We like the philosophy that Faith from Emerald Photography takes for her business; she only works with awesome couples so her work is bound to be awesome! We love her fresh and romantic style, and we think you will too. Faith is based in the Tri Cities but works with couples all over the Inland Northwest, here is an interview with more info!
What makes your photography unique?
I ONLY photograph awesome people! It makes my job really easy and since I am telling THEIR story, every wedding I do is unique. Truth be told, I am a big sap and totally gaga for weddings. Just take a look at my Pinterest board, I am obsessed. I was lucky enough to find love at a young age and it brings me so much joy to watch other people in love and be a part of their story.
I am also a go with the flow kinda girl and I really embrace the “non perfect” moments of a wedding day, which to me are what make it unique and it gives my clients a combo of romantic portraits and journalistic memories.
What is included in your packages? What is your price range?
I like to get to know my couples really well before the wedding day, the engagement session is a really important part to my creative process and a huge part of us working together. It’s like the warm up before the wedding day. For that reason I include an engagement session complimentary with every package. Also included in every package is a second photographer and a wedding album to tell their story. Packages start at $2,829 and go up from there.
How would you describe your style?
My style is a little bit of everything because I adjust it to each couple, but in general it is soft, romantic, with a little journalistic flair and maybe a little sass mixed in.
What should brides and grooms look for in their photographer?
Oh boy, this is a loaded question. The first thing you should look for is if their images match the quality and style that you want. Next, you should meet with them in person and bring a list of questions. Unlike other wedding vendors, your photographer will be with you most of the day so you should make sure you mesh well with their personality. This is huge because if you are a go with the flow kinda couple you won’t want a drill sargent photographer. And I know I sound like a broken record, but the engagement session is a great way for you to get to know your photographer and to see how you work together. You can’t get a wedding day back so make sure your photographer is your perfect match!
Any tips or advice for wedding planning?
Yes, research, research, research! Did I mention research? Research the people you are trusting with your wedding day from every angle, ask friends, read reviews online, and don’t be afraid to ask your wedding vendors for recommendations for other vendors. And most importantly DO NOT give anyone money with out READING and signing a contract. I can’t tell you how many horror stories I hear from people who had a wedding vendor take their deposit and then disappear off the face of the earth. The contract should be an agreement that covers you both if x,y,z happens.