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!
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!
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.
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