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Today is an awesome day. Because today I get to talk about the business of my friend Jamie and her partner Michelle, Rad + In Love, Southern California wedding photographers extraordinaire. Jamie is one of the first friends that I made as a blogger, almost four years ago now. Back then I got to know her through her blog A Desert Fete. These days, she’s one of my go-to girls, the person I always stay with in San Diego, and one of my most effortlessly stylish friends (something she brings to every moment of her work). Over the years I’ve watched Jamie’s hobby for photography develop into something more, so when she took the leap into wedding photography, I knew something really, really excellent was coming.
Then there is Michelle. Michelle shot Jamie’s wedding almost four years ago, and I near lost my mind over the photography. The mix of Polaroid, film, and digital was something I’d never quite seen. And Michelle’s solo work is epic. Serious art. I’m not even going to try to explain it, because what’s the point of trying to wrap words around something that visual, but do yourself a favor and go look at her journal pages and Polaroids.
So I’m over the moon that you can now hire these two ladies to show up and shoot your wedding. These are people that will bring their enormous talent and deep sense of style to every single one of your wedding photos (all while making you super happy to hang out with them). They shoot on everything (really, everything). Forget just adding some film into their packages. Rad + In Love has a bone deep mastery of it all: Canon, Polaroid, Hasselblad, Contax, and more. Plus, they offer my favorite: no bullshit pricing. They offer one basic wedding package that has what you need for $3,200, anywhere in the San Diego/LA driving vicinity. If you want to take them farther (Northern California, for example, should be all over this stat), they just ask you to pay their travel costs. Simple, done.
And while Rad + In Love has the kind of photography that it’s silly to try to wrap words around (seriously, their work speaks for itself), I did want to share with you what the ladies told me about their artistic philosophy, and how they approach photographing your wedding. They said, “Our goal is too capture the honest beauty and emotion of your wedding day. We hope to be around when your mom gasps as she sees you in your wedding dress for the first time, or when your niece falls asleep at the reception with her head on the table. We also want to send you home with portraits that make you feel damn special, cause people tend to look their smoking best on their wedding days (and it has more to do with the clothes and hair. Love and joy is good for the complexion). But we do it without too much… rigidity.” Exactly.
But now, more than all the rest of it, I’m going to let the ladies of Rad + In Love tell you their story (and their long and lovely entanglement with APW) on their own:
“We try not to fuss around too much with pricing. We find most people want about the same thing: both of us photographing their wedding for 8 hours, and all of their images to take home on their own disc. We offer this basic package for $3,200, but of course are happy to customize it to suit your needs. We are also excited to offer a discount to any APW couple who books in the month of August, and is getting married January-May of 2013. We shoot anywhere in or in-between San Diego and LA at a local rate. We are thrilled to travel beyond. Just contact us for an estimate of the travel expenses.”
So. Ladies and gents of Southern California (and Northern California, and to hell with it, everywhere else), Rad + In Love. Your stylish, down to earth, really fun, blindingly talented photographers have landed. I’m super excited for you (and I can. not. wait. to see pictures).