*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
Contrary to how it may seem, the Wedding Industrial complex is actually a terrible thing for romantics. It’s all princesses and ballgowns, and leaves little to no room for those of us who know The Princess Bride by heart and read Pride and Prejudice at least once a year. Which is why I’m thrilled to introduce APW’s newest sponsor Jamie Fischer Photography in Boulder, Colorado today, because guys, not only does her personal story read like a Nicholas Sparks book (in the make you cry because it’s so lovely way), but her photos have a level of authentic romance to them that the wedding industry rarely even hints at. So if you’re the kind of person whose favorite part of the holidays is getting to curl up next to the fireplace while watching Love Actually on repeat, then Jamie Fischer Photography is for you.
Jamie Fischer’s motto is, “I believe that being understated is the heart of sophistication.” Which, when you look at her portfolio, doesn’t even need to be said. Perhaps the best quality of Jamie’s portfolio is that I want to be the people in the pictures, because her style makes it look like everyone is having the most effortlessly artfully good time of their lives (or as it exists in my brain, “Everyone looks like a swan!”) But rest assured, Jamie isn’t about pigeon-holing you into some sweet lovey trope. It’s just that she believes in getting to the most authentic part of your relationship and distilling that into an image. She told me, “I’m always looking to capture honest and true moments. The wedding industry has gotten so overwhelming with its plethora of glossy, styled wedding images, which are beautiful, but they lack soul. I want to capture photographs that are not only beautiful, but that are soulful. Images that preserve a feeling—a sense of the space and people and passing moments that create a life.” Then there are the detail shots. Guys, I can’t even. The wedding industry has more or less taken the life out of detail shots, but Jamie’s details are pure, soulful art.
Also? Jamie loves you guys. Loves. Jamie Fischer Photography might be new to the front page, but she’s been in our vendor directory and working with APW couples all year. Jamie gushed, “This summer was my first season working with APW couples, and it was my best and happiest season yet. I was blown away by the support and business from the APW community, and I have so much gratitude for that support. My business would not be thriving without you guys. I love couples who are grounded and thoughtful and smart, and APW somehow has a way of attracting those kinds of people. The people I’ve worked with from this community know how to throw the most awesome wedding celebrations while remembering that in the end, it’s the marriage that counts.They’re the kinds of people that I stay in touch with long after the wedding is over, simply because I like them.”
“Basically, APW is full of my favorite kind of people.That’s why I love it here, and that’s why I love doing business with the APW community. The couples I have had the gift of working with this year have been awesome. And I just want to say thank you. Thank you for trusting me with your stories. Thank you for inviting me into your lives and allowing me to preserve your wedding celebrations in photographs. I feel super honored and grateful and blessed to be a part of this community.”
Sniffle. That’s some love guys. And Jamie is paying that love forward by offering 10% off for any couples who book her through the end of the year and mention this post in addition to her already awesome offer of a flat $350 travel rate for anywhere in the US (which, I can’t even begin to understand. You can barely stay in a Holiday Inn Express for a weekend at that price, which means that Jamie’s just doing it to get out and see more of you all over the country.) Speaking of which, Jamie’s pricing is really built with you in mind. She offers a simple all-inclusive $3,200 package and explains:
Planning a wedding is complicated enough, and so I don’t offer a number of confusing packages and hidden prices. I offer one simple package, because simple is always best. My wedding photography package represents my mentality of what wedding photography should be:
- It should be simple without any hidden fees or extra things you have to buy.
- It should capture all of the important moments of your wedding.
- It should have a tangible element because photographs are meant to be touched and looked and and worn thin by years of cherishing.
Because of this, I only have one package, which I’ve designed to cover everything that I think should be included in wedding photography. It includes me as your photographer, of course–no surprises about a different photographer showing up on your day. Eight hours of wedding coverage plus a second shooter so you don’t have to worry about anything being missed. Fifty 4×6 prints and a $50 album credit because I so believe in the value of a printed photograph. A USB of all of your images, because I believe that your wedding images are your wedding images–to love and print and share however you please, without having to pay extra fees.
The wedding industry is all about hyperbolic displays of love, rose petals on the bed and all that stuff. But with Jamie Fischer Photography, you get someone who understands what it really means to commit yourself to another person, and who is able to take all that good lovey stuff buried deep inside you and bring it out on film. And that, right there, is the kind of magic you want on your wedding day. So Colorado (and everyone else!) go check out Jamie Fischer Photography’s work for yourself. Then when you’re done, you can go back to pretending you hate The Notebook.