Ladies of the south (are you excited by that intro? Because I thought you might be….)Finally, finally, finally, finally, FINALLY…. we have some low-key, practical, wanna hang out with you guys and shoot your weddings, photographers in the SOUTHERN PART OF UNITED STATES. What? Yesssss. They are Leah and Mark, they are married, they are *really* good, they have up-and-comer prices (that I somehow suspect will keep going up…), and they are located in Atlanta.I’m going to tell you more than a few cool things about them, but I felt like I should lead off with the fact that they are offering a 20% discount to all Team Practical Weddings booked by April 2010, and (drumroll please) *No Travel Fees* for any weddings taking place east of the Mississippi. So, allllll you ladies in Florida? I’m looking at you.Ok. About Leah and Mark. First of all, lets talk about their pictures. This is a weird thing to show, but I felt totally compelled to show you this calendar they’ve made of all their recent work:
I tend to look at and hire photographers not just because they have good wedding shots, but because their shots of babies make me cry, or their shots of steampunk balls make clap my hands with delight, or their shots of bad-ass ladies make me go “GRRR.” And they’ve got all that.
But they’ve got so much more. Their wedding shots are fantastic, they care more about capturing emotion and the feeling than that trendy shot, and they want to work with YOU. They told me, “We love photographing weddings in less traditional venues, from the basement of an old hotel that’s now used for local bands , to a small, family-run organic farm . We appreciate the heart and soul that goes into making the wedding a reflection of the couple’s bond, their community, and the things they hold dear (or just get a big kick out of!).” Because YUP! That’s you guys.But… there is something more. They give 10% of their profits to the micro-lending service Kiva (Ahhhh! So great). And they got engaged on the Great Wall of China. Which I just thought you should know.But realistically, you southern Team Practical members are not even reading me anymore, because you’re over at LeahanMark.com… But if you are here, you need to go look at their video of wedding pictures, stat.