We are so excited about the warmer weather and getting outside and shooting again! Bring on spring and lots of weddings, engagement sessions, and bridal portraits! We have a few dates open for 2016, so contact us soon if you are interested in having us document your wedding! email@example.com
I met Liz and her Mom this past summer to talk more about her January wedding and to see if we were a good fit for each other. I really felt like I was talking with old friends at our meeting! They were gracious, valued our work, valued my opinions, and were practical and realistic in what they wanted. I knew I wanted to work with them and I hoped they felt the same way! Luckily, they did and I have really loved working with Liz and her family all along the way. Liz is so joyful- she has the most fantastic laugh! On her wedding day she was relaxed, fun, and happy- everything a Bride should be. Their wedding day was wonderful- a warm January day, which was such a relief after the huge snowstorm not so long before her wedding date. It was a loving, family and friends oriented wedding, and everyone was so friendly and happy to share in Liz and Forrest’s wedding day. We are so thankful for you Liz and Forrest and your kind families. Here are a few images from their wedding day:
What is a first look?
The first look! As a photographer, when we hear that our couples are going to do one, we breathe a sigh of relief and thankfulness. But many of you are probably thinking “What on Earth is a first look?!?”
If you are getting married or are helping someone plan a wedding, you have probably heard this phrase from your photographer or maybe have read it in an article or magazine. Basically, the First Look is when the Bride and Groom have a few minutes alone together and see each other in their wedding attire before the ceremony. First Looks are not only practical, but they are great for many reasons. Here are our top three:
From a TIME perspective, when a couple does a first look on their wedding day, they are able to get a lot more portraits of the two of them. (The most important images of the day!) After the First Look (which is photographed as well, and makes for some really sweet images, see below), we move into portraits of the couple. The couple is more at ease because we have more time, guests aren’t waiting, and people aren’t watching them. This gives us more time to be creative and get a lot of those images that you would love to have that you see in magazines and on Pinterest.
It is a PRIVATE moment that often CALMS nerves. There can be a lot of stress and anxiety on a wedding day. We often find that when the Bride sees her Groom, she immediately lets a lot of that go. The Groom is a calming force for her and puts her at ease. It is also an intimate time for the couple where they can be together alone for a few minutes before the craziness and whirlwind of activity sets in.
Back to the time perspective, often times if a First Look is being done, we will also do the wedding party pictures prior to the ceremony as well. This drastically cuts down on the amount of pictures we have to do after the ceremony, meaning the couple can get to their reception a lot faster! Your guests will be thankful!
Here are some images from first looks that we have photographed:
I always encourage couples who are interested in booking us for their wedding to read our reviews. This gives them the opportunity to hear first hand from couples who we’ve worked with on their wedding. They get to learn how we operate through the process from first contact to the delivery of your images. We just received this review from one of our fall brides and it brought tears to our eyes. We put our whole heart into our business and our couples and to be appreciated for it is so meaningful and rewarding to us.
“If you are currently contemplating who to hire as your wedding photographer, STOP HERE. Simply put, Corina & Jamey Fletcher were the best decision I made throughout this process of hiring vendors. They are not only professional and talented but they are amazing people. Take a look at their portfolios and accolades and it’s easy to tell how good their end product is. But one thing you cannot tell from any photographer’s website is what their personality is like and how it will mesh with you and your big day. I am here to tell you that this husband and wife team are the ones you want to be around on the happiest day of your life. Not only are they a great couple and why wouldn’t you surround yourself with love on your wedding day but they are fun, stress-free and very experienced in any and all wedding day mishaps. If you are worried about all the possible things that could go wrong on your wedding day, I can guarantee Jamey & Corina will not be one of them. They were timely, supportive, creative and always there for every moment without ever being intrusive or distracting. Very little of my day was focused on doing posed photos. For the majority of the day, Corina and Jamey just let my husband and I have an organic experience and captured all the important moments that could never be planned. These are the photos you will cherish the most. I am so grateful to have found Fletcher and Fletcher photography. They have given us an immense amount of beautiful memories to keep forever and also gave us a genuine friendship. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone.”
You can read more of our reviews here: Fletcher & Fletcher Reviews
We would love to work with you on your wedding….we are quickly booking up for 2016, so please inquire soon if you’re interested in working together. firstname.lastname@example.org