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When it comes to wedding photographers, there are few that do more, go more places, and generally kick more ass than LeahAndMark & Co. In just a few years, what started out as a husband and wife photography team has morphed into a juggernaut of wedding photography/videography/photobooth/younameit, and they do it with this amazing team of interns and alumni from past intern programs, all of whom are trained in the specific LeahAndMark & Co. brand of awesome.
These days you can hire LeahAndMark & Co. for wedding photography, wedding videography, wedding photobooths, or any combination of the above (and probably any other photography-related idea you could come up with that hasn’t been invented yet), and you can get them to do these things anywhere in the continental US. For real. Wedding in a corn field in Iowa? Check. Wedding in downtown San Francisco? Check. And since they have a special place in their hearts for APW weddings, LeahAndMark & Co. give you all this goodness for a special APW-only rate of $3,500 which includes travel, y’all. You can hire LeahAndMark & Co. for full photography services for $3,500, or full videography services for $3,500 or both services combined for a special APW rate of $6,000 (a $1,000 discount off their regular package price). Want a photobooth? Add that to any of their packages for only $500. (Do you hear that? It’s the sound of my brain melting.)
So that’s the short of it. The long of it is, all of the experience and travel that LeahAndMark & Co. have built up over the past few years has prepared them for anything you can throw at them. Mark says, “We’ve always known that hiring photographers to fly across the country for a wedding is a little ridiculous. There are so many talented photographers out there, and we are still grateful for every couple that takes a chance on us. Of course after three years of traveling across the country photographing weddings—we’ve kind of become experts at flying into a new city, meeting clients for the first time on the day before their wedding, and doing an absolutely amazing job—on a consistent basis. It’s all a little bit crazy and so are our clients. We honestly believe that we are the best photographers to be shooting our clients weddings. We’ve been doing this for a while now and we confidently say that we’re experts and we can handle any wedding in any location. We think that our creativity, and experience combined with our improvisation skills enable us to be our best, all the time, for every wedding. We say that in the most confident and humble way possible. When a couple hires us we want them to know that all things photography will be taken care of.”
Obviously the answer answer is they aren’t good; they are awesome (or I just spent ten minutes watching someone else’s wedding highlights for no good reason). But they are also not for everyone, and I love what Mark has to say about that. He explains, “We don’t make wedding films. We don’t elevate wedding videography into a cinematic, magical, and artistic endeavor that justifies our film school tuition. That’s not a bad thing—but we’re just not those people. Your wedding day is not the day for a styled magazine photoshoot, and it’s not right to turn it into a movie set either. Our wedding photography isn’t for everyone and our wedding home movies are definitely not for everyone—they’re for people that want something a little different—something less cold, less perfect—and more real. The Wedding Home Movies that we make are like the home movies you would make (if you weren’t in your own wedding, and if you were wedding videographers!)—and that means they’re highly personal, very entertaining, and imperfectly perfect. Yes. Imperfectly perfect. Just like you. And us.”
There are so few people in this industry who do what LeahAndMark & Co. do. And I’d be willing to bet they are the only ones who do it as well as they do. And then on top of that, you get the added bonus of LeahAndMark & Co. being a company that gets you, and that you can get behind (I didn’t even mention their one hundred percent money back guarantee or philanthropic business practices). So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of what they offer while they are still offering it, and then go make that signature LeahAndMark & Co. magic happen.