+ DO YOU BOTH SHOOT ON WEDDING DAYS?
We do! We are a husband-and-wife wedding photography team. Shaun's the lead photographer, and I'm the assistant photographer. Basically, Shaun's there for all the important moments, and I'm adding coverage throughout the day. We offer the option to hire a third shooter for larger weddings.
+ WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
We're Canon-ers. We shoot with 5d Mark III & IV bodies and L Series lenses. We diligently have our gear cleaned and serviced every year to ensure optimal performance and image quality.
+ HOW DO YOU WORK AND LIVE TOGETHER?
It doesn't work for every couple, but we're grateful that it works for us! With Shaun, no matter how much time I spend with him, I always want more. It's quite strange, actually.
+ HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU SHOT?
Geez, tons. Over 350. Shaun's been shooting weddings full-time since 2008, so he's got quite a bit of experience.
+ HOW DO YOU SHOOT DARK RECEPTIONS?
Shaun majored in photography and therefore, has extensive light training. An immense technical know-how is required to shoot a dark room with uplighting, pin-spotted details, and moving party lights, all whilst maintaining the look of the room and, most importantly, featuring a beautifully lit subject. Sound tricky? It totally is. And Shaun can totally nail it.
+ WHAT DO YOU WEAR ON WEDDING DAYS?
Our goals with our attire are to blend in, to look professional, to dress appropriately to the event, and to maximize comfort and mobility. This usually means dark colors and greys, slacks, a blouse or occasional jumper (super stylish, mind you) for me, a collared button-up for Shaun, and sensible shoes. If it's appropriate, I break out the cobalt blue pants!
+ CAN WE DO UNDERWATER PORTRAITS?
Absolutely! We love a good underwater portrait session. It keeps our creative juices pumping, and you get some truly magical images.
+ WHERE DO YOU SHOOT MOST OF YOUR WEDDINGS?
We are Dallas wedding photographers and destination wedding photographers, which means we shoot roughly two-thirds of our weddings here in Dallas and the remaining third...well, you name it. You can have a look at our GALLERIES page to see a few of our destination wedding locations. We love Dallas, our nieces and nephews, and our dog, so being home makes us happy. But traveling feeds our souls, so we truly value our destination weddings.
+ DO YOU SHOOT CULTURAL WEDDINGS?
We have had the immense pleasure of shooting Pakistani, Jewish, Persian, Catholic, Christian, and Arab weddings. We love the wedding celebration in every color and language!
+ DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ELOPEMENTS?
Yes, yes, yes! We are elopement photographers, and we have to say that it's one of our favorite adventures to photograph! We jive with the elopers, as we actually almost eloped ourselves. You want to get married without the stress of a wedding, and you want to do it somewhere meaningful and magical. Well you'll still need a photographer, as the photographs are how your friends and family will experience your wedding day. Yes, we would be thrilled to photograph your elopement.
+ WHERE CAN I FIND REVIEWS OF YOUR BUSINESS?
+ HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN WE EXPECT?
We shoot roughly 3,000 images during an eight-hour wedding day. From there, we carefully choose the right images to deliver, and we give each of those images special attention and care. The final image count typically hovers around 600. Additional hours and/or event coverage obviously yield proportionately more images.
+ CAN I GET MY PHOTOS PRINTED WHEREVER I WANT?
We deliver your wedding images with a copyright release, giving you permission to print and share the photos to your heart's content. However, just because you can take your USB to Target and print off a bunch of photos doesn't mean you should. Consumer grade printing processes aren't calibrated for professional color matching and image quality (you know, the stuff we spend hours on shooting and editing for you), so the bottom line is that the photos just won't look too great. You'll be paying a good amount of money for a high quality wedding photographer, so it only makes sense to maximize that potential with professional printing! If you don't have the budget for tons of professional prints, we recommend, at the very least, using our print shop for your enlargements and framers.
+ CAN I SEE THE RAW IMAGES?
Short answer: no. Long answer: We shoot with a specific strategy to get exactly what we need, and we deliver an intentionally crafted set of finished photographs. Undelivered images remain undelivered for a reason. Just trust us.
+ DO YOU CARRY INSURANCE?
Of course! Our business is our livelihood, and your wedding day is one of the most important of your life. We carry insurance so that you, your family, your friends, and our business are protected in any situation.
+ WILL MY WEDDING BE PUBLISHED?
As long as you're alright with it, then most likely, yes! There are lots of factors that affect blog and magazine features, but the majority of the weddings we shoot will be featured somewhere. We've been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES Magazine, D Weddings Magazine, Rangefinder, Style Me Pretty, Buzzfeed, Wedding Chicks, Snippet & Ink, Modern Luxury Brides, and tons more. We are a frequently published wedding photographer, and to raise further the likelihood of finding your wedding featured, we recommend both filling your wedding day with personal touches, and hiring a great event designer. We have recommendations!
+ WHAT BACKUP SYSTEMS DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?
On the wedding day, we have three backup camera bodies and several backup lenses. For file storage, we have three backups of all images at all times, one of them off-site in case of disaster. We know it's overkill, but they're the memories from your wedding day!
+ WAIT, I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!
+ OK, WHAT'S THE SMPHOTO SELFIE?
Well, it's exactly what it seems! We gotta snap a quick selfie with our couples at the end, right before the exit. Warning: we'll probably gush about how much we love you. We usually can't help it.