Wedding Photography 2018-2019
Helllllo, lovely people! I'll start off first by letting y'all know that I LOVE shooting weddings! Seriously, what's better than capturing an entire day that was thoroughly planned out for friends and family to celebrate the love of two individuals?! It's an honor and a pretty incredible feeling to be selected for that role, and that "special" feeling never seems to get old! As much as I love shooting weddings, though, I have always had to limit the amount I could book each year due to the time and detail that goes into perfecting each special wedding day! As most of you all know, I work in a salon as a hair stylist and makeup artist full time, as well. So, between the salon, my standard shoots throughout the entire year and weddings each month, the workload piles up and can become a bit overwhelming for just one person.
Which leads me to my exciting news(!!!)... I am SUPER PUMPED to announce that I will no longer be shooting weddings solo! That's right, I can now say that I have my first "official" paid employee! Saaaaay whaaattt?! Sure, that may seem like a small thing to some of you, but I think it's pretty freakin' cool!
This is why it's so cool: Having a second photographer ensures more coverage for you, and also helps tremendously to make things on my end go so much smoother! There are so many moments, big and little, that occur in one wedding day, a day you'll never get to relive, and it's hard for one person to single-handedly capture everything, which is why a second photog guarantees that fewer special moments are missed! Moments that you will be able to look back on for the rest of your lives together!
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Everyone, meet Nam!
He's been a friend of mine for 12 years and he is incredible behind the lens... he even puts up with my bizarre ideas & requests and works hard and efficiently. I have zero doubts in my mind that this vision of becoming a wedding photography team (or squad, as I like to say), will be anything less than perfect! I'm pretty positive it'll be a fun and entertaining time, as well. I mean, my terrible jokes and incredibly awkward way with words when it comes to posing directions, are definitely things you don't want to miss. ;)
Branding and business name are not changing, everything will stay as Aftyn Marie Photography, I am just adding Nam as my business partner on the wedding side of things! We came together and built a system that will be professional & fun, and work well for us. We are incredibly excited to lock down our first wedding as a team! We would love to see your names fill up our calendar!
Pricing/package options have changed and look a little different than they have for the last six years. Oh, and guess what?!?! One of my favorite additions that we have included with TWO of our coverage options (as well as an a la cart option), is a highlight reel of special little moments from your wedding day. How cool, right?! Getch'yer selves a taste of videography from your photography squad and save some money without having to branch out to another vendor!
Sooooo, did you get engaged over the Holiday break, or know anyone who did?! We would love to hear from you and take time to share who we are and what we are all about!
2018, we're ready!
Aftyn & Nam
This momma sure does have her hands full, and they are most definitely full of love. These kiddos are so sweet and are so lucky to have a mom like Ashley, who would go to the moon and back for her babes. I loved getting to spend my evening capturing these photos and seeing first hand how much love this family has for each other!
I am so pumped that Derek and Whitney found me during their search for a photographer to capture their growing baby bump! Not only did I get to work with these two for their maternity shoot, I get to spend the entire first year with them, capturing all the milestones of their little one when he/she enters the world! <3