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Happy Wedding Day to Kristen & Dave! We are heading over to our home away from home, The Postcard Inn, very shortly. I wanted to share a few frames taken on medium format on my Rolleicord. Shot on Tmax 400 film stock and processed by The Find Lab.
Here’s another kick-ass review we got this week from Nikki & Nick! Here’s what Nikki had to say:
“Where do we even begin?! Caroline and Evan were absolutely amazing! They were the first vendor we booked, and I would choose them all over again! Caroline and Evan made us feel comfortable from the beginning – like we were friends, and not just “some other client.” They truly cared about us as a couple and how our big day turned out.Caroline and Evan are not just outstanding photographers, but outstanding people as well.
Before I was even engaged, I have always known that photography was the #1 thing on my list when it came to my wedding. If done well, it tells the story of your day, and these photos are what bring your memories to life everyday for the rest of your life.
Caroline and Evan quickly addressed any concerns we had as the big day drew near, and boy did they deliver. My husband and I are over the moon excited about our photos. No matter how many times I look at them, it’s like looking at them for the first time. And I have not received anything but rave reviews from my guests, and friends about Caroline and Evan as well. It makes us thrilled to know that we will have these beautiful images from our perfect wedding day captured forever, and they truly could not be better!
p.s. One of the best things about Caroline and Evan is how quick they are! They had a sneak peek posted on Facebook the next morning, and all of the edited photos within a couple of weeks. (They even put an iPad of some edited photos on the cake table at the reception!) SO exciting! And they’re so much fun too! :) I can’t say enough good things about these two!”
-NIKKI & NICK 1/31/2015
Thank you for the kind words, we are so happy you look at your photos so often :) I can’t wait until your album is finished!
Well first we got an awesome card in the mail from Katy & Geoff but to top it off Geoff wrote us an incredibly sweet and humbling review that I want to share….
“Besides the memories, Katy and I knew our wedding photos were the one lasting piece we could take away from our big day. We set out to find the best wedding photographer in the Tampa/St. Pete area, and that we did.
From the start, we found Caroline and Evan to be incredibly professional, responsive, and flexible. They were easy to reach by phone or email and went over the top to make sure our wedding photos were the least of our worries on our wedding day. Going into our engagement shots we were kind of nervous to be awkwardly posing in public. However, Caroline and Evan’s talents and personalities made the process extremely comfortable. Not long after starting we were having fun and by the end of the session we felt like naturals. It was readily apparent that having a married couple do our photos was a huge asset. You can easily see that C&E have developed a strong collaboration with each other to make sure neither of them misses the chance for one of those ‘Wow’ photos. They have a great ability to connect personally with their client- by the end of our engagement session it was if we were all just good friends taking a beach day to catch-up with each other!
I think most importantly, you can tell C&E have a true passion for photography and the product and service they provide. Occasionally during our shoots Caroline or Evan would check their camera for a recent shot and get excited over it, which in turn made us really excited. Having the confidence that their talents are going to produce an amazing product gives you one less thing to worry about on your wedding day. We couldn’t have been happier with both our engagement sesh and wedding day photos. Their attention to detail and ability to seemingly be everywhere at once as to never miss a special moment was awesome.
We can’t say enough good things about Caroline and Evan Photography. We did our research prior to booking them, and I honestly don’t think we could have gone with a better photographer.”
KATY & GEOFF 10/18/2015
Wow you guys, thank you for trusting us and making us feel like total rockstars :) I don’t even think a review I wrote for myself would be this amazing, you guys are the best!
I feel like I have a million little things to blog while also being caught up on blogging at the same time, craziness! I wanted to go ahead and get this beauty up though because I’ll be sharing Amanda & Robin’s full Pi Day wedding soon. I juts love these orange and blue wedding details, especially the bouquets which smelled amazing. Take me back to The Florida Keys!
