Why Hire a Husband and Wife Team?
why hire a husband & wifeteam?
“The pictures came out
beautifully. There wasn’t a
picture we didn’t love.”
There are lots of reasons to hire a husband and wife photography team for your wedding day. We’ve been where you are, and we know what it takes to plan and pull off a wedding. And, because there’s two of us, we’re able to be in two places at once. This doubles your coverage, meaning you get a greater variety of perspectives, candids, and details.
But really, it’s more than all that. As a husband and wife team, we work exclusively with one another. We live and laugh with each other. We’ve photographed many weddings over the years, and we’ve developed a great synergy and process. We know what the other person is thinking, and we’ve carved out our own special roles, which allows us to work efficiently and creatively together. Such a deep working relationship is difficult for photographers to achieve, if they’re not a couple themselves. Every time we photograph a wedding, we bring our mutual experience to bear, which results in awesome pictures and a great experience for our clients.
In the below pictures, we’ve selected moments from recent weddings (Kaitlin & Kyle and Katie & Dan) that demonstrate the benefits of working with us and having two perspectives throughout the day.
- In this first series of pictures, Katilin and Kyle had gotten each other gifts. Lexi was with Kaitlyn when she opened her gift, and Matt was with Kyle as he opened his gift. We laugh about this series of pictures, because we both photographed these moments so similarly – even though it was totally unplanned.
- This next series shows Katie and Dan with their respective halves of the wedding party, as they got ready early in the day. Typically, Lexi photographs the ladies getting ready, and Matt photographs the guys getting ready. This allows us to spend more time with each half, because one photographer doesn’t need to bounce back and forth between groups.
- We like to encourage our wedding couples to do a first look before the ceremony, as it results in really nice, candid pictures. To capture the below images, Matt was in the bushes photographing Katie’s expression, while Lexi photographed Dan’s expression from the opposite direction.
- One of the most important pictures from your wedding day will be that moment when you both see each other for the first time, walking down the aisle. We don’t want to miss even a second of this moment, and so we’ll each focus on one of you. This means we don’t need to swivel back and forth, potentially missing shots. In the below pictures, Matt was focused on Katie and her dad, while Lexi was focused on Dan.
- The below pictures further illustrate how we’re able to be in two places at once. Kaitlin and Kyle were both so happy and animated during their ceremony! By positioning ourselves in the wings opposite one another, we were able to photograph both sides of this fun moment.
- Toasts are another great opportunity to get candid pictures. In the below pictures, Lexi photographed Kaitlin’s father giving the toast, while Matt photographed Kaitlin and Kyle’s expressions. This is how we like to cover toasts. One of us will focus on the speaker, while the other will focus on the couple and their guests.
- This last series of pictures demonstrates how we typically photograph couples portraits. The two of us alternate between being the main photographer and the second photographer. Whoever’s the main photographer, that person will give the couple direction, adjust the couple’s posing, and get the couple laughing. The other will photograph an alternate composition, usually at a different focal length. The end result is two portraits of the same moment, one often wider angle and one close-up focused on the couple’s expressions.