You know that phrase “beggars can’t be choosers”? I always want to cross out beggars and write in procrastinators, because I am one, and I have suffered the consequences. That means that I have to settle for what’s available when the thing that I actually love is sold out, unavailable in my size, or has tripled in price since I first found it. But if what you’ve procrastinated on is booking a wedding photographer, then today you don’t have to settle. Like, at all. Because one of our absolute favorite wedding photographers recently reached out to tell us that she’s opening up extra dates in 2018, and she travels. That means your search can stop here. I mean, you see that photo above right? Yup.
Here’s the deal: the photographer in question is Los Angeles’s Evangeline Lane (don’t worry, as I mentioned above she travels), who you might recognize from some of our all-time coolest real weddings, like this legendary bridal jumpsuit wedding or this Redwoods camp wedding. Evangeline became a new mama last summer, and her number one priority after her baby girl is giving her couples heartfelt personal service (the kind her clients call “loving, caring, and meticulous”), so she decided to strictly limit the number of weddings she took on in 2018.
Except, you guys, she just can’t quit you. Now that she’s got mama duties on lock, she’s ready to be all yours and make magic with you like this:
At this point, you may be thinking, “These photos are perfection, but me and my partner are… human.” To which, I say, girl, that’s what everyone says. Evangeline Lane’s clients are not actors or models; they’re real people that she manages to capture all loved up and glowing and having the best time, and boom, epic photos. As she told us:
My clients often tell me they are uncomfortable in front of the camera and are concerned about looking awkward. When I tell them that literally 99 percent of my clients before them have said the same thing, they remark on how everyone looks so natural and comfortable in the images. I assure them that they will too, and a large part of that is because of connection.
By connection she means not only getting to know her couples so they are super comfortable around her, but also learning about the connection between her couples—so that she can capture all the subtle interactions that show how your love feels, and not just how your wedding looks.
Basically, Evangeline, takes the kind of photos that will have y’all falling in love all over again ten years down the road:
Relationships grow and change, so my goal is to capture my clients love at this exact moment in time—to freeze time, so to speak. If they are silly with each other, I want to capture that. If they are more serious and sultry, I want to capture that. To me, the beauty is in the little moments, the imperfect moments, the real and honest moments between the couple and the community that supports them. Those tend to be the images that end up being the most meaningful to my clients. Because in five or ten years time, chances are they will be in a completely different stage in their lives and their love will look different than it does right now. I want them to be able to look back on their wedding day and really be transported to these moments and remember, “Yes, look at us! That was us back then.” I think these types of images are what evoke emotion and become powerful family heirlooms with the ability to allow you to relive the day both in your mind and your heart.
That may sound like a tall order, but Evangeline’s clients will tell you she delivers. As Jessie says:
Finding a wedding photographer that totally gets you and translates your story beautifully was a daunting task. The conversations with photographers began to feel like a string of terrible Tinder dates, but as soon as we spoke to Evangeline, we knew she was “the one.” But honestly even if she wasn’t as loving, caring, and meticulous as she is, we might have still hired her based on the unbelievable quality of her work. Evangeline turned the happiest week of our lives into true, honest-to-God artwork. I’m still not sure how she did it, but she truly encapsulated the outrageous amounts of love and fun that made our wedding so joyous with a sophisticated, fun, and wry twist, as well as tender moments shared between us and our friends and family when we thought no one was looking. We will cherish these images for the entirety of our lives. Plus, she made me look DAMN good!
And I mean, see for yourself.
Evangeline Lane’s rates start at $1,500 for weekday elopements, and $3,000 for small weddings (6 hours), and most folks spending $4,000 for 8 hours of coverage. Evangeline has always been a destination wedding photographer, typically traveling from California to Vermont, Mexico, and beyond, but here’s where all you fellow procrastinators are about to luck out: Evangeline is offering free travel (within the United States) to the first 3 non-local couples who book her for their fall 2018 wedding, or 15% off to any local couples booking for the fall.
So you guys, why are you still here? Go reach out to Evangeline Lane right now to confirm that your Fall 2018 wedding date is available and revel in how your procrastination finally paid off. And then you know what to do—please, please, please send us the photos.
EVANGELINE LANE HAS FALL 2018 DATES AVAILABLE—AND SHE IS OFFERING 15% OFF TO LOCAL LOS ANGELES AREA COUPLEs and FREE TRAVEL TO THE FIRST 3 OUT-of-town couples WHO BOOK. JUST MENTION THIS POST WHEN YOU REACH OUT—AND CLICK HERE TO GET IN TOUCH!