website. It makes sharing with friends and family super duper easy. Also we offer prints through our gallery website. We love our prints and our lab. They color match to our edits, so they will always look amazing. However this part is totally optional! Print where you want :)
We don’t hold your images hostage. Share them and print them where you want! Print release included with images.
Want extra hours, an album, engagement session, photo booth, etc???
8 hours won’t cut it? Let’s hang out longer!
An easy to use animated GIF photo booth that Andy built himself! This one is a crowd pleaser. Learn more about our amazing GIF Photobooth here
A great way for you guys to get awesome images together in non-wedding attire in a relaxed environment! Some people use engagement photos for their Save the Dates or for their wedding website. Others use it as a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day! 1-1.5 hours, 2 outfits, 2 locations!
This is a great opportunity to do your hair and makeup trial and to see your whole ensemble together before the wedding day. 1 hour, 1 outfit :), 1 location!
Intimate portraits for yourself or as a gift for your significant other! This session is done just with Carrie. 1 hour and as many outfit changes as you’d like. You can choose to do the portraits at your home or another venue! Depending on your desired venue location, additional costs may apply (studio rental or hotel room etc)
12 inch by 12 inch custom designed and hand-made linen-bound photo album. All images are printed onto Fuji Crystal Archival photo paper so it lasts and lasts and doesn’t fade like the inexpensive ones.