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Wedding Photography For The Rest of Us
Nobody tells couples just how awkward it can be in front of the camera on your wedding day. As much as I love hip, edgy, indie wedding photography, the idea of having to make any kind of hip and edgy pose or face gives me a major case of stage fright. While I like to admire those images from afar, the thought of being the subject of one of those shoots makes me feel suddenly and acutely uncool. And a little like I have to apologize for my (dorky) self. Which, obviously is the last thing you want for your wedding photos. So today I’m excited to alleviate the performance anxiety for at least the fine people of Denver, by introducing you to the affordable ($1500 all-day coverage, guys), approachable photographers behind Technicolor Vision.
I See Me
When I look at Jay and Allie of Technicolor Vision, I see myself. And I instantly feel at ease. There’s something really comforting about knowing that your wedding photographers exist in the same reality that you do (instead of, say, an impeccably curated reality where nobody ever makes a silly face and where everyone’s scarves seem to match their outfits.) Jay and Allie don’t hide that they’re a little nerdy (Jay’s hobbies include “abstract algebra”). And their pictures look like pictures of real people in a way that doesn’t intimidate me as a client.
We know that having nine hundred pictures taken of you can be awkward, so our artistic approach starts with getting to know our clients. We want our clients comfortable spending most of their very momentous day with us in the room. The more comfortable we are with our clients, the more genuine the pictures are. Our number one priority is an honest and genuine depiction of the celebration. When we’re a part of your wedding day we want to be part of the joy that unfolds, always looking out for people having a good time, working hard to capture the spirit of the day and of new marriage. Of course we take formal photos and love to see family portraits on the wall, but we love candid pictures best and put a lot of energy into finding the moments that will remind you of the spirit of the day. I’m most proud when we capture images that really express the relationship between the people in the photos. Every time someone calls after getting their wedding photos to tell me how they cried looking at them, that’s a moment I feel proud.
It’s Not About The BENJAMINs
Ready for the kicker? You can hire Jay and Allie for all-day coverage for just $1,500. Normally we’d insert a joke (except it’s totally true) here about how that price can’t possibly pay the bills, but for Jay and Allie that’s exactly the point. Allie says:
We aren’t quitting our day jobs. I’m in law school and Jay is a computer guy. Our business is not our livelihood and never will be. We love doing it, it’s a great creative outlet, and it helps support some of our other endeavors. We’re not high volume, we don’t depend on photography to pay our bills, and we don’t charge the same as others in the industry because of it. That enables us to work with some great people having smaller weddings, or working with lower budgets, because while we’re earning a little bit of pocket money, photography isn’t putting food on the table.
What does that mean for you? Oh, just that you get a seriously talented duo of photographers shooting your wedding for eight hours at a price most photographers start at. (And these photos ain’t no starting out photos.) Plus, Technicolor Vision is offering 10% for all clients booked through APW. (That goes for weddings and portraits alike. Non-wedding photo sessions are just $200, so that’s obviously a no-brainer. Is it too early for holiday cards?)
Give and Get
Most wedding photographers will tell you they have the travel bug, but Technicolor Vision‘s business philosophy is all about staying local and supporting their community. They say:
Small businesses are an important part of building a community. We are happy to donate time and talent for Denver-area nonprofits. In the past, we’ve worked with Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, Invisible Children, The Make a Wish Foundation, the Church World Service Harvest of Hope, and One Colorado (Colorado’s biggest LGBT advocacy group).
The last thing you want on your wedding day is to feel like you’re trying to be someone you’re not. Yeah, it’s all fun and games to kill the boring hours at work each day looking at edgy, fashion-y wedding photography filled with indie, out-there trends, but when push comes to shove, those photos just don’t represent reality for most couples. You don’t want to step in front of the camera and suddenly feel like you don’t know what to do with yourself, or like you’re not cool enough. On your actual wedding day, you want to be working with photographers who are down-to-earth and make you feel comfortable in your own skin. You want to be working with photographers like Technicolor Vision.