Of course photographers want to deliver traditionally well composed and technically correct photos. Those are equally as important but we also want to challenge ourselves within our craft and give a piece of ourselves to each couple we work with. After all, you’re not just hiring a photographer, you are hiring an artist.
Effe and Chris are the type of kind-hearted people that anyone can get along with. We instantly felt a connection with them and their laid back and fun persona made it super easy to capture the emotional candid moments of the day. The best way to guarantee that you are going to receive images that you love from your day is to be completely authentic in front of the camera. It’s okay to feel camera shy but if you lean into the moment with your partner, you will see just how fast those butterflies fade away. That is when the magic happens and the true emotion shines through.
The intimate church ceremony combined with the after party was a formula for perfection. The colorful contrast of the church and Effe’s wedding dress was jaw-dropping. After the ceremony, we loved the way their family and friends made them feel like superstars as they exited the church. They were showered with love (and some benjamins) on the dance floor as they partied into the evening.
One of our favorite elements of their wedding day was the special traditions they kept to as a Greek family. They weaved Greek culture into every part of their day. From food to dance, and religious customs, they had set a priority to embrace and celebrate the meaning of their culture. During the ceremony, the priest placed a crown on Effe’s head and then Chris’s. After, the crowns are intertwined three times to symbolize the union between them. They also incorporated the wedding dollar dance. Effe and Chris danced in the middle of the room and their family and friends rewarded them by throwing out bills. We love experiencing culture and being involved with so much beauty.
Love and friendship is one thing we don’t take for granted. The best things in life are free.
Effe and Chris, thank you for inviting us into the experience of a lifetime. We are so lucky to serve couples like you two.