Five months ago, when we sat down to start our re-brand journey, we had no idea how introspective this journey it would be. Our designer, Amanda (with Carrylove Designs), sent us a questionnaire to begin the process of understanding who Marc and I are, and why we provide our service to couples. In true Marc and Mindy fashion, we planned a date night – hit up one of our favorite local restaurants, ordered a few drinks and began chatting.
As dinner was ordered, we talked about our journey to this point of our business (if you haven’t read that yet – go take a moment to read yesterday’s blog post). Marc and I talked about our favorite couples, what we love most about our job, and our vision for this business in the future.
The question kept coming back to WHY…? Why do we do what we do? What makes our passion for our business different than any other photographer in the city? What we did know, is that our “WHY” will attract our ideal couples, because they believe in the same things we do. We want our couples our couples to remember how it felt on their wedding day. To take moments and immortalize them into a photograph that can be passed along to future generations.
My mom and dad still have their wedding album – although the pages have since turned brown and the album binding has broken, there is something so sweet and sacred about looking back at my parents when they were in their early 20s.
My mother’s long golden brown hair perfectly curled – she was wearing a long sheath wedding dress adorned with a floral pattern. The dress which was hand-made by my grandmother, and in her hand she held a bouquet of daisies. Next to my mother is my baby-faced father sporting a rockin’ mustache and dressed up in a pretty sweet ruffled tux shirt complete with a white carnation. Gotta love the 70’s. However, when I look at their photos, it’s not the dated fashion I notice first. It’s not the venue or the fact that my mom made her bridesmaids wear very ugly hats…. It is simply the way my dad looked at my mom – captured 48 years ago. The exact same loving look he gives her as she walks by him in the kitchen these many years later.
There are thousands of photographers out there that are more than capable of taking a great shot of a wedding dress or cake or a beautiful couple smiling at the camera. To Marc and me, it is so much more than that. We want our couples to look back at a wedding photo and remember those butterflies in your stomach, the sweaty palms and the way your cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Those are the moments we strive to capture. Moments that sometimes you weren’t even aware were happening. Moments that your children will look back on in 48 years can say – Yup… he still adores her today as much as he did on the day he married his best friend.
We don’t claim to be magicians – we are just a married couple ourselves who know how important it is to remember and feel all of those emotions – to remember why you chose each other in the first place. Thank you for joining us on our journey and we can’t wait to share more tomorrow about what it’s like being a husband and wife photography team.