We are so big on communication it's rare to go more then 24 hours from hearing back from us when you send us a message or email! and unless we are asleep or in the middle of photographing a wedding we get back to our initial inquiries within a couple of hours! You never have to wait long to get an answer from us!
We ain't the fly on the wall, quiet as a mouse, you won't even know we are there people. we like to mingle with your friends and family and make sure everyone has a fun experience with your wedding photography! we've had a bunch of couples tell us how they were nervous or didn't like their photos taken but that we make the process so much fun they can't wait for an anniversary session!
We do a same day sneak peek. you will get a few of your photos the same freaking day of your wedding!!! You shouldn't have to wait months to see a sneak peek from your awesome day, so we make sure no matter how late it is when we get home, to edit a few of your photos and send them your way to share with friends and family!
we help everyone of our couples come up with the perfect wedding day photography timeline and family photo list for their day! let us help take one of the biggest stressers off your plate! usually we just need to know a few basic questions and can send you over a draft to approve in a couple of hours!
One of the first questions we get from our couples is "how do we plan our engagement session date/location?"
we got you!
we have a super fun questionnaire for you to fill out, this is where we get to know a little more about you two. from there we select the locations on our list that scream you guys and send them, dates and time for you to pick from! we plan all of it, even help with outfit selections!
these two are quite possibly the classiest people we have ever met, while still being down to earth and fun to hang with and down to dance their butts off! straight out of a jane austin love story you guys!
their wedding was at one of our favorite local venues, lairmont manor, and we were so excited to be there to capture their day with photo and video. there is something so amazing about having a video to watch from your day as well as photographs to fill in the in between moments.
we freaking love our couples, they are so dang awesome and fun and we love seeing all the aspirations they have to accomplish in life together! we are their biggest fans!
Our newest Adventure engagement session film coming in HOT!
we braved one of our biggest snowstorms this winter to get up into the mountains. where we strapped on snowshoes for the first time and hiked into the gold creek pond park for an hour to get to the perfect location. we spent time among the snowflakes and snow flurries, quickly changing in our pop up tent, and trying to walk backwards in those snowshoes (not so easy haha!). It was amazing, jeff and i are big snow people so having another couple just as in love with the scenery and snow as we are was a great way to spend this saturday!
These two sweethearts knew each other in HIGH SCHOOL, but life took them in SEPARATE directions at GRADUATION. Flash forward many years later, these two meet back up and the stars literally aligned for them! They reconnected and rekindled the fire they had for each other and their wedding day was absolutely amazing. you could feel the excitement and love from all of their family and friends. these two are so freaking sweet on each other it is CONTAGIOUS!
these two are major #lifegoals and #relationshipgoals for us and we love seeing all the amazing things they do in life together!
This video is a collage of three of our favorite adventure engagement sessions from last year!
Laura and Josh had dreams of traveling around a mountain top, so we knew going to mount baker and hiking through the fields and around the glacial lakes was right for them.
nikki and grant are california natives so when they found out we travel for engagement sessions, elopements and weddings, they booked us a flight down to capture them on one of their favorite beaches in san diego, coronado beach.
meagan and josh are super playful and outgoing and love just going out on dates and experiencing new things together so we went to a lake in the lower pacific northwest where we got creative showing off their playful personalities!
Your wedding planning process should be easy as pie, so we've kept it simple when it comes to our collections and the experience we help create for you.
Whether it's an elopement collection, or intimate wedding collection, we are here to help you book exactly what YOU want for your story.
We offer Photography + Videography collections exclusively, taking one more vendor to find off your plate.
(And yes we totally customize your collection with lots of cool things too to exactly what you want!)
Planning a destination Elopement or Intimate Wedding? Send us a message and we will design a custom quote just for you!
In order to dedicate our time to helping our 2020 couples traverse to new 2021 dates, we are only booking Elopements for 2021 until they are all taken care of.
Priority has always been given to our current J+R Couples and we hope you reach out to us once we open our calendars again.
If you want to be added to our waiting list, please send a contact form with the top of your message saying "WAITING LIST REQUEST".
