Adrian Photography

 

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Thank you Jon and Jenny from Adrian Photography for spending a little time with First Class Weddings for this really cool interview! After seeing the recent photographs that you took of a Wedding in Maui Hawaii we knew we had to connect with you.

 

 

FCW: Aloha! How did the two of you love birds meet?

Adrian Photography:We met in college at graphic design school and the rest is history in the making. After graduation we moved to Canada and got married.

FCW: Tell us a little bit about where you live in Kelowna, BC Canada

Adrian Photography: We are so lucky to be living in Canada’s gorgeous wine country with lakes and mountains all around us. It’s really gorgeous country! And believe it or not, couples actually come here to have their destination wedding. It’s super cool!

FCW: What inspired the two of you to be photographers?

Adrian Photography: When we married in Kelowna, BC Canada we actually hired a husband and wife photography team to photograph our wedding. Having studied photography in college we had the knowledge but had never considered photographing weddings together, until ours. Our photographers (Chris and Lynn out of Vancouver) helped us get started and our goal has been to keep it simple and blend the world of design and photography together. It’s been about five years since we started photographing weddings together and our passion is growing each and every season.  We feel blessed to have one of the best jobs in the world!

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Adrian Photography

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FCW: You recently shot a wedding & day after session in Hawaii for Lindsey & Jake, tell us about how your client came to hire you?

Adrian Photography: We shot the bride (Lindsey’s) sisters wedding in Kelowna, BC a few years ago. Lindsey and Jake fell in love with our photographs and therefore hired us to shoot their Hawaiian wedding.

FCW: Is this the first time you shot an event in Hawaii?

Adrian Photography: Yes

FCW: Tell us about the details of Lindsey & Jake’s wedding day (from your perspective).

Adrian Photography: We think it was pretty cool, so much so that we really would have considered a destination wedding when we got married. It’s more intimate, everyone there had a level of closeness. The ceremony was emotional (everyone cried including the groom), the  bride designed a lot of her own stationary and even was able to bring her own chair cover rentals. It was “simply” done and the couple accomplished the intimacy of their love vs. spending to much on decor. Another really fun thing they did was two days after the wedding everyone went on a snorkel cruise to Molokini. The couple really made everyone feel welcomed and appreciated for making the long trek to Hawaii to celebrate their day. We even had welcome baskets in our room upon arrival. How cool is that!

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Adrian Photography

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FCW: Alright let’s get down to the details! About how much do you charge to shoot a wedding & day after session?

Adrian Photogrpahy: We try to keep things as simple as possible – we have a half day package which is 4 hours and focuses on the ceremony only runs approx. $3k a full day is about $4k. Engagement sessions are included in all of our packages which allows us an opportunity to really build a relationship with the couple. The result is that clients feel more relaxed on their wedding day. The most popular photography package we have is our full day extensive. This starts at $7800 which includes a lot of products – leather albums etc.

FCW: Do you charge extra for travel fees?

Adrian Photography: Yes, travel fees typically depends on where they are traveling and is on top of package prices. We invite you to visit our web site for more photos and info. We welcome your inquiry and would be happy to meet you.

Once again thank you Jenny & Jon! First Class Weddings loves your work. the natural moments you capture so beautifully and doing it compliments their approach to weddings.

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Congratulations Lindsey & Jake!

Photography by Adrian Photography

Wedding Venue at Westin Maui Resort in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii

Reception Venue by Tropica at the Westin Maui Resort

Hawaiian Weddings by First Class Weddings

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Wedding Photographers

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

First of all, if you are working with a wedding planner then this article does not apply. Reason being is because most photographers that are hired for you by a wedding planner already give deals, extra time or add-ons that are over and above their normal package prices (because the planner gives them repeat business). These discounts are passed on to you through your reputable wedding planner.

If you’re planning your wedding and doing everything completely on your own then the first step towards getting a great deal with wedding photographers is to “be nice” and “be flexible”. Photographers are not interested in servicing you if you are going to tell them how to do their job or if you have a “shot list” that is 2 pages long. You have to allow the artist to create and if you are governing their talents then they want no part of it!

Your initial approach with wedding photographers has to be very generous and flattering. Give them the freedom to truly tell your “wedding story”, without giving them any serious demands, then when you politely ask them if there is anything they can do by offering a better price, you are most likely going to get a great deal (more than you ever expected to receive).

Remember that on your wedding day it is extremely important for you to relax and trust the professionals that you have hired. Go with the flow, focus on your lover and truly enjoy your wedding day, it really does go by in a blink.

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