How did you start in photography?
I (Dustin) first started shooting fashion, food and editorial photos back in 2007 for a magazine in the Chicago area. Soon after I had a friend ask if I would shoot her wedding – I first said no, but after I realized how fun it was I decided to take on more weddings. Soon after I met Courtney – with her love of photography I thought it would be such a great date for us to shoot a wedding together. It was amazing to work with a second shooter that has a great eye, has a women’s touch and is a blast to work with. After getting married we realized we wanted to team up and provide a personal and professional experience for brides.. and have loved doing it!
How long have you been shooting weddings?
We started shooting weddings together in 2009 in and around Chicago IL.
In 2011 we moved to the Southern California area and started shooting weddings mainly in Santa Barbara County and Ventura County.
Do you just shoot weddings?
When we started this business full time, our focus has been solely on our bride and grooms. Instead of being a high output studio, we wanted to be readily available with great communication between us and our clients and their coordinators. We generally do not photograph seniors, family or maternity unless it is with our past couples. If you are really interested, please contact us for pricing.
What are your prices?
Our pricing starts at $3,500 and offers a la carte options like video, photo booth, engagement, etc. We do offer week day rates and short notice rates if available! Contact us and lets get this conversation started!
Do you have insurance?
Yup! We have Liability insurance policy with a certificate we can send to your venue if needed. Just let us know!
Can we meet up with you?
We would love to! We love to meet in person with couples, whether it’s to just ask questions about our services or to go over details about your wedding day. We always say that personality is such a big factor when choosing a photographer, so we love to open our home to have you guys over! If you are out of town or if it’s easier, we can also connect over Skype or google hangout.
What equipment do you use?
We use the brand new Canon 5D Mark IV's as our main cameras. We carry all top of the line prime lenses and L-series lenses from Canon and Sigma Art Series. We carry back up equipment to every wedding and event that we cover as well!
Do you travel?
YES, we love to travel! One of the perks of shooting weddings is it can take us all over, and we love how amazing destination weddings can be.
Here is how we break down travel
:: Our primary coverage area is Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and surrounding areas within 100 miles or 1.5 hours driving. Anything beyond this we would decide with you if getting a place to stay is needed based on your coverage time.
:: Domestic & International destinations – Its pretty easy – just think of Airfare and Room & Board for the two of us. We cover insurance and other travel requirements.
What is the "Day of Slideshow?"
We take around 40-50 photos from the day and show them at the reception as a slide show. This is great way to show people what the day looked like along with having your instant gratification fix :) - We don't want to take away from the party, so its usually shown on our laptop or large photo screen. To see some examples you Click Here to see what photos could be shown and how many.
How long does it take for us to get our photos?
We promise to have the photos to you on your online gallery within 30 days of your your wedding date.Usually we send you a teaser slideshow of photos the next day to give you some photos to look through and post online.
Then around two weeks after that we send your USB packaged with a few other surprises.
If you look to the right, this is similar to what your online gallery and USB box may look like.
How many photos do you take and do we get?
On an average 8 hour wedding day we shoot around 4,000 photos. Obviously thats a lot of wedding photos – so we go through and clear out all the duplicates, closed eye and the test shots. We usually end up with around 800 photos that we then process and edit. After which we organize into folders accordingly (getting ready, bride and groom, etc.)
Do we have to order prints?
Nope. With our packages, the price includes the release of printing to you so you can go anywhere and order prints. That being said, we would love to give you recommendations on a great place to get good quality prints.
With your online gallery you do have the ability to order fine art, canvas, metal and other options from our professional printer in Kansas City, who ships incredibly fast!