We were contacted by Buzzfeed the other day to ask permission to use a small clip of my Melissa Wright Photography Short Film. It was featured in “27 Things To Do Before You Settle Down.” My little clip is #22 – “Try a New Hobby” at 1:36. Watch below.
(1) We’re a thing now
Melissa and myself aren’t the only husband/wife combo out there; far from it! Some of our best photographer friends are couples, and – in our opinion – they tend to be pretty awesome. Considering you’re hiring us for your wedding day, what could be more appropriate than hiring a married couple?
(2) We have some advantages
In some ways, nothing could matter less than the marital status of your photographers. But there are a few advantages to husband/wife teams that you may not have thought of, besides the fact that we give your wedding a romantic hitched vibe. Like:
(3) There are two of us!
A 2-for-1 deal, covering one of the most important days of your life! Really, this matters. We’re able to be shooting twice as much, and in different places, meaning that you and your spouse-to-be can be sure that your moments are both being captured. Example: Melissa will often accompany the bride in her suite getting ready, while I’m off hanging out with the groom and his crew. We’ll share the photos we’re excited about with each other later!
(4) Things happen smoooothly
After 14 years together, we know each other very, very well. So instead of running around on your wedding day trying to figure it out, I already know what Melissa needs, and vice-versa. We complement and balance each other. I need a lens? She’s got it. She needs a flash? It’s already set up where she wanted it. If you see Melissa give me hand signals that looks like ground crew guiding in a 747 aircraft as the first dance is starting, you’ll know it’s our advanced, superhuman communication in action. This is high level, advanced mind reading guru stuff. You can’t replicate that kind of teamwork. (Engaged couples: start working on this now!)
(5) We can say what needs said
Sometimes our attention to detail and focus on your wedding photographs can be bad for us as humans, like when we forget to eat, or when Melissa needs caffeine. But because we’re husband and wife, we care for each other; she knows what I need before I do and vice-versa! So, “Grab me a Coke from the bar real quick!” can be life-saving in the middle of a wedding party in the 6th hour of photography.
(6) You might see sneaky affection
Yup, we’re professionals, so most of the time we’ll be acting very photo-journalistic. But we’re just like you – in love! – so you may catch us in an occasional sneaky act of PDA. Don’t judge.
(7) You may share an anniversary with us!
We spent our 14th wedding anniversary shooting a brand new wedding! People asked us if we minded working. The truth is this: there could be no better way to ring in our 14th year together than by celebrating with a couple as they tie the knot! The wedding was a ton of fun and we will forever share that date with our new clients. Okay, so the chances of you picking that exact date aren’t very high, but it’s kinda cute, right?
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We’ve been shooting weddings for over 10 years! Check out some of our more recent work HERE.
It’s been a good year. Actually, it’s been a great year. It’s been incredibly busy and stressful at times but so rewarding. I’ve photographed my heart out, traveled all over, met many new people and friends and learned heaps and heaps. I feel very full at the end of this year and am ready to take on 2015. I will literally be starting fast out of the gate (flying to Seattle on Jan. 4th for a week).
Thank you thank you thank you to all my clients, friends and family for being the best ever.
I am loved.
I am supported.
I am ready. C’mon 2015.
Enjoy this little slideshow I put together of some of my favorite photos from this past year. It was so hard not to share everything. I love it all too much! Haha! Keep an eye out for a few selfies, a sneaky shot that John got of me and vice versa. Muah!
And of course Melissa Wright Photography was there! This was helped by the fact that Lindee Woody and Cherre Hooper are two of my very dearest friends! I’m so excited for them both and the LGBT community. Here’s the full article published on ParkerLiveOnline. Lindee and Cherre have been together for 14 years and just look at those smiles. How could anyone deny that kind of happiness?