We decided we should each write about ourselves... it's harder than you think!
About Brian, in his own words:Okay, so we decided to write our own "about us" pages. Bear with me, it's not easy. Hmm, I'm definitely the "mouth" of the two of us. Generally, I'm the one talking. I make bad jokes, corny puns, and things like that to get a reaction. Some say I should come with a warning label, but, I'm sure they meant that in a good way... I hope. I've been a Wedding Photographer so long, that I am unhirable (that's a word, I just made it up) for anything else. Personally, I'm in it for the romance, cheesey, I know. Well, that's me. Nothing gets me more excited than creating some dramatic, loving, tender, intimate moment for a couple that makes them make the sound. You know the sound, "Awww!". Love that. Some of my favorite things to do at weddings: I escort Grandma's for photos. Yes, I put out an arm and bring them up and back. After all, this whole thing is their fault. I also tell that joke at EVERY wedding, much to Derica's dismay. I hug my clients and sometimes their parents, siblings, anyone we built a connection with. Why? Who doesn't like a hug? We used to count our "success" at a wedding by how many goodbye hugs we got. No kidding. In a surprising revelation of my skillset, I am very good at lacing corsets. I'm also a stickler for veil placement and straightness. Call it OCD, but I also straighten pictures on the walls of any room I walk into. Yes, I am a human bubble level, now you know my secret. At every wedding, I try to do something unique, something creative that pushes my own artistic boundaries. I don't tell anyone this, just in case I mess it all up, but, when it works, and I giggle? Yeah, you know it worked. It's always a good sign when your photographer giggles after looking at a photo.
About Derica, in her own words:
I'm in love with love and that is what makes me enjoy being a wedding photographer so much. It doesn't matter to me what form that love is either. I find joy in witnessing love of any age, religion, race or creed. It is the honesty of emotion that draws me in and nothing can define or restrain that.
I am a details freak. Shoes, flowers, letters, stationary, jewelry, candles, decor elements, the cake, ALL of the good stuff that I know our clients spent endless hours selecting get captured by my lens.
I am also the quiet one. This allows me to sneak in unobserved so that I can get those touching genuine moments. When grandpa dances with his granddaughter, when the father of the bride sheds a tear as he sees his daughter in her bridal gown for the first time, when guests burst into laughter at a funny comment during a toast, I am there with camera in hand.
I am also a helper. This means that if I am able I will go out of my way for you. I help brides with their dresses as they walk outside for portraits. I run upstairs to get that one thing that was accidentally left behind. I find other vendors if a client has a quick question that I can't answer. I've been known to sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider", and "Wheels on the Bus" or play "Peek-a-boo" behind Brian to get the little ones attention during portrait sessions!
Anything I can do, that doesn't interfere with me capturing those important moments, I try my best to do. Anything I can do to make a wedding day run smoother, make our clients and their family and guests happy or even to aid a fellow vendor in need, I try my best to do.
Weddings often take a village to pull off successfully and I aim to quietly help the love get captured for you to enjoy in your happily ever after.