This is one of my favorites!! I love the colors!!! One Love Photo
Hiring wedding photographers was a big deal. I all but agonized over it because our taste and our budget didn't exactly see eye to eye. Awesome photography was important to me, and I searched high and low for artists whose vision made my heart pitter patter. All photography is not created equal...and it took some real effort to find what we wanted and what we felt we could afford. OK - not exactly...it took us one browse through of OneLovePhoto's blog to realize we wanted to work with them...it was the figuring out of how we could swing it that took a lil time. The fact that we hired the absolute most phenomenal photographers in the country (One Love) is still a total mind blow...it was our splurge...(and yes, it was a splurge!) but it was our gift to ourselves and we made it work by keeping everything else super low key. It was expensive, I'm not going to lie...(but to be honest...there were several local photographers who charged the same, if not more!) Obviously, OneLove was worth every penny...umm...actually...they are worth more than they charge...way more.
The wonderful thing about hiring our exquisite photographers is that they took our very simple wedding and captured all of the joy and excitement and enthusiasm of the day. We didn't have props, or lots of details to take pictures of...it really was a simple celebration as far as weddings go. Our wedding location was perfect for great pictures, as downtown Flagstaff is quirky and rad...and then the forest and mountains provided beautiful backdrops as well. The best part (well, next to the realization that they are mad talented) was that Heather and Jon were so fun and friendly (I leaned over to friends more than once throughout the weekend and whispered "I want to be friends with our photographers! Aren't they so awesome!?" ) They belonged. And you know what, they worked their butts off to capture it all (seriously...I have no idea how they juggled their numerous cameras and managed to be everywhere all the time!! with smiles!!)
What we were left with are hundreds of gorgeous images. Many of the pictures that I showcase on this blog are of Tommy and I (a lil narcissistic I know I know - but not all of our guests may be so keen on seeing their mug on a blog) . However, many of my favorite shots of the day are the photos of our friends and family! We will always have these pictures to cherish. It was a day that can only be relived in our memories - our families and friends will never again gather in that magnitude to celebrate us, we committed ourselves to each other for all time, I will never again wear such a fancy shmancy dress, we may never dance a semi-choreographed dance in front of 100 guests again, and we certainly will never be 26 and 28 years old again. This was a once in a lifetime event - and without a doubt, the most awesome picture op of our young adult lives. Hiring them was the best wedding decision we made.
My advice? Splurge on your photographer. Have a friend make your cake.