I’m delighted to get to introduce one of APW’s newest sponsors: Emilia Jane Photography out of Chicago. Emilia is one of my favorite kinds of sponsors. She started as a reader, and then was an APW Bride. She told me that Team Practical not only helped her plan her own celebration, but restored her faith in weddings, as well. This is a lucky, lucky thing (go you guys!) because Emilia is also a talented wedding photographer. So, she got to thinking and realized that she really wanted to be shooting your weddings.
Emilia told me, “I want to work with APW couples because they are real, down-to-earth people. I love that they’re about planning for the marriage, and not just the wedding day. My goal, through being a wedding photographer, is not just to take awesome pictures of the big day (which is a given), but to invest in relationships that last. Also because I was an APW bride not that long ago, I totally connect with a lot of the awesome people here, even though we haven’t met yet!”
But not only does Emilia get you, and take pictures that capture vivid emotional moments, she offers super affordable rates. Her wedding packages start at just $1,800, and Emilia is giving all APW couples a free engagement session, just because she really loves you. She also offers special packages for elopements and weekday weddings starting at $900 (and still including that engagement session). Emilia got married in March at a beach house with 15 people in attendance (wedding grad post coming soon!), so she has a serious soft spot for those of you having small and simple weddings.
Emilia told me, “I want to capture real moments of real people experiencing real emotions. I want to tell the story of the lives of two people coming together, and the celebration that follows. As most families’ first heirloom is the wedding album, I want to help be a part of crafting that and having it tell their story.” Or in other words: Emilia Jane Photography is about the fleeting moments that make up a wedding day, not about trendy shots, or wedding stuff. She wants to shoot what really matters, and that’s the two of you.
So, go, browse Emilia Jane Photography’s site, check out her blog, and fall in love. Also, she’s doing a Starbucks gift card giveaway on her Facebook page today, so go “like” it (because I know you like it already).