As a husband and wife wedding photography team, we always work together. Working together has worked out beautifully for us since it’s nice to always work with someone you love! Not only that, but our relationship allows us to know exactly what the other person needs. We complement each other’s strengths perfectly. Here are some of the things that you get when you work with a husband and wife wedding photography team. Having two wedding photographers is twice as nice as having one!
Getting Ready Shots: More Flexibility & Character
While Leidy hangs outs with the girls when they get ready, Josh gets to photograph the groom and his guys… or vice-versa! You don’t often get to see getting ready shots of the groomsmen, and we feel it’s an important part of the story. Guys like to do stuff together like make toasts, smoke cigars, flail around with their ties… and yes—they get weepy and huggy just like the ladies do.
More Candid Coverage during Portrait Time
During wedding portrait sessions, we can get a lot more photos because there is the two of us. While Leidy shoots lead, Josh can capture candid photos from the sidelines. During a wedding, one of us can sneak off to capture candids of the guests. Family portrait time goes much faster because one of us can direct while the other one photographs! When you have two Grand Rapids wedding photographers shooting your wedding, you don’t have to worry about your photographer being tied down to a single location.
Dynamic Perspectives During the Ceremony
Working as a wedding photography team, we can capture both reactions from bride and groom as the bride walks down the aisle. With two photographers, you get more images of the venue, the details, the groom, and the guests. And, we’re far more likely to catch your dad wiping away those tears or the Best Man making a pass at your Maid of Honor!
Better Photography Coverage at the Reception
A lot happens during the wedding reception and we can capture everything from all angles like:
- Crowd reactions during speeches, cake cutting, and special dances
- Two angles on the father/daughter, mother/groom dances
- We can take time for some architectural shots
- Indoor photos and outdoor photos of the same moments
- Double the Return on Your Wedding Photography Investment
When you book a two-photographer team, you get more wedding photos, a multi-dimensional visual wedding story, and peace of mind knowing one of us is always at the ready for those important moments. You get two experts rather than an expert and an assistant.
Our relationship has shaped our photography style into what we’re famous for.
Our wedding couples are drawn to our signature style not only because of our beautiful portraits and editorial style but because of our unique approach to capturing the bride’s authentic story. We are famous for seizing those raw, genuine emotions and in-between moments that otherwise go unnoticed. Over the years, we found that having two photographers’ perspectives is the best way to tell a well-rounded and connected story of the day.
Editorial & Photojournalistic Style Images at the Same Time
Sometimes, images work better in pairs. While one of us directs, the other person can get more candid images of the same shot. This creates some incredibly magical pictures from the wedding day. For example, imagine a scenario where everyone is crowding around the bride while she’s cuddling her little dog. While Leidy is taking magazine-worthy editorial portraits, Josh is grabbing those cute close-up shots of the dog and the other little details that complete the story.
Grand Rapids Wedding Photography Experts
Most wedding photographers in the local Grand Rapids area operate with the add-on second shooter. For us, we are both lead photographers. We shoot all of our weddings together, and since we are exclusive Michigan wedding photographers, we limit the number of weddings we shoot each year. So, when a bride hires us, they are actually getting a huge increase in value by having two main photographers. Since we always work together, we know exactly how to supplement the other person. Our brides never wonder who the second shooter might be. Working together gives us the freedoms and creativity to make incredible portraits because we know exactly what the other person is doing at all times.