***All sales subject to Sales Tax.
Your elopement could include:
-Local to Washington or Destination to anywhere
-All day coverage
-Wedding Day Album
-Multiple Films from your adventures together
-Engagement Session with love story film
For any events 4 hours or longer we do require Jeff and I and any second shooters be provided a hot meal. We always eat right after you two get your food (usually we sneak in with the family if it's buffet style) so we are eating when you eat and then are ready to go again when reception events start back up. If you choose to not provide a meal for us, we will be taking a 1 hour break in the contracted time to go and buy ourselves a meal.
You will always have at least Jeff or I on your wedding day. Sometimes life throws unexpected things your way, so we do occasionally have to hire another photographer or videographer (on our dime not yours!) to fill in for one of us (example one of us gets sick). But don't worry, If we both can't be there Jeff and I have exceptionally high expectations for the people on our list of backups and each of them will provide the same level of quality we give to our couples personally.
It actually rained on our own wedding day so we know how stressful this thought can be! Here's what we know, you can't control the weather, but you can trust us 100% knowing we have photographed in the rain, wind and lighting storms, freezing temps and snow, extreme heat and muggy humidity. No matter the weather we will make sure your photos will be gorgeous.
After we waited over six months for our own wedding photos, we knew our couples would NEVER have to wait even close to that! You will have all of your finished photos and videos within 90 days from your wedding day, and usually quite a bit sooner then that!
It's totally cool if you don't, but since being able to share your images online on our website and social media is how we get more business we charge a $1000 loss of marketing fee to keep your photos 100% private.
If we haven't photographed your exact venue before, don't worry about it! Chances are we have photographed somewhere super similar, and we always show up to new venues early on a wedding day to scout around the outside and inside of the venue to find the perfect locations for all of your portraits!
First, everyone who hasn't had their photos professionally taken can get a little nervous! But tell them to not worry at all, we make portraits fast, fun, and easy! We have had many brides and grooms who weren't totally a fan of having their photos taken tell us they thought their engagement session or wedding day portraits were actually a lot of fun!
You totally can. If you just don't know exactly how much you need on the wedding day you can totally book the base collection and upgrade it to another. It's happens more often then you think! In general, 8 hour collections are our most popular wedding collections, but sometimes you need a little more time on the wedding day due to traveling and such!
Nope, and here's why. You are paying us not only to show up and capture all of the memories on your day, but also for us to edit all of your images and videos in the same style you see and fell in love with on the images and videos on our website. Asking for the RAWs are like buying a Picasso Painting but wanting the paints and blank canvas as well. Your paying for the art.
When you read our about us page, you saw how we talked a lot about the importance of photographs. And printing your photos in a hand crafted quality album to display in your home for generations or helping to create the perfect gallery wall are things we love to do for our couples. A lot of our couples choose to do a design session with us in our studio after their wedding day to go through customizing albums and images for wall art for themselves and their parents. These are so fun and there will be drinks!
We personally have a home a little north of Seattle WA, HOWEVER, We have family in in San Diego so our travel costs to there is basically non existent! And of course we travel outside of those areas as well (Kauai anyone?!) and can put together customized collections based on your needs and location.
We keep this so easy! No matter what collection you book, all we require is a signed contract by you and your boo and a $1000 non refundable retainer.
And even better? We do all this digitally! Just remember your date isn't reserved until those two things are done.
So no, you don't have to set up an in person meeting if you don't feel like you need to/are too busy to do it right away. But if you do want to set up a booking consultation we are happy to have you over to the studio too!
We offer a rad Photo + Video collection because we're one rad couple in business together!
Most of our couples also invest in heirloom albums for themselves and their parents.
After a fun questionnaire, we send locations, dates and times for you to pick from for your engagement session! Oh, and did we mention we have a pinterest board for outfit inspo? Because we do!
We have designed timelines for each of our collections that make your day stress free and effortless. Even handy tips on what times other vendors usually arrive!
Unless we're asleep, at a wedding, or literally out of service range, we will get back to your initial inquiry within a few hours, and any other communication within 24 hours.
You'll never have stuffy posing that doesn't feel true to you during your day. We work with prompts that make you feel like you've been in front of a camera your whole life.
You get TWO experienced photographers with over 50+ weddings each under their belts to make sure not a moment is missed.