*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
Every once in a while, I run across wedding photography that stops me cold and makes me go, “Damn, that’s not something you see every day.” Which is exactly what happened when I re-stumbled onto Pacific Northwest sponsor Corinne Krogh‘s website a few weeks ago. Long before her sponsored post ever came up, I was doing research on film techniques (because ladyfriend has some skill in that department), and the next thing I knew, I was pages deep in Corinne’s blog, devouring picture after picture. I think a past commenter summed it up best a while back when she said, “It is a real testament to a photographer’s ability and artistic vision when I am moved almost to tears by photos of people that I don’t know.” (Which, truth.) And today I’m delighted to let you know that Corinne Krogh, formerly serving Southern California and now in the Pacific Northwest, is opening up her business to the entire western region of the US with a special APW-only package, just because she loves you guys. So if photography has been at the top of your wedding priorities list, but you haven’t found a local vendor who speaks to you? Today might just be your lucky day.
The thing about Corinne Krogh’s work is that it’s truly her own. Her style is this really unique blend of raw emotional photojournalism with edgy old school film work that makes my heart race. And the short of it is there’s no one else out there who does what she does. But fret not, because it’s for this very reason that Corinne has decided to expand beyond her Portland, OR home base and offer a special package to APW readers across the western United States. Born out of a deep desire to travel and work with couples who share her artistic philosophies, Corinne Krogh Photography is now serving the entire Mountain and Pacific West Regions (which roughly means Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, and everything west of that. But if you don’t live in one of those places and can’t imagine hiring else anyone but Corinne, get in touch anyway. She wants to work with you.) Corinne’s all-in package is $3,800 and includes eight-hours of coverage, plus full travel costs. And if you book Corinne before the end of January, it also includes a second shooter (usually her rad husband Evan). And while no small potatoes, what I’m most excited for with this deal is that I know there are a bunch of you who have been scouring your local markets trying to find the photographer who feels just right, and coming up empty. And now, at a price competitive to those other guys, you can get Corinne.
Corinne explained to me, “Our move back to Portland was driven by our desire to chase the kind of lifestyle we wanted. One of living more intentionally, being connected to the natural world around us, cultivating community, and making each day really matter. Over time, this way of thinking has become the very heart of my business. Ever since my first sponsored post with APW, I’ve been lucky enough to work with couples that share these same values and trust me so completely to capture their day. It’s through this community that I’ve been able to move my business three times (North Carolina, to California, to Oregon, whew!) and still find amazing clients all over the country. I would never want a few hours of travel to limit the possibility of the wonderful clients for the coming year.” But in case you think I might be overselling the unique combination of Corinne’s skills, take this testimonial from an APW reader (and one of Corinne’s former clients), who came out of the woodwork in a previous post just to sing Corinne’s praises:
As one of the brides pictured here, I think it is finally time to post my first comment on APW! My new husband and I had a very DIY wedding, but the one professional vendor that I knew I wanted to hire was a photographer to capture all of the little details that I had poured myself into over the two years leading up to our big day. Being that this person would be the only stranger at our wedding (seriously, even the serving staff and bartender were friends!) and with a camera in our faces all day, I wanted to go with someone I would feel most comfortable with right out the gate. Obviously that meant looking through APW vendors! Common sense, really, because APW has flawless taste when it comes to, well, everything! Enter Cori, who was completely professional and helpful via email in the months leading up to the wedding. We met for the first time on the actual day of the wedding, and within five minutes, I felt like we were old friends and had complete faith in her. Both her and her awesome husband made us relax, laugh, and feel completely at ease in front of the camera. They were friendly and interesting when we wanted interaction, and completely unobtrusive when we were more focused on each other and the moment. They went above and beyond our expectations, and I whole-heartedly encourage any of you brides and grooms out there looking for a photographer to, at the very least, look through more of her work because she is definitely a talented artist!
There’s a famous quote by a US Justice which, summarized, goes something like this: I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it. Corinne’s work is just that. It’s hard for me to put into words what makes it so special, but when I’m looking at it, I don’t need words. Because I’ve got magic. And you can have magic too. So go, peruse Corinne’s work, keep an eye out for an update on her site in the coming months, and if you’re anywhere west of the Rockies, go get some of that magic for yourself.
Not getting married? Corinne is offering a special one-hour portrait session to APW readers for the holidays! Her regular portrait fee is $350, but you can get it for $200 if you mention this sponsored post. Head over here to contact Corinne and work out the details!