Sometimes when you get published a really fun thing happens- you totally forget when the publication is supposed to come out. And then it’s a surprise all over again when you see the magazine on stands and your photos are in it! Fun right? Well lucky for us, Weddings Illustrated Magazine mailed us two copies of their new Spring/Summer 2015 issue. It’s beautiful as always and Julie & Brian, who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary in just two weeks, have a feature on the second to last spread. I’m so happy that this wedding was selected for print publication because it’s still one of my favorites we’ve ever shot. You can never go wrong with a gorgeous and sweet couple that’s totally in love. Oh yeah, and they’re having a baby you guys!!! We might have found out a few days before Facebook and I’m so happy I can say it out loud now.
I’m writing from the glorious Florida Keys where we shot Amanda & Robin’s Hilton Key Largo Destination Wedding yesterday, what an incredible day it was! Robin & Amanda chose yesterday as their wedding date because of the significance of the numbers; 3/14 is known as Pi Day, and 3/14/15 is even close since Pi is 3.141592653….. and these two are science-y and Amanda is a math nerd. I had a suspicion that they chose 3/14 for that reason since we were referred to them by some other science-y & math nerds that I know :) The weather was gorgeous and the Hilton Key Largo is definitely one of the most epic wedding venues we’ve ever had the pleasure to shoot. We were surrounded by a really fun group of people. We were so lucky to have brunch with all of them again this morning and chat about the epic dance moves we witnessed last night. Here’s a sneak peek of a few portraits.
Evan and I are headed to Key Largo for a wedding, so I’m sharing a new client wedding album and packaging today as part of our #printyourphotos series! There are lots of ways to get your photos off your hard drive and into your home. Last month I shared some of the canvas groupings we have in our living and dining room, but by far my favorite way to display photos is in an album. Not only does it protect your photography investment by being something tangible for you to physically have with your photos that can never be accidentally deleted or lost, but it also tells a complete story of your day with custom designed spreads of your images. I’m pretty excited about this one because it’s one of the biggest I’ve designed AND because our couple, Amanda & Matt, were referred by a past couple they got a bunch of extra products too! Check out our referral program to learn more about how you can get free products from us.
Here’s the final package all wrapped up and ready to be delivered to Amanda & Matt!
We love our couples so much and appreciate more than anything when y’all continue to refer your friends and family members to us. Our business thrives on word of mouth referrals, and if you had an amazing experience with us the best thing you can do, besides writing an awesome review, is send your engaged friends our way! As a thank you from us, we’ll send you some awesome products with your wedding or engagement photos on them. The products will depend on the products you’ve already got from us and the package your referral chooses, but it can range from free prints and canvases to mini albums or album boxes. Send a few friends our way and we’ll make you a whole wedding album. The biggest honor is when we get to shoot the weddings of siblings, or several former bridesmaids. Here is a package for one of our amazing couples that was a referral from a past bride- their free goodies include a mini copy of their wedding album and some fine art prints. So send some love our way and we’ll reciprocate. I love choosing and mailing gift packages out to former couples!
Last week you may have read a lot of posts from me about attending WPPI 2015 in Las Vegas for my third time. No, I wasn’t just off day-drinking again, WPPI stands for Wedding & Portrait Photographers International and is a yearly convention for photographers worldwide to gather, take classes from the top artists and business owners in our industry, and maybe party a little bit. As a Member of Nikon Professional Services, there is a lounge where I got to drop Evan’s camera body off to get a free sensor cleaning, and they even had refreshments! (I was excited to not have to pay $4 for a can of coke) There’s also a huge trade show where we can learn about new products, see new stuff from the companies we already use and look for cool new things to offer our clients. I love the tradeshow, my favorite part is talking with companies I m always emailing back and forth- it’s so awesome to meet them in person and chat about new things they’re offering or ask for features I want to see in the future- and they really do take notes and roll updates out based on our needs. Oh also, free stuff! I bought some things at the trade show (it’s great to go if you’re planning on making purchases because you can try stuff out and all the vendors offer show specials). But I also came home with a bag full of coupons, catalogs, and freebies like film, t-shirts and chapsticks- being in the desert, that was a freebie theme this year. And if you have candy at your booth, I will definitely stop and talk to you. I’ve already ordered lots of stuff using my coupons but I am most excited about sending film off to be processed at my new film lab!!! I fell in love with The Find Lab at the tradeshow- they sat down and did a color profile with me, went over all my preferences and gave me some tips for working with film, I can’t wait to send my first rolls in this week. here are just a few of my favorite things I brought home from Vegas-
