I present to you another couple that has taken a few minutes to write a few words of advice to future brides along with some great stories for random pictures they liked from their wedding experience.
Once again the pictures they picked were not your typical pictures you’d see on a photo-blog (Except probably the one I chose above) but when you read the stories you can understand why they’re so important to the bride and the groom.
I had a lot of fun doing their engagement pictures in San Fransisco and wedding in Idaho. You could tell they had a great love for good photography and that always makes things easier for me. Thanks for the great day Bobbiejane and David
Jarvie’s Digital Review – by the Culbertsons
Finding a Photographer
We enjoy a more artistic approach to wedding photos instead of the boring and typical posed pictures that seem to all look the same. When looking for a photographer for our wedding, the first thing that we looked at were their pictures. This way we could see what the finished product was going to be, and if it fit our sense of style. The photographer was important to us because we knew that the photos would be the lasting memories, and documentation of our very special day. We really wanted them to portray our personalities, and not a cookie cutter, mass produced, blah wedding album. We were getting married in Idaho, where neither one of us was from, so we had to rely on the internet heavily to find a photographer instead of by word of mouth. At first it seemed a daunting task, but we feel like it was actually better to be able to see the finished product, and be able to rule out photographers automatically if we didn’t like their finished product.
Because we were definitely working with a budget, our next priority was pricing and packages. Luckily, Scott works with couples by offering discounts, and various ways to pay off the cost of his wedding packages. We were ecstatic that we had found someone whose artistry we loved, and could also afford to get the best pictures for our wedding day.
Advice about finding a photographer:
The photographer was really important for us to remember our wedding day, so we would recommend picking someone whose style you like since it’s your day. Also, we starting looking for our photographer first thing so that we ensure that he would be available on our wedding date.
Scott; the man, the comedian, the photo master.
We were extremely impressed by the commitment that Scott showed us for our wedding pictures. Our engagement photo shoot lasted 7.5 hrs, with 10 outfit changes. A little over the top. We started at 2pm, and finished around 930pm, driving all around San Francisco, taking photos wherever an opportunity presented itself. He went above and beyond the norms of a photographer, and we couldn’t have been more happy with how he interacted with us, and how the photos turned out. He also kept us entertained!
When the wedding day came, we were surprised to find that there were 3 photographers instead of one to capture the best photos. Unlike other photographers, his package covered the entire wedding day. He was there for the wedding ceremony, as well as the reception, so that every aspect of our day was covered. He orchestrated the many family members in all of the photos very well, and was always looking for a good angle and gorgeous backdrop for our photos. He is also charming and handsome, and we were lucky to have him as our photographer, if you have any single lady friends, we believe he is single and willing to give free photos for life for finding him his mate.(haha)
Advice on photographs for the wedding day and engagement photos:
One of the best parts of looking at our photos now is being able to see how everything looked throughout the entire day since it was a blur to us. We would recommend knowing what specific photos you want. Look around beforehand at pictures you like, especially the poses used so that you can recreate them for yourself on your wedding day. Modeling doesn’t come naturally to all of us! For the engagement photos, I would keep it short and simple, 2 outfit changes max, it can become overwhelming if you try to do too much.
Pictures With Stories
We both loved this photo because it was so random. We pulled up to meet Scott, he was sleeping in his car on the streets of San Francisco, and there was this door right there. We wanted to start the photo shoot right there! So this is what we got!
We loved this one because we wanted to be original, and Scott worked with our creativity to produce quality photos out of our odd ideas. We were waiting for our sandwiches at Ike’s, our favorite place to eat in San Francisco, we wandered down the street, and were inspired by the crosswalk, and the streets.
I love this because we spent a lot of time finding the rings that we wanted! Dave’s is really special because its Bobbiejane’s fingerprint actually molded into the ring. Also, Bobbiejane’s ring was a total and complete surprise.
This is really special because it shows Dave’s roommates and best friends in their natural state. They all have lived together for the past few years, and are just a great bunch of people
We love this one because its Bobbiejane’s dad holding his grandson who is named after him. He’s the first boy in Bobbiejane’s family, so its nice to see my dad have another little dude around.
Dave made a great slide show set to some of our favortie songs, it was nice to be able to relax and enjoy our reception as you can see in this photo.
This is just a great photo of our parents and us. It shows no matter how long you are married, the romance is still alive.
We could have gotten Diet Mt. Dew to sponsor our wedding since we drank it so often, and it is just a cute picture of us.
You have to admit that, we look good. This is right after the fire works and the sparkler tunnel as we ran off to our car, and off on our next adventure… Mexico.
There could not be a better photo, or a better group. The best of friends and family from both sides with nothing but joy for us.
This one would have to be labeled “Best of Friends” Bobbiejane was lucky enough to have her best friends from all over the western United States come to celebrate with us. They are amazing people.
From the couples album
This photo just screams 1920′s class to me. Our outfits were perfect, Bobbie in her stunning white dress, and Dave in his custom necktie and stripped socks.
We love this photo because it is so natural, the setting, the pose, our faces filled with happiness.
It was the perfect set up for a back yard reception, the large lawn, the big trees, awesome weather, and great lighting for a photo shoot.
Our wedding cakes were perfect too, surrounded be flowers, with hand made bird toppers and ball jars and birdcages with candles hanging above them in the tree.
We both love fireworks, and Scott captured the moment perfectly with them bursting over our heads. A perfect ending to a perfect day.
This is also a great photo of the rings, and everywhere you go you’ll see these two love birds walking hand in hand.