If you're engaged, can we just get serious for a minute?
There are lots of choices for your wedding photographers and videographers and we both know they all LOOK a lot alike and a lot are pretty darn good which does not make choosing one easy. I KNOW, because I've been in your shoes and have planned a wedding for my daughter Amanda, who works with me at Meeker Pictures. I've also photographed hundreds of weddings so I've had the chance to be on both sides and I know that planning a wedding is stressful and just plain hard and I learned a lot about what it means to be on the brides side of planning things. Most of the service providers I contacted about Amanda's wedding either called me back days after my initial contact, long after I even forgot who they were or why I called them or when they did call me back they were just not helpful enough for me to feel confident in making a decision.
Here is our approach to doing business. First, we do this for a living so we're in the office Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm so we're here and will answer your call during business hours and you can talk to one of our humans. If we miss you for some reason we'll always call you back immediately and it's always an ongoing game to see how fast we can reply to emails! And we don't just use automated replies! If you email us, which is what most people do, it's not uncommon for us to get back to you within just a few minutes so I hope you put us to the test. We have been in business photographing people for 15 years and we're what'cha call experts so what we will give you is a guiding hand in the process. We'll ask you a few questions, try to listen a whole lot and then give you our best recommendations and options based on all that we know and have learned in 15 years. If you like us (and we like you! haha) and you choose us as your photographers, you don't just get me, you get my whole team, each of whom play a specific role in delivering the service you expect and deserve. We're not the cheapest service and also not the most expensive. We have an amazing studio which you'll love and we use only the best vendors and I hire only the best people. All that costs what it costs and it's reflected in our prices. Our prices are not designed to place us behind or ahead of other photographers or studios, they are simply what they are to cover the cost and profit in delivering the level of service that I would want for my own daughter.
Here is our approach to the photography. I call our appraoch "stylized-candid". I used to call it photojournalistic but now everyone calls it that and frankly that's become a term that inexperienced photographers use to mean that they just shoot as they see it, which is a valid style, but in my opinion it just can't be your ONLY TOOL IN YOUR BAG. Anyone can shoot it as they see it. Think on that for a minute. Here is how we're different - we shoot what we see but we use our experience to tell us where to be to see it from the best point of view. That experience makes a difference that hopefully you will see as you look at more of our pictures. We also have a pretty good understanding of the human form, which is fancy talk for "we pose you when we can and when it's appropriate to make you look your very best." That's where the "stylizing" comes in. The value to a bride in the way that we approach our creative work not only creates beautiful, natural looking images of the people we photograph but it also provides emotional support knowing that you don't worry about looking your best because we are managing that for you every minute that we are with you on your wedding day.
Ok, so if you're still with me, thank you for reading all this. I'm hopeful that knowing these basic methods that we have developed at Christine Meeker Pictures over the years will give you the confidence to contact us about photographing your wedding. Thanks for visiting my web site. Now you can go look at the pictures !
Christine Meeker, Chief CreativeMeeker Pictures