The book I purchased and it’s all about engagement photography! Really excited to read through this one before our next session. Trade show and all goodies aside, the real reason for making the trip all the way out to Nevada is for the education. Evan and I first attended WPPI in 2011 when our business was still pretty new. We were learning about the business side, and working on our rebrand, and WPPI blew our minds that first year. We are so lucky to be part of such a generous industry where people are so willing to share their knowledge. After that first year at WPPI, we learned so much and we immediately attended again in 2012. It’s not that we didn’t learn as much that year, but we weren’t as new by then, and we were making so many other changes in our business at the time that it was overwhelming. Then in 2013 I was pregnant and we had a brand new baby in 2014. Taking a few years off from the convention made it fantastic to go back this year. Lately I’ve been feeling like we were getting too comfortable in our business- we’ve got things down pat and I’ve been wanting a creative refresh. This was exactly what I needed. Going by myself was weird, but it was also a little wonderful because I could spend as much time at any one particular thing that I wanted. I went to 7 different classes, renaming from SEO, social media, lighting and inspiration. Susan Stripling was my favorite speaker, I’ve seen her in years past and there’s always just one thought or two that she shares that alone is worth the entire trip out. No joke, she got really emotional and I actually cried along with her at the end of her class. It made me so happy to have the career that I do. I am so jazzed to have two amazing weddings coming up in the next 3 weeks- the first in The Florida Keys this Saturday, and I can try out some of my new skills and push myself a little farther creatively. I can’t wait!
To wrap this up, I want to share some of the iPhone photos I took over the trip. Traveling alone was really fun, even though I did know lots of people at WPPI and even got to meet up with several groups of local photog gals, I sure did miss Evan on this trip. I stayed at the MGM Grand where the convention is help every year.
I explored the strip a little and even took the monorail that they were finishing the last time we were out in Vegas. There’s a little cafe in Paris Evan and I always go to for dessert so I had to make a trip there and ended up basically eating Tiramisu mousse for dinner that night. The concert photo was taken at one of the parties I went to, it totally fulfilled my need for a concert recently and I got to go with some good friends that are wedding photographers here in Tampa.
Then my last night I visited the Polaroid museum on the strip, and it was incredible. Then across the promenade was a Sprinkles, and after visiting the cupcake ATM, I grabbed a dark chocolate cupcake to bring home to Remy and Evan. I still can;t believe that thing made the trip, and we all shared it when I got home.
Obligatory plane/travel photos. I never get a window seat and never get cool shots while flying. Well I finally did! Thank you to the nice girls that traded my middle seat for the window seat so they could sit together. I can’t say for sure that we’ll head to WPPI in 2016, I may want to go to Imaging USA instead which is the same type of event put on by PPA (Professional Photographers of America) which we are also members of. That convention travels and is in Atlanta next year, so we may hit that and then WPPI again in 2017. Only time will tell :)
Spring and Fall are definitely the busiest for weddings in Florida, but when we usually get a break over the winter ours never really came this year. So while our wedding season “starts” March 14th in Key Largo, it never really stopped for us because we’ve been so busy with meetings, engagements and all the fun business-y related things that happen during our “slower” times. But we feel really lucky that we are just busy enough to keep us on our toes, and have had so many awesome things come up, like the fact that I’m in Las Vegas right now for my third WPPI convention, and all the opportunities we’ve had to work with this amazing team of vendors last year. We’re also traveling a lot this year around Florida- the Keys, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Groveland. We shot this stunning eclectic, marsala wedding inspiration shoot in November right after Thanksgiving up in the Ocala area, and the feature on Every Last Detail was published about 4 weeks ago. I really have been loving going up to Ocala and hope to shoot more there in the future. So many cute spots for weddings and incredible properties. So now that I’m all caught up on client posts I get to share some fun stuff with you guys for the next 2 weeks before we kick off “season” with two really incredible couples and weddings.
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