Why are there two of us?
Occasionally we get asked, "Will it be cheaper if we only have one of you?"
The simple answer to that is no but I feel that it's worth addressing why that question would be asked, and clear up some of the mystery surrounding why.
Hopefully, when a couple decides that they want us to photograph their wedding it is because they have seen our portfolio and loved it; and we are really passionate about making sure that couples get exactly what they were expecting when they hire us. Often a wedding photographer is the first experience couples have had of hiring artists and it is hard to understand that when an artist produces work it is quite different to when, say, a machine produces a widget. Artists use past experience and personal interpretation to create their work in the style that they are recognised for. For us, our work is past experience and personal interpretation multiplied by two. The final work we produce is a result of both of us merging our work together to create our style.
So, the main reason that we wouldn't work alone is because the end result, the collection of wedding photographs that a couple would get, would be something other than what our portfolio represents. Our portfolio shows weddings through the experiences of two professional photographers working together with one shared vision. If we were to work alone then the work we produced, though still being of a professional quality, wouldn't be work in our artistically developed style.
When viewed in this way, it is clear that our style of photography can't be represented with only one photographer and what a couple would get would not meet their expectations.
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